Web Media

Macromedia Flash spawned the “timeline” in communication arts. Flash’s timeline was a film cutting board. By splicing and syncing audio and vector graphics together, the web browser (with plugin) became a world-wide performance stage for graphic artists. Flash is the most successful plugin that I can think of… but, then you opened the door to room F9, ActionScript is standing there. An awkward moment takes over. Then, you blink, at ActionScript, in the doorway of room F9, which you opened. So I went back to my old friend the animated gif.

multimedia-web-media-commercial-construction-960The assignment: created an animated home page splash graphic. Business model: a commercial construction company.

gabila-with-kinish-animated-redThe client supplied two low resolution pictures of square kinish and a logo with directions to create a home page splash graphic.

multimedia-web-media-civic-promo-intro-960Flash Project: Sequence audio and still photo. Keep file size small (221Kb), 2002 dial-up – data transfer speeds are a concern.

multimedia-web-media-optima-office-furniture-960Flash Project: A Flash movie can be a very small file size and create a lot of user page interest. Vector graphics, as opposed to bitmap graphics…