If you're new to Fireworks MX, this book will provide you with a fast learning curve to get you swiftly up to speed, and progressing towards the creativity you want to achieve; and if you already have some familiarity with any version of Fireworks, it'll provide many exercises and case studies that will extend your knowledge.
Macromedia's Fireworks MX 2004 enables you to design, optimize, and add basic interactivity to your graphics. It is mainly used for designing and optimizing web graphics, then exporting them to website creation programs like Dreamweaver or Flash. This book will take you from absolute beginner to Fireworks hero!
You've dabbled a little with Flash, but are beginning to wonder why people are getting tetchy at the download time. You're willing to start learning some ActionScript tricks to fight the file flab, and you're not afraid to become addicted to optimization!
Beginning Java and Flex describes new, simpler, and faster ways to develop enterprise rich Internet applications (RIAs) by integrating the Adobe Flex framework with Java technologies like Spring, Hibernate, and more.
AdvancED Flex 4 makes advanced Flex 4 concepts and techniques easy. Ajax, RIA, Web 2.0, mashups, mobile applications, the most sophisticated web tools, and the coolest interactive web applications are all covered with practical, visually oriented recipes.