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Macromedia Studio 8: Training from the Source

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by Shaowen Bardzell, Bob Flynn (With), Jeffrey Bardzell
 

Learn by doing! Macromedia Studio 8: Training from the Source provides a comprehensive, working introduction to the most powerful Web design and development suite available. Starting from the ground up, you’ll build two Web sites. In the first half of the book, you’ll combine the strengths of Macromedia Flash, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver to create an

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Learn by doing! Macromedia Studio 8: Training from the Source provides a comprehensive, working introduction to the most powerful Web design and development suite available. Starting from the ground up, you’ll build two Web sites. In the first half of the book, you’ll combine the strengths of Macromedia Flash, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver to create an attractive, yet maintainable site. In the second half of the book, you’ll focus on building a powerful and dynamic user experience by combining Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, Contribute, FlashPaper, and ColdFusion. The enclosed CD-ROM contains all the files you need to complete the projects, plus completed files for you to compare with your results and use as models for future projects.

You learn how to:

  • Optimize graphics in Fireworks, balancing quality and file size
  • Design in a standards-compliant, all XHTML-CSS workflow
  • Insert and format text, images, and CSS layers in Dreamweaver
  • Master multimedia concepts, such as timelines, libraries, and file architecture
  • Create Flash animations, using frame-by-frame and tweened animation techniques
  • Create functional buttons using Flash symbols and ActionScript
  • Integrate video into Flash projects
  • Use ColdFusion to display live database data on a Web page
  • Send data in and out of Flash movies to server scripts and databases
  • Leverage the power of Contribute to maintain, distribute, and control Web content and FlashPaper to create, share, distribute, and use documents in a secure, universal format

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Maybe you’ve just been handed a copy of Macromedia Studio 8, and told: Go forth and be productive. Or maybe you’ve just invested in it yourself, and now you’d like that investment to start paying off. You need a quick, disciplined way to master all these new tools: Macromedia Studio 8: Training from the Source.

This project-driven course captures the heart of all five programs: Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Contribute, Flash, and ColdFusion. It’s roughly 18-22 hours of carefully designed training: more than enough to build your confidence and get you rolling. What makes it unique is the focus on using these packages together -- first to build an attractive, maintainable site; then to deliver a powerful user experience that integrates everything from databases to Flash components.

P.S.: Don’t actually have Studio 8 yet? Worry not: This course comes with 30-day trialware. Bill Camarda, from the January 2006 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321336200
Publisher:
Macromedia Press
Publication date:
02/15/2006
Series:
Training from the Source Series
Pages:
543
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.18(d)

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Meet the Author

Shaowen Bardzell, Ph.D. currently is Visiting Assistant Professor of sport communications and sport informatics in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University, specializing in digital media and virtual communities. She has published on application development and multimedia authoring for Macromedia Press and Wiley, including being the co-author of the previous edition, Macromedia Studio MX 2004: Training from the Source.

Jeffrey Bardzell, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Indiana University School of Informatics Human-Computer Interaction Design program, focusing in the areas of new media and design criticism. He has developed many courses and authored numerous books on Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and ColdFusion, including Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 with ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP: Training from the Source, as well as co-authoring the previous edition.

Bob Flynn is the technology director for the System and Accounting Graduate Programs at the Kelley School of Business, the manager of the Indiana University Macromedia User Group, and webmaster for Bloomingfoods Cooperative Grocery. This is his first book with Macromedia Press.

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Macromedia Studio 8: Training from the Source 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're a person whose learning style is complimented by project based manuals than this book is for you. I've been creating a web site for my son's school in parallel with the lessons in this book and it not only looks great but is quite functional and easy to administer. Kudos to Bardzell, Bardzell, and Flynn for a well organized & practical manual.