Conventions Used in This Book
Throughout the book, you are going to find text
that is formatted in various ways to
code, new features,
or information that you should pay special attention to.
Pay close attention to the use of italics
throughout the text. Italicized words or phrases indicate the
definition of a new phrase or
, so you might see a
such as "A
consists of one or
more connected segments." Understanding the language of graphic,
rich media, and web development is an important part of working
with the Studio suite. Terms such as keyframes, server behaviors,
slices, and snippets might not mean much to you now, but after you
have completed the book they will have become part of your
Initial caps indicate words that appear in the
interface, such as menu items, dialog boxes, or commands. An
example might be a sentence such as "Click the OK button to close
the New CSS Style dialog box." Because New CSS Style is
capitalized, you should be interacting with a box that is
identified onscreen as "New CSS Style."
Any instances of code used in the book are
formatted in a special font so they are easily identifiable.
Instances of code in languages such as HTML, ColdFusion Markup
<p align="Right">Welcome To My Website</p>
Inside blocks of code, italicized words indicate
actual code that you need to substitute with your own information.
So, using the
example, you might see this:
<p align="Right">Welcome To
Throughout the book, specific naming conventions
are used to clearly label specific objects. For instance, a text
field might be labeled
. If you are new to
graphic, rich media, or web design and have not established
programming conventions such as these, pay close attention to the
way it is done in this book because it could help you understand
the importance of following conventions.
In addition, when dealing with the code snippets
provided in the book, it is very important the you pay
attention to the capitalization of your
reference totally different objects. Of all the
support with regard to the various books I have
capitalization is the most frequent issue.
Finally, be on the lookout for tips,
notes, and cross-reference sections. Each one has a special
indicator and can save you time and energy by helping you avoid
pitfalls or pointing out additional resources. The sections can be
Tips contain insights and techniques that will
help you use Studio MX more effectively.
Notes contain extra information or alternative
techniques for performing
that will enhance your current
understanding of the topic.
Cautions warn you of potential "gotcha"