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ActionScript

  • ActionScript
    Build an AS3 Photo Slider Widget for Social Networking SitesPreview
    Today we're going to build a Photo Slider widget which can be placed on social networking sites like Orkut or MySpace. This widget will be based on Google's Open Social API and contains a Flash application, which will show all photos from your public photo albums in a slideshow. "Plug-in classes" will handle the transitions of the slideshow and this tutorial will include writing two of those "plug-ins".Read More…
  • XML
    Create a Shuffle Gallery in Flash Using XML and ActionScript 3.0Preview
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    In this tutorial I'll explain how to access and use the Display List whilst creating an XML based image gallery with ActionScript 3.0.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    AS3 101: Branching - BasixPreview
    In our third installment of AS3 101, we meet the brains of the operation. All applications need to have at least a little logic built in, so that is what we're talking about: branching. We'll meet the if statement, the switch statement and a little something called the lookup table (or hash map). Read More…
  • XML
    Create a Dynamic Slideshow with ActionScript 3.0 and XML: Part 2Preview
    During its first two months, Part 1 of Pierre's slideshow screencast pulled in over 30,000 unique pageviews, making it the most frequently visited post on Flashtuts+ to date. The comments and requests came flooding in, so back by popular demand, here's Part 2! Read on to see what's in store during this, the second of three installments.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Javascript and ActionScript Converse: Introduction to ExternalInterfacePreview
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    ActionScript and Javascript. Both of these languages are great on their own, but have you ever wondered what you could do if they could talk with each other? Well you're in luck! That's where the ExternalInterface Class comes into the picture. Follow me as I teach you the basics. Photo by Dave Spellman.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Develop a Useful Font Picker App with ActionScript 3.0Preview
    When working with typography, like designing logos, choosing the correct font is crucial. The selection process can be a little slow if you're testing each font in a design application. This tutorial will help you create your own font-testing app using Flash and ActionScript 3.0.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    AS3 101: Functions – BasixPreview
    This is part 2 of the introduction to ActionScript 3.0 series. We'll be talking about functions. Just like last time, when we focused on variables, we'll be primarily targeting the neophyte programmer, who has little to no experience with functions. However, even if you're relatively comfortable with functions, you may want to skim through this tutorial if certain aspects of them – like datatypes and default values – aren't quite sitting well with you. We'll spend the first half of the tutorial covering things at a more theoretical level, then put some of those ideas to use in the second half. We'll be building a very simple piece with a series of buttons which swap out the content on another part of the page. There'll be a few functions in use to accomplish this, primarily one that handles the setting of the content. Make yourself comfortable, go and take a look at the demo, then get stuck into the tut.. Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Create a Simple and Attractive MP3 PlayerPreview image
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    We're going to build a simple mp3 player which you can embed in any webpage (a band's homepage for example). By following this tut you will learn how to import Illustrator graphics, how to build button sprites with movieclips and how to use the Timer and Sound classes. Here we go..Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Build an ActionScript 3.0 HTML Box with XML and CSS SupportPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll create an HTML Box which parses content loaded from XML and CSS. We'll build it using ActionScript 3.0 so we can compile it in FlashDevelop. I'll also demonstrate how to compile it in Flash IDE. We'll focus on creating external script files (classes), loading and using XML and CSS files, all of which will assume some understanding of ActionScript. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Web Development
    How to Create a Bubble Chart in Flex200x200
    Flash components have always been the most visually gratifying components on the web. With Flex, Flash has reached a whole new level of interface design, and have made it considerably easier. However, Flex lacks the array of customization options, styles, and animations that are provided by several 3rd party components. Notable among them is FusionCharts, who provide a module just for Flex. For this example, we will use this suite to create a bubble chart in Flex.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Assemble a Nifty Twitter Widget using Flash and the Twitter APIPreviewimage
    Flash will work neatly in combination with the Twitter API to create a Twitter widget for any webpage. Follow Shane Johnson (@ultravisual) as he demonstrates building an interface, pulling in specific XML data and tackling cross-domain policy issues..Read More…
  • XML
    Create a Dynamic Slideshow with ActionScript 3.0 and XMLPreview
    In this screencast I'll show you how to create a dynamic slideshow using ActionScript 3.0 and how to grab the images from an xml file. We'll keep the FLA empty except for the path to our Document Class and also create a custom class that will act as the engine for the slideshow. This is a file you can use over and over again, I hope you find it useful!Read More…
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