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Flash MX Application & Interface Design

Data delivery, navigation, and fun in Flash MX, XML, and PHP

  • Authors
  • Pete Aylward
  • Ken Jokol
  • Jamie Macdonald
  • Paul Prudence
  • Glen Rhodes
  • Robbie Shepherd
  • Todd Yard
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Pete Aylward, Ken Jokol, Jamie Macdonald, Paul Prudence, Glen Rhodes, Robbie Shepherd et al.
    Pages 1-24
  3. Pete Aylward, Ken Jokol, Jamie Macdonald, Paul Prudence, Glen Rhodes, Robbie Shepherd et al.
    Pages 25-44
  4. Pete Aylward, Ken Jokol, Jamie Macdonald, Paul Prudence, Glen Rhodes, Robbie Shepherd et al.
    Pages 45-72
  5. Pete Aylward, Ken Jokol, Jamie Macdonald, Paul Prudence, Glen Rhodes, Robbie Shepherd et al.
    Pages 73-102
  6. Pete Aylward, Ken Jokol, Jamie Macdonald, Paul Prudence, Glen Rhodes, Robbie Shepherd et al.
    Pages 103-134
  7. Pete Aylward, Ken Jokol, Jamie Macdonald, Paul Prudence, Glen Rhodes, Robbie Shepherd et al.
    Pages 135-152
  8. Pete Aylward, Ken Jokol, Jamie Macdonald, Paul Prudence, Glen Rhodes, Robbie Shepherd et al.
    Pages 153-174
  9. Pete Aylward, Ken Jokol, Jamie Macdonald, Paul Prudence, Glen Rhodes, Robbie Shepherd et al.
    Pages 175-210
  10. Pete Aylward, Ken Jokol, Jamie Macdonald, Paul Prudence, Glen Rhodes, Robbie Shepherd et al.
    Pages 211-238
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 239-248

About this book

Introduction

The days of Flash as a creative luxury are long gone. After months of downsizing, Flash creativity has been on a huge rationalization program. It is no longer enough to present animation in millions of colors and a hundred transparencies. It is no longer sufficient to provide interactivity and dynamism for their own sake.

The purpose of this collection is to show how designers have taken Flash and made it work for its supper. What we discover is a series of creations that place Flash at the hub of cutting edge web content.

The end result is a snapshot of Flash as the ideal medium.

In these amazing examples, we see the software pushed to its limits to create unbeatable applications—a collapsible family tree, an interactive video learning system, and a drawing tool, capable of running online!

Beyond this, we dip into the back-end capabilities to look at how to improve Flash still further. Some staple XML and PHP routines are brought in to add a bit of spice, while Flash's mysterious sharedObject command is hunted down and tamed to create a hybrid Tamagotchi houseplant—perfectly suited to lure surfers back to your website!

Keywords

Adobe Flash PHP XML animation creativity design friends of ED learning navigation software video

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