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SMIL For Dummies (For Dummies Heather Williamson

SMIL For Dummies (For Dummies

Heather Williamson

Published February 15th 2001
ISBN : 0785555043374
Paperback
380 pages
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The Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language is bringing smiles to the faces of Web developers everywhere. A markup language similar to HTML-and just as simple to use-SMIL lets you easily combine and synchronize text, still images, animations,MoreThe Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language is bringing smiles to the faces of Web developers everywhere. A markup language similar to HTML-and just as simple to use-SMIL lets you easily combine and synchronize text, still images, animations, audio, and video to create Web pages with loads of pizzazz. Dont worry SMIL is fully supported by most Web browsers, including Internet Explorer 5.5 and Netscape Navigator 6. And, SMIL isnt just for Web pages. You can use it to enhance multimedia presentations on a CD-ROM, to enliven computer-based training sessions, or just for the fun of it, in a RealPlayer, RealNetworks, or QuickTime multimedia presentation.SMIL For Dummies is for absolutely anybody-regardless of prior experience-who wants to build scintillating multimedia presentations. Using three full-scale, from-the-ground-up SMIL examples, this friendly guide shows you how to: Supercharge your Web site with the full range of multimedia effectsBuild classy multimedia presentations for all occasionsWork with SMIL syntaxFine-tune multimedia placement and timingEnhance your presentations with link effectsCreate cool animation and transformation effectsExplore the nearly limitless possibilities SMIL offers for creating gorgeous multimedia presentations. From basic to advanced features, expert Heather Williamson covers all the bases with step-by-step coverage of, among other things: Getting the hang of SMIL tags, elements, and attributesPositioning your media, setting up regions, setting a sequence, understanding duration and delayCustomizing your presentationLinking to the proper destinationsUsing links, anchors, and image mapsBuilding your own radio stationProducing your own cartoonsMaking your own moviesJust to make your first SMIL that much more fun, SMIL For Dummies comes with a bonus CD-ROM featuring: SMIL Composer from Sausage Software - a SMIL editorRealSlideShow from RealNetworks - a SMIL authoring environmentEvaluation versions of Paint Shop ProA trial version of Hot Dog ProfessionalAll examples and images from the bookEven if youve never so much as seen a line of HTML code, SMIL For Dummies can show you how to unleash the awesome power of synchronized multimedia and create eye-popping Web pages and presentations