Speaking on Flash and Flex at UVSC

Posted in Flash, Flex, quicktip, Speaking at 7:09 am by Curtis J. Morley

Thanks to Thor for having me come present in the Multimedia Dept. The class was great. As promised here are the links to examples, applications, and books that I talked about.

Applications that I have been a part of

Rifle Builder - Shopping Cart application built originally in Flash 5
LDS.org/cm - The Original Interactive Sheet Music Player
- Commercial Interactive Sheet Music
LogoMaker.com - HP Purchased LogoMaker in-part because of the success of this application.
Thanksgiving Point Dinosaur Games - Click on the "Games and Coupons" button
RideHarder.com - New design by Element
SolutionOverview.com - Green Screen interactive video
BrainHoney - Learning tool for self publication, uses mashups and Facebook integration. upload whatever files you want and make a lesson or learn what you don't know.

Applications turned into web apps:

http://www.flauntr.com/ -
- Fauxto now caled Splashup This is the most fully featured one I have found.

Mapping -
FlashEarth.com -
maps.yahoo.com -

Microsoft Word:
Grant Skinner Spell Checker for text editing

Image seam carving:
http://swieskowski.net/carve/ - Neat example
http://www.quasimondo.com/archives/000652.php - Example with code
http://rsizr.com/ this one is amazing and you can do it yourself

Video Editing:
RichFLV - Flash Based Video Editing Tool done with Flash/Flex and published with AIR

Motion detection & Vid Cam like Minority Report etc..

Sheet Music Applications -
LDS.org/cm - The Original Interactive Sheet Music Player
- Commercial Interactive Sheet Music

Adobe Digital Editions

mint.com - Web based version of Quickenfor money management

The Radio:
www.pandora.com - the music genome project


www.goowy.com/index.aspx - Flash web based Outlook knock-off.

Great Books For Flash, Flex, and ActionScript -


Intermediate Books

Begining Books

Books not to buy

  • AS3 Game Programming University - Only buy this book if you have never used Flash. The games are good BASIC games but the graphics are horrible and the examples don't really teach the prinicples behind game design.
  • Flash CS3 The missing manual. - You might as well buy the Dummies book(see below) if you are going to buy this one. Not a good place to start. Not comprehensive. Not well written.
  • Flash CS3 On Demand - This book should not be allowed to be called CS3 because some of the examples are not even using AS3. If you own Flash 8 then you will want this book but not for CS3.
  • Flash CS3 for Dummies - You are not a dumb, but may feel like it after spending any money on this book. They do have good cartoons though.


Curtis J. Morley

1 Comment »

  1. Avi Muchnick said,

    March 6, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Hi Curtis, in the flash-based image editor category, I’d like to extend you a private beta to try out Aviary. Email me at avi(-a-)worth1000.com and I’ll pass on an invite. You can see examples of it in action at http://a.viary.com.

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