With the latest MX release, Flash has taken a significant step towards becoming the standard tool for delivery of web content. This brings with it a whole range of new challenges for those working with Flash, the biggest of which is making sure that their Flash material can be easily used by everyone that it is intended for.
This book is definitely not about stifling flair and creativity. It's about making sure that your viewers stick around to appreciate the fruits of your creativity (and your hard work). It's also about keeping your skills current in an everchanging web landscape.
Essential topics covered in this book include:
* Structuring Flash content to optimize Usability
* Using Macromedia Flash MX to improve Accessibility
* Establishing design conventions that aid Usability The importance of user testing
Your highly talented guides through the maze of Usability issues:
* Chris MacGregor spreads the word on usability from Flazoom.com, and also wrote the Macromedia Flash Usability White Paper
* Crystal Waters has written numerous articles and books on accessibility and web design
* David Doull is a Flash application developer best known for his amazing site, smallblueprinter.com
* Bob Regan is the senior product manager for accessibility at Macromedia
* Andrew Kirkpatrick is Project Manager for the Access to Rich Media Project at the CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media in Boston
* Peter Pinch is Director of Technology for Interactive Content at WGBH Interactive