Fred Gerantabee is an Emmy-award winning interactive designer, author and educator with over 13 years of experience in web and interactive design, development and consulting.
Most recently, Fred was an interactive producer with Walt Disney Interactive/ ABC television, creating synchronous, FLASH-based applications and interactive games for major television events such as the 2004 Presidential Elections, the Academy Awards, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Fred is an Adobe Certified Instructor and ACE for Flash, Dreamweaver and Flash Lite and the author of several books including Flash CS3 and Dreamweaver CS3 Dynamic Learning series books on O'Reilly publishing. He is a speaker, training manager and instructor at Aquent Graphics Institute, where he delivers custom consulting, training and curriculum solutions.
"One of the best features of the book is that as the lessons progress, there is a great emphasis on the use of CSS to style the pages and it includes discussions of the differences between print and the web when choosing font sizes, how to prepare images for use on the web. "
--Diane George, PC Community News
"This guide uses 13 lessons to illustrate how to use Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 on a Mac or PC to develop, design, and maintain websites. "
--Shannon Hendrickson, SciTech Book News
"Fred Gerantabee and AGI Creative Team's Dynamic Learning Flash CS3 Professional is a 'must' for any who would learn the basics of Adobe's Flash CS3. Fifteen self-paced lessons come with both theory and color, real-world screen examples in a step-by-step tutorial perfect for either college classroom assignment or computer library reference. It's rich with tools and introductions to all the new features of FlashCS3 Professional, and it offers the visual backups key to complete understanding."
--James Cox, The Bookwatch
"I prefer the "learning by example" process. It's much easier for me to retain procedures if I have to work through them, not just read about them. The books in the Dynamic Learning series provide you with what people like to call "real world projects." I have yet to be able to directly apply any of these projects to my real world, but so be it. The point is that Dynamic Learning: Flash CS3 Professional presents the reader with projects, the tools and files necessary to build the project and the instructions to complete the project. After working through a few of these projects, you should be comfortable enough with Flash to break out on your own."
--Kirk Hiner, AppleLinks
"O'Reilly has raised the bar on book-bound self-paced training media with this combination book and DVD package. The entire course is exceptionally well done and can be used as a formal training program, with free instructor guides. Participants are taken through the entire Dreamweaver production workflow, from learning the application work environment to managing a published site."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report
"As a primarily visual learner, I found the abundance of clear color illustrations that take the reader a step at a time extremely helpful. The visuals on the DVD help take these a step further for someone like myself. I think this book has a definite place on the shelf of anyone learning or in the early comfort stages of using Dreamweaver."
--John R. Clark, TCM Reviews
"The book is written by product experts who show whats new in the software as well as teaching the basics from previous versions."
--Gregg Ellman, The Star-Telegram
"The book as a reference and self-study guide would benefit any Flasher...As it stands, I recommend every Flasher to acquire a copy both for the purposes of learning and teaching Flash CS3, which has now come of age as key authoring tool for animation and graphics on the web."
--Colm Brazel, MMUG-Dublin Bloggers
"This book has a lot going for it as a classroom tool. The 13 lessons deal with the basics of using Dreamweaver, customizing it to the way you work, and touches on broad Web coding issues. So beginners, who most need those broader issues as context, will appreciate that something extra they need."
--Brett Merkey, Amazon.com
"The book is well organized, the examples are real world examples, and the instruction provides a good working base from which one can really learn Flash CS3."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine