Macromedia Flash MX 2004 : Training from the Source
||Author: Jen deHaan|
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Publisher: Macromedia Press (11 November, 2003)
Sales Rank: 8,065
Average Customer Rating: 3.55 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Well written training for Flash MX 2004 authoring
This is one of the best training books I have ever used. The book is targeted at someone with no Flash authoring experience, who wants to learn the most current version of Flash, MX 2004 and the Flash 7 Player. The author picked a sample project which she uses to illustate a wide variety of Flash authoring techniques. ...
In addition to teaching the basic technique, the author also explains how to organize and name the parts of the document. The CD ROM has the lesson document in all it's versions, so that you can jump into the lesson sequence at any point.
The author understands how to teach. The planning and organization of this book really stands out - you will learn a wide variety of Flash techniques in reasonable amount of time.
Rating: 4 out of 5
easy for me, I highly recommend
I got this book because it was I think one of the first ones out there. Sometimes that worries me about computer books because you know they were written on testing software that isn't complete, which can mean the book has a lot of problems. That didn't seem to be the case here though, apart from some minor issues like typos and stuff.
This book had a lot more in it than I expected. I have seen other tutorial books that only cover Flash and really basic ActionScript. But this book had a LOT in it for a beginner book, and a ton of ActionScript! And by the end it all made sense to me, which I was surprised about. If you are considering getting this book, I really recommend it. You will be taught in an excellent way, easy to follow and understand plus there is supporting material.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Really good book, but not enough reference info as other
I just finished a course that used this book, and the book (and the course!) was really good. All of us actually finished the application without a problem, and it was a lot of fun too and really interesting. We learned a lot about Flash, and I feel like I'm ready to create my own sites using these techniques. We built a lot of very useful things with this book, so I think it's a keeper. If you are looking for a reference or just how to do drawing and animation, this isn't the right book for you though. That's the main issue, is that there isn't the same level of information as a reference book.
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