Foundation Flash 8 Video Review

Original Publish Date: 10/20/2006 Author(s): Jordan Chilcott, Tom Green Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: friends of ED (June 19, 2006) ISBN: 159059651X Overall Score: 3/5 As someone who has been working with video in Flash quite heavily recently at work, I was eagerly anticipating this book to be released. At first I wasn’t disappointed as the […]


AdvancED Flash Interface Design Review

Original Publish Date: 7/6/2006 Author(s): Michael Kemper, Guido Rosso, Brian Monnone Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: friends of ED (May 8, 2006) ISBN: 1590595556 Overall Score: 4/5 When i first got this book, I didn’t really know what to expect. I didn’t know if it was going to be a design book or an animation book […]


Object-Oriented ActionScript for Flash 8 Review

Original Publish Date: 5/14/2006 Author(s): Todd Yard, Peter Elst Paperback: 560 pages Publisher: friends of ED (February 20, 2006) ISBN: 1590596196 Overall Score: 5/5 I finally decided to take the plunge into OOP after I realized that is where Flash is headed. With the advent of ActionScript 3.0 around the corner (or out now if […]


Flash 8 Essentials Review

Original Publish Date: 1/1/2006 Author(s): Glen Rhodes, Todd Yard, Stephen Downs, Craig Swann, Matt Voerman, Paul Barnes-Hoggett Paperback: 424 pages Publisher: friends of ED (December 19, 2005) ISBN: 1590595327 Overall Score: 4/5 I was really excited to see my copy of Flash 8 Essentials arrive as I’ve been looking for a place to read about […]


AS2: MousePositionPanel

View Example View Documentation Download Class & Example Files Creates a scrolling panel that allows for scrolling in the x or y axis depending on where the mouse pointer is within the panel. PLAIN TEXT Actionscript: /** * Creates a scrolling panel that allows for scrolling in the x or y axis depending on where […]


AS2: Search As You Type

View Preview Download Source - Flash 8+ This was a test to see if I could build a search as you type application. It was built back in mid-2006 so it's not the best code, but you can improve it if you'd like. Right now there aren't that many results so it runs relatively quickly, […]


AS2: Fuse Vertex Tweening Panel

View Example Download Source - Flash 8+ This was a test run on tweening vertices of a shape. The code isn't very elegant and certainly not bug free, but feel free to reuse it in any way, shape, or form. If you improve on this, please let me know as I'd be curious to see […]


AS2: XML Image Loading Scroller

View Example Download Source - Flash 8+ This is an image scroller that loads in images through XML. Right now it is set up to move horizontally based on what button on the bottom you roll over. It was originally a file I made for someone on the Kirupa forums a long time ago but […]


AS2: ContactForm

View Example View Documentation Download Class & Example Files Creates a communication gateway between a contact form and a PHP script that checks for validity and sends the email. The e-mail checking is rudimentary at best, but it gets the job done. If someone will go through the trouble to try and break this e-mail […]


AS2: AxisScroller

View Example View Documentation Download Class & Example Files Creates a scroller that allows for scrolling in the x or y axis, using the mouse wheel/arrow keys, different easing functions and types, and some other miscellaneous cool things. PLAIN TEXT Actionscript: import mx.utils.Delegate; import mx.transitions.easing.*; import mx.transitions.Tween;   /** * Creates a scroller that allows […]