Macromedia Flash MX Studio
||Author: Dennis Baldwin, Jamie Macdonald, Keith Peters, Jon Steer, David Tudury|
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Publisher: APress (01 July, 2003)
Sales Rank: 836,743
Average Customer Rating: 3 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
ED's people slipped on this one
I have used the Friends of Ed books in the past and found them to be excellent tutorials. The Foundation Flash book and the Flash MX ActionScript aare well-rounded, and cover the ground they set out to do, albeit wwith errors here and there.
I bought the Friends of Ed Macromedia Flash MX Studio, expecting similar coverage reflecting advanced concepts for design. Much to my regret, I found this to be a book on ActionScript. The examples are essentially trivial tricks done with ActionScript, with descriptions that suit some aspects of game design.
To contrast, the Flash MX ActionScript book published by FOE focuses on many of the concepts used to build Flash applications... and is a book that would be useful to designers who wish to use Actionscript when developing a Flash Project.
Macromedia Flash MX Studio was a waste of time and money.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Quality of ED and stunning methods of MX !
I own previously owned 7 friends of ed books, and i'm used to their style of writing so i had high expectations.
This new release gets you right into to bussiness this time, no usability lecture or do's and dont's. It handles all the new features in MX illustrated with in depth excercises or complicated case studies.
If you are a solid flash 5 user, it gets you up to date !
(But DON'T BUY this book if you want to GET STARTED WITH MX)
This is the first release so there are still mistakes in some scripts, but that's a plus, IT MAKES YOU THINK why it doesn't work !
It's the best advanced MX book to upgrade to MX !
· Foundation ActionScript for Flash MX
· Macromedia Flash MX Designer's ActionScript Reference
· Macromedia Flash MX ActionScripting: Advanced Training from the Source