Macromedia Studio MX Bible

Macromedia Studio MX Bible

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by Joyce J. Evans, Donna Casey, Ron Rockwell, Charles Mohnike
     
 

* Provides everything Web designers need to build cutting-edge applications with Macromedia's new tool suite, which includes Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, ColdFusion MX, Fireworks MX, and Freehand

• Covers building data-enabled sites with Dreamweaver MX, creating Flash MX animations, working with ActionScript, creating Web graphics and animations with Fireworks

Overview

* Provides everything Web designers need to build cutting-edge applications with Macromedia's new tool suite, which includes Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, ColdFusion MX, Fireworks MX, and Freehand

• Covers building data-enabled sites with Dreamweaver MX, creating Flash MX animations, working with ActionScript, creating Web graphics and animations with Fireworks MX, building interactive ColdFusion MX applications, integrating Flash and ColdFusion, and drawing vector art with Freehand

• Major changes in the Macromedia MX tool suite mean even veteran developers and programmers are looking for the updates this book provides

• CD-ROM includes trial versions of the software, extensions, sample databases, images and applications

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764525230
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/10/2003
Series:
Bible Series , #7
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
1056
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.93(d)

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Meet the Author

Joyce J. Evans developed the scope and focus of this book as well as wrote the Fireworks and Flash sections. Joyce is a training veteran with over 10 years of experience in educational teaching, tutorial development, and Web design. She has received Editors Choice Awards for her book Fireworks 4 F/X and Design and has authored several computer books including Dreamweaver MX Complete Course and Fireworks MX: Zero to Hero. Joyce is a Team Macromedia Volunteer. Her work can also be found in the Macromedia Design/Developer center. She can be reached at Joyce@JoyceJEvans.com. Her Web site is www.JoyceJEvans.com.

Donna Casey wrote the Dreamweaver section of this book. Donna is a designer, developer, and instructor with over eight years of experience working on Web and CD-ROM based projects for corporations such as AirTouch Cellular, Macromedia, Palm Computing, Verizon Wireless, and Aeris.net. She is a painter/sculptor with a Fine Arts degree and brings realworld design and production expertise to teaching Web design and development. Her website (www.n8vision.com) was featured the Fireworks 3 Bible. She has been a featured designer on Macromedia’s Web site as well as a speaker at Macromedia’s EUCON (Paris) and WebBoston and CNETBuilder (New Orleans.). As an experienced instructor, she has also authored the Intermediate Dreamweaver 4 and Fireworks 4 Training CDs for Lynda.com and contributed to the books Fireworks F/X and Design book aand Dreamweaver MX Magic.

Ron Rockwell wrote the FreeHand section of this book. Ron has been employed as a graphic designer for a manufacturing company in Nevada for several years, but he is a compulsive worker and has many freelance accounts reaching from California to Massachusetts (and very little free time). He is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the Graphic Artists Guild. In 1999, he won the People_s Choice Award for Infographics at Macromedia_s UCON _99 in San Francisco. In 2001, Ron wrote FreeHand 10 f/x & Design, and in 2002 he co-authored the Digital Photography Bible with Ken Milburn.

Charles Mohnike wrote the ColdFusion portion of this book. Ron has been involved with the Internet since the days of text links and gray backgrounds. He built his first Web application for Moon Travel Handbooks in 1994, a then-ambitious interactive map site that gained national attention, and launched his career as a developer of note. He rode the dot-com boom as a freelance consultant in Northern California, building sound, robust Web applications. Charles develops in Perl and ColdFusion, as well as several database platforms. With a background in print publishing, he currently runs a small development shop specializing in porting print publications to the Web. He writes on Internet technical and cultural topics for publications such as Wired Webmonkey, Microsoft Bookshelf, Smart TV, and Videomaker. He is the author of several instructional titles.

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Macromedia Studio MX Bible 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is unquestionably one of the worst computer books on the market today. If you're looking for a coherent how to text on an extensive topic like Studio MX, this is not only the book not to get, this book will cost you additional, just for the Excedrin you'd have to take to make sense out of these poorly arranged, and edited chapters. Examples are poorly thought out, and many instructions presented in the book are downright wrong. The authors here are anything but experts in this software, and very poor author/teachers to boot. Go elsewhere quickly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are expecting a practical 'how to' guide that will get you up and running with the MX Studio applications, a handy reference that will live along side your computer that's full of carefully detailed explanations, or a guide to efficient workflow by sharing tasks among the applications, then either 'The Macromedia Studio MX Bible' or 'Dummies' guide will give you so much more in terms of information and advice. And the 'Dummies' costs about half the price of this book. The focus of this book is more about working with a team of developers, each of which talks specifically about an application or two, rather than the nitty gritty of how to get a lot of tasks accomplished yourself. But when it comes to process analysis and integrating motion and static web design with database and content management, Hillman Curtis' 'MTVi: Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer ' is a much more thorough, in depth and inspiring analysis of both the creative, development, problem solving aspects of interaction design. For the same price or for less money, any of books I mentioned above will give you much more information in a more logical and practical format, than this book.