ActionScript is used first and foremost for the development of websites and software using the Adobe Flash platform “in the form of SWF files entrenched into Websites”, but is also used in some database applications, and in basic robotics, as with the Make Controller Kit.Owned by Adobe (obtain Macromedia in 2005). ActionScript was formerly designed for controlling simple 2D vector animations made in Adobe Flash.
Guest books are a great thing to augment the online experience your viewers receive. The aptitude for the viewer to talk to you and others, react to questions you’ve raised, comment on your work or just to socialize means a guest book is a must have for most web sites. Let’s see how we can build our own guest book with ActionsScript 3.0, XML and PHP.
In this tutorial we’ll speedily create two dissimilar Paypal buttons: “Buy Now” and “Donate”. All we’ll need is a Paypal Business Account to produce some code for us.
In this screencast I’ll show you how to create a dynamic slideshow using ActionScript 3.0 and how to clutch the images from an xml file. We’ll keep the FLA unfilled 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!
Navigation is a vital part of your website, but frequently a bore to build and maintain. In this tutorial I’ll explain a quick and solid way of using basic ActionScript skills, blended with a bit of your creativity, to construct instinctive & user friendly navigation systems. Okay, time to get our hands dirty, well… sweaty maybe…
In this tutorial we’ll create a magnifying glass effect, representative use of the displacement Map Filter. The effect can be achieved in a comparatively short space of time and with very little code.
In this tutorial, we’ll recreate the Flip Effect used in the iPhone’s UI using Flash CS4 and ActionScript 3.0.
In this tutorial, we’ll create an animated mask image revealer, which will involve movie clips, masks and ActionScript 3.