Flash 8 is the world's top program for creating animated and interactive Web sites. But Flash is complicated and easy to misuse. Many Webmasters have given up in frustration, or worse, added distracting and annoying elements to their sites. Flash 8: The Missing Manual helps you avoid common pitfalls and create compelling, professional features that appeal to your site's visitors. Coverage includes: The Flash interface - If you're new to Flash, the Test Drive quickly acquaints you with the program's windows, panels and tools.
If you've used earlier versions, this book updates you on flash 8's new features. Animation basics - Flash 8's powerful tools can't help you get great results unless you understand the concept behind them. This book teaches you exactly what you need to know to create seamless animations. Professional polish - You'll learn how to incorporate graphics, video clips, and soundtracks, and how to create reusable elements and templates to give your animations a consistent, sophisticated look with minimum effort.
When you're ready for speak automation and interactivity, the book demystifies Action Script, the Flash language that gives you maximum control. Publishing - Getting your Flash creation ready for the Web can be tedious and technically challenging. Flash 8 : The Missing Manual takes you through each step clearly and painkessky.