By Guido Rosso, Brian Monnone, Michael Kemper
As a reliable Flash clothier, you’re most likely ok with the entire fundamentals that Flash has to provide. even if, you’ve most likely checked out a number of the outstanding Flash websites on the net and concept, "How’d they do that?" good, you’ll discover during this booklet. Flash permits clients to create a few remarkable interactive interfaces to engage with wealthy web functions, eLearning structures, and easy websites. during this e-book, of the main proficient Flash designers on the earth will aid you use them successfully to create breathtaking visuals to your Flash websites. You’ll additionally the way to benefit from Flash's strong integrated vector-based drawing instruments. The authors talk about basic heritage thought, equivalent to website making plans, colour conception, and data structure. They show innovations utilizing gradents, layers, lights and shadowing, 3D gadgets, animation, and photograph enhancing. suggestions are illustrated and the ebook concludes with a dialogue of usability and ultimate tweaks. there's additionally an academic on trying out your paintings, and exporting and at last publishing it.
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46 INTERFACE DESIGNERS’ GUIDE TO COLOR Color symbolism The symbolism of colors varies from culture to culture. The meanings can often be traced to traditional spiritual beliefs. For example, Navajo Indians in Colorado (where I am from) believe that their Creator placed them on the land between four mountains representing the four cardinal directions. Generations of Navajo mythology based on this core belief assigned spiritual significance to blue beads, turquoise feathers, white shells, shiny rainbow abalone shell, and charcoal-black jet stones.
Unfortunately, your entire interface is most likely inside a browser window that, if resized, will also contain a scrollbar. Double scrollbars are widely accepted as unusable, not to mention a huge eyesore. A good reason for using animation or video in Flash instead of long blocks of copy is because they can be universal, and text can’t. Using visual language can transcend any language barrier. The Flash medium has many better ways to convey a message than spelling it out in hundreds or thousands of words.
Figure 2-4 shows an example of an interface I created for a DVD release of a movie about backroom Figure 2-4. An interface that uses a conceptual metaphor 22 CREATING USABLE AND INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCES gamblers in Las Vegas. The transitions between screens are video footage I edited and cropped using the footage I received from the studio that made the film. Every time the user moves into a new section, she gets a preview of a scene from the movie with a transparent overlay of cards being shuffled and dealt.