CoffeeCup Flash FireStarter is an application that enables users to create Flash effects on a personal or professional website. Users do not need to have extensive knowledge in Flash to be able to use this application. The program already comes with 65 effects, high-resolution images, and audio files in MP3 format. It has a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface, so users just need to choose from the available items to complete the Flash effects. It automatically generates an HTML code of the Flash effect that can easily be copied and pasted onto the website.
Aside from the elements that are already built-in to the application, users can also import images and audio files from their own collection. Audio files, such as WAV, imported to the application can be converted to MP3 as well. Aside from these features, other main features of the program are listed below:
• Users have complete control over the Flash effect or animation, such as the order, layering, opacity, and motion
• Comes with ActionScript, which is a timeline that allows users to have more control over the animation of objects added to the project
• Has a built-in FTP (File Transfer Protocol) so users do not need another application to upload the Flash animation