4422 readersNo doubt, Flash sites are great, but sometimes it feels like you spend more time at loading screens than actually browsing the sites. Moreover, a lot of preorders are so boring that you choose to switch to other sites rather than spend your time on them. Still, there are always some creative designers and Flash
10040 readersFlash preloaders are one of the most commonly used elements in Flash websites. Their main purpose is to let the website visitor know that the content of the site is loading, especially when the website includes large size content, such as videos. Besides, creative Flash preloaders attract the user to stay in the page while
5154 readersIt’s always a pleasure to see some creative solutions being used. Of course, it’s much easier and faster to build Flash sites without using such solutions, but what a great surprise it will be for visitors when they see something nice on entering a Flash site. Compared to common preloaders, unusual and even funny preloaders are
3730 readersIt’s April Fools’ Day. So why don’t we just enjoy watching funny Flash preloaders? Simply click on the screenshot that makes you smile and you’ll be taken to a website, where you can see the animated preloader in action. More than likely both Flash users and Flash developers will find these samples amusing. At the same
1943 readersResearch in Motion have put together a video that compares the web browsing experience on their BlackBerry PlayBook and the Apple iPad. The video shows the PlayBook loading standard web pages more quickly than the iPad, as well as displaying Flash video while the iPad simply shows an error message.
7411 readersIn my previous Flash preloader tutorial I showed you how to develop preloaders for you applications and I explained its code to you. In this tutorial I will focus on the design part of the preloaders. I will show you how to make a good looking circular preloader so that you may understand how to
3343 readersFlash websites more and more get popular among internet world, but one shortcoming is too much time needed for loading. A Flash preloader is useful in preventing partial loading of a movie while it plays. The preloader is usually made attractive to the viewer to keep him/her occupied while the full flash movie or [...]
13300 readersSummer has started, so let’s mark the occasion with some more free goodies! This month we’re helping kick-start all your Flash projects with a set of 15 preloaders from Carlos Yanez. Rotators, masked text, progress bars, percentage indicators; all these preloaders will give you a great foundation on which to build your own. Preview Here’s
6007 readersMost of the flash applications on the internet are very rich in content and this makes their file size quite large as compared to other components in a website. If a user visits a webpage with some heavy flash content then it might take some time before the flash components actually appears. This can be
12086 readersTwice a month, we revisit some of our readers’ favorite posts from throughout the history of Activetuts+. This tutorial was first published in July, 2009. Preloaders are a must have in your Flash applications. They tell the user that the program is running but can’t show any contents until they’re sufficiently loaded. In this tutorial I’ll
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