Exporting Your File
Exporting Your File
After you have optimized your movie,
it, checked the download speeds in the Bandwidth Profiler, and set your Publish Settings, you are ready for the export.
After setting your Publish Settings the export is one step: File
Export. This exports your movie as an SWF file. If you want your movie to automatically be an HTML page, choose File
Publish. The HTML file with your Flash movie embedded is generated automatically.
If you also selected other options, such as QuickTime, on the Format tab of the Publish Settings, these formats will be generated when you choose File
Export Movie or File
In this chapter you learned how to optimize your Flash movies to reduce the file sizes as much as possible so your movies load faster in the
's browser. You explored many of the settings available and the export options you can use.
Developing in Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
Chapter 31: Understanding the Dreamweaver Environment
Chapter 32: Starting a Web Site with Dreamweaver
Chapter 33: Building a Simple Page
Chapter 34: Using Tables for Complex Layouts
Chapter 35: Building Basic Navigation Links
Chapter 36: Using Cascading Style Sheets
Chapter 37: Working with Libraries and Templates
Chapter 38: Tapping into the Power of Forms
Chapter 39: Building a Framed Site
Chapter 40: Building Navigation with Behaviors
Chapter 41: Inserting Media Elements
Chapter 42: Working with Behaviors, Custom Scripts, and Snippets
Chapter 43: Extending Your Dreamweaver
Chapter 44: Building a Dynamic Site with DHTML 735
Chapter 45: Publishing Your Site
Chapter 46: Building a Web Application
Understanding the Dreamweaver Environment
Dreamweaver MX is a feature-rich, professional Web design and development program. Its tightly integrated environment enables you to design, build, and manage Web sites and Internet applications with easy-to-use visual design tools and a customizable coding environment that supports current and
-generation technologies for static Web sites or server-based Web applications. Dreamweaver's Features and tools are supported by panels that you can
and dock as needed. Design and Code view options enable you to work in a comfortable environment. A
option lets you change views at any time. Contextual
and panel options provide
access to tools and may be supported with custom keyboard shortcuts. Program preferences enable you to select specific settings for your workflow, from opening new documents to previewing work in progress. Dreamweaver is also extensible, which means you can add new objects, behaviors, and commands to add new tools, features, and functions to your application.
In this chapter you'll become familiar with the Dreamweaver MX workspace, which is the basis for using all the tools available in Dreamweaver MX.
Choosing a Workspace Layout
If you are a
, when you start up Dreamweaver MX for the first time, you see a dialog box for choosing a workspace from three options, as shown in Figure 31-1.
Windows users can choose from three workspace options.
The Dreamweaver MX workspace uses a Multiple Document Interface (MDI), where you can
, and panels within a single application window. A dock of panel groups is placed along the right edge of the application window, with any opened document to the left. Menus, bars, and inspectors are distributed above and below the opened document windows. This is the recommended layout and is the one shown in the help documents.
The HomeSite or Coder-Style workspace is similar, but places the panel groups along the left edge in a layout that both HomeSite and ColdFusion users will find familiar.
The third workspace option is the Dreamweaver 4 workspace — also called "the floating panel" layout. Each document appears in its own floating window. The panels are all docked as groups along the right edge, but the
groups and panels are not locked into an application window. You can reposition all
The Dreamweaver 4 workspace is the only workspace available to Macintosh users.
All the workspace layouts allow for adjustments. You can place the dock on either side, and you can configure certain bars and panels to change their
and position. Windows users may opt to change the workspace via the program preferences at any time.
To change the Windows workspace, follow these steps:
Preferences or press the keyboard shortcut Control+U.
Select the General category, if not already in that screen.
Click the Change Workspace button.
Select the desired layout.