Foundation Flash MX 2004

Foundation Flash MX 2004

by Kristian Besley, Sham Bhangal
     
 

If you've never used Flash before and you're looking for a book that will give you a rock- solid grounding in Flash MX 2004, then this is the title for you. This book uses a series of structured exercises to give you the broad, solid foundation knowledge you need to start your exploration of Flash from scratch. Foundation Flash MX 2004 uses a proven

Overview

If you've never used Flash before and you're looking for a book that will give you a rock- solid grounding in Flash MX 2004, then this is the title for you. This book uses a series of structured exercises to give you the broad, solid foundation knowledge you need to start your exploration of Flash from scratch. Foundation Flash MX 2004 uses a proven sequential, detailed, and accessible tutorial style to ensure that you'll retain your learning and be able to draw on it throughout your Flash career.

Macromedia Flash MX 2004 is an exciting product, providing rich creative opportunities for Flash designers and developers at all levels of ability and experience. No single book can hope to provide adequate coverage of all aspects of Flash MX 2004, which is why this book focuses relentlessly on the core skills that you need to get you started: understanding the interface, familiarizing yourself with the creative tools and their capabilities, grasping the relationships between the different components that make up a Flash movie, andgetting insight into how to put all the pieces together and hook them up with ActionScript. All these aspects (and much more) are covered in detailed tutorials and exercises, reinforced with a case study that runs throughout the book to apply everything in a real-world context.

Covers both Flash MX 2004 and Flash MX Professional 2004!

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"A neat and inexpensive intro to the latest release of the all-conquering Flash." - Computer Arts

"Getting started with Flash needn’t be a nightmare. This book finds virtually a perfect blend of practical case studies, in-depth theory and all-round thoughtfulness for the reader it’s aimed at." - Web Designer

"Highly recommended." - gotoAndPlay()

"Looks at the basics of Flash MX 2004, both Standard and Professional versions. … certainly explains Flash drawing, animation and coding tools in a friendly and controlled manner. … Diverting case studies are also included. Overall, a neat and inexpensive intro to the latest release of the all-conquering Flash."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590593035
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
01/13/2004
Edition description:
1st Corrected ed. 2004. Corr. 2nd printing 2004
Pages:
490
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.25(d)

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Meet the Author

Kristian Besley has worked with multimedia for three years, but has been creative with computers for much longer. He currently develops Flash-based material within an educational environment. This material includes interactive presentations to illustrate how scientific things work, as well as graphical user interfaces and tools allowing web-based content creation with basic computer skills. He was a contributing author on the seminal Flash Math Creativity, and many other friends of ED books. In 2002, he launched the world's first bi-annual HTML markup-based TableArt competition. The competition was an unbelievable success.

Sham Bhangal has worked on books in new media for five years, during which time he has authored and co-authored numerous friends of ED books, including critically acclaimed, award-winning, and bestselling titles like Foundation Flash, New Masters of Flash, Flash MX Upgrade Essentials, Flash MX Most Wanted, and the Flash MX Designer's ActionScript Reference. He has considerable working experience with Macromedia and Adobe products, as well as other general web design technologies (such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.). In addition to speaking appearances at FlashForward, the biggest Macromedia Flash developer conference, Sham has also been a beta tester for Macromedia and Discreet products for a number of years.

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