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Total Training for Adobe Flash Catalyst 5.5 Essentials

Video Description

Total Training for Adobe Flash Catalyst 5.5 Essentials will teach you the process and workflow for building user interfaces for Flex-based websites and applications. Built for designers, Flash Catalyst combines an intuitive user interface and the familiar Adobe toolsets with the expressiveness, consistency, and reach of the Adobe Flash Platform. In this course, you will wireframe an application, design the user interface, create components, add interactions, integrate sound and video, connect data, and understand how the round-trip workflow with a developer working in Flash Builder.

Table of Contents

  1. INTRODUCING ADOBE FLASH CATALYST CS5.5
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. What is Flash Catalyst CS5.5? 00:03:30
    3. Designer/Developer Workflows 00:02:58
    4. Using the Project Files 00:02:37
  2. PROJECT BASICS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Touring the Flash Catalyst Interface 00:17:27
    3. Building a New Project Based on an Illustrator File 00:03:58
    4. Layer Organization & Custom Components 00:06:51
    5. Creating Resizable Layouts 00:05:46
    6. Previewing a Project 00:01:18
  3. BUILDING NAVIGATION
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Editing a Common Button Component 00:06:56
    3. Creating a Button Component from Custom Artwork 00:09:06
    4. Labeling Components & Creating States 00:06:54
    5. Adding Interaction for Navigation 00:08:59
  4. ADDING FULL FIDELITY DESIGN
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Round-Trip Editing & Customizing a Design 00:13:37
    3. Skinning Button States & Parts 00:09:29
    4. Optimizing Artwork 00:07:52
  5. ANIMATING USER INTERACTIONS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Adding Fades & Moving Transitions between States 00:12:12
    3. Adding Resize & Rotate 3D Transitions 00:07:05
    4. Triggering Transitions with an FLV Timer 00:09:04
    5. Triggering Animations with Action Sequences 00:03:49
  6. DATA & COMPONENTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Placeholder Components 00:07:13
    3. Editing Button, Text Input & Check Box Components 00:12:00
    4. Customizing Scrollbar & Data List Components 00:15:34
    5. Using Non-Editable Flex Components 00:06:38
    6. Tips for Working with Components 00:06:22
  7. SOUND, VIDEO & FLASH CONTENT
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Adding Sound 00:06:13
    3. Working with Video 00:07:46
    4. Working with Flash Professional SWF Files 00:07:07
  8. WORKING WITH DEVELOPERS IN FLASH BUILDER
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Designing Components Using Imported Placeholder Skins 00:12:20
    3. Creating a Skinnable Component for Use in Flash Builder 00:08:07
    4. Working with FXP Files between Flash Builder & Flash Catalyst 00:04:38
    5. Working with FXPL Files between Flash Builder & Flash Catalyst 00:04:44
  9. COMMON DESIGN SCENARIOS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Setting Up a Banner & Navigation Buttons 00:11:02
    3. Adding a Video Timer & Interactions for a Timed Banner 00:14:41
    4. Setting Up an Image Gallery 00:10:13
    5. Laying Out the Images in the Custom Component 00:03:01
    6. Creating a Scrolling Data List to Display Thumbnails 00:13:49
  10. PUBLISHING YOUR PROJECT
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Optimizing Files in Your Project 00:11:22
    3. Publishing Content for the Browser & as a Desktop Application 00:04:46
    4. Online Resources, Help & Community 00:03:21
    5. Credits 00:00:12