Flash is dead

April 7th, 2010

According to all of the buzz on the interweb these days, Flash is dead. While I doubt that is the case, I do think that there are a lot more things that can now be done without Flash. And I intend to test out that concept throughout the year with some fresh new tutorials.

Flash Tutorial: Eyes Following the Mouse

April 21st, 2009

Have you ever seen those paintings where the eyes are always looking at you no matter where you stand. Well, sorry, this tutorial won’t teach you anything about painting. This simple Flash tutorial goes over how to make a pair of eyes follow the mouse using Actionscript.

WordPress Media Plugin Tutorial 1: Custom media tabs

May 29th, 2008

The first part in the WordPress 2.5 Media API tutorial series. This article discusses how to customize the tabs available in the WordPress media library using hooks made available in the latest WordPress release.

WordPress Media API tutorial series

May 27th, 2008

While developing the SwfObj WordPress plugin, I realized there is a large gap in documentation on WordPress media library API. In an attempt to help fill in that gap a little, I am developing a tutorial series based on the API hooks I used to develop SwfObj.

Actionscript Tutorial: Starry Night

April 29th, 2008

This is a very basic Actionscript tutorial that will show you how to make a sky full of twinkling stars. Everything for this tutorial will be done in Actionscript, using Actionscript 3.0. If you’re interested, jump on in and check it out.

Flash Tutorial: Elastic Object Follower

April 17th, 2008

Finally, a new Flash tutorial. In this article, we’ll explore how to make one object follow another around like a little puppy dog. This tutorial includes both Actionscript 3.0 and Actionscript 2.0 versions. So if you always wanted to make more followers, now you can.

Flash Race Car Tutorial: Part 1

December 1st, 2007

This Flash tutorial will teaches the basics of making a keyboard controlled racecar in Flash. Lots of great stuff on moving an object around the screen with the keyboard. You could apply this to a spaceship, a gorilla or whatever else you want to control.