Adding Flash 4 to your website

Written by Robert Walters

Continued from page 1
interactivity. It even has its own programming language called "ActionScript" which is excellent for games and interaction. Flash Resources: One website which offers Flash games and puzzles for you to download for free to use on your website is: uses Flash 4 to its fullest with interactive games and challenging puzzles. Since Flash has become a standard onrepparttar internet several companies have created programs to accompany your development. has released a program called Screenweaver which takes your Flash animations and turns them into screensavers for visitors to download from your website. Another site, has several programs to help you once your skills become more advanced. Along with several websites and newsgroups there are newsletters and books out there to help you along. The top two books out there are Flash 4 Magic and Flash Animation. Flash 4 is a selection of 24 tutorials ranging from simple to complex. Flash Animation is a nuts & bolts book for beginners and experts alike. A fully functional Flash 4 demo is available at The demo includes several flash files to look through and also has a full tutorial to guide you through your first project. The demo last for 30 days, which gives you plenty of time to learn and design your first flash animation.

Robert Walters is the head of technology at and the creator of When not programming Rob can be seen at Triathlons around the world at

Do visitors leave YOUR site feeling confused?

Written by Tony Murtagh

Continued from page 1

No e-mail address (or at least very difficult to find) - what do you have to hide? - Why do you not want anyone to contact you? I appreciate that publishing an e-mail address, leaves you open torepparttar possibility of spammers, but it just might bring you some customers!

No "about us" page. It helps to build confidence if there is a small section detailingrepparttar 134654 names of who runsrepparttar 134655 site, perhaps with a small biography and even a photo! Let your visitors know that they are dealing with a real live human being who has enough confidence in their site to be proud to put their personal details on it.

No contact details. As withrepparttar 134656 above, atrepparttar 134657 very least you should show a company name and mailing address, together with an email address and possibly a contact telephone number.

So to summarise:-

Tell your visitors clearly and quickly what your site is about, with a fast loading front page that has a clear benefit statement at or nearrepparttar 134658 top, answeringrepparttar 134659 question "What's in it for me?"

Have a means for your visitor to contact you easily - they may wish to buy from you!

Build visitors confidence by telling them who you are, where you are from and a little about your previous business experience.

I have to go now and check my site - ensure that YOU check YOURS!!

Tony Murtagh has spent all his career involved in sales, sales management, marketing and PR. He is now sharing his wide experience of sales, marketing and promotion in his web site: - mailto:// and in a weekly e-ezine Aardvark Marketing, which you can subscribe to from the site, or

    <Back to Page 1 © 2005
Terms of Use