Be inspired and learn the professional tricks and techniques that will get the most out of Flash and DHTML for your Web designs. In Web Site Graphs: Flash Animation and DHTML over a hundred examples of dynamic Web graphics created using these two programs are featured, with screen shots and detailed text examining what elements work and how they were designed. From animated logos, pop-up menus, rollover buttons, streamed animations, to movies this book provides a resource of ideas for interactive Web design.
Short Projects and Creative Ideas Using Macromedia Flash
Author: Bradley Kaldahl
Pubpsher: Trafford Publishing
If you are new to Flash, or an experienced Flash user, you will find this book to be exciting, informative, and offers a wealth of creative ideas and techniques for getting the most out of Flash for web creation. Learning Flash is both fun and easy. This book provides over 30 short projects and over 100 experimental ideas that cover a variety of effects and techniques such as: Melting Type, Solar Explosions, Animated Typist using ActionScript, EZ Web Games, MP3 Sound Controllers, Dynamic Photography, Fading Web Paint, Motion Trails, Score Keeping for Web Games, Collision Detection, Creating and Testing Preloaders, and Interactive Web Portfolios. There are also tutorials for using Photoshop and Illustrator with Flash and a chapter on reverse engineering interesting Flash web sites. Additionally, this text provides a straightforward introduction to ActionScript. You will enjoy exploring new Flash ideas that are presented in a short (2-8 page), easy to follow, step-by-step format. This book allows you learn, create, and publish a variety of Flash effects quickly and easily. If you have never worked with Flash you will appreciate the fact that from chapter two, you are producing web content. Rather than describing each palette and menu item, you will learn by doing. The projects were designed by a professional Flash instructor, peer reviewed, and classroom tested, to insure that they are accurate, exciting, and most importantly, easy to understand. Extensive screen shots makes it easier to learn. Short projects, means that you can gain a solid understanding of a single concept before moving onto the next . From the author "My students and I agree that the most enjoyable way to learn complex software is with short projects that provide new, interesting and creative techniques that can be used, or modified, immediately for your own web creations."
Hot Design Solutions for the Coolest Site on the Web
Author: Nick Nettleton
Pubpsher: The Ilex Press Ltd
Category: Computer graphics
Whatever your level of ambition, this guide will show you how to get there. From the basics of getting started, the book moves on to creating webpages, working with images and building your own website, as well as how to incorporate sound, video and animation and how to attract and retain visitors to your site.
Start Here! : All that You Need to Create Your Own Fantastic Web Animations
Author: Graham Davis
Pubpsher: The Ilex Press Ltd
Animation software has brought the internet to life. 'Web Animation - Start Here!' will walk you through the techniques, hardware, and software you'll need to add the unique splash of colour and movement that only animation can bring to your website. As you work through the step-by-step, easy-to-follow projects, you'll move from being able to create a rudimentary animation to making mini-movies, animated text and interactive features. The book begins with an overview of creating animation for the Web; Part 1 explores animated buttons, avant-garde graphics, banner ads, cartoons, Web navigation systems, animated diagrams and much more, while Part 2 comprises numerous animation projects for you to try, enabling you to create eye-catching animation for your website in next to no time.
PRINCIPLES OF HTML, XHTML, AND DHTML teaches students the basics of building structured Web pages with HTML and XHTML, how to add text and images to Web pages, how to create frames, tables, and forms, and how to format and design Web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (or CSS). This text gives equal treatment to both HTML and XHTML, covering all new HTML 5 features while highlighting the differences between the languages. The book will also include enhanced coverage of DHTML, as HTML, X/HTML, and DHTML are commonly taught in the same course. Each chapter provides clear, non-technical explanations of the important concepts and techniques of a particular language or tool. The focus, however, is on learning-by-doing as students complete typical Web authoring tasks, such as adding tables to Web pages. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Whether you are a designer who hasn't yet used Flash, a professional animator who wants to create digital animation for the first time, or a Flash user who hasn't yet made the most of the animation features this book will show you how to bring your ideas to life. Get to grips with Flash and bring inspiration to your work using Alex Michael's easy to understand approach, demonstrating a wide selection of animation styles from a range of artists, along with key tips and tricks from the professionals.
Step-by-step techniques, illustrated with highly visual examples throughout the book, show you how to build up your ActionScripting skills quickly and effectively. A support website (www.sprite.net/understanding) provides all the content you need to try out the techniques shown in the book for yourself. Ideal for those studying multimedia and information technology and anyone who wants to produce highly effective online interactive content. This guide gives you all you need to ensure you have a firm foundation of knowledge on how to use ActionScript creatively so you can produce professional results.
From style sheets to layers, this book aims to help readers create well-designed, user-friendly Web sites. The Web Wizard series is aimed at anyone who wants to create, design, or learn about Web sites, incorporating an easy-to-read, step-by-step introduction to Web-related topics.
A practical and fun Flash book that shows readers over 60 practical techniques, solutions and cool effects to instantly use on their Website or project. The Flash Anthology makes an excellent task reference or it can be used for inspiration for future projects. The book tackles the majority of the most common building blocks for real world Flash applications-as one reviewer described "it covers everything that Flash does best". Topics covered include working with external data, debugging, animation, sound and video effects, flash forms and getting indexed by search engines. All the solutions are based on ActionScript, are completely customizable and come with suggested modifications. Examples are compatible with ActionScript 2 and Flash MX 2004.