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Some things I’ve learned in 3 years as a web developer

There have to be few industries that move at the speed that the web does. I can’t believe how many things I learn in school are useless now. Yes, that’s right, I learned Adobe Director. In fact, I remember seeing … Continue reading

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When should you use Flash?

Some people would say that the answer is never but I’m going to have to disagree with them. For the past maybe 8 years or so, Flash has been the only way to do a lot of the more dynamic … Continue reading

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Is Flash’s future it’s past?

In the whole Flash vs HTML5 “debate” which is really Flash video vs the HTML5 video tag, Flash never stood a chance. Why? Because any smart developer would rather just throw in a <video> than what we have to do … Continue reading

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Make a resizable, movable box in Flash

I’m going to show how to make a box that you can resize by dragging the corners. It’s not that hard but it does take some figuring out to get it to work right. Here’s what we’re going to make: … Continue reading

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You’re going to see a lot more Flash on the web because of Flash Catalyst

If you’re a Flash hater, Flash Catalyst is you worst nightmare. Buried under all the Flash is dead and the apparent uselessness of the Packager for iPhone in Flash CS5 is Adobe’s Flash Catalyst. What’s Flash Catalyst? Essentially, it’s a … Continue reading

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Google Chrome will include Flash Player and that’s a good thing

Today Google’s The Chromium Blog announced that the developer version of Chrome will come with Adobe’s Flash Player pre-installed and I think this is some of the best news that any web designer or developer could hear. Why is it … Continue reading

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A simple external file loader for ActionScript 3

One of the big mistakes that beginners make when they’re making their first Flash projects is importing all the graphics and making movieclips with tons of frames, resulting in a Flash file that is huge. The bigger the .swf, the … Continue reading

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Adobe and Flash Fight Back

As we should have expected, Adobe isn’t taking the Apple lead attack on Flash and support of HTML5’s video tag as a replacement, lying down. As Adobe gets closer to releasing Flash Player 10.1, it seems some of this might … Continue reading

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Using Tweens in ActionScript 3

Last week ActiveTuts put up a quick tutorial about building a sliding menu paddle, which isn’t anything too complicated but it was the first time I’d done anything with the built in Tween Class in ActionScript 3. Usually I’d use … Continue reading

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Flash ain’t dead yet!

Last night, Lee Brimelow put up a video on his blog showing Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR running on the Motorola Droid. This, plus the fact that Windows Mobile also runs Flash, is a huge deal for Flash developers. … Continue reading

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