Start using Macromedia Flash today to bring web pages to life with animations, interactivity, deluxe menu systems and more! Project: Flash features 20 high-interest projects based on Flash 5 to lead readers, step-by-step, to a complete understanding of the whys and hows of using one of today's most popular tools for creating online animation and interesting interfaces. Ideal for readers who want to learn by doing, every project in this fast-paced and heavily illustrated how-to book is broken down into a set of useful and specific procedures. For additional simplification, each procedure is further divided into a series of small, straightforward steps that are accompanied by extraordinarily clear, concise, and easy-to-follow instructions. Tips appear at strategic points to reinforce key concepts and help readers avoid pitfalls when steps are neither obvious nor intuitive. "Deeper Understanding" features are also built into the book, allowing readers to explore in greater detail some of the most frequently used and innovative functions of Flash. All projects are presented in a logical sequence that affords opportunities to expand upon skills learned in previous projects. However, each and every project produces its own tangible and rewarding result to propel beginning through intermediate users to new skills-making this book a "must" for every user.