First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Login | Register | 651326 Members and growing!
Search tutorials
Author: Eddie Carroll | Website:

The Authoring Environment

On the face of it, Flash 5, looks very impressive. The tool bar sports a new addition, the bezier pen tool and the color panel in the toolbar now comes with a button to reverse the foreground color with the background color. (I've seen that functionality before somewhere :)

Macromedia has also created a Dreamweaver-esque launcher bar at the bottom of the movie window, a big time saver when you consider how much time you spend using Flash.

One of the best usability additions is of course the panels, one of the biggest issues many had with Flash 4 was the over reliance on dialog boxes hidden behind objects. Macromedia has finally made Flash come out of the usability closet and delivered all the functions at the click of a mouse.

» Level Basic

Added: 2000-08-28
Rating: 8 Votes: 451
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Eddie was a Content Editor at
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!


  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: work2survive
» Title: Girl Walking 1kb
» Description: Walking girl, animation just takes 1kb, using high heels shoes, and fashion model attitude.
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: BoxCat
» Title: CPU Talk
» Description: From the cyberpunk RPG, "Nameless: the Hackers" Completely Free to use! Keywords: edm hip hop rap electronic mysterious mission hacking chase exciting spy ios ambient chilling love happy sad angry suspense
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: nathan
» Description:

A recorded sound of the Dimensional Fork Gate.