Macromedia Studio MX 2004 Bible

Macromedia Studio MX 2004 Bible : Includes FreeHand MX coverage

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Packed with hands-on instruction, and expert tutorials from the creme de la creme of the Macromedia development community, Macromedia Studio MX 2004 Bible is everything web developers need to build cutting-edge applications with Macromedia's product line. Covering of all the Studio MX 2004 applications - Dreamweaver MX 2004, Fireworks MX 2004, Flash MX 2004, ColdFusion 6.1, and FreeHand MX, Macromedia web development expert Joyce Evans guides readers through the use of each product, but more importantly, how they can be used together to build next-generation, data-driven web applications. Topics covered include: Building data-enabled sites with Dreamweaver 2004 Creating Flash MX 2004 animations Working with ActionScript Creating web graphics and animations with Fireworks MX 2004 Building interactive ColdFusion Applications Integrating Flash and ColdFusion Drawing vector art with Freehand MX The Companion CD-Rom incl udes trial versions of the software as well as extensions, sample databases, images and applications.
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  • Mixed media product | 931 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 58.42mm | 1,474.17g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0764544721
  • 9780764544729

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"Joyce Evans' ability to teach readers how to use the tools in Studio MX 2004 together, as an end-to-end solution for building great sites, makes this book a must-have for every Web developer using Macromedia tools."
-Andrew Spedzia, Web Developer, arttask.comIf Macromedia Studio MX 2004 can do it, you can do it too...Macromedia Studio MX 2004 offers a revolutionary set of integrated tools for Web developers. This book gives you control of its power. You'll benefit from the expertise of volunteers, beta testers, and advisory board members who share the inside track on Dreamweaver MX 2004, Fireworks MX 2004, Flash MX 2004, FreeHand MX, and ColdFusion MX 6.1 versions. Whether you're building your first Web site or seeking advanced guidance on the newest tools, you'll find the information, instructions, and tutorials that let you create cutting-edge sites.Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Macromedia Studio MX 2004Learn to use the Studio MX 2004 tools together to create dynamic sitesAdd ColdFusion MX 6.1 capabilities from within Dreamweaver MX 2004-without writing a single line of codeDevelop superb animations with the new Flash MX 2004 capabilitiesDesign Web pages with Dreamweaver MX 2004 using tables or CSS style sheets, pop-up menus, and third-party extensionsLearn to optimize images in Fireworks for smaller file sizes, then slice and export them as a fully functioning Web pageBonus CD-ROMDemo versions of Image Doctor, Wild Flix Pro, and Xenofex 2Trial versions of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, Fireworks MX 2004, Flash MX 2004, and ColdFusion Server MXBonus chapters, tutorials, code listings, and more
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Table of contents



Part I: Introduction to Macromedia Studio MX 2004.

Chapter 1: What Is Macromedia Studio MX 2004?

Chapter 2: What's New in Macromedia Studio MX 2004.

Chapter 3: Designing the Habitat Alert Web Site.

Part II: Finessing Macromedia FreeHand MX.

Chapter 4: Introducing Macromedia FreeHand MX.

Chapter 5: FreeHand MX Art in a Nutshell.

Chapter 6: Drawing with FreeHand MX.

Chapter 7: Using FreeHand MX Symbols and Styles.

Chapter 8: Understanding FreeHand MX Typography.

Chapter 9: FreeHand MX and Web Graphics.

Chapter 10: Basic FreeHand MX Animation.

Chapter 11: FreeHand MX Animation Techniques.

Chapter 12: Outputting FreeHand MX Documents.

Part III: Mastering the Power of Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004.

Chapter 13: Getting Around in Fireworks.

Chapter 14: Applying Color.

Chapter 15: Drawing Like a Pro.

Chapter 16: Designing Spectacular Text Effects.

Chapter 17: Working with Bitmap Images.

Chapter 18: Designing Navigational Elements.

Chapter 19: Automating Your Workflow.

Chapter 20: Designing Animations.

Chapter 21: Slicing and Optimizing.

Part IV: Unleashing the Power of Macromedia Flash MX 2004.

Chapter 22: Navigating through Flash MX 2004.

Chapter 23: Designing Visual Content.

Chapter 24: Symbols and Libraries.

Chapter 25: Animating a Movie.

Chapter 26: Working with Sound.

Chapter 27: Flash Components and Behaviors.

Chapter 28: Publishing Your Flash Movies.

Chapter 29: Using ColdFusion MX with Flash Remoting.

Part V: Developing in Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004.

Chapter 30: Understanding the Dreamweaver Environment.

Chapter 31: Starting a Web Site with Dreamweaver.

Chapter 32: Building a Simple Page.

Chapter 33: Using Tables for Complex Layouts.

Chapter 34: Building Basic Navigation Links.

Chapter 35: Using Cascading Style Sheets.

Chapter 36: Working with Libraries and Templates.

Chapter 37: Tapping into the Power of Forms.

Chapter 38: Building a Framed Site.

Chapter 39: Building Navigation with Behaviors.

Chapter 40: Inserting Media Elements.

Chapter 41: Working with Behaviors, Custom Scripts, and Snippets.

Chapter 42: Extending Your Dreamweaver.

Chapter 43: Building a Dynamic Site with DHTML.

Chapter 44: Publishing Your Site.

Part VI: Using ColdFusion MX in Dreamweaver MX 2004.

Chapter 45: The Role of ColdFusion in Your Web Sites.

Chapter 46: Creating a ColdFusion Application in Dreamweaver.

Chapter 47: Working with Forms and ColdFusion MX.

Appendix A: What's on the CD-ROM.

Appendix B: About Our Guest Experts.

Appendix C: Installing Macromedia Studio MX.

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About Joyce J Evans

Joyce J. Evans developed the scope and focus of this book, as well as wrote the Fireworks and Flash sections. Joyce is a training veteran with over tenyears of experience in educational teaching, tutorial development, and Web design. She has received EditorsChoice Awards for her book Fireworks 4 F/X and Design and has authored several computer books, including Dreamweaver MX Complete Course and Fireworks MX: Zero to Hero. Joyce is a Team Macromedia Volunteer. Her work can also be found in the Macromedia Design/Developer center. She can be reached at Her Web site is
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