Flash MX Upgrade Essentialsby Sham Bhangal
This is the book for you if you've been using Flash 5 for a while and are making the switch to Macromedia Flash MX: it's designed to help you get the maximum benefit from Flash MX at the maximum speed. It focuses on what's new and what's important, describing the new features, demonstrating how to use them, and discussing what they mean in the bigger Flash
This is the book for you if you've been using Flash 5 for a while and are making the switch to Macromedia Flash MX: it's designed to help you get the maximum benefit from Flash MX at the maximum speed. It focuses on what's new and what's important, describing the new features, demonstrating how to use them, and discussing what they mean in the bigger Flash MX/web design perspective.
Flash MX is a seriously powerful tool with a wealth of features, including a new interface, mightily reinforced ActionScript capabilities, enhanced video and multimedia support, accessibility and usability elements, and a formidable object-based programming paradigm that might change the way you think about Flash and ActionScript.
Sham Bhangal, best-selling author of Foundation Flash 5 and Foundation ActionScript, and a contributor to many books on Flash and ActionScript design, was invited to work closely on the Flash MX beta development program. In Flash MX Upgrade Essentials, Sham takes the reader on a power user's trip through the seriously cool areas of the MX release and shows what awesome potential lies within.
Concentrating on new and upgraded features, this book assumes you are comfortable and competent with Flash 5. By the end of this book, you will be fully familiar with all the fundamentals of Flash MX, and ready to start exploring the new technical and creative avenues it has opened up. Flash MX Upgrade Essentials offers the most efficient way of getting up-to-speed with version 5of Flash.
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This book is a gem. The first thing I typically do after upgrading a key application is to start searching for a book that explains the new features, without having to slog through all the features from previous versions most books can't help but cover. This book is different - it's exactly the book I've always wanted. Just the facts - no fat, no clutter, nothing you already know and everything that's new. Every software application should be so lucky to have a book like this written about it's upgrade. Bhangal does a masterful job, not only detailing the new features, but explaining the significance of each one and how it will change the way you think about (and work with) Flash. It's obvious that Bhangal was able to work closely with the Flash development team, as his knowledge of the new feature set is comprehensive. If you're a Flash 5 user, you owe it to yourself to buy this book and get a headstart on Flash MX. If you're looking for one book that will tell you exactly what's new - and what's hot - in Flash MX, look no further.
From cover to cover, this book touches on every new feature of Flash MX !!