Flash Application Design Solutions shows you how to harness the power of ActionScript 2.0 and make the most of the improved design tools of Flash 8 to create usable, intuitive Flash interfaces. In this book, you'll find a number of concrete Flash Flash Application Design Solutions shows you how to harness the power of ActionScript 2.0 and make the most of the improved design tools of Flash 8 to create usable, intuitive Flash interfaces.
The book concludes with a case study that showcases the solutions developed in the previous chapters, all working together in a single application. This example puts all the pieces together and highlights just how, with some thought and consideration, Flash can improve usability on the Web.
This book is essential reading for all Flash designers and developers, from beginners seeking valid solutions to veteran Flashers looking for a fresh perspective on application design, interaction, and reusability.
Important Web usability theory How to build usable Flash applications Effective object-oriented programming using ActionScript How to use new Flash 8 features Object-oriented ActionScript programming
Summary of Contents:
PART ONE: INTRODUCING FLASH USABILITY
Chapter 1: Flash: Then, Now, Later Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Flash Environment
PART TWO: THE USABILITY SOLUTIONS
Chapter 3: A Basic Selection System Chapter 4: Navigation Menus Chapter 5: Content Loading Chapter 6: Inventory Views and Selection Devices Chapter 7: Data Filtering Chapter 8: Forms Chapter 9: State Management and Storage Chapter 10: Help Tips Chapter 11: Browser History Chapter 12: Liquid Layouts Chapter 13: Embedding Flash
PART THREE: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER
Chapter 14: Planning for Usability Chapter 15: The Usable Bookstore