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Book Review - Creating A Web Site With Flash 8 - Visual QuickProject by David Morris

Author:David Morris
ISBN: 0321412478
Publisher: Peachpit Press
9.0 x 7.0
160 pages
Published: Dec 2005

This book won't teach you everything about AdobeR MacromediaR Flash but it does teach you the basic techniques needed to create a website with Flash 8. The author, David Morris, uses easy instructions with large supporting screen shots.

Morris takes you step-by-step as you create a working website. You can view this sample website and download the sample Flash files from the book's companion site. These Flash files are very helpful as you work through the book.

So, just what new skills will you learn by reading this book? To begin with, you will work with the Flash drawing and text tools and learn how to import graphics created in other programs such as Adobe PhotoshopR. Once you have mastered these tasks, you move on to working with the Flash Timeline which is the control center of your website. You will use simple ActionScript to move from point to point, or page to page, along the Timeline.

The main features of the website you will create are interactive menu buttons, a slide show product catalog, externally loaded dynamic text with scrollbars, externally loaded Flash movie and an animated homepage.

For those who have read this author's previous book, Creating a Web Site with Flash - Visual QuickProject Guide, you will notice that the sample website is the same. However, the screen shots and instructions have been updated for Flash 8. David Morris has been working in graphic and web design for many years and has worked for Macromedia, Inc.

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