Titel: Flash Application Design Solutions: The Flash Usability Handbook
Autor/en: Nick Cheung, Craig Bryant
SPRINGER A PR TRADE
2. März 2006 - kartoniert - 326 Seiten
Over one million Flash developers worldwide. The book supports the new version of Flash, due later on this year
The only up-to-date book that focuses on usable Flash design
Mimics Dan Cederholm's best-selling Web Standards Solutions-broadening the Solutions series
Introducing Flash Usability.- Flash: Then, Now, Later.- Setting up Your Flash Environment.- The Usability Solutions.- A Basic Selection System.- Navigation Menus.- Content Loading.- Inventory Views and Selection Devices.- Data Filtering.- Forms.- State Management and Storage.- Help Tips.- Browser History.- Liquid Layouts.- Embedding Flash.- Putting The Pieces Together.- Planning for Usability.- The Usable Bookstore.
Craig Bryant is a full-time Flash engineer living and working in Chicago and has been advocating the use of Flash in delivering rich internet applications to top-ranked online communications agencies around the world for the past five years with great success. Currently, Craig is a Senior Art Director at Arc Worldwide in Chicago.
From car configurators to video learning applications, Craig's devotion to Flash has driven his creative intrigue while providing him with a technical expertise and perspective that only a Flash developer can attain.
Like many other Flash developers, Craig's background is not strictly programming oriented; he has a degree in musical composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston.
When he isn't crankin' out Actionscript and his eyes aren't glued to the screen gawkin' at the spectacular work of his contemporaries, Craig is seekin' out great music, catchin' up on 20th century American fiction or awaiting a deep dish pizza being delivered to his doorstep.
Ka Wai Cheung is a software architect and award-winning web designer specializing in developing usable web applications. He has a particular interest in creating rich internet experiences in Macromedia Flash and object-oriented programming theory.
Having developed over a hundred web applications for industries ranging from law to entertainment, Ka Wai is currently a lead architect at Dizpersion Technologies, a company focused on RSS content distribution. Ka Wai has written for several online publications and resource sites including Digital Web Magazine (http://www.digital-web.com), ActionScript.org (http://www.actionscript.org), and HOW design online (http://www.howdesign.com). He writes on anything from web standards and usability design to software development theory. He logs his past web projects and writings on his personal portfolio site, Project99 (http://www.project99.tv). Ka Wai has degrees in Computing and Information Systems, Mathematics, and Integrated Science from Northwestern University.
When not working on the web, Ka Wai enjoys playing guitar, eating foods from all four corners of the world, attending sporting events and soaking up the always warm Chicago sun.
From the reviews:
"This is a great book, not just in terms of the subject, which integrates usability concepts with an application framework, but in terms of clarity and organization. ... The main goal is to explain how to develop complex applications with a rich and efficient user experience. ... Each chapter has an introduction to the topic discussed, and then proceeds to tackle the code. ... I recommend this book as a tutorial for new developers, and as a companion for experienced developers." (Jose M. Ramirez, ACM Computing Reviews, September, 2008)