what would you suggest

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Post 3+ Months Ago

im not entirely sure weather i have been going about make webpages in flash wrong, but i have noticed the different ways of doin it.

1)Importing external .swf's into the main .swf

2)Changing scenes with different pages in each (never tried it, can it be done?)

3)Just putting all the pages onto 1 timeline and play the movie with the "gotoandplay" command.

which is best and why (if they can be done)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I personally prefer using external swfs. One of the main reasons for that is because they are a lot more controllable than Scenes or timeline sections. Scenes are evil.

Another advantage is the filesize of your movieclip: if the whole site is in one movieclip, the size will be a lot higher than if it's divided into several swfs.

And, your site will be a lot more structured too. If you place it all on the timeline, you'll get into confusion of intro and outro animation and at what moment you are where on the timeline.

If you've worked with all three, you will definately agree with me that swfs are easier to use and more structured than scenes or timeline sections :).
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Post 3+ Months Ago

thanks alot for the quick reply.

I agree, Timelines are hard, i mainly wondered what other people use, because if other people use something that normally means it is the best way to go.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I always use seperate swf's and load them as I need them. As already
said, it allows more control over a lot of things, mainly the presentation
and loading.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I agree with what has been said.

External .swf files not only save your viewers having to load stuff they won't even see, but it will allow for easier updating, easier sorting, more control, and much quicker loading times.

It's your best bet all around.

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