O’Reilly today announced the publication of Flash CS3: The Missing Manual (527 pages, US$34.99). The book “provides a reader-friendly animation primer and a guided tour of all the program’s tools and capabilities. Beginners will learn to use the software in no time, and experienced users will quickly take their skills to the next level.” “Flash CS3 works much the same way in its Mac and Windows incarnations except for a few interface differences and a slight variation in performance,” write authors E. A. Vander Veer and Chris Grover. “This book’s illustrations give Mac and Windows equal time, alternating by chapter, so you get to see how all of Flash’s features look, no matter what kind of computer you’re running.”