Master Flash quick as a flash

It's no flash in the pan

Following on from our offers on the latest Dreamweaver CS3 and Photoshop CS3 titles, we thought we couldn't look at those exciting new releases without at least visiting Flash CS3, another part of the Adobe CS3 software dynasty.

As usual we've taken a look at what is out there and whittled it down to bring you a selection of the best new titles on the market (all at 40 per cent off*, we might add), which we're sure will help you design that killer website you've got planned. So have a look at the books below and allow some of the best experts in the world to give you an introduction to the next generation of Flash.

  • Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book
    This project-based official guide from Adobe will teach you all you need to know to create engaging interactive content with Flash CS3. Using step-by-step instructions with projects that build on the knowledge learned in each lesson, you will learn the key elements of the Flash interface, including panels, timelines and frames. From there, you will learn how to work with vector and bitmap graphics, create and edit symbols, modify text, add interactivity with ActionScript 3.0 and incorporate animation, music and sound to your projects. The companion CD provides all the sample files you will need to complete all of the projects.
  • Flash CS3 For Dummies
    The internationally renowned "For Dummies" series takes a look at the new Flash CS3 software with this brand new book written in their inimitable style. Starting at the very beginning for those with little or no knowledge, this book will take you through every stage of how to get the very best results for your website from Flash CS3. Easy to understand and with helpful hints and tips, this guide will put you on the right track from the start.
  • Flash CS3: The Missing Manual
    This entertaining reference tutorial provides a reader-friendly animation primer and a guided tour of all the program's tools and capabilities. Beginners will learn to use the software in no time, and experienced users will quickly take their skills to the next level.
  • Foundation Flash CS3 for Designers
    Flash experts Tom Green and David Stiller take you through all facets of Flash CS3, with the emphasis firmly on good design techniques that you use in your own projects. In this book you will be able to learn Flash design from the ground up, or, if you are a more experienced user, just get to grips with the new features, with a series of step by step tutorials. The focus is kept predominantly on design but also includes a useful introduction to ActionScript 3.0 coding.
  • Brilliant Flash CS3 Professional
    Written with the beginner in mind, this full colour book provides a comprehensive overview of the new Flash CS3 technology. It shows how to create and import graphics, deal with text, create frame-by-frame animation, create masks and also work with sounds among many other things. Once you have a grasp of the easy stuff it then moves on to the more advanced aspects so that you can make the most out of Flash.
  • Creating a Web Site with Flash CS3 Professional: Visual QuickProject Guide
    For the busy professionals whose boss wants them to jazz up their website, or the student burning the midnight oil to put together some web animations for a class, this is just the book they need to start creating Flash sites in an instant. Pared down to just the essentials, this book shows readers who are short on time just what they need to know to accomplish their first project in Flash.

* Offer correct at time of going to press. Offer covers selected titles only. ®

Sponsored: 5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup