Have no idea what this is

sorry for a noob question, but hey… since i’ve never developed this kind of thing whatever.

see how when the visitor clicks on certain areas of the navi and the new sections load up NOT like a regular html page does, but in that slick smooth motion effect? what is that? what do i have to google or what sitepoint books teach that.

i briefly looked at the page source and my instincts are telling me it is flash? i have a rough idea what flash is, but can someone point me in the right direction?

Its done using flash.

If you looked at the pages view-source your instincts are good

<script type="text/javascript">
AC_FL_RunContent( 'codebase','http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,28,0',
'width','718','height','348','src','flash/main_main','wmode','transparent','quality','high','pluginspage',
'http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash',
'movie','flash/main_main' ); //end AC code
             </script>
             <noscript>
             <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
 codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,28,0" 
 width="718" height="348">
                      <param name="movie" value="flash/main_main.swf" />
                      <param name="quality" value="high" />
                      <param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
                      <embed src="flash/main_main.swf" wmode="transparent" quality="high" 
pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" 
 type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="718" height="348"></embed>
               </object>
               </noscript>

Look close and you’ll see “flash”, “swflash” and “adobe”

lol… ok so then i am guessing that this is pretty basic flash stuff since i have seen really crazy sites that do a lot more intricate and hardcore stuff.

really, i don’t see a need to go overboard, i just want my pages to load up really cool like the one up above did.

ok… i learned JS animations and slideshows about 3 months ago. time to learn flash now i guess. thanks everyone.

Flash can really add a lot of, er, “flash”, to page alright. Be aware of your site visitors though. Unless you’re catering to only those with CSS, Javascript, and Flash enabled, these should be added “extras” not prerequisites for usability.