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    A Good Flash Book

    I'm looking for advice on a good Flash book.

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    for beginner stuff or what?

    For actionscript, I recommend Macromedia Flash MX Actionscripting: Advanced Training from the source.

    It's a great book for actionscripting. =)
    For the basics stuff, I'm not sure. I've bought the Bible series ones before, they seem alright. But I never used books for basic stuff.
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    Colin Moock's - Actionscript the definitive guide 2nd edition's a great quick referance and has some good step by step tutorials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chas
    Colin Moock's - Actionscript the definitive guide 2nd edition's a great quick referance and has some good step by step tutorials.
    Sounds good. I'm technically a newbie but I have some JavaScript experience and also program in PHP and MySQL which I intend to use with Flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    Sounds good. I'm technically a newbie but I have some JavaScript experience and also program in PHP and MySQL which I intend to use with Flash.
    Chas, I got the book you recommended. I had to sell some blood to afford it but it looks pretty damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chas
    Colin Moock's - Actionscript the definitive guide 2nd edition's a great quick referance and has some good step by step tutorials.
    Of the four Flash books I own, this one was my 3rd purchase and by far the best!!! It is _the_ definitive ActionScript source to me and would be to you if you have any prior experience with ECMA Script language such as JavaScript - as ActionScript is also based on the ECMA standard.
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    Chas, I got the book you recommended. I had to sell some blood to afford it but it looks pretty damn good.
    $55???
    that's insanely expensive for a book. No computer book is worth that much because they got out of date within months. Anyway, the book I got, I paid about $30 for it at a convention.

    If you want to learn actionscripting, go to a good website, always better than a book.

    Macromedia actually has a good reference website, which I use like php.net's manual. Check it out here: Actionscript Dictionary

    And for code & stuff, I recommend these sites:
    http://www.actionscript.org

    http://www.flashkit.com


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