Generating a Dynamic Selection DropDown with jQuery and AJAX

jQuery makes it easy to pull in dynamic content using the built in AJAX module. With a few simple steps you will be able to pull content from an XML file and generate a form dropdown that the user can select from. Continue reading…

How to Get More Power Out of the Dictionary Class in AS3

One great nugget that many noobs to AS3 don’t know about or don’t utilize is the Dictionary Class. It is one class that I have found so useful when dealing with stored data and accessing it for future use in an application. With proper use, you can easily reference objects and/or data.

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How to Animate a Line Drawing With Flash Using Actionscript 3: Part 1

Have you ever wanted to create an animation of a line drawing? I was given this challenge recently to animate a picture being drawn. At first I thought that using masks was going to be the only way to go, but I quickly realized that it is a pain to mask complex lines in a drawing. I also was thinking that reduction animation could work where segments are erased frame-by-frame, but this quickly becomes monotonous pain-staking process. Then a colleague and I began to think of a way to do this programatically through Actionscript. As it turns out, it really isn’t overly complex to program.

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