A frequently-asked query:
Ok, so I am designing a flash website for the local band director of my hometown band. I am creating it using Flash Professional 8, and have come along quite nicely.
The problem is figuring out a way for the band director to edit and upload the site easily, because this person doesn’t know anything about websites, domains, web hosting, etc. I have used dynamic text linked to an xml file, which allows you to edit text within the flash file simply by editing the xml file in notepad or other ascii editor.
What would be the best way to go about explaining to the band director how to edit, save, and upload the site..especially when she doesn’t know what an FTP program is, or a web server. Also, what is the easiest hosting provider to use when you do not know much about this stuff? It needs to be able to support flash and video…but needs to be as easy as drag and drop…like using web disk or something. I use unix based web hosting with cPanel…but what is the best choice to use for the band director’s situation.
Also, the band director doesn’t have a lot of time to set and learn this stuff…so I need to be able to explain in lamen terms so that the person will understand and be able to complete the task of editing the website.