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Flash 5 or Director 8.1 Shockwave?

Which one is best for the web?



3:31 pm on Feb 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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What are the differences between the 2 aplications?

Is Director Shockwave 8.1 cabable of the Flash 5 functions?



3:46 pm on Feb 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'd say the original version is best. Go with what you know and that's Flash. By the way, people here don't really like flash, unfortunately, don't know how much help you'll get.
3:55 pm on Feb 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Try this article [zdnet.com]. It's a little dated, but the relevance is still there.

For web purposes, I'd go with Flash...from what I've read (mind you, I'm no expert) Director is on the way out.


9:32 pm on Mar 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I disagree with director being on the way out.

They both have different funtions.

If you want to design a page and have graphic elements etc - but nothing more than a normal html page, flash is what you want.

If you want to make a highly interactive enviroment more akin to the desktop, use director.

Directors lingo programming is much more powerful than flashes action scripts. While the two seem to be similar programs, their target audience and use seperate them. Think Visual Basic Vs. Photopshop. Director being VB and flash being photoshop.



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