I have tried the blog thing a couple of times without success. I'm just too busy and really no one reads this stuff anyway. I figure since I am paying…
We were very excited when Northland Properties contacted us to give Dennys.ca a face lift. We dove right in to create a very fun and interactive experience. The home page had seasonal themes that would have snow falling on the elements, leaves blowing in the wind, or grass and flowers growing.
We created 2 games for the D-Zone, the portion of the site created for kids, that included an interactive colouring book and a memory style game based on menu items.
UPDATE: The current Dennys.ca has undergone another face lift to align the branding closer to that of it’s American counterpart. We did updated versions of the colouring book and memory game as well as added a simple Jigsaw Puzzle. (more…)
My business partner and I had the opportunity to work with SRO/Anthem to create a new online presence for the band Rush. The original site was a mish-mash of elements…
So the first thing you may have noticed is that everything in AS2 that had an underscore in front of it no longer does in AS3. That is a MAJOR issues for all of us lazy coders that just want to copy and paste old AS 2 code into an AS3 document – it will fire all sorts of errors such as this one:
Warning: 1058: Migration issue: The property _x is no longer supported. Use the DisplayObject.x property instead.
If you’re like me you probably never used Event Listeners in AS2. Not unless you needed to do something “crazy” (insert sarcasm here at how amateur I was then, I’m only slightly less amateur now but that’s besides the point)
Well AS3 is all about Event Listeners, well Events actually. Actionscript is an Event based language. When something happens it dispatches an Event of some form and you have to react to it to make things go.
Wiring up buttons is a great way to introduce the concept of listening for and responding to events and has the upside of being THE MOST BASIC THING YOU EVER HAVE TO DO when building a website or anything that requires users to interact with an interface. So lets get started because we have clients waiting.
Using the Hand Cursor on a button In AS2 we took for granted that when we assigned a mouse event (onRelease, onPress, onRollOut etc) to a movie clip Flash by…