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 Macromedia Flash 8: A Tutorial Guide - Jay Armstrong and Jen deHaan
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Macromedia Flash 8 Bible
Macromedia Flash 8 Bible

Macromedia Flash 8 Bible - Robert Reinhardt, Snow DowdSqueeze every last ounce of power from the very latest edition of Macromedia Flash with this enhanced and revised edition of the bestseller. Written by two Flash experts, this user-friendly, in-depth guide is packed with tips, expert tutorials, and hidden tricks you won't find elsewhere.

Animate, script, manipulate data, send customer data to a server, create robust apps — Flash 8 does it all. Now you can too, with this Flash reference at your side.

  • Transform your Movie clips with new blend modes, filters, and gradients
  • Scale your artwork to perfection with a new nine-slice scaler
  • Get better looking text with crystal-clear FlashType font renderer
  • Create characters with lip-synching, walk cycles, and atmosphere
  • Understand the nuts and bolts of ActionScript code
  • Integrate and control video directly in Flash
  • Attach and bind data to components for a dynamic Web site
  • Work with Dreamweaver®, Fireworks®, ColdFusion®, Director®, and more
  • Create a game in a Flash and win
  • Make Flash movies for mobile devices
  • Bonus CD is loaded with sample files, custom components, and finished examples!

This is a user-friendly, yet in-depth book that appeals to both Web novices and experts , and contains everything you need to know to master the latest version of Flash.

Macromedia Flash 8 Bible - available at (34% off).

Web How-To: Planning Flash Projects

Macromedia Flash MX 2004 BibleWhether you're a grand Flash master or a complete newbie, you need to map out your Flash projects before starting to animate them. has posted an excerp from "Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Bible." Friom the intro:

"Perhaps you're just learning to create Flash animations. Perhaps you've already mastered the mechanics of Flash. Either way, before you jump willy-nilly into making that flashy Flash-enabled Web site, you need to think about what are its goals and objectives. You need to think about who its audience is and how they will use it. You need to think about how visitors will navigate from one place to another. In other words, you need to plan your project.

"In this excerpt from the "Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Bible," you'll learn what questions to ask and what solutions to propose when creating a Flash project. Along the way you'll pick up tips on what makes a good user interface and how to use Flash's Project Panel."

Read Web How-To: Planning Flash Projects.
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Macromedia Flash 8: A Tutorial Guide
Macromedia Flash 8: A Tutorial Guide
Macromedia Flash 8: A Tutorial Guide
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.

About the Author
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. 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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Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Hands-On Training

Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Hands-On Training
Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Hands-On Training
You've seen its potential — its new extensible architecture, its faster run-time performance, its redesigned interface. Now it's time to tap it.

When you're ready to sit down with a trusted instructor and learn the ins and outs of Macromedia's extensive upgrade to its popular interactive tool Flash MX 2004, this is the place to turn. Using lessons based on real-life projects, this friendly guide takes you by the hand and leads you through the world of Flash MX 2004, covering its new interface, its drawing and color tools, animation basics, symbols and instances, motion, bitmaps, buttons, movie clips, ActionScript, sound, components and forms, video, and more.

You can follow the book's clear, step-by-step exercises at your own pace and view the techniques in action on the accompanying CD's QuickTime tutorials. (The CD also includes project and sample files.) In next to no time, you'll be integrating video, text, audio, and graphics into immersive, rich experiences with Flash MX 2004.

About the Author
Whoever told Rosanna that teaching was "work" sure hasn't witnessed her professorial multimedia magic at the Art Institute of California, where she teaches Web Design and Development classes. She's got this innate love for the creative freedom of the Web, and you can see the transference of her passion in the eyes of her students.

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Macromedia Flash MX 2004 for Windows and Macintosh
Macromedia Flash MX 2004 for Windows and Macintosh
Macromedia Flash MX 2004 for Windows and Macintosh
New timeline effects and behaviors, better run-time performance (which equals faster graphics display and video playback), native support for PDF and EPS forms, a slew of workflow enhancements, an improved programming language, a redesigned interface — these are just a few in the long list of new features that have Web designers salivating over the newest version of their favorite Web tool: Macromedia Flash MX 2004.

Whether you're brand new to the world of Flash development or a veteran chomping at the bit to take advantage of all the latest features, this task-based guide will have you creating high-impact, interactive Web sites with Flash MX 2004 in no time.

Best-selling author Katherine Ulrich is at it again here, using simple step-by-step instructions and loads of visual aids to cover every aspect of Flash design—from the basics of vector animation to sophisticated interaction and transition effects. Throughout, you'll find the direct, friendly language and plethora of tips that have become the hallmark of the popular Visual QuickStart series.

About the Author
Katherine Ulrich is a writer and editor specializing in graphics, publishing, and multimedia software. Her career includes a 12-year stint at Macworld magazine. Katherine wrote the previous best-selling editions of Flash: Visual QuickStart Guide.

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