CDFDeploy is typically used to create CDF files that can be deployed to the web and played using the web browser plugin that comes with Mathematica and Wolfram CDF Player. Dynamic content including Manipulate outputs will be fully interactive in the resulting CDFs.
CDFDeploy creates a CDF file for embedding into a web page by default. To create a CDF file for use as a standalone web page, specify Method.
Information useful to deploying the resulting CDF can be determined using CDFInformation.
CDFDeploy will use the in-memory version of infile.nb if it is presently open in Mathematica.
CDFDeploy modifies some notebook options to alter the appearance and behavior of the notebook to maximize its usability when deployed. For example, editing content outside of interactive interfaces is disabled, and cell brackets are hidden.
Dynamic content will be subject to the constraints of the environment it is played in. For example, content played in the web browser plugin or in CDF Player will not have access to the local file system. Content played in the web browser plugin will not be able to create new popup windows or dialogs.