Boost Your Skills: 20 Awesome Flash Tutorials

This time we’ve decided to put together a good collection of tutorials on the Adobe Flash software found in the Creative Suite series. While sometimes underestimated or “forgotten”, this program can take your designs to a whole new level without too much knowledge of coding and programming. I’ve put together some tutorials for all skill levels to inspire you, learn you some new tricks and hopefully get you started making your own additions to websites and other designs.

Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to Web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements and games. More recently, it has been positioned as a tool for “Rich Internet Applications” (“RIAs”) (source: wikipedia.org)

If you’re interested in more in-depth info, you can continue reading over at Wikipedia by clicking here, or go check out Adobes own product site here.

Picture by Benito LeGrande

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10 Ways to Save Time While Building a Website: Improved

February 28th, 2009 | 7 Comments | Posted in Web Design

While you should never rush to complete a website, money is time. The more web work you can do, the greater your income will be and/or you’ll have extra free time to do as you wish with. I’ve compiled a list of 10 tools and resources that can help you reduce the amount of time you spend developing considerably. Continue reading “10 Ways to Save Time While Building a Website: Improved” »

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A Useful Addition to any Business Website

August 5th, 2008 | 1 Comment | Posted in HTML

I’ve used this code in a large amount of business websites I’ve produced. It allows users to see at a glance whether a business is open or closed. If the time is within the specified hours, it will display an open image, if it any other time, it will display the closed image. It is easy to implement and looks great on a store hours page. It goes by the time of your server however so if your server is in a different timezone, adjust the hours accordingly.

<?php
/**
* Open / Closed script
* Try to edit only the ‘$hours’ array and the <img /> tags later on
* Editing anything else could give undesired results
*/

// These are the hours, correlating with the above days, in AM and PM format separated by ‘-‘
$hours = array(‘Sunday’ => ‘Closed’,
‘Monday’ => ‘By Appointment’,
‘Tuesday’ => ’10AM-5PM’,
‘Wednesday’ => ’10AM-5PM’,
‘Thursday’ => ’10AM-5PM’,
‘Friday’ => ’10AM-6PM’,
‘Saturday’ => ’10AM-5PM’);

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