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July 17, 2019

Old Flash Articles on SitePoint

Before it gets lost in the sands of time, here are a bunch of articles I wrote back in 2004 in the heyday of Flash. This is more of a trip down memory lane…

May 24, 2015

Golden Oldies: Design Tips That Stand The Test Of Time – Almost

Many sites today, in addition to a liberal sprinkling of graphics in the banner and in the body, have graphic navigation systems. Navigation systems have become more elaborate, as sites have evolved from 6-page brochure-like entities to full-fledged multimedia sites with multiple web applications.

Coinciding with the shift in online content is a shift in the metaphor used for designing web graphics. Less and less do we see ourselves designing “pages”; instead, we now find ourselves designing Read more [...]

March 18, 2006

Min and Max Z Depth (Courtesy of

Thanks to Erik, a question I get asked all the time Read more [...]

December 18, 2005

Color Swatch Panel in Flash does not show all swatches

When docked or grouped with other panels, the Color Swatch Panel in Macromedia Flash 8 does not display all the swatches.


November 2, 2005

Flash and Fireworks Mailing List

I've setup a new mailing list specifically for the discussion of Fireworks & Flash extensions, commands, tutorials and general know-how. If you are one of the thousands of people who are involved in Fireworks and Flash on a day to day basis, then make sure to sign-up and join in with the dicussions.

Sign up and join us around the camp phire 🙂 Read more [...]

October 19, 2005

[ANN] Quickie Tutorial | Populating a ComboBox Component With Countries in Flash MX 2004 / Flash 8

A really simple Flash method for you, but one that will save you a lot of time when designing form based flash applications...the country combobox. Sounds simple, it is, but rather than painfully populating a combobox component with over a hundred different countries, use the dataprovider and a simple array instead and you have already saved yourself many minutes of typing in data. Read more [...]

October 13, 2005

Flash 8 Freebies

Two new free Flash panels for you guys and gals out there: Read more [...]

October 6, 2005

Filler Text for Flash 8 Released

An update to the ever popular Filler Text panel has been released for Flash 8, including new features Read more [...]

April 30, 2005

Creating a Simple Button Effect Using the MC Tween Prototypes

Not so much a tutorial, as a mini technique with attached code. I added this recently to the Phireworx blog, but thought it would be a good idea to add it within the tutorial section so it doesn't get lost.

Using the ubiquitous MC Tween prototype library which has been around and I've been using for a while (found here), I needed to create some quick buttons which had a funky sliding effect complete with alpha fading, so I thought I'd share it with you Read more [...]