Flasher Archive

[Previous] [Next] - [Index] [Thread Index] - [Previous in Thread] [Next in Thread]

Subject: RE: FLASH: What about *this* Flash book? (Mohler)
From: paul wehner
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 21:48:09 GMT

Thank you for speaking for designers everywhere. However as a designer I want
geek speak and am still waiting for an effective book on actionscript.

Every book published to date w/ the exception of Flash 4 Magic and Crocteau's
merely offer a interface walkthrough and a few tired examples circa flash 3

-----Original Message-----
From: owneratchinwag [dot] com [owneratchinwag [dot] com]On">mailto:owneratchinwag [dot] com]On Behalf Of Tom Green
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2000 3:10 PM
To: flasheratchinwag [dot] com
Subject: Re: FLASH: What about *this* Flash book? (Mohler)

"Michael at WebFlyer.com" wrote:

Don't know if I agree regarding Mohler's book. I found it to be a disappointment and
very,very shallow in the ActionScript area.


> "Flash 4 Magic" is another very good book as well, but it's more of a
> cookbook sort of approach which is good for some people but I feel it's not
> good for many of us, myself included. It gives great "canned" solutions but
> doesn't do as good of a job explaining the "why" which I feel is much more
> important than the "how". You can give almost anyone a solution, in any
> language i.e. PERL, JAVA, etc, but that doesn't always go very far towards
> makeing someone an effective programmer... unfortunately.

As I said to Branden last week, I have yet to have a designer come into my class and
ask : "Show me the hairy code,man."

They need the canned solutions. What they also need, and it was something I was
advocating, was the "why" but not in geek speak. The other aspect of the argument
that was completely overlooked was that when it comes to "hairy code" a designer
will call 1-800-GET-GEEK.

Designers need the 'canned" stuff that shows and explains the rudimentary things
that are done on a day-to-day basis. This stuff does not exist and it is a
continuing source of frustration.

flasher is generously supported by...
flashforward2000 and The Flash Film Festival
"The Worlds Premier Flash Solutions Conference and Expo"
March 27-29, Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco, California

-Register before Feb 25 and save $200!!-- www.flashforward2000.com
To unsubscribe or change your list settings go to
http://www.chinwag.com/flasher or email helpatchinwag [dot] com

[Previous] [Next] - [Index] [Thread Index] - [Next in Thread] [Previous in Thread]