Flash ActionScript For Dummies

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This one-of-a-kind title provides the quick and easy way to get up to speed with Macromedia's incredibly popular and robust scripting language for Flash. Flash ActionScript For Dummies covers Flash ActionScript, the hottest scripting language since JavaScript, and shows you how to create interactive Web applications with a minimum of time and effort. This friendly guide shows you how to tap interactivity to create online surveys, forms, e-commerce applications, Web navigational tools, and the flashiest buttons on...
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Overview

This one-of-a-kind title provides the quick and easy way to get up to speed with Macromedia's incredibly popular and robust scripting language for Flash. Flash ActionScript For Dummies covers Flash ActionScript, the hottest scripting language since JavaScript, and shows you how to create interactive Web applications with a minimum of time and effort. This friendly guide shows you how to tap interactivity to create online surveys, forms, e-commerce applications, Web navigational tools, and the flashiest buttons on the Web. Plus, the book includes CD-ROM packed with a library of original Flash ActionScripts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764508318
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 357
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Sahlin, a digital artist and Web designer, is the author of Fireworks 4 For Dummies, Carrara For Dummies, and many articles on 2D and 3D graphics.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Demystifying ActionScript.

Chapter 1: ActionScript: What It Is and What It Isn't.

Chapter 2: Taking Action with ActionScript.

Chapter 3: ActionScript: Programming for Non-Programmers.

PART II: Using Elementary ActionScript, My Dear Watson.

Chapter 4: Directing a Movie.

Chapter 5: Managing a Movie.

Chapter 6: Giving and Getting Information with Variables.

Chapter 7: Creating Object Makeovers with Properties and Functions.

PART III: Using Not-So-Elementary ActionScript, My Dear Watson.

Chapter 8: Modifying and Creating Objects.

Chapter 9: Creating Interactive Elements with Movie Clips and Smart Clips.

Chapter 10: Sending and Receiving the Written Word.

Chapter 11: Creating Interactive Buttons and Menus.

Chapter 12: Keeping Score with ActionScript.

Chapter 13: Testing Your ActionScript and Exterminating the Bugs.

PART IV: Integrating ActionScript Elements in Your Flash Movies.

Chapter 14: Creating Useful Objects.

Chapter 15: Creating Interactive Elements.

Chapter 16: Creating Bells and Whistles.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Creating Trouble-Free ActionScript.

Chapter 18: Ten Showcase Web Sites to Inspire You.

Chapter 19: Ten Internet Resources for ActionScript.

PART VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: About the CD.

Appendix B: Actions Dictionary.

Appendix C: ActionScript Properties Dictionary.

Appendix D: ActionScript Objects Dictionary.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

Installation Instructions.

Book Registration Information.

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