If you've never used Macromedia Flash before, this is the book for you. It uses a series of structured exercices to give you the broad, solid foundation knowledge you need to start your exploration of Flash from scratch. Foundation Flash MX uses a proven sequential, detailed, and accessible tutorial style to progressively build your skiffs. This book will give you the secure footing you need when you reach for the next handhold. This book focuses relentlessly on the tore skiffs that you need to get you started on your journey : understanding the interface : familiarizing yourself with the creative tools and their capabilities ; grasping the relationships between a Flash movie's graphical, multimedia, text, and code ingredients ; gaining insight into how to put ail the pieces together and hook them up with ActionScript ; and using ActionScript to articulate your movies and make them truly dynamic and interactive. All these aspects (and much more) are covered in detailed tutorials and exercices, reinforced with a case study that runs throughout the book and builds into a fully functional personal web site. If you're searching for a book that'll give you a rock solid grounding in Flash MX, look no further - you've just found it.