ActionScript is the native scripting language of Flash. And this beginning book covers all of the basics of ActionScript within the new version of Flash, Flash 8. The book will enable you to move on to more advanced foED books such as Foundation PHP 5 for Flash, and AdvancED Flash User Interface Design, to satisfy your continuing quest for knowledge. ActionScript knowledge is essential within the world of web design and development these days, with Flash becoming the de facto tool for cutting-edge interactive design and development. ActionScript is what gives Flash it’s power, but with that power comes a certain level of complexity, which can be intimidating.