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Preloaders 2: Building the Main File In order to test a preloader, there first needs to be something to load. In this video, well create this file and bulk it up a little with some images. Preloaders are a vitally important part of any Flash website. Without them, your users are left staring at a blank screen until the website finally loads. It's important to let your users know that something is loading and to give them an idea of how long they'll have to wait for it. In this video series, Flash guru Craig Campbell demonstrates how to create effective and eye-catching text and graphical preloaders for your Flash websites. This lesson is excerpted from a full course entitled Preloader Basics with ActionScript 3. By purchasing the full course, youll receive a substantial discount relative to the individual lesson pricing. The full course is available as a series of lessons on MindBites or can be purchased from at The instructor, Craig Campbell, is a Senior trainer at He has always enjoyed the teaching aspect of his job. He feels that relating to the person who is trying to learn something for the first time is a strongpoint of his. He has mastered the Adobe suite of products such as Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator. He also trains people in web design/development areas like HTML, CSS and WordPress. A recent student sent us the following: "Craig has a fun, relaxed style that gets his point across very well. His small flashes of humor are very welcome, and bridge the gap nicely between sitting in front of a video series and being in an actual classroom. His lightness of style "humanizes" the experience of learning this way."
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