Writing About Actionscript 3

7th January 2008 @ 8:48 pm
I've been programming interactive maps visualisations using Flash and Actionscript 3 for almost a year now. Actionscript 3 code is what's behind the scenes of most the Flash work I've been involved with at Stamen so far: Trulia Hindsight, Digg Arc, Twitter Blocks, Modest Maps and more.

So in the spirit of writing about what's important to me (and what I'm actually doing) instead of only writing tangential asides, I'm going to start writing occasional notes on Actionscript 3 here. Hopefully the ideas explored will contribute to my upcoming workshop at Etech in San Diego in March.

I considered starting a new blog, but I've had to deal with my fractured blogging personae twice before already. Hopefully there'll be enough visualisation and project links to keep non-coders interested.

All kinds of people read this blog for all kinds of reasons, you might not care who I spent New Year with and that's OK with me. The actionscript posts will be tagged with as3, if that's all you're interested in you can subscribe to a feed of them here. (The same is true of the Processing posts, which have a feed here).