Designed for students at a variety of skill levels, Learning Macromedia Fireworks MX 2005 teaches using real-world design examples. The Learning series provides students with a total-immersion, hands-on tutorial that walks them step-by-step, mouse-click by mouse-click, keystroke by keystroke through all the features of the software application. The well-illustrated, spiral-bound text contains easy-to-read, appealingly formatted procedural explanations and step-by-step exercises in a multi-part Lesson format. NEW! Four-color design. Shows students how their results should actually look on-screen.Step-by-step, mouse-click by mouse-click, keystroke-by-keystroke procedures. Enables students to work directly from the text to the screen with confidence, as though the instructor were sitting beside them.Hands-on exercises. Students learn by doing, gaining practical experience not only with specific skills, but with combining skills into strategies. Stay-flat spiral binding. Allows the manual to be used easily, right next to the keyboard.The Exercise FormatSkills Covered Briefly describes how students would use the features of an exercise.Exercise Scenario Puts the exercise into real-world context by asking students to assume the role of someone responsible for a specific task, e.g. an assistant to the organizer of a Web page design conference creating a Web page advertising the conference.Terms Defined at the start of each exercise, and highlighted in the text. Familiarizes students with terminology they'll need to understand in working with the program, and enables them to refer back to individual terms quickly for a refresher.Notes Describes and outlines the computer concepts necessary to understand for each exercise.Procedures Provides students with hands-on mouse and keyboard procedures for each skill.Application Exercise Gives students step-by-step instructions for putting their skills to work.On Your Own Included at the end of each exercise in the Lesson. Provides a critical thinking activity for students to work through on their own-e.g., they must create a flyer or a personal Web page. Students are challenged to come up with data and then additionally challenged to use the data in a document. Provides additional activities for reinforcement, practice, or skill-proficiency testing. NEW expanded End-of-Lesson Material Comprehensive Summary Exercises with some step-by-step detail. Application Exercises cover all skills in the lesson, but steps aren't as detailed. Curriculum Integration Exercises integrate other subject areas (Math, English, Social Studies, and Science). Projects on authors, artists, history, politics, and more. The most-challenging of the exercises, Critical Thinking, is a scenario-based project; no specific steps are given. Students are challenged to come up with their own solutions.