Placeholder image while flash loads

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How do I put in a still image in a website so that before the flash is loaded you would still see something instead of a blank area (this is on a flash button or small flash movie)? Does it require a preloader?

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i dont know if there is some way within the html to do that or not, but a preloader would definitely work. wouldnt use a bitmap though, too long to download. a simple loading graphic showing how much has downloaded is pretty much standard these days i think. check out some of the topics in this forum, you should find plenty of help if you need it on making a preloader

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I'll do that - I thought maybe a non-animation image with the loading script behind it might be the way, but I was unsure if there was something within Javascript that would do it in the HTML.
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i dont think you'd wanna make someone wait for image to download, any flash website you go to uses preloaders. Some of them are simplistic, some are a little bit more complex, but even some of the high end design studios use simple rectangular preloaders. I recommend visiting http://www.kirupa.com to see some nice starter tuts for flash. Good luckc

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