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Model
Melissa Kat
Posts: 74
Tampa, 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  Quote 
Photographer
Tulack
Posts: 525
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  Quote 
Model
Melissa Kat
Posts: 74
Tampa, Florida, US


Is there a general price range?
Sep 13 13 04:20 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Natalia_Taffarel
Posts: 7,665
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  Quote 
Clothing Designer
GRMACK
Posts: 1,744
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  Quote 
Photographer
TMA Photo and Retouch
Posts: 712
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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