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    book help

    I have learnt a bit about flash mx through a module on my degree but am hoping to teach myslef more over the summer.

    I am looking at buying or borrowing some books to do this.
    I have been reccomended friends of ed series:

    Foundation Macromedia Flash MX
    Kris Besley, Sham Bhangal, Amanda Farr
    friends of ED; ISBN: 1903450101

    Foundation ActionScript for Macromedia Flash MX
    Sham Bhangal
    friends of ED; ISBN: 190345073X

    Foundation Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
    Jerome Turner, Craig Grannell, Matt Stephens, George McLachlan, Todd Marks
    friends of ED; ISBN: 1904344054

    and I have found these sams teach yourself books

    Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia Flash MX in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself)
    Phillip Kerman
    Sams; ISBN: 0672323710

    Sams Teach Yourself Flash MX ActionScript in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself)
    Sams; ISBN: 0672323850

    Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia Dreamweaver MX in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself)
    Betsy Bruce
    Sams; ISBN: 067232346X

    I have basic knowledge of flash mx and no knowlegde of html!

    Any suggestion which of these might be better? Or any other suggestions.

    cheers, sadie

    out of practice!

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    You can see a few sample chapters from my books (Sams Teach Yourself Flash in 24 Hours being one of them) at:

    Read a little and see if the books "speak" to you.


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    I think one of the sams books would be a good start. Gary Rosenzweig also did a couple of books on ActionScript for fun and games (the flash 5 version of which was excellent) the however the MX version seemed a little too similar to the original flash 5 one. Still, they might be worth investigating

    I'd also recommend (once you've got to grips with the basics ) Colin Moock's ActionScript for Flash MX: The definitive guide.

    Friends of ed books are usually pretty good too, although their parent company recently went out of business it seems the books are still pretty easy to find in the shops. I think there is also interest from another publisher to carry on the series, which is good news

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