Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > text flash question

Model

Melissa Kat

Posts: 348

Orlando, Florida, US

How hard is it to make a non-complex text flash?
How much do people charge for this?

Sep 10 13 06:42 pm Link

Photographer

Tulack

Posts: 628

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

There is no such thing as "hard". If you know how, it's only a matter of time. The right question would be "how long". Also it would answer your second question. Depends on how much person charge per hour.

Sep 10 13 06:47 pm Link

Model

Melissa Kat

Posts: 348

Orlando, Florida, US

Is there a general price range?

Sep 13 13 04:20 am Link

Retoucher

Natalia_Taffarel

Posts: 7665

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Melissa Kat wrote:
Is there a general price range?

Call a company who does flash design, explain what you need and ask for a fee.

Then go to craiglist compare to existing bids.

Go to x and repeat

Get an average.

Sep 13 13 06:59 am Link

Clothing Designer

GRMACK

Posts: 2143

Bakersfield, California, US

Be aware that Flash does not work on some devices. Android 4.1 has issues, as do many of Apple's iOS systems (Memory hog according to Apple) so many of their pads won't accept it.

I'd put it in the "Not recommended" state if you are trying to do some design with it.  Can be annoying if one cannot see it.

Sep 13 13 08:18 am Link

Photographer

TMA Photo and Retouch

Posts: 728

New York, New York, US

If youre only doing some simple text or logo...an animated gif might also be capable of providing text animation...been around forever...accepted everywhere.

I have a simple animated text gif in my profile and then a very hi res color gif of photographic images 1/2 way down.

I considered flash too... but realized that Steve Jobs wanted to wound Adobe... and the demonization of Flash...Adobe's flagship format...was the target.  I think Flash has taken a big hit in acceptable use.  Many of my associates are now shying away from flash.

Sep 13 13 08:35 am Link

Retoucher

Joann Empson

Posts: 430

Walnut Creek, California, US

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Sep 15 13 06:29 pm Link

Retoucher

Joann Empson

Posts: 430

Walnut Creek, California, US

Melissa Kat wrote:
How hard is it to make a non-complex text flash?
How much do people charge for this?

If all you want is to make the text flash on and off or flash in different colors, it can be done using plain HTML and CSS.

Version 5 of the HTML specification and version 3 of the CSS specification allows for transitions and animations. You can put these transitions on an infinite loop so that it keeps flashing on a web page.

Sep 15 13 06:40 pm Link

Retoucher

Joann Empson

Posts: 430

Walnut Creek, California, US

Here's a page to illustrate flashing text using only HTML and CSS:

Flashing Text Demo for Melissa.

Sep 15 13 11:27 pm Link