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  How to Use Flash MX and Action
"How to Use Flash MX and ActionScript is the simplest and most visual way to learn to create compelling Web animation." - Que Publishing

Full-color, two-page spreads visually explain how to use Macromedia Flash to create animated graphics and sound.

This is the second time I have had a chance to take a look at one of these 'How to Use' 'In Full Color' books put out by Que Publishing. I gotta say these books are not very big, but if you are a newbie to Flash MX, this book is a must. The book takes you through the basics of Macromedia's Flash MX literally step by step. The information is presented in graphic form with screen shots and other graphic descriptions all the way through.

The book takes you step by step in a logical order and really doesn't leave anything out. The reader goes through the book using lessons and examples that can be done in Flash as you go through each chapter. I would rate the book as a high reccommend for new users, but for Flash users with experience, they may find the book to be very basic. For more experienced Flash MX users I will reccommend another Que Publishing book entitled 'Flash MX Actionscript for Fun and Games' which will be reviewed in this space very shortly.

If you are starting out with Flash for the first time, this is definately the best book I have come across to get you going in the right direction.

About the Author:
Denise Tyler is no stranger to graphics, animation and multimedia-related software. She combines her passion for multimedia with an equal passion for teaching others how to create it. During many years of working as a freelance graphics artist and animator, she attained wide and varied experience with many graphic, animation, and Web-related software programs, including Flash. She has written, co-authored, or revised more than a dozen books since 1994. She is the best-selling author of Laura Lemay's Web Workshop: Microsoft FrontPage, and co-authored, with Laura Lemay, both editions of Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in 21 Days. She also co-wrote How To Use Flash 5 with Gary Rebholz.

Review ID Number: 599
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Que Publishing / Macromedia
Review Date: 2002-07-22
Reviewer: Brad Lawryk
Rating: 10 out of 10
 
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