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Macromedia Flash 8: Training from the Source by James English

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Introduction

It’s hard to imagine the World Wide Web in the days before Macromedia Flash. It was dull, lifeless, even flat. Web pages were little more than glorified brochures with maybe some limited amount of interactivity or functionality, but even that limited amount of ability was victim to browser incompatibilities. Then along came Flash, and the rules changed.

Macromedia Flash 8 Basic continues to extend the Flash authoring tool, providing designers and developers both with capabilities that 10 years ago were the sole realm of desktop applications. What’s more, Flash 8 makes it even easier to create fully featured applications that not only can be deployed over the web but also on CD-ROM, kiosks, mobile phones, and even broadcast. This book ...

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