Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 Bible by Rob Huddleston

By Rob Huddleston


Learn to exploit the recent Flash Catalyst to create wealthy net functions Adobe Flash Catalyst helps you to take designs from Photoshop and Illustrator and convert them into wealthy Flash-based applications-without writing or perhaps realizing one line of code. it will probably sound too strong to be actual, yet this useful reference exhibits you ways to leverage the Flash talents you have already got with the intention to convert your principles into functioning functions. you will discover every little thing from the fundamentals of the Flex framework to utilizing Flash Builder to accomplish conversion of an application. exhibits you the way to take advantage of the eagerly expected Flash Catalyst to transform resources from Illustrator and Photoshop at once into Flex parts with no ever desiring to jot down code experiences the fundamentals of the Flex framework and wealthy web functions* Demonstrates the way to import comps and resources into Flash Builder as a way to create an software Convert your rules from layout into functioning applications-and stay away from writing complicated code-with this authoritative source. word: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics usually are not integrated as a part of e-book dossier.

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However, the technologies would not see widespread use until 1994, the year the Netscape Corporation released its Web browser, Navigator. Navigator was the first Web browser widely available to the public. That year and the following saw the founding of such companies as Yahoo! and Amazon and also the first hints of what the Web might become. Unfortunately, those early days also saw the first hints of what in many ways remains the biggest challenge facing Web developers around the world: browser incompatibility.

Note That last point is an important one. When you work in Catalyst, you are not building a stand-alone file as you would in Photoshop or Microsoft Work. You are really building a starting point for a larger, more complex application to be built in Flex, so it’s important that you understand a bit about Flex. The Flex framework is designed around a project-based model. Rather than working on a single file as you would in other applications, this project-based model means that your application is going to be made up of many files.

Interactions, server data retrieval, and other dynamic aspects of a Flex application are built using ActionScript. com and develop Flex applications for free. Anyone can 33 Part I: Rich Internet Applications and the Flash Platform also contribute bug reports and assist in the future development of the framework. The Flex framework is by necessity a key focus of this book, as Flash Catalyst is designed as a tool for the framework. Flash Builder 4 While the Flex framework is open source and development of Flex applications is technically free, Adobe does offer a commercial Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Flex.

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