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I've been quoted for doing this in Macromedia.
What's the feasability of doing such a project in html rather than macromedia? Or do you know where I might look to find out more about this?
I'm not really very knowledgeable about macromedia :(
(I just posted this in html foruim - but I think it's better suited to this one - hope that's ok)
For instance you could use a Macromedia program to produce HTML or another Macromedia program to produce Flash.
You need to get clarification as to what they are producing.
From your description, it sounds simmilar to a data/information CD that I produced using Macromedia Dreamweaver to produce HTML containing text and graphics.
I hope this is useful in finding your way round a world full of terms that you may find confusing.
So you could just do it in html and it would be the same?
Well, obviously it wouldn´t be the same. One is HTML while the other is Flash. Both formats can be produced using software by Macromedia. Both formats can be produced using software by other vendors as well.
The main disadvantage of using Flash would be that it is a proprietary format while HTML is an open standard, the source code is human readable, does not depend on some browser plugin, etc.
This thread might interest you: Putting a new dynamic PHP/MySQL site on a cd-rom - Any technology available to make dynamic access possible? [webmasterworld.com]
You could embed some Flash if you need multimedia in the HTML. I think I would look at the requirements and judge what can be done with what solution. If you need graphic heavy app like CDRom then you are going to probably need director and not HTML.
Just make sure that the people doing it are competent designers. Bad design methodology can't be overcome by ANY medium.
Thanks for you excellent replies guys - I now know much more than I did.
Yes Korkus I think you are right - when I say "Macromedia" I think I'm talking Director here.
I don't have a huge (if any) requirement for moving images. There are plenty of static images but I guess html will be ok for that.
I need tight integration with a web site and again html would be good for that.
But for me the choice is a jumping for a CD that is done in a medium I know little about at (what I consider) a hellish high capital cost or in a medium that I know very well (html/php/MySQL) and at a cost that I can monitor and control (and also will be substantially less)
But if I go for the first option I know the CD will be produced on time and it will be work 1st time ( the company involved have done it before).
Well I suppose it would be no fun if it was too easy!
Thanks again, Tony