One very cool feature that I noticed on some sites was the use of the dog ear page curl effect. Luckily for newbie Adobe Flash scripters like myself, more advanced gurus have made their Flash files and scripts available. I found this very useful site that offers premade script files for free at a German site: http://www.webpicasso.de/blog/pageear-free-peel-away-ad/ I found a video tutorial that explains how to install the dog eared page effect step-by-step at http://www.videos.bycenay.com/blogging/wordpress/add-page-peel/ So thanks to the benevolent online community, I was able to install a quick and easy page peel curl website effect.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Subcumbed to Adobe Flash and Page Curl Peel
My resistance to using Adobe Flash and scripting on has been broken. I had to find a way to present a lot of information with a less cluttered look. So thanks to Youtube tutorials and Sam's Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 in 24 Hours, I was able to put together a basic flash banner. I hesitated to use Flash because it can take a long time to load if there are too many fancy features. Also, if users block scripts from their browser, the fancy features won't show up correctly. But, it was inevitable since all the coolest web sites now use Flash.