Macromedia Flash MX Hands-On-Training

Author: Kymberlee Weil
List Price: $44.99
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ISBN: 0321112725
Publisher: Peachpit Press (24 September, 2002)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 3,784
Average Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
Flashes lots of information!!!
This book is great. It has tons of pictures and lots of tips. There are lots of things I didn't know about Flash using its built-in help system, but this book told me lots of information. It includes a CD that has practice lessons for each excersise and movies to watch. I rate this book as the best source of Flash information for Mac/Apple Compauter and Windows.

Rating: 4 out of 5
Great intro to Flash
If you are new to Flash this book is an excellent choice. As the title should suggest this is not a definitive guide, but rather it is a series of lessons geared towards getting you going with Flash. I went through the lessons in this book and was able to quickly grasp the general concepts and abilities of the program. When I was done I had more than enough knowledge to start planning my first flash documents. As other readers have mentioned this book alone does not cover every Flash feature in depth so you will probably want a book like "Flash MX Bible" by Richard Reinhardt as a reference as well (a great reference book, but not great for learning from). Flash MX HOT is put together in sensible manor, has well-organized lessons, and covers the important bases for those new to the program.

Rating: 2 out of 5
What a frustrating book!
This book was our class text for a Flash class. The exercises were pretty easy to follow, but weren't helpful enough if you wanted to create your own site. Many graphics, movie clips, buttons, sound files helpfully added to the library for each exercise, but not a whole lot on creating your own. This seasoned-but-technologically-immature designer needed more meat!

Too many erratum. Can you say proofreader?

And, when it gets time for you to publish your movie, the book just pretty much falls apart and loses steam. Not nearly enough Actionscripting help for this newbie--help which would decrease the file size of my movie! And HOW do I plug it into my webpage??? Now I'm scrambling for other reference books to figure it out.

Not a great reference afterwards, either. I don't know that I'd recommend.

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