To help Web designers get started using Flash 5, Macromedia has introduced a Flash Jump Start Kit – a free two-CD training collection with more than 150 resources and assets.
The kit contains the MickeyLive! streaming video training series; a CD-based training session; 11 customizable Flash templates with guided tutorials created by Girlzilla for creating presentations, advertisements, advanced navigation elements, and complete Flash sites. Also on the CDs are 50 PhotoDisc images from Getty Images; 25 pre-built Flash movies from Bigshot Media; and 80 free sounds from PingPong Music. A digital version of the Macromedia Flash 5 Creative Web Animation book from Macromedia Press also features.
The free kit is available to users who purchase Dreamweaver 4, Flash 5, or any product studio containing either software. For those who want a taste of what’s in the full kit, a Jump Start Kit Sampler is available for download from