What should i go for flash with actionscript or jquery + AJAX

hello all,

i have 1.5 to learn either flash+actionscript OR Jquery+AJAX.

i know HTML,CSS and Web Designing in Photoshop. Please advice me. (:

Unless you have a specific need to learn flash, I would probably advise against it. I’m slightly biased because I’m a big fan of open web technologies and technologies that will run everywhere, Flash fits in neither of these categories IMO.

If you already know HTML/CSS then a great direction to take would be to learn JavaScript … once you have the JavaScript basics down, hit up jQuery and/or other libraries and frameworks.