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Essential Flash 4 for Web Professionals (Essential Series) Paperback – 19 Oct 1999


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  • Paperback: 257 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (19 Oct. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130143278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130143273
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,763,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With Flash 4's slick, fast-loading vector graphics and animation, you can transcend the limits of HTML, building sites as hot as your imagination! Now, learn Flash 4 in a flash from a professional Web designer-through real-world projects you can view live on a linked website! Start with the basics, then master every key technique, from animation through navigation, interactivity through building a complete opening sequence. Best of all, the projects are linked to a live website where you can see (and download) each Flash effect, in each stage of completion. It's all the guidance you'll need-every step of the way!

You'll learn all this, and much more!

  • Flash basics: Drawing and modifying text and shapes
  • Texture fills, transparency, and imported graphics
  • Animation: Timelines, frames, tweening, fading, transitions, and more
  • Interactivity, including symbols, buttons, actions, sound effects, and forms
  • Fine-tuning your graphics with advanced techniques
  • Building animated opening sequences, step-by-step!
  • Publishing to the Web: pre-loading, plug-in detection, and server settings

Look to Essential Books for ALL the Web Skills You Need!

All these books share the same great format, and the same dynamic website...so once you've used one, learning from the others is a piece of cake!

  • Essential CSS and DHTML for Web Programmers
  • Essential PERL 5 for Web Programmers
  • Essential Photoshop® for Web Designers
  • Essential JavaScript™ for Web Programmers
  • With more to come, including Essential ASP for Web Professionals and Essential JSP for Web Professionals

About the Author

Lynn Kyle is President and Founder of Ricochet Associates, Los Alamos, NM. Ricochet's Web clients have included DeBeers, Pfizer, and Lloyd's of London.

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Format: Paperback
This book is typical of literature on Flash 4. It's just flash 3 with a small handfull of pages saying "oh by the way, Flash 4 can do this but it's not in the scope of this book to discuss it".
Flash 4 is a revolutionary step up from Flash 3, and is Macromedia's first serious attempt at delivering a true 'HTML Killer'.
With Flash 4 you can create animated multimedia websites that can interact with the viewer in very complex ways. With Flash 4's ability to talk to external code, website developers can add database integration and e-commerce functionality to their Flash productions.
Also, Flash 4 has a fully featured internal programming language hidden in the 'Actions' tab that allows you to control your Flash movie according to how users interact with it.
This book proclaims to offer purchasers information on 'Every key technique - quick, clear and handy!'
It should read 'Some old techniques - but nothing too interesting'
Could have done a better job myself
However, if you want a simple 'Flash basics for idiots' style text, then this is definately a well written and appropriate publication.
Dean Chalk
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By A Customer on 20 Nov. 2000
Format: Paperback
I had a little experience of Flash 4 when I bought this book, and I have now slavishly followed its instructions. But... I can't say it's taught me that much. Its 'just do as your told!' style means that there's virtually no explanation of the whys and wherefores of Flash techniques.
I've had to make extensive notes myself about what I've learned, or, in a few months' time, I'd have forgotten most the stuff from the book! Also, there are no ideas as to how the procedures could be adapted to achieve other effects.
This book is good if you're the sort of person who just likes to 'follow orders'. In my opinion the title should be altered to 'Flash for Beginners - Make Your Own Notes'.
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By A Customer on 9 Dec. 1999
Format: Paperback
...what a let down!. The title is very misleading, it leads you to believe that it is a 'must have' guide. Instead it does little more than step-by-step 'click this, do that' but it misses out on the main reasons why you are clicking this, or that. If this is aimed at web professionals, do they really need to remind you to 'save your work' at each chapter? There are a couple of web tutorials with live pages that you can go look at, but I found them to be lacking...it is definitely overpriced. 250 pages, lots of screen shots which do little more than pad out the content, no real tips, or tricks which you come to expect with such a title and price tag.
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