20+ Websites To Help You Learn Flash and ActionScript

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There are many software products that are available in the market for website development. In the world of multimedia, Flash has its own position. In designing interactive demos, standalone movies, and aesthetically pleasing web content, flash plays a main role.

Tips and tricks can be learned from different websites.  The good reputation of Adobe products is one of the core reasons that Flash and ActionScript are so popular. A major reason for it’s popularity is that ActionScript is similar to JavaScript. There are many websites that are very helpful for learning Flash. Below are 25 websites that will help you in learning Flash/ActionScript.

1. NET MAGAZINE


.NET mag has a very useful collection of tutorials on flash. These tutorial are helpful if you want to learn about styling in flash. Flash 7 gives you the advantage of embedding images regardless of the format. Flash 7 supports PNG, GIF and JPG etc as well as movie clips.  There are pdf files of tutorials available as well to view them offline.

2. STEVES TUTES


There are varieties of tutorials available on this website for Flash 8. This website provides learning materials about how to filter an image, about all the basic components of Flash 8 and many more. Video tutorials are also available on this site. To cut it short, this is a complete package for learning Flash 8.

3. BAYCON GROUP


Baycon Group’s tutorials are a good source for professional learning. The thing that I found best on this site is that it gives you different options for learning, it starts with the basics and proceeds towards professional learning. This website is very helpful for those who are interested in learning Flash 8 professionally.

4. TEACHER CLICK


On this site, the study material is divided in the form of syllabus. It is just like learning at any institute. The syllabus has 10 units which start from the easier parts of learning and gradually moves towards professional education. It also provides theoretical knowledge of Flash 8. If someone is interested in getting practical as well as theoretical information about Flash 8, I recommend this site.

5. BRAINBELL


This tutorial is a great source of learning for the layman; anyone can learn Flash 8 from this tutorial. This set of  tutorials provides a step by step learning of Flash 8 by demonstrating how to perform simple tasks on Flash 8. This tutorial is a good way of getting a start on Flash 8. An amateur can get everything about Flash 8 on this site.

6. MACROMEDIA FLASH TUTORIALS


This is a good source of learning for how to create a mouse cursor, Flash preloaders and others aspects. If you are dealing with multimedia,  Flash 8 will be your first choice. These tutorials are helpful for those who are working professionally and are in need of assistance in grooming their work. This site will help them in putting a step forward in their career. It has guidance about animation, special effects, and games and about all that a professional wants.

7. MACROMEDIA FLASH NAVIGATION TUTORIALS


Tutorialized provides nearly 600 tutorials for Flash animation. There are varieties of instructional materials that demonstrate animation on different objects. This is good for those who need help in their work. It has tutorials for animations, interior design, creating transparent buttons, highlighting, 3D animation, vector animation and much more.

8. NEW TUTORIALS


There is another website that provides tutorials for preloaders in Flash along with many other tutorials. This site is helpful for those who are interested in making interactive software programs like games and animations.

9. ADOBE


The most genuine site for learning Flash is Adobe.com. Here you can find Flash MX tutorials where you can get information about how to work around ActionScript. The website gives a good approach for those who want an authentic piece of information.

10. FLASH TUTORIALS.US


If you need ActionScript or Macromedia then Flashtutorials is a site that provides you tutorials that gives you theoretical information about how to apply logics and functions using ActionScript.

11. WEB DESIGN-TUTORIALS


If you are up to developing an exotic website and you need some tutorials, webdesign-tutorials will be a good choice. It has many tutorials which will help you design a website of any kind and any taste. Layout design tutorials, background integration tutorials and interactivity tutorial will be very helpful amongst all. There are many tutorials that will also help you in developing websites to meet the demands of today’s fashion like breaking news interface, flash flip letter effect etc.

12. WEB DEVELOPERS NOTES


Flash tutorials are available for developers and hobbyists in webdevelopersnotes.com. These tutorials teach how to enhance interactivity in a web design as well as software design. In multimedia little things matter a lot to include interactivity and appeal to the design. There are many tutorials that give you innovative ideas and the good news is that they are available on this site.

13. FLASH ADVISOR


Flash Advisor is another site for those who are interested in learning projectile motion, sound controlling and animated preloaders in Flash. The tutorials on this site are of high quality. These lessons are good for advance learning of Flash. The best thing about these tutorials is that they have been written by experts. This is a dedicated site for Flash.

14. SMASHING MAGAZINE


This is a site where I found some interesting tutorials that will help you create some smashing, eye-catching, and aesthetic web designs. The tutorials here will teach you how to increase reusability in Flash although it is assumed to be a nightmare for many programmers. Picture animation, water wave effect, high-tech animation, hypnotic gear rotation are some tutorials that I found most helpful.

15. EDUCATION ONLINE FOR COMPUTERS


This site has a good collection of Flash tutorials, not only for advance learning, but also for novices. Flash is the best source to create multimedia content on the web sites and games and the tutorials available on this site will teach you how to achieve it in Flash. You can find all kinds of tutorials from simple drawing guidance to high level animation courses.

16. FLASH GAME DESIGN


I will recommend this site to those who are interested in designing games. As its name suggests, this is web site where one can find tutorial related to designing websites and games and creating animations. These are advanced tutorials by which you can learn how to create web designs without using advanced ActionScript.

There are endless possibilities of developing any kind of master piece by using flash; the only limit is your mind. Banner, videos, cartoons, games and web sites can be developed with aesthetically pleasing designs in flash. Following are some websites for those who are interested in designing of banners.

17. FLASH-BANNER-CREATOR


The main idea of this site is banner creation using Flash. The tutorials on this site are all about different techniques of creating banners. Anyone who is interested in creating banners has to download the tutorial from this site. The steps used in the tutorial are very simple, one just need to follow the steps.

18. LAYOUT GALAXY


I found a concise and appropriate tutorial for banner creation in Flash here. This tutorial follows a step by step description of processes involved in the creation of banners in flash.  You can learn how to create exquisite and appealing banners for websites here.

19. FLASH VAULT


Here I found another tutorial for flash banners. This is helpful for people who want to create a full flash banner. The steps in the tutorial will lead you to create a high quality banner.

20. TIZAG


Tizag.com has many Flash tutorials from introduction to email forms. This site provides a good collection of flash tutorials for those who are eager to learn flash from home.

21. GOTO AND PLAY


Flash games are very famous these days and every developers are trying to learn the development of these games because of increasing demands from players. Gotoandplay.it is the place where you can find everything that you want to develop games.


22. EMANUELE FERONATO


If you want to learn flash game development in detail, then this tutorial is for you. It is a very long and detailed tutorial about game development. This tutorial demonstrates how you can create a quality game in Flash using ActionScript. This tutorial has covered a vast area of game development and that is why it is divided into parts which makes it a complete guide.

23. FLASH PERFECTION


All the tutorials on Flash Perfection are related to software that can be developed using Flash. This site covers many areas of development. It is also a complete package for flash game enthusiasts.

When it comes to multimedia, Flash is a household name. In games, websites, or banners you can add as much interactivity as you want using flash. The present era demands interactivity that’s aesthetically pleasing and user friendly. Today’s world is all about media and entertainment. If you want to utilize this powerful technology, I am sure that this article will help you save time in finding tutorials. Just find the best tutorial for you and start enjoying Flash miracles.

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14 Comments Best Comments First
  • Ferg

    Saturday, March 19th, 2011 23:56

    10

    Nice list…but you cannot leave out the brilliant Actionscript.org.

    Possibly the best resource of all these…

    +1
  • G33K

    Saturday, April 9th, 2011 22:58

    11

    Nice collection. very informative. And for anyone who just stumbled across here looking for html tutorials. Just go to w3schools

    +1
  • Norma van der W

    Sunday, March 13th, 2011 20:56

    3

    Why start learning something that is dying out?

    0
  • Xenon

    Monday, March 14th, 2011 18:29

    5

    This is a really solid list, is what I would be saying if it were 2001. This article is 10 years too late.

    0
  • Eduardo

    Sunday, March 13th, 2011 17:55

    2

    If you are interested in some advenced tips in AS3 http://www.gotoandlearn.com/ is a good place to learn. You can find examples about sound, XML, AMF and other interesting stuff.

    0
  • David

    Monday, March 14th, 2011 18:55

    6

    Am I losing my mind, or were several of the sites listed in this article referencing versions of Flash that haven’t been in regular use for close to six years? Macromedia hasn’t owned Flash since 2007 when it was bought by Adobe, yet the first 10 articles reference Macromedia directly?

    If you are legitimately trying to learn more about Flash & ActionScript then I would also recommend starting at http://www.gotoandlearn.com.

    0
  • Jay

    Monday, March 14th, 2011 11:38

    4

    You missed out on one of the largest sites:

    0
  • Fritz

    Monday, March 14th, 2011 15:31

    7

    Hello… i think you should add this site too:
    http://flashandmath.com/

    there are a lot of ActionScript3 Tutorials and realy this guys know what they do.
    If you wanna see what ActionScript is able to do, go and watch it there. :D
    Amazing examples for the Flashfiles and you can have the Sourcecode to look how they make this work.

    0
  • Steve Hall

    Sunday, March 13th, 2011 06:21

    1

    Thanks for the list. These kinds of lists are always great for expanding knowledge.

    I would be interested in something similar for PHP/MySQL.

    0
  • jakirul

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 21:32

    14

    If you want to learn flash game development in detail, then this tutorial is for you. It is a very long and detailed tutorial about game development. This tutorial demonstrates how you can create a quality game in Flash using ActionScript.

    0
  • Dianne

    Friday, November 18th, 2011 19:28

    12

    Hi, Thank You for this excellent list. This information was so well put together. Awesome job!

    0
  • Jafar

    Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 03:07

    8

    Republic of Code very good also.

    http://www.republicofcode.com/

    0
    • Mircea

      Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 15:43

      13

      Never would have thunk I would find this so inidspseanble.

      0
  • colecmc

    Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 20:01

    9

    Also very very very useful! http://www.focusonflash.com/
    It’s not the best design, but as far as ActionScript is concerned it’s Awesome.

    I thought flash was dying anyway?

    0
  • jakirul

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 21:32

    14

    If you want to learn flash game development in detail, then this tutorial is for you. It is a very long and detailed tutorial about game development. This tutorial demonstrates how you can create a quality game in Flash using ActionScript.

    0
  • Dianne

    Friday, November 18th, 2011 19:28

    12

    Hi, Thank You for this excellent list. This information was so well put together. Awesome job!

    0
  • G33K

    Saturday, April 9th, 2011 22:58

    11

    Nice collection. very informative. And for anyone who just stumbled across here looking for html tutorials. Just go to w3schools

    +1
  • Ferg

    Saturday, March 19th, 2011 23:56

    10

    Nice list…but you cannot leave out the brilliant Actionscript.org.

    Possibly the best resource of all these…

    +1
  • colecmc

    Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 20:01

    9

    Also very very very useful! http://www.focusonflash.com/
    It’s not the best design, but as far as ActionScript is concerned it’s Awesome.

    I thought flash was dying anyway?

    0
  • Jafar

    Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 03:07

    8

    Republic of Code very good also.

    http://www.republicofcode.com/

    0
    • Mircea

      Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 15:43

      13

      Never would have thunk I would find this so inidspseanble.

      0
  • Fritz

    Monday, March 14th, 2011 15:31

    7

    Hello… i think you should add this site too:
    http://flashandmath.com/

    there are a lot of ActionScript3 Tutorials and realy this guys know what they do.
    If you wanna see what ActionScript is able to do, go and watch it there. :D
    Amazing examples for the Flashfiles and you can have the Sourcecode to look how they make this work.

    0
  • David

    Monday, March 14th, 2011 18:55

    6

    Am I losing my mind, or were several of the sites listed in this article referencing versions of Flash that haven’t been in regular use for close to six years? Macromedia hasn’t owned Flash since 2007 when it was bought by Adobe, yet the first 10 articles reference Macromedia directly?

    If you are legitimately trying to learn more about Flash & ActionScript then I would also recommend starting at http://www.gotoandlearn.com.

    0
  • Xenon

    Monday, March 14th, 2011 18:29

    5

    This is a really solid list, is what I would be saying if it were 2001. This article is 10 years too late.

    0
  • Jay

    Monday, March 14th, 2011 11:38

    4

    You missed out on one of the largest sites:

    0
  • Norma van der W

    Sunday, March 13th, 2011 20:56

    3

    Why start learning something that is dying out?

    0
  • Eduardo

    Sunday, March 13th, 2011 17:55

    2

    If you are interested in some advenced tips in AS3 http://www.gotoandlearn.com/ is a good place to learn. You can find examples about sound, XML, AMF and other interesting stuff.

    0
  • Steve Hall

    Sunday, March 13th, 2011 06:21

    1

    Thanks for the list. These kinds of lists are always great for expanding knowledge.

    I would be interested in something similar for PHP/MySQL.

    0

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