Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Demystified

Author: Shawn Pucknell, Brian Hogg, Craig Swann
List Price: $45.00
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ISBN: 0735713979
Publisher: Macromedia Press (23 December, 2003)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 82,277
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Customer Reviews

Rating: 5 out of 5
Flash goodness is directly proportional to it's heaviness!
All readers will appreciate this clearly written, very detailed book on the latest version of flash. Great for those wanting to learn more about Flash's programming and backend capabilities. Especially handy were the sections on external data, skinning components and 3D.

Definitely a resource worth having!


Rating: 5 out of 5
Demystified... What a great CONCEPT
Being a student in Spain, I found this book a great guide for anyone starting out with Flash. It was easy for me follow and understand (unlike some other flash books out there). Great tutorials, helpful tips and a quick point form reviews of each chapter. A book that answered all my question. Plus a web companion which was a big bonus!
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Over all, an awsome book written in an English lanuage that anyone can understand. Looking forward to a future second edition.


Rating: 4 out of 5
Will get you up to speed with MX 2004 quickly
I took a quick flip through and it looks good! Nice thick book, over 800 pages and it certainly covers a lot. I like the "Points to Remember" after each chapter. This is good for people like me who like to scan through information quickly. There's a whole chapter on video which is helpful. Part 4 - Extending Flash is of particular interest. It introduces Accessing External Data (XML, etc) and Advanced Communication (Flash Remoting, Flash Com Server). Part 5 gets into more advanced concepts like OOP, math, and manipulating 3D effects. This book even covers Developing for Pocket Devices. The writing style is clear and easy to understand. Included are icons along the side which point out tips, cautions, what's new in 2004, etc.
The companion site ...contains source files.

My first impression, this is a good book if you want to get up to speed with MX 2004 quickly. Congrats, nice job guys!

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