You will need to sign up to create your account: immediately after you receive a confirmation email and then you will be ready to start learning and editing.
As soon as you save a movie this becomes ready to be published over your website - almost instantly. You can view and/or share movies online using either a permanent URL, in this case Toufee will give it to you; or with embedded HTML, in this case you will have to paste on your blog or site. Thus you can publish it directly on your website and this becomes a part of it. As well as you can use Toufee’ propriety Flashbox to add the flash movies for permission based playing. Another option is publishing it inside website popups which load by clicking a link.
Currently with Toufee you can add frames, text, images, videos, notes, sounds and buttons to your movies. Some elements have over fifty different effects you can apply to your movies.
As to sound you can:
- record your own speech for the movie (narration is always welcomed in a presentation) or you can use Toufee's advanced and natural sounding text to speech (TTS) engine.
- add music to your movies, or better a musical loop sample of 10" to 40" that keeps repeating itself. This in order to produce smaller files, reduce bandwidth and also to avoid any distraction from the movie caused by music/lyrics.
Flash movies are used extensively in professional web pages, since they allow creating interactive presentations. E-commerce sites by providing this as an additional presentation/learning option try to increase their range of audience, and make their content more interesting and sales oriented. I consider however the use of Flash as somewhat controversial from the usability standpoint as it is often misused: for some designers use Flash on their sites replacing even the text or prepare files that take too long to download or are too intruding. If you are using Flash on your website, I always advise you to add it discerningly, and harmonizing not overflowing its content.
Naturally Adobe Flash remains a powerful and reliable designer's tool and needing lots of knowledge and experience to be used; nonetheless Toufee is a tool for everyone and its results are quite excellent considering that it is free and can be used also by an absolute beginner.