Friday, October 12, 2007

20 Flash Tools

Here is a collection of Websites related to Flash. Great when you are looking for that action script or code snippet for your next big Flash project.

Action Script Library
- A collection of code snippets for use with ActionScript. Library - A collection of over 700 scripts for you to use, a large selection of tutorials and more.

Actionscript Physics Engine - A free 2D physics engine for Actionscript 3 from MIT. - An ActionScript 2.0 open source component framework for writing to the Flash player. - An attempt to bring Ajax and Flash together.

Animation Package - An ActionScript library (Flash player 6 and above) with a focus on keeping file sizes down. - The AS2 library open source framework to work with Actionscript 2. - An Actionscript 2 testing framework that lets you run repeatable tests on your classes. - A blog written by two developers about merging ColdFusion and Flash and how they can work together. - An experimenting in using Flash to make a clickless interface. - A large collection of examples of Flash movies that you can view, rate and comment on. You can also submit your own for review. - Tips, tricks, and tutorials for Flash and ActionScript. - A collection of articles, tutorials and extensions for Flash. - Code snippets, reviews, links, over 1,000 tutorials. - A designer-oriented site with open source scripts and links to lots of resources. - Free Flash and Logo templates, forums, and more, registration required. - A site with very in-depth video tutorials on various aspects of Flash. Tutorials - An extensive collection of tutorials on just about every conceivable aspect of Flash.

The Fuse Kit - A compact animation kit for Flash, more for everyday use than making full animations.

TutorialOutpost Flash Lessons - A huge collection of tutorials on many aspects of the Flash program.


15 Tutorial Sites for Designers / Developers

Here is a great list of tutorial websites that will help with all your design / development projects. - An aggregator of Photoshop tutorials from various sources. - Another aggregator of Photoshop tutorials from around the web. - Very specific graphics editing tutorials like adding sepia tones to a portion of an image, removing freckles, adding wrinkles to a photo and more. - Over 10,500+ tutorials on using Photoshop.

Web Design From Scratch - Design for 2.0 Guide - A lengthy, and detailed, guide to how to design a site with a Web 2.0 feel to it. - One of the oldest resources on the web for tutorials, and still full of useful information. - Features free tutorials on PHP, general web stuff, Google AdSense and more. - Over 2,000 tutorials for Flash, Fireworks, ColdFusion, Dreamweaver and more.

CSS Library - Numerous examples of CSS tricks with the code to duplicate them and tutorials on how it was accomplished. - An aggregator for tutorials from around the web for things like CSS, Flash, Photoshop and more. - Has several step-by-step tutorials for Illustrator and Dreamweaver. Flash Tutorials - Has tutorials for Flash basics, drawings, buttons and more. - Tons of free video tutorials for programs such as Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Word, and more. - A tutorial aggregator that allows people to submit tutorials they’ve found around the web. - Has detailed, step-by-step, tutorials for programs such as Photoshop, Maya, 3D Studio Max and more.


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Krav Maga

Well I haven't been updating the site as much as I would have liked, but I have been pretty busy with Life, Work and now Krav Maga. What the heck is Krav Maga you ask? Well for starters it's a self defense style that is very effective and has no wasted movement. It was founded by a Hungarian named Imi Lichtenfeld in the 1930's. It's translation in English means "Close Combat". In Krav Maga, there are no hard-and-fast rules, and no distinction in training for men and women. It is not a sport, and there are no specific uniforms, attire or competitions. All the techniques focus on maximum efficiency in real-life conditions. Krav Maga generally assumes a no quarter situation; the attacks and defenses are intended for potentially lethal threat situations, and aim to neutralize these and escape via maximum pain or damage to opponents, as rapidly and safely as possible. Crippling attacks to vulnerable body parts, including groin and eye strikes, headbutts, and other efficient and potentially brutal attacks, improvised use of any objects available, and maximizing personal safety in a fight, are emphasized.

I have been taking it now for about a month and so far so good, it is an intense cardiovascular workout and everything we have learned is very practical. I will keep you updated on my progress in this unique and effective form of self defense. :)

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