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Flash MX Application & Interface Design Paperback – July 11, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-1590591581 ISBN-10: 1590591585 Edition: 1st

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This book is for people who want to hone their Flash skills to make their code really work for its supper. With one look at these inspiring interfaces, you’ll see that everything pitches in to the final design. It’s foxy and functional, and will show you some indispensable techniques. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Connor McDonald has worked with Oracle since the early 1990s, cutting his teeth on Oracle versions 6.0.36 and 7.0.12. Over the past 11 years, Connor has worked with systems in Australia, the U.K., southeast Asia, western Europe, and the United States. He has come to realize that although the systems and methodologies around the world are very diverse, there tend to be two common themes in the development of systems running on Oracle: either to steer away from the Oracle-specific functions or to use them in a haphazard or less-than-optimal fashion. It was this observation that led to the creation of a personal hints and tips website (http://www.OracleDBA.co.uk) and more, presenting on the Oracle speaker circuit in an endeavor to improve the perception and usage of PL/SQL in the industry.

[Bio updated October 2008]

Paul Prudence's current work can be found at transphormetic.com. Paul is an artist and real-time visual performer working with computational and visual feedback systems and video. He uses VVVV, Flash & processed digital video. He's also a lecturer on visual music and syneasthetic art. Paul is a researcher and writer at Dataisnature.



After studying theatre in London, then working for several years as an actor in the U.S., Todd Yard was introduced to Flash in 2000 and was quickly taken by how it allowed for both stunning creativity and programmatic logic application a truly left-brain, right brain approach to production and has not looked back. He now freelances as a Flash developer in New York City, creating both silly animations and utilitarian applications. His personal work and experimentation can be found at his website, 27Bobs.com.

Pete Aylward is to be found working as a product manager for friends of ED, where he's been employed since 2001. Some 'non-work work' can be found at hypertelia.com.

Glen Rhodes started his mind going early in life, when he was about 4 years old. At that age, Glen began playing the piano, which was sitting unused in his family's house. He's been playing ever since. Later, in 1997, Glen co-wrote a full-length musical called Chrystanthia. Somewhere along the way, he picked up game programming as a hobby, and eventually ended up making games professionally for home console systems. Then, in 1998, Glen discovered how he could take all my experiences and combine them, when he discovered Flash. The rest is history. Glen shares his ideas on his website, GlenRhodes.com.

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Ken Jokol is not American and doesn't live in London. He just works in the U.K. as a web developer for cash. Ken's site for this week is pinderkaas.com, and this is his life so far: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro Model B, Spectrum 48k, ZX Spectrum +, Dragon 16k, Atari ST 520, Amiga 1200, 286, 386SX 25Mhz, 386DX, Pentium 166 Mhz, iMac 400, Power Mac G4 450 Mhz. Ken's ambitions were to be a palaeontologist, or a milkman (so he could sit at home, eat fish fingers, and watch Moonlighting). One day, he will learn how to tune his guitar.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: friendsofED; 1 edition (July 11, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590591585
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590591581
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,428,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cody L Lindley on January 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
Flash MX Application & Interface Design explores advanced flash navigations built with Flash MX. The first chapter of the book details everything you'd ever want or need to know about pre-loading. The last chapter contains some handy tips for dealing with Flash video. The meat of the book covers advanced navigations built with flash-sometimes so advanced it borders on useless. However, the value is not so much in what the authors built using Flash, but how they built it using actionscript.
Some authors from the book obviously assume their readers possess expert-level knowledge of OOP, classes, inheritance, and creating objects. As I waded through a couple of scripts, I felt as if the authors expected a certain level of familiarity with OOP from me. In addition, the examples in the book are quite complex. If a reader wishes to take the examples and use the lessons found within them, he or she will either need extraordinary persistence or advanced scripting skills.
Nevertheless, the book contains a wealth of code for the advanced scripter; enough to keep an enthusiastic reader busy for many weeks. The book also showcased the drawing API through several chapters and gives great coverage of creating text fields in Flash MX. I enjoyed the varied perspectives offered by the different authors, particularly the chapter related to using an XML document to populate an interface/navigation.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "deadsam" on December 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
At first I have to admit when I seen this title, I thought hmmmm a book about flash and designing, can't be too interesting, but after reading it and lookinig at the case studies, I quickly changed my mind. I have to say this is one amazing book. If your a flash designer, then this book is a must! It has case studies from preloaders (ah you say whats the big deal with that?) believe me, just the prloaders alone are worth the price of the book, then it goes into how to make a website that is not just appealing visually but some totally amazing coding to go with it, then it goes into projects like the totally insane family tree (I have yet to see anything coded or visually appealing as this project is, you have to see this one to believe it), then how to use xml to create an insane directory (or it can be used as a menu) then comes php (Ok this is where it starts to go into orbit, a full website thats easy to navigate and extremly eye appealing). You want stickiness? check out the growing plant case study. Unbelievable project! then also theres the t-shirt designing art program (which can be converted into an online art program for various purposes) and also the use of video (now this is not just a normal video case study) on the side it shows you what steps a karate guy is making top view in graphics as the karate guy does his moves (one great how to do karate tutorial for online) which can also be converted into other things as well. So there you have it a book jammed packed full of totally insane case studies. Some have surpassed anything Ive seen yet! I was thikning of giving this book a 4 star rating when I got about halfway through it, I have no choice but to give it a 5 star rating, it's just way to good not too.
If your a flash designer or just a flash programmer, you need this book!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "studiowhiz" on November 26, 2002
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This is an interesting book covering many aspects of flash use today. There is a good sprinkling of
- Drawing API
- Advanced Actionscripting
- XML, PHP and server side technologies
- Sticky site concepts
- neat interactive video
The book is not big, and is by no means exhaustive .. .but it is fun.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "deadsam" on December 23, 2002
Format: Paperback
I removed this review as it wound up becoming two here. Feel free to remove this one.
Deadsam
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By emmanuel okyere on January 12, 2003
Format: Paperback
i haven't seen a single book that sells the role flash mx should play in interface design and applications development as this one.
a definite must have for every designer/developer.
note: if you don't even read it... display it proudly on your shelf.
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