If you've ever seen an especially cool Flash effect on the web, gone straight to your trusty Flash book to find out how to do it, then turned away empty-handed--Flash Hacksis for you. This unique book offers a collection of expert Flash tips and tricks for optimization, creating interesting effects, ActionScript programming, sound and video effects, and much more--and you don't need to be an expert to use them (although you'll certainly look like one).
With Flash technology, you can create compelling web content, expressive user interfaces, and rich applications for the Internet--all of which dramatically enhance the user experience.
But Flash is not just practical, it's a wellspring of opportunities to unleash your creativity and have fun. Flash Hacksdives straight into all that's fun and creative about Flash, while presenting useful programming techniques and practical--although never mundane--hacks that can make your work easier.
Geared to cover Flash MX, Flash MX 2004, and Flash MX Professional 2004, Flash Hacksbegins with hacks on authoring, testing, and web environments.
- Flash Assets (sound, video, and bitmaps)
- Code hacks
- Events and event handling
- Advanced animation
- UI design hacksTrue to O'Reilly's popular Hacks series, Flash Hackstackles problems and solutions that aren't dealt with elsewhere.
You'll pick up insider tips from the experts, and learn about amazing and sometimes quirky aspects of Flash. If you want more than your average Flash user--you want to explore and experiment, unearth shortcuts, create usefultools, and come up with fun things to try on your own--Flash Hacksis the book you'll need.