Making Your Decision
If you are willing to spend less on a program that performs all of Flash 5's basic functions in a more "user-friendly" environment (smaller learning curve), I suggest Adobe LiveMotion. If you want the extra features and complexity, purchase Macromedia Flash 5. Although it may take you a while to learn, it is worth the extra time and money. In addition, the tutorials that come with the program are excellent and very nice to work with. You will enjoy learning Flash with this program.
I suggest that you visit the products' Web sites and look over the features and actual price so that you can make a decision based on that information and the facts listed in this article. Either program will get you to love Flash, and you will be creating amazing Web animations in no time!