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Cengage Learning
Project: Flash / Edition 1

Project: Flash / Edition 1

by Nat Gertler


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Start using Macromedia Flash today to bring web pages to life with animations, interactivity, deluxe menu systems and more! Project: Flash features 20 high-interest projects based on Flash 5 to lead readers, step-by-step, to a complete understanding of the whys and hows of using one of today's most popular tools for creating online animation and interesting interfaces. Ideal for readers who want to learn by doing, every project in this fast-paced and heavily illustrated how-to book is broken down into a set of useful and specific procedures. For additional simplification, each procedure is further divided into a series of small, straightforward steps that are accompanied by extraordinarily clear, concise, and easy-to-follow instructions. Tips appear at strategic points to reinforce key concepts and help readers avoid pitfalls when steps are neither obvious nor intuitive. "Deeper Understanding" features are also built into the book, allowing readers to explore in greater detail some of the most frequently used and innovative functions of Flash. All projects are presented in a logical sequence that affords opportunities to expand upon skills learned in previous projects. However, each and every project produces its own tangible and rewarding result to propel beginning through intermediate users to new skills-making this book a "must" for every user.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766854444
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/01/1901
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 7.34(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Nat Gertler possesses numerous book credits, including six with The Complete Idiot's Guide series. Also a Web site designer and comic book creator, Gertler excels at converting complicated technologies into simple step-by-step explanations. His talent for putting visual concepts into words brought him a nomination for comicdom's Eisner Award.

Table of Contents

Introduction Project 1: Your own animated logo Project 2: A roving robot Project 3: Exploding the robot Project 4: Partial Piano Project 5: Karaoke Project 6: A spooky family album Project 7: Robot Attack! game Project 8: Robot Attack 3000! game Project 9: High Score listing Project 10: A menu system Project 11: A help system Project 12: A tic-tac-toe game that cheats Project 13: Shapely animation Project 14: A Web guide Project 15: Make-A-Face Project 16: A cool clock Project 17: Drive in a 3-D world Project 18: A silly fake website Project 19: A Music Video Project 20: Closing credits

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