Flash Online Seminars


Two online live events will allow you to have your questions answered directly by the Flash MX 2004 and Flash MX 2004 Pro product team…


Getting started with Flash MX Professional 2004
(March 15, 1:00 pm EST and March 29, 1:00 pm EST)

– Learn how to create rich interactive experiences faster with new screens-based authoring.
– Find out how to enrich your applications with live data.
– Discover how to deliver truly immersive experiences by incorporating professional-quality video.

Adding Interactivity to Flash with ActionScript
(March 15, 3:00 pm EST)

– Get the basics of ActionScript 2.0 so you can bring your Flash content to life.
– See how to add simple interactivity or build full-blown applications with this Java-based scripting language.

Register here:

Enrollment is limited. “Adding Interactivity to Flash with ActionScript” session is sold out but it might be recorded so that anyone can watch it later.

If someone knows if this sessions will be recorded or not please contact me or leave here a comment.

Bad Macromedia


Long time ago i didn´t saw any Macromedia decision that caused so many discussion. I´m not going to say here if this is good or bad, i believe it´s still soon to say that.

The best is that this matter is being discussed anywhere that even a petition was created against the yahoo plug-in in the Flash Player….The target of the petition is the Macromedia Management Team and it has now 390 signatures…

If you want to sign the petition or just take a look click me.

My opinion is that this isn´t so bad has it looks. There are many other´s companies that do this a long time ago and we still install their plug-ins. You have the option to install it or not. It´s a decision that you may take…

Sincerely i do believe Macromedia already won something with this. Everyone that are protesting is making that victory bigger and bigger. It´s like if they don´t care if you talk good or bad about them. They just want us to talk….

Programming Flash Communication Server


Finally. The most wanted book about Flash Communication Server was published and should be available at Amazon.com at any moment. "Programming Flash Communication Server", this is the title for the book from Brian Lesser and some other developers including Giacomo Guilizzoni, Robert Reinhardt, Justin Watkins and Joey Lott. You can find more info about this book here. You will find there the source code and examples used in the book, sample shapters and news about FCS.

The book should be available in some stores at the moment but i´ll leave here the link for Amazon.

Programming Flash Communication Server – by Brian Lesser
(Not yet released at Amazon but should be available soon).

Colin Moock’s ActionScript Boot Camp


Colin Moock will do a 3-day actionscript training course this spring in Toronto. The first session
will be on days 1-3 March, but it seems that only a few spots are left for day´s 1 and 3. However there will be another “Boot Camp” in May and if you are interested just send a mail to pucknell@flashinto.com, put “boot camp” in the subject of your mail and indicate that you want to sign up for may’s course (specific dates to be determined).

The training session for March will cover the latest Flash MX 2004 programming techniques, course starts with absolute basics (perfect for designers and non-programmers) and quickly progresses to advanced topics such as object-oriented programming and design patterns.


Day 1: Introduction to ActionScript – Tuesday, March 1st, 9AM to 5 PM

Variables, statements, the interpreter, commands, arguments, operators, expressions, conditionals,
loops, events, event handlers, functions, and arrays.

Day 2: Introduction to Object-oriented Programming – Wednesday, March 2nd, 9AM to 5 PM

Classes, objects, methods, properties, encapsulation, inheritance, and datatypes.

Day 3: Introduction to Design Patterns – Thursday, March 3rd, 9AM to 5 PM

This final day introduces programmers to design patterns and shows how to apply them.

For notes, tickets and pricing please visit http://www.fitc.ca/bootcamp/

Make money with your Flash Games.


CrazyMonkeyGames are buying games to Flash developers to feature at their website. If you have developed a game and don´t know what to do with it you may earn between $50 and $1000 depending on the quality of it. The rules are simple. If they buy your game, they will ask you to insert their logo as an intro screen and add a link to their site within the game. Then they feature the game on CrazyMonkeyGames.com and allow the whole world to download it, distribute it, and use it on their own websites. You will be able to leave your name in the game as the author.

P.S. I saw this at a respected forum about Flash (Ultrashock). You may get more info about this topic by clicking here.

Size does matter…


I have seen so many questions about this topic in different forums that i have decided to post here a link which will help you decide which stage size should be used to develop your Flash applications for web.

First you must decide for which screen resolution do you want to develop, or you can develop for two or three different resolutions giving the user the option to choose their resolution. However after this decision you must remmember the users from other plataforms like Mac and browsers like Firefox and Safari. Believe me, it´s important to develop your application to all those users. So how can you avoid your page from looking crappy in some browser or platform?

At Webmonkey you will find all these answers. In there you will find tables that will give you the safest size to develop in different browsers and in each different resolution. Now you only have to choose.

Good luck.

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