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    Want to Learn Actionscript 3.0 and Flash

    Hi

    I am starting to learn actionscript with the Lynda.com tutorials.

    I was wondering if anyone suggests a book instead?
    Or do they thing that learning with the video is better?

    Also, am I learning everything in the right order since I am starting out with actionscript instead of flash?

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    If I was you I'd learn Flash before AS. The AS controls Flash, so it might be hard to grasp the concepts if you don't know what a MovieClip or a tween are.

    Also, I find the best learning is by doing - experimenting and playing. That's much better than a book or a video. Just think of something you want to try and build, and start building it!

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    If you're using FlashDevelop, the open source IDE.. do you need to get books on Learning "Flash CS4" and similar?

    (Sorry, but what is CS4 ?)

    I do plan on buying Learning Actionscript 3.0 by Shupe,etc.. but if I"m using FlashDevelop along with the Flex 3.0 SDK, I wasn't sure if books on Flash CS4 would be needed.

    I got the impression that these particular books would be a guide for using Adobe's Flash IDE.

    Thanks for your patience with my green-ness on this.
    Steve
    Last edited by codersteve; Aug 24, 2009 at 20:21. Reason: re-iterate first line

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    No.

    That's like asking if that if you're learning to use Open Office, do you need books on how to use MS Office. They're different programs so a book on one won't help much with the other.

    CS4 is the latest version of Adobe's creative software. This is the entire release of PhotoShop, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.

    They call it CS4, Windows called it XP, Office called it 2007.

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    Thanks, got it now.


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