Media praise for Flash Out of the Box
"If you want to launch up to speed on Macromedia's Flash MX 2004 development environment, Flash Out of the Box can offer you an EZ Pass to functional familiarity... Clearly and smoothly laid out and sequenced, for Mac or PC, the step-by-step tutorials are accessible and logical building blocks towards making your movies soar on the Web."
"Clearly and smoothly laid out and sequenced, for Mac or PC, the step-by-step tutorials are accessible and logical buidling blocks towards making your movies soar on the Web."
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--Tony Reveaux, Bookscan, Film/Tape World, May 2005
"Fun and Flash are not usually heard in the same breath, at least not from the mouth of anyone attempting to get to grips with designing web sites and using it for the first time. Yet fun is what's promised and, in our opinion, delivered as well...the book is a joy to read...This is a colourful and fun way to get from newbie to Flash master in the shortest possible time."
--Davey Winder, "PC Plus," March 2005
"A highly recommended tutorial Flash book which outlines best practices and creates logical order of learning progression through hands-on exercises planning when and how to use each feature."
--Diane Donovan, "Midwest Book Review," February 2005
"Hoekman's approach is clear and unpretentious--attributes not always associated with software how-to books. He leaves the reader who actually ventures into the lessons with the feeling of 'Hey! I can do this!' It's a nice bonus that he doesn't show off his prowess in the jargon department."
--Michael W. Dominowski, Staten Island Sunday Advance, February 2005