ActionScript: Your visual blueprint for creating interactive projects in Flash CS4 Professional

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Wiley, Jun 8, 2009 - Computers - 400 pages
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Visual learners can get up and running quickly on ActionScript programming skills for Flash CS4

If you're a programmer who learns best when you see how something is done, this book will have you up and running with ActionScipt in no time. Step-by-step, two-page lessons show you the core programming foundations you must master to create rich Internet content using the preferred language for work with Flash. The visual approach breaks big topics into bite-sized modules, with high-resolution screen shots to illustrate each task.

You'll learn such skills as how to add interactivity, animate in code, and work with external content to create Flash projects with pizzazz.

  • Designed for visual learners, with two-page lessons and step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions
  • Covers foundation ActionScript, animating, interactivity, and working with external content
  • Demonstrates using the Actions panel, syntax rules, and essential language foundations Shows how to use variables and arrays; write functions, classes, if/else statements, and loops; and work with static classes such as Math
  • Explores essential techniques such as loading visual aspects at runtime, text from delimited text files and XML, and server-based assets using Flash Remoting
  • Companion Web site features all the code that appears in the text, ready to plug into your Web pages

ActionScript: Your visual blueprint to creating interactive projects in Flash CS4 Professional is the visual learner's way to master ActionScript quickly and easily.

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Rob Huddleston has been developing Web pages and applications since 1994. Since 1999, he has been a full-time instructor and has taught Web and graphic design to thousands of students. Rob is an Adobe User Group Manager and was recently named as an Adobe Community Expert for his volunteer work answering user questions in online forums. Rob lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.

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