Macromedia Flash(R) MX Virtual Classroom
||Author: Doug Sahlin|
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media (28 May, 2002)
Sales Rank: 670,289
Average Customer Rating: 3.83 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
A good book for learning Flash MX, especially videos
As a Flash MX newbie, I was looking for actionscript for a hierarchical menu that can be moved around the stage. I was lucky to find one working in one of the lessons on the CD. However, I had to go to another of his books (0-7645-1637-X) in order to see what is in the custom component!
The QuickTime lessons are about 5 min long and are well produced and suitable for the topics for quick learning; watching the video clips is often faster and more lucid than reading the text. If you have them playing in the background, you probably can pickup some tips by osmosis ;-). I read this book at the local library. The author is well organized and a pleasure to read and watch his videos.
Rating: 5 out of 5
This book is worth every penny
This is an excellent book and CD. I run my own web business and have created dozens of static sites for my customers. I've read some Flash books - they didn't help get me up to the same level of understanding and confidence like I have with Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Photoshop. This book is the best I've come across for Flash for the new user. The author's comments show he has an understanding of a working web developer i.e. customers always changing their minds etc and what this means for getting up to speed with a new application. After reading this book and viewing the CD (which is worth the money for the book alone) my confidence level in getting Flash to do what I want it to has really increased. I'm impressed and looking at getting the CD extra by the same author.
Rating: 5 out of 5
I thought the layout of the book quite logical for a beginner. I'm glad the author doesn't speak fast otherwise it would be difficult to follow for a beginner. I worked through the books tutorials then used the CD. The movies really did help me actually see how to perform the tasks taught and each of the movies was task oriented. I highly recommend this book to anyone just learning flash and wants to do so in a no nonsense way. Gets right to the point and teaches what you need to begin and understand the basic concepts of Flash.
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