Macromedia Studio MX All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies
||Author: Damon Dean, Andy Cowitt|
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Publisher: For Dummies (03 February, 2003)
Sales Rank: 87,510
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
Getting started...and beyond?
Yip, worth the pennies you're going to spend on it. It has a no-nonsense approach and gets you up and running in no time at all. It doesn't include the typical html-this-and-html-that intro chapters (that are included in virtually all the other web development-related books) and jumps away with the cardinals immediately.
It is obviously not a topical alpha-to-omega subject matter type of book - for this buy separate titles specialising in the Macromedia component you're interested in.
But if you are a hit-the-ground-running type of being, this will show you how all the Macromedia components integrate with each other and beyond. The book is definitely worth the odd 8550 square millimeters (footprint that is!) on your bookshelf. Enjoy!
Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent Reference Book
Macromedia Studio MX for Dummies makes nearly the whole Studio Mx easy to understand.
When I first purchased the book, I had virtually no experience at all with any Macromedia products.
I was mainly experienced with Microsoft FrontPage and somewhat familiar with basic html.
I was really impressed by the sections on Dreamweaver and Fireworks--the book made the programs so easy to work through.
Literally within one hour, I had learned how to swap images, rollover text with flash, compress files with Fireworks' export wizard, hyperlink the build-in flash buttons in Dreamweaver, upload via FTP, etc...
The section on FlashMX is great, but if you want to go 100% flash, you'll need to buy a more in-depth book.
Within several hours, I had created a 5 page website utilizing the knowledge that I had garnered from MS MX for Dummies.
I highly recommend this book for anyone that has not utilized Macromedia products before.
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· Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Hands-On Training
· Macromedia Studio MX Bible
· Building Web Sites with Macromedia Studio MX