I'm designing my first flash site for the building that I work in.
I've imported an illustrator style that has a horizontal menu bar above a "viewer." The content of the viewer displays pages with an image and text (about info, contact info, specs info, etc.) when the viewer clicks a button.
I will eventually want to tastefully animate the buttons, and probably fade the images in from white in the viewer.
My question is about the flash doc's architecture: should I make each button a movie and then give each button its own timeline?
How about using one timeline for all the static info pages and then having a separate movie clip timeline for the "images" button that plays an image gallery?
I know there's a conventional wisdom - I'm just such a newbie I don't know what it is ... any suggestions?