Events, Learning Is Fun

Chip Kidd in Minneapolis

02.18.08 | Permalink | Comments Off
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. More information available here.

Learning Is Fun, Resources, Software

Display Flash in a HTML page with the SwfObject

02.18.08 | Permalink | Comments Off
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 ...

Learning Is Fun, Online Portfolio

Tips for building a killer portfolio

02.06.08 | Permalink | Comments Off
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 Preparing ...

Learning Is Fun, Resources

The all important webhost

02.05.08 | Permalink | Comments Off
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 ...

Animation, Resources

Actionscript Libraries to make your life easier

02.05.08 | Permalink | Comments Off
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 ...

cheatsheets, Class Notes, Resources

Sometimes its ok to cheat

02.05.08 | Permalink | Comments Off
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. provides a great reference for both AS2 and AS3. Grab em today... Actionscript 2 Cheat Sheet Other helpful cheat sheets Javascript (Functions & Methods) Javascript (event handlers) HTML HTML ...

Actionscript, Flash, Learning Is Fun, Resources, tutorials

Tutorial: Flash as page background

02.05.08 | Permalink | 12 Comments
Introduction 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 ...

assignment, Learning Is Fun

Quarter Project MAS Lab 707

01.28.08 | Permalink | Comments Off
Option 1 - Portfolio website 5-7 Work samples Resume/About Contact Information 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 Use ...

Animation, Resources, Software

Free vector animation software

01.28.08 | Permalink | Comments Off
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 ...

Resources, tutorials

Flash Tutorials and Help

01.08.08 | Permalink | Comments Off
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 - Flash Tutorials - Tutorials and a great forum - Lots of tutorials but they're starting to age - inexpensive components - Great Flash forum

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