Synopses & Reviews
This book provides in-depth projects with instruction and practice for courses involving Web site production with interactive graphics, animation, and sound. It is an excellent addition to any curriculum on multimedia and Web site design and offers instruction on the latest versions of Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Contribute.
About the Author
Scott Tapley has 15 years experience in instructional technology and courseware development. Tapley has produced award-winning training and education for clients such as Ernst and Young, Siebel Systems, Macromedia, Applied Biosystems, and United States Department of Health and Human Services. Tapley has a BA in Instructional Technology from California State University at Chico and is currently senior instructional designer with SecondPeak, LLC, a consulting group in Aptos, California. Skipper Pickle is the Education Community Manager at Macromedia. Skip develops online and print curricula for educators in K-12 and Higher Education. He taught English for six years before entering the education software industry, has served as executive director of a local arts center, and hosted a weekly Southern Gospel radio show. He holds a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Arkansas. And, yes, it's his real name. Jay Heins is an e-learning consultant with a background in fine arts, video and electronic media. Jay provides direction in the appropriate use of emerging web technologies for Numen Communications. He manages all aspects of the studio¿s development process, including client relations, site architecture, programming, production, and visual design. He leads Numen's work with a clear sense of structure and visual aesthetics. Jay has a BFA from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.
Table of Contents
Unit 1: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Project 1: Personal Web Site 1: Setting Up a Web Site 2: Adding and Modifying Text on a Web Site 3: Working with Images 4: Working with Links Project 2: Banking Site 1: Working with Tables 2: Maintaining Consistency with Templates and CSS 3: Enhancing a Web Page with Rich Media Project 3: Local Caterer Web Site 1: Reviewing, Testing, and Publishing a Web Site 2: Managing a Site Unit 2: Macromedia Fireworks 8 Project 1: Pictures for a Web Site 1: Importing, Resizing, and Saving Images 2: Adding Effects to Images 3: Adding White Space Around an Image 4: Optimizing and Exporting an Image and Running a Batch Process Project 2: Experience Bank Logo 1: Drawing and Modifying Objects 2: Generating and Positioning Objects 3: Adding and Adjusting Text Project 3: Page Layout and Navigation Bar for a Web Site 1: Creating Page Layouts 2: Creating Navigation Bars 3: Optimizing and Exporting for the Web Unit 3: Macromedia Flash 8 Project 1: Animated Billboard 1: Creating a New Flash Document 2: Adding Shapes and Text to the Timeline 3: Working with Symbols, Instances, and the Library 4: Animating Shapes, Symbols, and Text 5: Making the Animated Billboard Accessible 6: Publishing Flash Elements for the Web Project 2: Digital Documentary 1: Preparing the Timeline and Stage for New Content 2: Importing and Working with Bitmap Graphics 3: Creating Film-Style Effects 4: Working with Sound 5: Creating Titles by Using Text and Graphic Filters 6: Adding Navigation Elements 7: Adding Buttons for Navigation 8: Testing and Revising a Flash Document 9: Improving Accessibility and Usability Project 3: Video Gallery 1: Preparing Video for the Web 2: Creating the Main Document for the Video Gallery 3: Formatting Blocks of Text 4: Displaying Video Stored Outside the Flash Document 5: Improving Accessibility and Usability 6: Testing and Publishing the Video Gallery Unit 4: Macromedia Contribute 3 Project 1: Course Web Site 1: Setting up a Web Site Connection 2: Modifying Text on a Page 3: Adding Images, Tables and Lists Project 2: Electronic Portfolios 1: Adding Links 2: Creating New Pages 3: Reviewing Content