Flash was first released in 1996 under the name FutureSplash, it was a tool for creating web-based animations, then it was developed by Macromedia under the name Macromedia Flash, now it has the name Adobe Flash. Along the way it's acquired new capabilities.
Today, Flash is an application for developing rich Internet content, user interfaces, and Web applications.
Flash has grown up with the World Wide Web and managed to carve out an important niche, there are a whole slew of programs that make use of Flash technology. They include Flex, Flash Builder, and Flash Catalyst.
Adobe Flash Professional CS5 allows designers and developers to integrate video, text, audio, and graphics that deliver superior results for interactive presentations, e-learning, PDAs, mobile phones, and application user interfaces.
After you create a multimedia content in Flash, you can deliver it on the Web within a browser using the Flash Player. Flash Player is a software product developed by Adobe for browsers on the Macintosh and Windows.
You can also deliver Flash content as a separate application using AIR or an application on an Apple iPhone.
Flash operates virtually the same on both Macintosh and Windows versions, except for a few keyboard commands that have equivalent functions.
- The Adobe Flash course on this site is free and is addressed primarily to beginners.
You need to have a computer with the following minimum configuration
- Intel Pentium 4, Centrino, Xeon, or Core Duo processor or equivalent.
- 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended).
- 2.5 GB available disk space.
- Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or higher; Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, Windows 7.
- QuickTime 7.x or higher; DirectX version 9.0c or higher.
Daily Test with Code Example
Which type of <input> creates a color well control for selecting a color value? type="text" type="color" type="date"
<input type="color" name="get_color" />
Which CSS method rotates the HTML element at a given degree? scale() translate() rotate()
-ms-transform: rotate(60deg); /* IE 9 */
-moz-transform: rotate(60deg); /* Firefox */
Click on the function that returns the number with the highest value. pow() min() max()
var maxn = Math.max(8, 4, 88, 56);
alert(maxn); // 88
Which function prevent the same file from being included more than once in a page? include() include_once() require()