Part stand-up comedy, part design history, 100% creativity. Take the chance to see Chip Kidd at The Minneapolis Central Library, Wednesday Feb, 27th 2008 at 7:00p.m.
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So you've worked for hours on that award winning Flash project and you need to place your SWF in a HTML container for the world to see... The obvious solution is to open the publish settings and check the HTML format, allowing Flash to build everything you need. But ...
As with everything there are lots of people with lots of different ideas about how to build a successful portfolio. Here's a list of some of the best theory surrounding online portfolios. Note: These are not tutorials.
Build a killer online portfolio
Creating the perfect portfolio
5 Tips for a Better Online Portfolio
Ok so your building a website but where do you put it so everyone in the world can see? You need hosting and a domain name. On the up side both hosting and domain names have become very inexpensive so there's really no excuse not to have one. Shake out ...
Some times its just not worth the time and effort to write all that code. Actionscipt code libraries are pre-built functions that you can use for the desired effect. Here are a few of my favorites
Movieclip tweening prototypes (LMC Tween)
Fuse Kit (heavy duty animation, but watch out it has ...
It's not very easy to remember all kinds of code unless you write it every day and even then memory fails. Enter the code cheat sheets. Actionscriptcheatsheet.com provides a great reference for both AS2 and AS3. Grab em today...
Actionscript 2 Cheat Sheet
Other helpful cheat sheets
This tutorial will teach you how to use a Flash movie under HTML content as a full page background. As an added benefit you'll also learn to create a Flash movie that fills 100% height and width of the screen. This tutorial assumes a basic understanding of Actionscript and makes ...
Option 1 - Portfolio website
5-7 Work samples
Use of flash to enhance story not detract from content
Lots of examples at OnePageFolios & NetDiver Portfolios
Option 2 - Choose your own adventure (animation)
minimum 4 sections
end of each section must present a choice (go here or there)
Option 3 - Flash enhanced project pitch
Here's some software for those of you who are interested in animation without the interactive abilities of Flash (Read animation only). Synfig is a high end vector animation package for OSX, Windows and Linux that offers a lot of professional features for free. So if your interested in the type ...
There are lots of great Flash tutorial sites (Google is your friend here) but several that stick out are as follows. Adobe's Live Docs For Flash - Flash Documentation Actionscript.org - Flash Tutorials Kirupa.com - Tutorials and a great forum Flashkit.com - Lots of tutorials but they're starting to age FlashDen.com - inexpensive components Ozzu.com - Great Flash forum
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