Moving, Working and a Good Place for Flash Tips
Well I think I’ve found a place to move, and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s been a little bit of a search, but I think I found something that suits me. I’ll be renting a room in a beautiful house by Fairmount Ave, shaving maybe 20 minutes off my commute. The landlord at the place I’m currently at has agreed to give me a break on the lease and let me move this month. Not only that, but I’m getting a new kitten to boot! (I haven’t named her yet, but I was thinking Cat-Face…my girlfriend seemed to like it!)
In addition to all this stuff, I’ve been working on a Flash project that should have been done a long time ago, but got put off do to other obligations, time constraints, and me not knowing what I’m doing. It took a while, but I’m back into it now, and it’s close to completion.
Whenever I have a Flash interactive, be it a flash game, flash website, or product catalog, I usually hit up the boards at FlashKit.comto get help. The guys there are pros, and have been doing this stuff for years. I was first introduced when I was in school, when my Flash teacher showed us the site as a resource for free flash sound effects. It took me a couple years of lurking before I ever actually registered and started posting there. Every once in a while I’ll share my limited Flash animation knowledge with some new guy, but for the most part it is I getting tips on how to most efficiently parse my XML file, or how to create an aesthetically pleasing motion tween (animation) using nothing but Flash ActionScript. I have some other forums I frequent too, but FlashKit is one of the best.