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!
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!
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.
This book is for readers who are looking to integrate their Flash movies with a .NET-enabled back-end. It assumes no prior knowledge of server-side technologies, but does require knowledge of Flash MX and ActionScript.
How do you design and develop a professional, usable, and visually appealing Flash site, that provides users with a memorable and enjoyable online experience? Flash Application Design Solutions will show you how.