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April 25, 2006

Flash 8 Cookbook: Flash 8 Recipes From the Experts

Sebastopol, CA--The mention of Flash in web design, conjures up images of slick interactive web sites with a "wow factor." Of course the level of impressive quality depends on the expertise of the designer. Since it was introduced in 1996, Flash has become the premier choice for adding animation and interactivity to web pages. With the release of Flash 8, powerful new features were introduced that upped the ante. In order to reap the benefits and stay competitive, Flash developers and designers consistently need to master the new tools quickly. Finding an up-to-date resource guide, that helps put Flash's features and benefits into practice, is a definite must-have.

Enter O'Reilly's new Flash 8 Cookbook (Lott, O'Reilly, US $44.99)--a practical nuts-and-bolts toolkit with ready-made answers to common Flash development questions.

With 280 standalone recipes, this handy resource guide follows O'Reilly's popular Problem/Solution/Discussion Cookbook format--including brief explanations of how and why the solutions work. Flash developers and designers can refer to it and find useful information, including recipes for the following:

  • Planning Flash Projects
  • Drawing in Flash
  • Structuring Movies
  • Creating Animation
  • Simulating 3D in Flash
  • Working with Dynamic Text
  • Adding Interactivity
  • Working with Video
  • Working with Sound
  • Deploying Flash on Mobile Devices
  • "I wrote this book for anyone who wants to learn solutions to specific tasks using Flash," states Joey Lott. " Whether you're a Flash beginner or a Flash expert, this book is designed to help you with answers to real-world problems."

    Author Joey Lott is a leading speaker and consultant in the Flash development community. Lott worked with a team of experts to produce the Flash 8 Cookbook and bring their collective expertise to the Flash community. Included are contributions from Jeffrey Bardzell, Ezra Freedman, Kris Honeycutt, and Robert Reinhardt.

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    Flash 8 Cookbook
    Joey Lott
    ISBN: 0-596-10240-2, 534 pages, $44.99 US
    order@oreilly.com
    1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

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