Response to As: Main 2006-08-24 17:58:40
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All right. So here we are on page 47 of AS: Main. What started out as an interesting idea (re-read the first couple of pages =) has become one of the most linked threads on NG. Some people hate it, some people love it, some people learnt some aspects of Flash by reading the links. However, I think now that it has become such a giant, in terms of the number of threads, that it is starting to lose its shape... it's becoming clumsy. Flash newbs who are referred to page=9999 just get confused by the sheer number of options open to them.
As much as I would love to trim this down to the bare bones, 15 tuts for each skill level, that would be sticking a finger up at everyone who has donated their time and knowledge to creating tutorials for AS: Main, and those that have commented in each thread created, helping to refine the code. So I'm not going to take that away. However, I feel that, for now (until AS3 is officially released in its full form), there is no need for any more tutorials. Everything has been covered. People are starting to scrabble to find a topic that hasn't already been covered, and the quality is dropping as a result.
So, this will probably be the final update of this incarnation of AS: Main. It would have been nice to round it off on page 50, but all sections are now pushing the character limits, updating the list takes me over an hour, and as I said, I don't believe the list is going to get any more complete than it is now - but it WILL get more confusing for the newb. So I am going to ask liljim to lock it. Don't see this as a farewell; the thread will still be readily available to link to, and will remain as an AS resource for as long as NG exists. For those tutorials that were added to the list, the usernames of their creators have become part of NG history, as people who were willing to not only make NG a better place, but also to act as mentors to up-and-coming (and established) Flash authors.
There may be future incarnations of AS: Main. We'll see. In the meantime, a HUGE THANKS to everybody that donated their time and skills to the thread. Also, it makes me very happy to see that other people have taken the format of AS: Main and applied it to other subjects, from Java/C++ to Animation. Long may those threads prosper.
Once again, thank you. And now, the final roll-call.....