Add music content to your website! If you want to add a scrollable, clickable playist to your Flash-based website (like to show off your band's music), this tutorial shows you a step by step process to building this interactive .mp3 player using Adobe Flash CS3 and Action Script
If you don't have Adobe Flash, you can still edit Flash content on your websites. All you need is to know how to use external configuration, which you can do just from Notepad and a few .txt files. This tutorial demostrates how you can edit Flash content without having Flash Builder.
Create a content-containing (such as clickable graphics, buttons or hyperlinks) window which can be dragged across the screen by your user without losing any of the content! This tutorial shows you how to make this window look exactly like a Mac OS content window as well, using Adobe Flash CS3.
Code your Flash-based website so that your content can remain the same, no matter if visitors are viewing your site on a computer screen, smartphone display or even a high-definition TV. This tutorial shows how you can code your fluid website to achieve the true fit effect.
This tutorial is for anyone who wants to create their own Flash-based website, even those with little to no coding experience. You're shown how to incorporate animations, loader bars, and other interactive content into your website; as well as how to manage it all from the admin side.
A style sheet can ensure a uniform appearance for your website, as it gives you the ability to standardize font appearance, layout and spellings of unusual words on your website. This tutorial shows you how to create a style sheet and then import it into the Adobe Flash CS5 program using ActionScript 3.
Learn how to create your own card game using Adobe Flash and ActionScript 3! This tutorial shows you how to code a Flash version of blackjack, but you'll be able to expand on the principles taught in this tutorial to make your own card game in any style.
What You See Is What You Get, or WYSIWYG, is a useful type of web builder which allows new users or beginning coders create their own websites by using a type of plug and play interface. This tutorial shows you how to build an entire website using a WYSIWYG Flash-based editor.
Code a retro style video game using old school sprites or other animated .gifs. This tutorial shows you how you can take a small character and animate him to walk across the screen. Make your own homage to Mario or a nostalgia-fueled video game or animation!
This animation can be very useful to create banners, and shows you how to use ActionScript 3 and the timeline function of Adobe Flash CS3 to set the background of mountains and a moon. Then create a few flying bats and animate them to fly across the screen in a loop!
If you don't want to use a preloader bar, you can use the circular animation instead. This tutorial shows you how to code a circular preloader and have the animation go either clockwise or counterclockwise using a mid-level masking technique in Action Script 3.0.
Add an extra level of functionality and user interactivity by adding sound to your menu buttons on your Flash-based website! This tutorial shows you how to create these sound files, and then incorporate them into your dynamic Flash-based menu by using the ActionScript code.
A multiplane animation allows for objects in the stage to move at various speeds, and also allows for a certain level of user interactivity, as the speed or orientation of the stage can change depending on where the mouse cursor is.
An image fade or other transition can give a slide show or other graphic display on your website an extra level of attractiveness and professionalism. This effect is easy to code using ActionScript, and this tutorial shows you how to set up a fade transition for your Flash-based website.
This tutorial shows you how to code an intro sequence for the first page of your Flash-based website. You're also shown how to code a dynamic loader bar, so visitors can easily tell how long the content will take to load in their browser.
This tutorial starts by demonstrating how to take an .xml file and incorporate it into your Flash file. This will allow you to further manipulate the data in the .xml file, and allow greater functionality within your own Flash-based website.
Being able to load and unload .swf files to content areas in your website is useful, as it gives you the opportunity to show visitors a variety of different animations. This tutorial shows you how to use the Flash code to set up a system for loading and unloading multiple .swf files to the same area of your website.
Monitor visitors to your website by using a hit counter. This tutorial shows you how to use PHP and Flash to code a hit counter for your site. You can even use the counter to measure visitors to your site as a whole, or determine the most popular pages on your site.
Aimed at Flash developers who like making games or other applications, this tutorial shows you how to use keyboard mapping so users can control the game using specific keys. This is also useful for photo galleries or slide shows, so users can navigate using their keyboard.
This tutorial is aimed at those who are already somewhat adept at using Flash and ActionScript 3. This demonstrates an advanced masking technique called a 'glint' - having a beam of light pass over the object in your dynamic flash image.
The Swift3D plugin for Adobe Flash will allow a developer to create 3-D models, and then add a little animation - like making the logo spin on your website. This tutorial shows you how to get it and the best way to use it to personalize your website.
Frame labels are titles associated with certain segments of content (such as playing a tutorial in sequence and assigning each clip a separate frame label). This tutorial shows you how to set up a custom navigation system for your frame labels, so users can switch back and forth between segments.
Add a small bit of content which appears whenever visitors to your website mouse over a specific area of your website - such as having your company's slogan appear in a small text box when users hover their mouse over the log.
This tutorial demonstrates how you can use ActionScript and Adobe Flash CS3 to set up links on your website to allow users to download various files, such as making .pdfs, .docs or .mp3s available for download. You're also shown how to link to an external website, or set up an email-to link.
Add an extra level of security to your website by creating your own dynamic 'Buy It Now' button for PayPal-using visitors to your website. Coding this button is very easy, and you can even animate it to draw more attention to your webstore.
This tutorial shows a beginner how to reverse their timeline animations, both by using Action Script code or by using the timeline functions. Set up your Adobe Flash CS3 animation timeline going in one direction, and then completely reverse it!
The color picker component in Adobe Flash Creative Suite 3 will let visitors to your website choose their own color from a pre-selected palette and apply it to your specially indicated dynamic objects. Useful for paper-doll programs or other similar applications!
For people who want to make a more dynamic and user-friendly website, this tutorial demonstrates how you can use Action Script 3 in Adobe Flash to work with the DataGrid component function, especially when you want to render it dynamically.
The ComboBox component in Adobe Flash CS4 allows you to create drop-down menus, which you can incorporate into your own website in any number of dynamic ways, especially for those running their own e-store. This tutorial shows you how to set up your own ComboBox and add it to your website.
Save space on your page by adding a scroll bar! This tutorial teaches you two separate techniques: first, how to create custom movie clips or similar content for your webpage; and then how to incorporate a scrolling list into that particular element of your website.
A numeric stepper component is one which you can add to your website to allow users to select numbers or from a list of avaiable items - useful, for instance, if you wanted a webstore which allowed for a quantity function. This Adobe Flash CS3 tutorial shows you how to create and use a numeric stepper component.
The quiz - a popular and pervasive form of content for websites. They can be just for fun, or to help you collect demographic data on visitors to your website. This tutorial shows you how to use radio buttons to write quizzes, tests and other similar forms in Adobe Flash CS3.
Add a chat program to your website and allow the logged in users to talk to each other! You can write this program using Adobe Flash CS3, PHP and MySQL. This tutorial shows you how to write your own Flash chat program incorporating all three systems.
This Adobe Flash CS4 tutorial shows you how to pull off the complex technique of having two different movie clip timelines able to be affected by the same buttons. This becomes useful if you want to animate your movie clip index.
Updated from the old CS3 tutorial! This video demonstrates how you can set up a simple spin animation using the most recent version of Adobe Flash, Creative Suite 4. Start with a simple square animation, and then make it spin!
Creating buttons in Flash CS4 is a similar process to what you used in Flash CS3. Using a more updated version of Adobe Flash, this tutorial demonstrates how can create your own Flash buttons and incorporate them into your animations and projects.
This Adobe Flash CS4 tutorial shows you how to create a graphic symbol. Creating a graphic symbol lets you reuse the image in other projects, and set up a few other interactive and dynamic functions when you incorporate graphic symbols into your animations.
This tutorial shows you how you can turn a single animation (like a bouncing ball) into a symbol. Once it is a symbol, you'll be able to reuse the animation in other projects and add it to other movies or animations you make using Adobe Flash CS4.
Here's how to make a simple animation you can apply in more complex animations - a bouncing ball. This tutorial shows you how to start a brand new project, and then how to create an animated bouncing ball in Adobe Flash CS4.
This tutorial shows you how to import an external image into your Adobe Flash CS4 animation project using Action Script. Choose any image you like and incorporate it into your current project using the steps outlined in this tutorial.