Michael Puleio and Jennifer Turner Long, «Macromedia Flash MX - Fast & Easy WEB Development»
Premier Press | Published September 2002 | ISBN 1931841594 | 296 Pages | 11,2 Mb
Macromedia Flash MX Fast & Easy Web Development from Prima Tech is designed to help new and intermediate users become familiar with basic and intermediate features of Flash MX. Using a simple step-by-step, visual approach, this book introduces the tools and features of Flash MX. It shows how they are used, and provides examples along the way. With this book, you can learn how to create professional looking movies that will add life to any Web page.
Flash's extreme popularity comes from its small file sizes and accessibility. Flash has the capability to take an amazing animated movie and compress it into a size small enough for use on the Internet. Compared to video streaming, Flash is a much more efficient and effective way to package material. Also, Flash movies are easily played on almost all computers. Many computers come packed with the Flash plug-in, and it is an easy download for those machines that do not. Flash is the industry standard of its field.
Most people know that Flash is a great tool for creating "eye candy," but Flash's capabilities are not just graphical in nature. Flash's native scripting language, ActionScript, is quite robust and more and more Flash applications that work with data use it.
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