Getter ready, get Setter, Go!

I am loving the stupid names I’ve been using for these posts. Pretty soon you’ll have no idea what I am talking about. In my last post, I showed you have to create a new class and the topic of access modifiers was mentioned. I would like to expand on that topic and use it […]

A Touch of Class

As you can tell by the horribly cheesy name of this post, this one is about classes in AS3. For me the move to AS3 also meant the move to doing everything in class files as opposed to writing it in the on a frame of the timeline. This was very confusing and difficult for […]

Ohm Life

My wife runs a very successful clothing store in beautiful Port Carling, Ontario called Ohm Life.  She asked me to help her create a website that was simple, elegant and captured the feel of her store. We came up with the look by mixing cutout elements with splashes of watercolor texture I am very proud […]

Going Somewhere?

Opening a URL in Action Script 3 Navigating to a URL in AS 2 was pretty straight forward. getURL(“http://www.ryanwelcher.com”); As with most things in AS3 that has changed a fair amount. It is no longer one line of code. I’ll show you everything and then walk you through it

Site is up

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 for this server this time it’ll stick … maybe. So here is my site. RyanWelcher.com. Enjoy. Ryan

Denny’s Canada

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 […]

Official Rush Website

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 that had been added onto by various other service providers and we were tasked with creating a high-impact site that would streamline the site but […]

Syntax

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 […]

Buttons and Events

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 […]

Keep your hand where I can see it.

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 default would change the cursor from the arrow to the hand when the user interacted with that movie clip. In AS3 that is no longer […]