What Is Flash?

This section describes what is a Flash - A technology currently developed and maintained by Adobe Systems that enables Web browsers to deliver multimedia information and interactivity in Web pages.

What Is Flash? Flash is a technology that enables Web browsers to deliver multimedia information and interactivity in Web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements and online games.

Flash was originally developed by Macromedia in 1996 and is currently developed and distributed by Adobe Systems.

Flash technology consists of two parts:

Main features of Flash version 13 include:

Major versions of Flash and release dates:

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

Introduction of Adobe Flash

What Is Flash?

 Using Flash to Provide Interactivity

 Using Flash to Provide Multimedia

 Flash Player Security Issues

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

 SWF File Structure and Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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