Macromedia Flash MX Developer's Guide

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9780072195590: Macromedia Flash MX Developer's Guide

High-demand-Flash skills and techniques are essential for anyone involved in Web motion - and this book delivers the goods. It gives advanced developers everything they'll need to extend the already extensive functionality of Flash. It provides intermediate to advanced users with the tools necessary to master the production process and create professional applications. It is an ultimate resource-filled with developer's tips on managing file size and working with sound and interactivity features. It includes CD-ROM featuring code from the book.

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Your Professional Resource for Developing with Flash MX

Maximize the capabilities of Macromedia Flash MX--the preeminent tool for Web-based, interactive, multimedia applications, animation, and content generation--with the advanced development strategies in this professional resource. Inside, you'll find full details on using all of Flash's versatile elements, developing with ActionScript, utilizing dynamic data from MySQL using PHP, integrating with third-party development tools such as SWF Studio, QuickTime, and Director, and creating Flash 3D vector animation with low-cost tools. Build flexible, fast-loading Web pages and applications using Macromedia Flash MX and this expert resource.

  • Use ActionScript--from basic features to advanced techniques
  • Incorporate programmatic motion into your Flash applications
  • Integrate data from dynamic sources
  • Build a Flash front end for PHP/MySQL applications
  • Read, parse, and format XML data in Flash
  • Optimize audio and visual elements for streaming
  • Build Flash and JavaScript bridged applications
  • Create engaging Flash designs using traditional design principles
  • Set attractive text with proven typographic principles
  • Model and rig 3-D characters and animations for Flash vector animation

About the Author:

P.S. Woods (Seneca Falls, NY) is a freelance Web developer and consultant. He has contributed many articles and product reviews to the Flash community through the Web Developers' Virtual Library ( In his consulting career, he has been retained by clients as small as a storefront ISP in the Mojave desert and as large as Price Waterhouse Coopers.

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