Get the Edge on Flash ActionScript from the Designer's Perspective
As a professional web designer you want to use ActionScript to add interactivity to your Flash creations. But previous books on ActionScript have assumed you have a programming background, leaving out key details in order to cover a lot of ground. In the process many designers and other professionals new to programming have been left behind.
Flash MX ActionScript: The Designer's Edge fills these gaps, using a consistently visual approach that emphasizes conceptual illustrations and color charts. These are complemented by interactive tutorials on the book's companion website. Best-selling author J. Scott Hamlin and multimedia instructor Jennifer S. Hall make everything from fundamentals to high-end techniques accessible by truly teaching you how ActionScript works, not just presenting code.
Key topics you'll learn about include:
• The Flash MX interface to ActionScript
• Programming mouse interactivity
• Writing and reusing ActionScript
• Coding core animation techniques
• Working with text fields
• Doing the math: Creating curving paths with trig functions
• Handling object collisions and other gaming techniques
• ActionScript drawing techniques
• Encapsulating reusable code with ActionScript components
• Debugging and troubleshooting your ActionScript