Flash 4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide is a step-by-step guide to creating animated Web graphics using Macromedia Flash 4. This easy, visual approach to learning Flash takes the reader through the basics of vector drawing to the creation of animated multimedia files for the Web. Using this clear guide, professional Web designers, as well as hobbyists, can find out how to add sophisticated multimedia effects to their Web pages, without having to learn complicated scripting languages. Topics covered: using the editing environment, including the timeline, stage, toolbar, menus and keyboard shortcuts; creating and modifying objects, using layers, saving objects as symbols and using libraries; creating frame-by-frame animations, animations with motion and shape tweening; using masks, movie-clip symbols, interactivity with frame actions and buttons; adding sound to movies, complex interactivity, including conditional actions; preparing a movie for optimal playback on the Web, including Flash Player settings; and publishing HTML for Flash Player files.
Flash is the perfect tool for creating immersive, interactive, and animated Web site design, and Flash Web Design teaches you to use it to its full potential. The book is broken into two sections: The Essentials and Case Studies. The Essentials section covers the basics of Flash production, illuminating how and why Flash works. The second section is a series of case studies and deconstructions based on projects and problems the author has faced with his clients. Each of these case studies begins by getting the reader to think about the processes and ideas behind specific designs. Flash Web Design is geared toward professional Web designers and content creators who want to make their site stand out from the typical noise of the Web. This book assumes readers have some experience with Web design and animation, but it does not assume previous work with Flash.
Graphics, Animation and Interactivity with Flash 4.0 provides the information needed to make the most out of web site design by using Macromedia Flash 4.0. This book includes explanations that are straightforward and easy to understand and provides examples of the common functions needed to apply this program. Find complete coverage of vector animation as well as information on ad banners, buttons, and animated corporate logos. Coverage includes information on how to integrate sound with animations, create vector images with transparency, and create quick loading animated sequences to play while the rest of the web content downloads. This book is the perfect web design tool and desk reference.
The Flash Anthology is for anyone who wishes to take their Flash skills to the next level. Learn to create and customize dozens of effects, work with external data, produce charts & graphs, make your Flash sites search engine friendly, debug errors easily & quickly and so much more.