21 Well-Designed Flash Portfolios

Even though I make my living designing and developing Flash sites, I have to admit I usually start to cringe whenever I see a Flash loading bar. It’s not that Flash is a bad technology, it’s just that unfortunately there tends to be a lot of poorly designed sites out there with a total disregard for the user experience. When done right though, Flash sites can be both beautiful and usable.

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AS3 Dotted Line Class

Here is an ActionScript 3 class I use all the time to draw pixel perfect dotted lines in Flash. You can set the line width, line height, color, alpha, dot width, and dot spacing. Simple but useful!

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Top 8 Resources for Learning ActionScript 3

After having made the switch to AS3 about a year ago I have to admit it was a huge┬ápain for me to upgrade from AS2. A lot of that was due to the wrong approaches I took (reading a 900 page book straight through is not recommended, for one).┬áSo keep reading and learn from someone who has made the switch. And in the end learning AS3 really will make your life easier. And note this is coming from someone with a design background so I’m not some super-genius computer nerd who has been programming in BASIC since he was three. It is possible for non-coders to learn AS3.

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