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Apr 9, 2009 | 4:41 PM EDT

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well i think that there is not anywhere near as many beginner as3 tutorials as there should be, so im going to try and make some. here is my first one, it teaches you how to make a simple button game.

if you find anything wrong with it please pm me



Rated 3 / 5 stars


I liked the Idea, thanks for that, but the buttons to change between pages moved so much, that I tried to click just one of them three times, try to change that, anything else is good


Rated 3 / 5 stars


I've been looking around for AS3 tutorials and this helps a little. You should show how to do more than just a simple button press though. The only part of this tutorial that was helpful for me was the correct syntax for getting a button to respond to a click. Maybe for your next tutorial you could include syntax for stuff everyone uses, such as timeline control (ie press this button to go the beginning frame). Still thanks!


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Good idea, bad presentation.

I'll rate this a five (neutral).

All I can say about this is that it's a noble effort, but I don't think beginners would find this particularly interesting.

A better way to start a series about teaching AS3 is to explain in detail what variables are and how to use them, or how you can transform an object with code once a variable has been defined.

Another good idea would be to tell the beginner where he or she could find the resources to learn AS3 after viewing this flash.

One way you could make this more interesting is to show the flash interface, animate a mouse, and record your voice, almost as if it was a video tutorial.
Not only will this keep the beginner's attention, but he or she will be a lot more motivated.

The flash itself is good for what it is, the only problem I ran into is that it is possible to miss the previous/next buttons because they're animated.
You should've put a static transparent box around the animated arrows and have that being the actual button.

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billowillo responds:

thanks for the reply, I do plan on making more tutorials and ill definately try to implement some of these ideas, i know for sure i can get some short clips and pictures of the stuff but voice acting im not so sure about.

and your definately right about the navigation, adding a transparent box around them makes them a lot more functional.

Id also like to make the layout a bit more appealing, the gray theme really doesnt do it, i do like the arrow navigation though it makes it easier to go back and fourth.

if you have any more ideas for tutorials id love to hear them, i want to find subjects that explain it well and also keep the users attention for the full benefit of the tutorial.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

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If you're making a beginner's tutorial, then it would be a big help to show screen shots as you go through the steps (a picture is worth a thousand words (-: ). It looks like you're walking the beginner through using the Flash editor.

Start off with an introduction by actually telling the beginner about the button, and what it will do, instead of just saying "Final Product".

There are several typos in the tutorial as well.

Also, tell the beginner which software you are using. Include what software you're using (CS3, CS4, etc.). Also, include any prerequisite knowledge that may apply to your tutorial.

- Zir0 out.

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billowillo responds:

thanks for the feedback, in the next installment ill be sure to add some pictures, there are typos? i thought i got them all...