How do the world's slickest, wildest Flash developers do what they do? Now you can find out, with Flash Deconstruction: The Process, Design, and ActionScripting of Juxt Interactive. In this book, Hillman Curtis -- author of last year's bestseller Flash Web Design -- takes you behind the scenes at Juxt, whose work has earned everything from the Clio Award to Print magazine's Interactive Award.
As the title says, this isn't just another ActionScript book -- though it does present some of the most powerful ActionScript techniques you've ever seen, straight from real-world projects. You'll also find guidance on how to think about ActionScript programming, how to use ActionScript best practices, and how to define workflows that smoothly integrate designers, developers, and customers.
The heart of the book is its "deconstructions" of real projects, notably Juxt's work for Billabong-USA.com, the surfing, skating, snowboarding dudes. Along the way, you'll also find personal interviews that get you inside the heads of some amazing designers, including Joshua Davis, Brendan Dawes, Fred Sharples, and Glenn Thomas. If you're a Flash developer headed for the cutting edge, this book is inspiration incarnate. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jersey-based marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.