Re: [flash-135] Flash help request: text, masking, and scalability

From: Abby
Sent on: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:30 PM
Thanks for the help, everyone!  You all have some cool websites.  I'm
going to try these solutions.

@Erick: I'll be putting a lot of artwork on the site for prospective
employers to look at, and I plan to have some interactive parts.
Flash is what I'll need, I think.  Other parts of my website are all
HTML/CSS.  I'm learning as I go ... I'm giving the old website a
complete overhaul.

~Abby



On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 6:48 PM, Erick Gonzalez-Cardona
<[address removed]> wrote:
>
> you have a pretty primitive site. maybe CSS is better for what you really
> need to be doing.
>
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> From: Phillip Knoll <[address removed]>
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> Subject: Re: [flash-135] Flash help request: text, masking, and scalability
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> make sure you're using vector text.
> if having issues, sometimes you'll need to 'break apart' so its shapes
> and not text.
> try looking at 'anti-alias for animation' property of a TextField. You
> can set its anti-alias setting to 'animation' or... something else.
> ask more @ http://forums.ado...­
>
> Phil Knoll
> 2430 Cromwell Circle #517
> Austin, TX 78741
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> Abby wrote:
>> Hi Everyone!
>>
>> Does anyone know if there's any software or method to make nice,
>> crisp-looking text that doesn't get compressed or blurry when imported
>> into Flash?? I want text with effects (a glow), which Flash can't
>> provide.? I made glowing text in Fireworks and Photoshop, but when I
>> import it into Flash, the text gets auto-compressed and looks blurry,
>> especially when the page is scaled up.
>>
>> Here's my page-in-progress:
>> http://abbygoldsm...­
>>
>> The menu text is crisp (made in Flash), while the
>> art.ABBYGOLDSMITH.co­m text at the bottom is blurry, because I made it
>> in Fireworks in order to get the bevel effect.
>>
>> A few other questions -- please help!
>>
>> I'm trying to figure out how to make everything outside the 550 x 400
>> field (outside the yellow frame) invisible.? I need to mask the excess
>> palm fronds.? My initial attempts at a solution didn't work; I tried
>> adding a black box over the excess palm fronds, and I tried messing
>> with the HTML.? Nothing works, but I'm tired; maybe I'll figure out a
>> solution tomorrow.
>>
>> Also, I want the HTML footer at the bottom of the page to scale along
>> with the embedded Flash display.? The only solution I can think of
>> (which I haven't tried) is to make the footer Flash as well.? Then
>> I'll need to figure out how to display two Flash things on one HTML
>> page.? But is there a better solution?
>>
>> I'd like my pages to scale for people who view it on different
>> platforms, such as the iPhone or a large monitor.? I'm considering
>> making other pages on the site larger than 550 x 400, as the main menu
>> is.? Do you think that's a bad idea?
>>
>> Thanks for any help, and Happy Halloween.
>> ~Abby
>>
>>
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