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AdvancED Flash Interface Design

Apress
  • Will support the new version of Flash, released later on this year

  • Only up-to-date book on the market that covers Flash Interface Design in this depth

  • Includes complete example sites, to show the reader what can be achieved with Flash graphics alone

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-0164-9
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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Flash Overview

    • Guido Rosso, Michael Kemper
    Pages 3-12
  3. Creating Usable and Innovative Experiences

    • Michael Kemper
    Pages 15-31
  4. Interface Designers’ Guide to Color

    • Michael Kemper
    Pages 33-58
  5. Planning Your Interface Design

    • Guido Rosso
    Pages 61-69
  6. Understanding the Timeline and Layers

    • Brian Monnone
    Pages 95-111
  7. Working with 3D Vectors

    • Michael Kemper, Guido Rosso
    Pages 113-133
  8. Using Video in Flash

    • Michael Kemper
    Pages 135-173
  9. Photoshop Techniques

    • Guido Rosso
    Pages 175-233
  10. Creating Animated Effects

    • Michael Kemper, Guido Rosso
    Pages 255-288
  11. Flash Textures

    • Michael Kemper
    Pages 291-303
  12. Photo Editing in Photoshop and Flash

    • Brian Monnone
    Pages 305-335
  13. Finishing Off Your Site

    • Guido Rosso
    Pages 337-343
  14. Back Matter

    Pages 345-349

About this book

As a competent Flash designer, you're probably comfortable with all of the basics that Flash has to offer. However, you've probably looked at some of the amazing Flash sites on the web and thought, "How'd they do that?" Well, you'll find out in this book.

Flash allows users to create some amazing interactive interfaces to interact with rich Internet applications, e-learning systems, and simple web sites. In this book, two of the most talented Flash designers in the world will show you how to use them effectively to create breathtaking visuals for your Flash web sites. You'll also learn how to take advantage of Flash's powerful built-in vector-based drawing tools.

The authors discuss general background theory, such as site planning, color theory, and information architecture. They reveal techniques using gradients, layers, lighting and shadowing, 3D objects, animation, and photo editing. Techniques are illustrated and the book concludes with a discussion of usability and final tweaks. There is also a tutorial on testing your work, and exporting and finally publishing it.

Keywords

  • Adobe Flash
  • Animation
  • Flash
  • Internet
  • Tutorial
  • Usability
  • design
  • information architecture
  • interfaces
  • internet applications
  • testing

About the authors

A computer enthusiast his whole life, Guido Rosso started designing professionally at the height of the dot-com boom. Surviving the crash unscathed, he and his twin brother, Luigi, opened RealitySlip Srl (www.realityslip.com), a design and development company based in Rome. They have since broadened their portfolio to include award-winning web design, application development, and video game projects for companies around the world. Guido's work has been featured in PC Gamer, American Design Awards, The Favourite Website Awards, and numerous other publications, and awarded finalist for Macromedia MAX.

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Buying options

eBook USD 34.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-0164-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)