Multimedia in Theory and Practice
1996 1st edition
1998 2nd edition
Personal Comment: My best seller! Three editions...
Its co-authoring with 6 others (we formed then the "Multimedia
labs authoring team), but I have written 40%, Stavros Demetriades 27%
and less the others. However I made all the pre-press procedure and
this was my first book with professional layout.
Content: In its time it covered almost everything.
In 1996 multimedia just begun in Greece and this book was pioneering
(and the only one). To its advantages the exercises per chapter and
to its disadvantages some irrelevant chapters.
I don't recommend this book because its it outperformed
by the new editions of the programs it describes. Eg it covers Photoshop
version 2.5, but we are already at version 7 or 8 or whatever..!
It is recommended if you want to read the theory (that
is not outdated as fast) or if you are collecting classic books (yes,
it begun classic in its domain...)
You can have an example in Adobe.pdf
Development of a multimedia application
Chapter 1: Image-Graphics
HP DeskScan II
Graphics, images and formats
1st exercise (Photoshop)
2nd exercise (Illustrator)
Chapter 2: Sound
Theory of Sound
Macromedia Sound Edit 16
3rd exercise (Sound Edit)
Wave for Windows 161
Chapter 3: 2D & 3D Modeling - Animation
4rd exercise (Macromind 3D)
Asymetrix 3D 223
Chapter 4: Video
5th exercise (Premiere)
Chapter 5: Authoring Tools
Authoring Tolls Theory
6th exercise (Authorware)
7th exercise (Director)
Multimedia Toolbook 3.0.
8th exercise (Toolbook)
Chapter 6: General Issues
CD burning (Win On CD - Mac On CD)
The platform Indigo from Silicon Graphics
Multimedia and Networks
Multimedia and WWW
Multimedia and Education