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Eric WhittmanA truly valuable reference guide for learning Macromedia Flash MX.
—Eric Whittman, Director of Product Management for Macromedia Flash
"The Flash MX Bible is the only book that offers an indispensable wealth of reference...
"The Flash MX Bible is the only book that offers an indispensable wealth of reference material, as well as rich and in-depth tutorials."-- Eric Jordan, President / Chief Creative Officer 2Advanced Studios
If Flash MX can do it, you can do it too . . .
Whether you’re a Web development newcomer or a Flash 5 veteran, this book shows you step by step how to make the most of Flash MX and take any Web site to the next level. Packed with examples and illustrations including 16 pages in full color as well as expert tutorials from Flash pros, it delivers everything from a "Flash in a Flash" Quick Start to brand-new coverage of embedded video, accessibility options, components, font applications, ColdFusion, and Pocket PC movies. It’s all you need to unleash the power of Flash MX and start creating state-of-the-art animations, interfaces, and dynamic applications.
Inside, you’ll find complete coverage of Flash MX
Create art and effects with Flash MX drawing tools
Use ActionScript to load JPEGS into your site at runtime
Posted June 6, 2004
To anyone who is new to Flash I highly recommend this book. Though it's thousands of pages long you will find yourself zimming through it rather quickly. After reading this book another recommended book would be ActionScript Bible; and you will be able to master all the functionality of Flash. I like that this book is written as if you're an idiot... most books are written as if you already know the software which in my opinion defeats the purpose of buying a book to learn for the first time. This is recommended for beginners that wants to get familiar with the world of flash and all of it's possibilities and catch up to those who already knows the ins and outs of the software.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 4, 2003
I have to say I purchased the book through Barnes and Noble and their service was great. Unfortunately the book is utter garbage. It is not a reference guide or a learning tool. It is simply chapter after chapter of waffle. Lengthy discussions on animation have no place here. I am now having to purchase another book which will actually help me learn flash.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 6, 2002
If you need hand holding and a point by point introduction to every detail of Flash then pick up Lynda Weiman's book, Flash MX (H.O.T). For a more complete and advanced look at everything this program packs, then this is the book to get. From project planning to polishing up the final presentation this book doesn't leave anything to chance. Although there's plenty to read, the reading is not tiring or dry. I have recommended this book repeatedly to would-be Flash gurus, in addition to a good Actionscript title....(to be continued)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2002
If you only buy one Flash MX book -- this is definitely the one to get. There is nothing out there that offers as much information as this book does. At 1272 pages, whether you're at a beginning, intermediate or advanced level -- you will not walk away from this book without taking your skill to the next level and beyond. It is easy to understand, offers indepth, step-by-step, 'how to', information on Flash MX development & design. So if you need to understand how to develop a project, are looking to integrate video/audio into flash, interested in animation, actionscripting, or communicating directly to server-side scripts -- you'll learn how to do it here. Robert Reinhardt is a cutting edge developer & instructor in the Flash community, I was fortunate enough to be able to take one of his classes and he is good. In addition to his expertise, he has included 30 guest experts -- each offering step-by-step instruction in their area of expertise. Easy to follow, backed by a live web-forum, includes secrets, cutting edge tips & tricks, as well as a CD chocked full of examples, add-ons, plug-ins, shareware, and templates. There is seriously nothing out there that will offer you this scope and level of information. You will not be disappointed!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.