Ideas for Flash in Blog Design (& a Competition)

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Flash isn’t something you often see in use on a blog (aside from the WP-Cumulus tag cloud plugin). The majority of our animations and other effects tend to be done with JavaScript.

When Trenty Fox of Flashmint.com got in touch with me a few days offering to give away some of their products in a competition (Which we are doing at the end of this post!), my initial reaction was that Flash wasn’t a big thing for bloggers though.

What changed my mind was when I rolled over the Christmas logo on their site (Not going to tell you what happens, just go try it out, it’s cool!). It’s a small touch, but it made a big difference for me.

With this post, I’m going to fire out some other ideas for how using Flash in small doses could add to your blog. Let me know what you think, or where you use it!

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How to Make a Killer Screencast for Your Blog

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From Michael: Corey used to run Blog by Design, a site which made great screencast reviews of blog designs (Including Pro Blog Design!). I’ve asked her to step in and share how she makes her videos.

First, let me explain a little about my setup. Even if the videos seemed “extremely professional,” the equipment was actually extremely lowtech. Here’s a look at the gear I used to create Blog by Design videos:

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