Flash Animation for the DIY'er in All of Us - an ActiveRain Exclusive

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A fellow copywriter mentioned this site on Twitter the other day and I wanted to share it with you.

The site is called Sprout and the idea is simple - build your own flash animations without paying an expensive designer.

Now, a word of caution: You should at least be somewhat familiar with the concepts of dragging, dropping, and re-sizing images - as well as the concept of uploading images. If you've ever successfully manipulated an image in a program like PhotoShop, this program is for you.

Sprout is an easy way for you to build, publish, and manage widgets, mini-sites, banners and more. Any size, any number of pages. You can include video, audio, images and newsfeeds and choose from dozens of pre-built components and web services. You can even add slideshows, calendars, countdowns, charts, maps and more.

Keep in mind, I'm a word guy...so starting a design from scrath isn't my thing - Sprout has plenty of templates for you to shoose from and they'll help keep your design on target.

I've created a sample of what Sprout can do on on of my Google Pages. I'm working on a post about Google Pages right now - but in the meantime, check out my masterpiece.

Seriously, it took me ten minutes. Check it out now.

Comments (3)

Diane Lombardino
Keller Williams Realty of Jupiter - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Love the idea of a mini site!  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 20, 2008 12:36 AM
Matthew Share
Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors - Marietta, GA

What a neat site.  I will definitely play around with it.  Thanks

Jun 20, 2008 12:49 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jason, I use Flash for several things like menus, slide shows, rotating ads, etc. It works well and loads pretty fast. Sprout appears to be quick and easy to use. Good Job!

Good Post!

Jun 20, 2008 01:21 AM