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Please Recommend Flash Books for Beginners

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DXL

10:28 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have been learning graphic design in photoshop for a over a year, and have been doing halfway decent web design during this time. I really want to learn how to use Flash over the next year for business and recreation.

My main interest is learning how to create flash intros for websites. My other interests involve learning how to design simple cartoons in flash, and finally how to design entire websites using flash. I have seen a good number of books online that I am interested in purchasing, but it seems that there are just as many negative reviews as there are positive ones.

Speaking from experience, what books can you recommend to me as someone who knows absolutely nothing about flash? What books are going to simplify the whole process for me?

dhdweb

10:53 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Don't take this the wrong way but try Flash for Dummies!

Very simple and easy to understand! ;)

korkus2000

10:56 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have never really used any books, so I can't help you there. The tutorial that comes with Flash is excellent. There are also plenty of sites dedicated to Flash development. I put together a resource list [webmasterworld.com] that has a lot of Flash info. This thread [webmasterworld.com] has a good list of sites with tutorials and info. Just remember to have patients at first. It is quite different from photoshop.

zooloo

11:48 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I use the VQS series and they always come up trumps for me. :)

Macromedia Flash MX for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickStart Guide)

Paperback - 624 pages (1 June, 2002)
Peachpit Press; ISBN: 0201794810

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troi21

11:10 am on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Try Flash Mx by Friends of ED.

trismegisto

2:13 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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i would keep with korkus suggestion. most of the basics and some advanced techniques can be found in the help menu. i have never bought a book so i canít suggest anything.

the real power of flash lies in the actionscript, if you buy a book, look for an understandable and deep guide about actionscript.

 

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