Steven is cofounder of phireworx.com, a Fireworks resource site, and contributing author of Fireworks MX Magic (New Riders), Special Edition Using Fireworks MX (Que), and Fireworks MX Fundamentals (New Riders). Steve wrote SitePoint's The Flash Anthology: Cool Effects & Practical ActionScript.
Flash Panels – Inspiration, Creation and Implementation
Create your very own Flash Panel to control the rotation of Movie Clips on the stage using standard Flash MX 2004 components, a hefty sprinkling of ActionScript and some tips and tricks — Steve shows how it’s done!
The Ones That Got Away: Image Loader and Random Link Apps in Flash
Load images using Flash components. Create a Random Link of the Day display for your site. Steve’s step-by-step tutorials explain all you need to know to complete both projects quickly and easily — and extend them to meet your own requirements!
Flash’s Hidden Gems: The NumericStepper Component
Never heard of NumericStepper? Whether you need on-screen controls to alter dynamic feedback from effects you’re building, or you want to allow users to select numerical data quickly through a form, it’s time to meet Flash’s NumericStepper component.
The Flash Anthology: Cool Effects & Practical ActionScript – Chapter 5: Sound Effects
In this age of digital media, sound can and should be a part of the online environment. So says Steve in Chapter 5 of The Flash Anthology, as he walks us through countless great sound effects – and explains when and how they can be best applied to your projects.
The Flash Anthology: Cool Effects & Practical ActionScript – Chapter 3: Animation Effects
Design fads will come and go, but one truth will never change: the more dynamic a Flash creation is, the more engaging it will be for users. In Chapter 3 of The Flash Anthology, Steve reveals a wealth of exciting, practical, and attrative scripted animation techniques.
The Flash Anthology: Cool Effects & Practical ActionScript – Chapter 1: Flash Essentials
Life without Flash would be boring and mundane. Whether you’re a budding Flash designer or a stalwart developer looking to expand your skills, Chapter 1 of SitePoint’s new title, The Flash Anthology, will give you the essential tools you’ll need to get creative!
Flash Interface Design Made Simple
Elegant interface design *is* achievable with Flash. You just need to know the basics, and be keen to experiment! Steve explains and applies the essentials as he creates a great interface in this step-by-step tutorial.
Migrate ActionScript 1.0 to ActionScript 2.0 , Part 1: The Basics
ActionScript 2.0, introduced with Flash MX 2004, is the new object-oriented scripting language that has Flash developers in a spin. Climb aboard the AS 2.0 bandwagon as Steve explains its enhancements, and shows how you can migrate your old ActionScript code to AS2.0!
Integrate Flash MX 2004 and Director MX 2004
There are times when Flash alone just doesn’t cut the mustard, and this is one of them! Integrating Director with Flash, Steve creates a program detection system to ensure users can use the files included in a distributed application.