Web design with macromedia Studio MX 2004 provides beginning designers with a step-by-step process for creating a website with the new macromedia Studio MX 2004. Structured around a good web development cycle of plan, design, build, test, and maintain, the book starts by planning the site and creating a wire frame with freehand MX, along with vector graphics for use in macromedia Flash MX 2004 and fireworks MX 2004. From there it moves to Flash, where the designer learns how to create dynamic content for use on the web. Next, fireworks is used to manipulate graphics and create web page designs. Then the content is brought into Dreamweaver MX 2004 and the site launched. Throughout the book, The focus is not only on how to use each tool, but how to use them together to create a seamless work flow. The site use to illustrate these concepts and tools is not a sample site, but an actual live photography store website (www.Jdukesphoto.Com). all of the tools needed to create and test the web site are on the book's CD-ROM, including trial versions of the macromedia products covered in the book, as well as the open source server technologies (Apache, MySQL, PhD, and Perl).key featurewalks the designer step-by-step through the creation of a web site with macromedia Studio MX 2004focuses on how to integrate the products seamlessly and provides a useful development cycle gives real world aspects and accurate information with a constant eye towards validation standards, the world Wide Web consortium, and accessibility of Contents: Introduction1.An introduction to the Web server process and the design Cycle2.Taking the macromedia free-hand MX tour3.Exploring the object panel and looking at more Effects4.Designing framework in freehand MX5.Introduction to macromedia Flash MX 20046.Tweens and layers7.Symbols, timeliness effects, and interactivity8.Introduction to action script and programming concepts9.Saving Flash movies and creating Flash web Sites10.Exploring macromedia fireworks MX 200411.Creating content with firework MX 200412.Exporting, optimizing, and more effects in fireworks MX 200413.An HTML Primer14.Exploring Dreamweaver MX 200415.Creating pages with Dreamweaver MX 200416.Site management and more Dreamweaver features a other resources The cd-romcopen source licensesindexabout author: Eric hunley (tucson, az) is an instructor and Course developer at the University of Arizona extended University. He has written articles for several newspaper and magazines, as well as taught and developed 23 different course, including many on macromedia and web design.