I have blogged about flash being a new interface. Flash permits the integration of music, graphics and text in a way that HTML can not even start to do. Flash has been around for a while, but unlike HTML, flash has several barriers to newbies. The flash software from Macromedia is expensive. The interface is not overly hard, but the concepts are much more difficult than putting text on an html page. Good flash requires a little programming and most people are daunted by programming. Good for me because I make a living at it. Bad for the rest of the world.
One of the writers on a web group where I lurk has produced a “Book Trailer” in flash. This is an animated short flash piece that works like a Movie Trailer. It is a teaser for the book. I can possibly think of a few ways to improve what he has done, but looking at it, it is very impressive. I would like to see more words from the book. I want to hear less music or perhaps some juicy quotes over the music. I want to see even more snazzy graphics. That being said, the Trailer Lee has created is dynamite and is a very good starting point. I look forward to Trailer 2.0. His Trailer, by the way, is one of the better examples on Toufee.com
You can see the Book Trailer at Lee Pletzers’ website.
You can create your own Book Trailer for your website at: