flash books

4 Feb 2008 - 2:48pm
6 years ago
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Micah Freedman
2008

Got any favorite flash books for cs3 for an intermediate user
(designer/developer) who hasn't upgraded in a few versions?

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4 Feb 2008 - 6:32pm
Michael Micheletti
2006

On Feb 4, 2008 11:48 AM, Micah Freedman <i at micahfreedman.com> wrote:

> Got any favorite flash books for cs3 for an intermediate user
> (designer/developer) who hasn't upgraded in a few versions?
>

I'm no Flash super-power, so when I needed to get more comfortable with CS3
I went browsing at B&N and came home with a heavy armload and a lighter
wallet. These are the two books that I seem to get the most use out of:

Adobe Flash CS3 Professional On Demand
http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Flash-CS3-Professional-Demand/dp/0789736926/
This is a "how do I do it in the interface" sort of book.

Essential Actionscript 3.0
http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Flash-CS3-Professional-Demand/dp/0789736926/
Scripting and coding reference with examples and sample code.

Have fun!

Michael Micheletti

5 Feb 2008 - 9:34am
Chris Griffith
2008

Moock's book is awesome, but it is a tome (900 pages). This is
'bible'. You also might want to look at gotoandlearn.com for some
great tutorials.

I would also recommend these to have:

Foundation Actionscript 3.0 Animation: Making Things Move!
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Actionscript-3-0-Animation-Making/dp/1590597915
for all your animation needs.

Foundation ActionScript 3.0 with Flash CS3 and Flex
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-ActionScript-3-0-Flash-Flex/dp/1590598156
I just finished this one was well and thought is was a good stater
reference.

I have not read this one, but it might be useful:
Foundation Flash CS3 for Designers
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Flash-CS3-Designers/dp/159059861X
It could be geared for a different mindset, mine is more developer
than designer.

Chris Griffith
Senior Engineer - User Experience Group
Qualcomm

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5 Feb 2008 - 11:02am
matthewlarn
2008

I have read Flash CS3 for Designers and liked it, but it's definitely for
designers who are getting into Flash either for the first time or after MANY
years of being out of it. If you need a reintroduction to the basics, then
this is a great read. If not, you can download the eBook or something and
only read the Actionscript chapters.

-Matthew Stephens
www.codebymatt.com

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