Macromedia Flash 8: A Tutorial Guide

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This guide allows you to learn specific Flash skills step-by-step at your own pace. Choose from among several tutorials to develop the skills that are most appropriate to the Flash projects you are working on at any given time. Each lesson leads you through the workflow for implementing a specific real-world feature or effect in your Flash ...

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Overview

This guide allows you to learn specific Flash skills step-by-step at your own pace. Choose from among several tutorials to develop the skills that are most appropriate to the Flash projects you are working on at any given time. Each lesson leads you through the workflow for implementing a specific real-world feature or effect in your Flash applications.

In Macromedia Flash 8: A Tutorial Guide, learn how to:
• Navigate the Flash workspace and use common document types
• Use the Flash drawing tools and create engaging graphic effects
• Use ActionScript to add interactivity and custom functionality to your documents
• Connect your Flash projects to external data sources to create data-driven applications

Powerful development and design tools require thorough and authoritative technical advice and documentation. When it comes to Macromedia Flash, no one is more authoritative than Macromedia’s own development and writing teams. Now their official documentation is available to you in printed book form. As you work, keep this guide by your side for ready access to valuable information on using Flash. We’ve designed it so that it’s easy to annotate as you progress.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321394149
  • Publisher: Macromedia Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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Jay Armstrong and Jen deHaan are members of the staff of the Instructional Media Development team at Macromedia. The Macromedia Instructional Media Development (IMD) team is a group of technical writers, editors, and production engineers who create the technical documentation for all Macromedia products and technologies. Each product has a team of dedicated writers who document the help systems, feature descriptions, and learning paths that Macromedia customers use. Through their years of insider, hands-on product experience, the IMD team is uniquely qualified to bring you these official Macromedia-branded documentation reference guides.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Basic tasks : create a document 13
Ch. 2 Basic tasks : creating a banner, part 1 25
Ch. 3 Basic tasks : creating a banner, part 2 43
Ch. 4 Basic tasks : creating a banner, part 3 63
Ch. 5 Basic tasks : create accessible Flash content 79
Ch. 6 Basic tasks : work with layers 89
Ch. 7 Basic tasks : create an application 97
Ch. 8 Basic tasks : use layout tools 107
Ch. 9 Basic tasks : create symbols and instances 117
Ch. 10 Basic tasks : add button animation and navigation 125
Ch. 11 Basic tasks : create a presentation with screens (Flash professional only) 135
Ch. 12 Creating graphics : draw in Flash 145
Ch. 13 Creating graphics : create a timeline animation 153
Ch. 14 Creating graphics : making animations with easing 161
Ch. 15 Creating graphics : applying gradients 177
Ch. 16 Creating graphics : apply graphic filters and blends 193
Ch. 17 Text : add text to a document 199
Ch. 18 ActionScript : use script assist mode 209
Ch. 19 ActionScript : add interactivity 225
Ch. 20 ActionScript : write scripts 235
Ch. 21 ActionScript : create a form with conditional logic and send data 245
Ch. 22 ActionScript : work with objects and classes 255
Ch. 23 Data integration : overview 267
Ch. 24 Data integration : using the macromedia tips Web service 269
Ch. 25 Data integration : using XML for a timesheet 277
Ch. 26 Data integration : using XUpdate to update the timesheet 287
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