Archive for August, 2008

Top 5 Job Sites for Flash Developers and Flash Designers

Good day,

As the title says, I want to present top 5 websites to look for a project if you’re Flash/ActionScript developer or Flash Designer.
All of the following descriptions are based on my own experience, so please don’t judge too severe.


Wanted! Professionals Seeking $80,000 to $500,000+

1) ActionScript.org

A greatest website to get employed. It has a number of flash/flex positions and projects listed daily. I would recommend any Flash developer/designer to register and publish his CV. Continue reading ‘Top 5 Job Sites for Flash Developers and Flash Designers’

Flash client-server communication using Flash Remoting and WebOrb. Tutorial.

What you will learn…

– How to send data from flash movie to server using Flash Remoting
– What your server should have for successful communication with flash movie.
– Arrangement of flash-server dialog, sample actionscript code needed.

What you should know…

– You must be familiar with ActionScript classes, Flash IDE and components.
– You should have a basic knowledge of PHP
– You should have an access to your web server and be able to install needed packages on it

Continue reading ‘Flash client-server communication using Flash Remoting and WebOrb. Tutorial.’

Flash Preloader. Howto. (Part 1) Two frames.

There are several ways the preloader can be implemented in the flash document.

This is the first article, which covers the one way of building the flash preloader.

Two frames.

That’s the very old method, I believe it came with ActionScript1, but still is used in various flash applications.

Continue reading ‘Flash Preloader. Howto. (Part 1) Two frames.’

Free flash components sources list

Dear readers,

Here I want to share some resources, which you may find interesting when looking for flash ready-to-use solutions.

I hope the following links will answer the question: “Where to find a free flash component I need?

The idea is that you’d better know about the things and functionality you can use for free before you start to implement it yourself. Believe me, that may save you a lot of time and energy.

1) A really first place for you to take a look at is Adobe Exchange. There is a variety of free flash components: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm

2) Also I would recommend you to check Yahoo’s free flash components release, which includes a batch of useful components you may use at no charge: Continue reading ‘Free flash components sources list’

Flash Preloaders Animations Pack Released

Flash PreloaderA pack of 33 nice animations for flash preloaders was released.

We tried to offer a wide range of preloader’s styles for you, so you will be able to use at least one animation in your application.

Let us know your ideas about this package. Maybe there is something you would like us to add?

You may use these animations as: progress animation, loading animation, activity animation, process indication and etc.

Read more at 33 flash preloaders animations package page.