on 14 November 2007
This is not going to be a long review.
This dummy book is a great way to get into flash with one small problem, its not that accurate. It has some gaps, but as long as you go online you can look up anything you dont quite follow. Some parts could be a little clearer, and some things are mentioned, but not referenced to a proper explanation later in the book. Reading through the book and trying various projects is the way to use this book. Its an ok introduction for the novice.
With CS3 flash, if you are3 going to draw your own vector graphics, get yourself a tablet. Asda do a trust one thats £21 and allows you to make some great vector drawings that look amazing.
Sorry if you want to have things explained to you so that you can learn flash, this is not the book for you.
on 4 July 2010
There's a huge index which is so helpful when trying to find one bit of information. There's also pages full of what icons mean - also very handy. The contents at the beginning is huge also, making it so easy to find specific details. 390pages full of really good, how to do stuff in Flash. There's humour too, which always helps when studying!
on 28 August 2010
I bought this to get into Flash, but it really is for dummies, not for people with some knowledge of Flash.
It isn't set out in projects, it's a graphical night-mare too.
BIG mistake buying it. Sorry I think the whole range of "Dummie" books is a waste of shelf space.