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by David Karlins

  • ISBN: 0789724421
  • Author: David Karlins
  • ePub ver: 1161 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 350
  • Publisher: Alpha; 1 edition (November 2, 2000)
  • Formats: rtf lrf lrf doc
  • Category: IT
  • Subcategory: Web Development & Design
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If you're just starting out with Flash, or even if you've been using it a while but haven't explored all its features, David Karlins' book will prove to be a useful addition to your library.
The things I like best about this book are
1. David has a friendly, uncomplicated way of explaining things, so it's all easy to "get."
2. You really could be almost a technological idiot and still be able to use this book to do some fun animations with Flash, because every tool and animation technique is covered, and each item is broken up into bite-size bits.
3. The Tips and Nitty Gritty Stuff is a good way of presenting useful key information that you can refer back to and refresh your memory as you need to.
4. Flash is fun to work with anyway, and breaking it up the way David does here makes the technical aspects of animating in Flash so easy to digest, you'll be a Flash wizard in no time.
Well, maybe not a wizard. This book doesn't cover much ActionScript, and that's where the real Flash wizards dwell. But as a way to giving you a solid foundation to all the ways you can have fun working with Flash, you could do a lot worse than to buy "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Macromedia Flash 5," and you'd probably have a lot less fun getting your basic Flash chops.
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David Karlins actually sent me an e-mail because of my last review about this book (below this one). He was very concerned that it didn't meet my expectations and was willing to reimburse me for the book since I had unfairly expressed my utter disappointment in it.
Well, the truth is, it does EXACTLY what it claims to do and at an unbeatable price. And the fact that the author is so sincerely interested in delivering a book that satisfies ALL it's readers just blows my mind!
It DOES do an adequate (and sometimes superb) job of walking you through the basics of Flash and getting you familier and comfortable with its simpler features.
And it does this in a humouristic fashion, unlike may of the technical textbooks we've all had to suffer through.
Yes, I did review this as a major disappointment because of it's lack of 'complete' coverage, but really, this book does everything it promises to do in a comprehensive and simple way so even the BIGGEST idiots can learn to master Flash.
I give it 5 stars for what it is: A beginners introduction to Flash 5.
If you're beyond the beginners level (as I am) and on to intermediate, than this book's not really for you. Read my other review for some good recommendations.
Finally I'd like to say: Kudos to David Karlins for having the humility and sincerity that most authors lack. He really cares about delivering his promises and raising the level of todays web through educating. Cheers!
Asyasya
I have to say that when it came to Flash, I was a "complete idiot". So this book appealed to me from the standpoint of "what the heck do I do with this thing?" And it certainly answers that question with humor and style. Although it is not "the total compendium" of Flash 5, it is not meant to be. It is really good as an introduction and covers all you need to begin creating Flash animations. It has a particularly strong focus on the Flash drawing editor, which is excellent. If you are looking for a great introductory book, just to get you started, I highly recommend this one.
anneli
Well no, I don't consider myself a complete idiot; "I am a "Power User" of my PC, and of the Internet. I know what I am doing". Or so I thought! But I purchased Macromedia's Flash 5 software because I wanted to design that website full of innovative and eye catching animation. I wanted it to be noticed. To be recognised as a leader in the field of web site design. But, I was overwhelmed by the program. I didn't know where to start.
"So", I thought, "I have to get back to basics. Lets assume I am a complete idiot. Where do I go from here?"
To tell you the truth, there was only one place to go. The Complete Idiots Guide to Macromedia Flash 5, by David Karlins, illustrated by Paul Mikulecky, joined my "essential reading" collection.
Without being pretentious, the book treats you as a complete idiot. It really does get down to basics. True, it does assume you have a smidgen of computer knowledge, (well if you don't, and you have brought Macromedia Flash 5, you really are dreaming the impossible <grin>).
I am half way through the book now. I am taking it easy. I really do want to learn all about Flash 5 and this is the book that's teaching me. But I need to absorb it all. The book is easy to follow, full of information, tips and guidance, and it takes you through each step, each level of "Objects", "Groups", "The Stage", "Frames", Timelines", "Layers", Animation", "Interactivity", "Movies", at your own pace.
The first thing I found out was, there is a lot to learn about Flash 5. That is why I am taking my time.
But this book is teaching me. I recommend it. It doesn't treat you as a complete idiot. What it "does" do is recognise that Macromedia Flash is a powerful, but complicated tool to master. You will need time and a helping hand to master it. The time is your own. The Complete Idiots Guide to Macromedia Flash 5 is the helping hand.
I brought this book from Amazon.com's UK site at Amazon.co.uk. It is my pleasure to write such a good review.
(Ohh, by the way, "Smidgen" is England English for "a small amount", <grin>).

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