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Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step (Step by Step)by Elena Kosinska and Chris Leeds.
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Unlock the power of Flash and bring gorgeous animations to life onscreen. It's easy with Flash CS4: The Missing Manual. You'll start creating animations in the first chapter, and will learn to produce effective, well-planned visuals that get your message across. This entertaining new edition includes a complete primer on animation, a guided tour of the program's tools, lots of new illustrations, and more details on working with video. Beginners will learn to use the software in no time, and experienced Flash designers will improve their skills.
Expanded and revised to cover the new version of Flash, every chapter in this book provides step-by-step tutorials to help you:
With this book, absolutely no programming is necessary to get started with Flash CS4. Flash CS4: The Missing Manual explains in jargon-free English exactly what you need to know to use Flash effectively, while avoiding common pitfalls, right from the start.
Book News Annotation:
This guide to Microsoft's Expression Blend 4, a component of the Expression Studio software suite, provides step-by-step instructions for performing common tasks with this user friendly graphical user interface creation tool. Beginning with an overview of Microsoft Siverlight functions and a walk through of the application user interface, the volume presents a discussion of basic interfaces design, XAML and C# coding, animations, interactive features, graphical skinning and working with data types. Chapters include numerous screen shots and tips and access to additional online resources is provided. Kosinska is a certified Microsoft trainer and Leeds is an experienced Silverlight and Expression Web programmer. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Teach yourself how to use Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4, the professional tool for designing graphical user interfaces (UI) for Silverlight Web and desktop applications. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace — building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!
Your online learning resources include:
Teach yourself how to use Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4, the professional tool for designing graphical user interfaces (UI) for Silverlight Web and desktop applications. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace — building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them Learn how to use the tools and features in the Blend IDE Use SketchFlow to design a UI prototype, including interactive elements Create reusable styles — or skins — with common Silverlight 4 controls Implement interactive elements without using code Explore the process of designer/developer collaboration with Expression Blend Learn how to use the basics of XAML and C# efficiently Take advantage of the design tools in Expression Design
Your Step by Step digital content includes: Files for building skills and practicing the book's lessons Screencasts to show you exactly how to accomplish tasks Fully searchable eBook
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About the Author
Elena Kosinska is a UI designer focused on prototyping, design, and development of Silverlight and WPF Applications. She's a Microsoft MCT and MVP in Expression Blend. She writes blog posts and articles for UI designers, speaks at various Microsoft events, and has taught WPF/Silverlight courses.
Chris Leeds has been a Microsoft MVP since before Expression Studio was added to their catalog. Originally, he was a FrontPage MVP who learned what users needed from FrontPage's novice user base, and then provided instruction to help users reach their goals. He has written two books on Microsoft Expression Web for Microsoft Press and is currently working on a third, Microsoft Expression Web 4.0 Step by Step.
Table of Contents
The Missing CreditsIntroductionPart I: Creating a Flash Animation
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