The Web Wizard's Guide to Flash / Edition 1by Michael R. Kay
Pub. Date: 06/28/2002
Publisher: Addison Wesley
This book provides a basic introduction to Flash to readers who have minimal computing experience. After working with this book, readers will be able to add exciting Flash animations to their own websites. The author covers essential skills and techniques, quickly allowing readers to use Flash to incorporate attention grabbing animations, buttons, and sounds into their websites. Addison-Wesley's Web Wizard Series is a series of brief, introductory books written by instructors, and covering Internet and Web programming topics of interest to anyone who wants to create web pages. Each book includes an easy-to-read, full-color design featuring plenty of hands-on examples and exercises, and is written in a concise and practical manner so readers can quickly get up and running with these exciting technologies.
- Addison Wesley
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 7.04(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.49(d)
Table of Contents1. Getting Started with Flash.
When (and When Not) to Use Flash.
Working with Flash.
A Tour of the Program.
Changing the View.
2. Creating Graphics.
Setting Movie Properties.
Overview of the Tools Panel.
Drawing New Objects.
Selecting and Transforming Artwork.
Working with Multiple Objects.
Organizing Artwork with Layers.
Importing Bitmap Images.
Working with Other Vector Programs.
Adding and Formatting Text.
3. Flash Animation.
Creating Frame-by-Frame Animation.
Animating with a Motion Tween.
Constructing Animated Symbols.
Motion Tween Is Not Just for Motion.
Animating with a Shape Tween.
Viewing Multiple Frames with Onion Skin.
Applying Guide Layers.
Masking with Layers.
Managing Assets in the Library.
Adding Scenes to the Movie.
4. Basic Actions.
Getting Familiar with the Actions Panel.
Applying Frame Actions.
Checking Your Actions.
Assigning Actions to Buttons.
Applying Basic Actions that Play a Movie.
Controlling Movie Clips with Tell Target.
Defining a Path.
Building a Pull Down Menu.
5. Enriching Movies with Sound.
Importing Sounds Into Flash.
Placing a Sound in a Flash Movie.
An Overview of Sound Settings.
Maximizing Sound Compression.
Adding Sound to a Button.
Controlling Sounds with Actions.
6. Optimizing and Publishing.
Navigating with The Movie Explorer.
Testing Movies with the Bandwidth Profiler.
Creating a Loading Sequence.
Publishing Flash Content for the Web.
Testing in a Web Browser.
Accommodating Older Plug-ins.
Posting Your Files on the Web.
7. Easing into ActionScript.
The Anatomy of ActionScript.
Applying Built-in Functions.
Applying Dot Syntax to Methods and Properties.
Setting Requirements with Conditionals.
Using Variables and Operators to Change Properties.
Combining Variables, Operators, and Properties.
Building a Custom Function.
Writing Good Code.
What Else you Can Do with ActionScript.
8. The Flash Experience.
Designing for the User.
Good Flash Practices.
The Road to Flash Mastery.