Struggling to get our foot off the ground with getting more intimate with ActionScript 3.0? Doug Winnie has kicked off a series, ActionScript 1:1, which are designed for animators and designers using Flash CS4 who want to take their work to the next level but need some guidance adding custom interactivity using ActionScript 3.0.
Over the years, the Flash Player has received such a bad rep for hogging computer system resources even while displaying static content. There were many times in which I would wonder “What the heck is Flash processing?”. As for Flash Developers/Designers, there was only so much we can do to optimize the SWF via runtime. That was then, this is now!
These days as a designer/developer rapid prototyping has become a key component to getting projects in and out the door much quicker. To this effect, many prototyping tools have surfaced over the last year or so. A new rapid prototyping tool, FlairBuilder, created in Adobe AIR has just hit the market and first looks of it look pretty impressive.
Now that some of the Flash Catalyst hype has died down some, this demo is sure to get some of its potential fans pretty excited all over again. Here is Kevin Lynch’s Keynote from the Web 2.0 conference where he shows how to build a full application using Illustrator, Flash Catalyst, Flex Builder, Flex and the Facebook ActionScript 3 API.