Note To All Students:
It Takes More Than Good Design Skills To Be A Good Designer
The graphic design profession requires each individual to develop and sustain a variety of skill sets. Each skill set is equally important to their duties as a graphic designer. To master these skill sets takes discipline and devotion.
I like to call these three skill sets the Design Trinity because they all are equally important to each graphic designers’ professional growth.
Learning Actionscript 3.0
Students, are you learning Flash and Actionscript 3.0? Course material has been added concerning Actionscript 3.0. The course material was developed to help students learn the action syntax of the scripting language. Learning the syntax will enable you to better understand, read, and write actions for your Flash projects.
ActionScript has rules to follow, which are analogous to the rules of grammar and spelling in English. These rules are called syntax, and they govern such things as word order, capitalization, and punctuation of an action statement. The following list describes 6 ActionScript punctuation marks needed to write the language.
The period acts as a link between objects and the properties (characteristics) and methods (behaviors).
Indicates the end of a statement. Semicolons are not required to end the statement. Flash interprets the end of the statement without the semicolon. The semicolon also acts as a required separator in some action statements.
When you first set up a variable (a container for content that changes) a colon seperates the text that names the variable from the text that defines what kind of variable it is.
Braces set off ActionScript statements that belong together.
Parentheses group the arguments that apply to a particular statement—Defining the scene and frame into a goto action. They also let you group operations, such as mathematical calculations.
Brackets [ ]
Scripting frequently involves working with arrays, or lists of simliar elements. Placing a list inside brackets defines it as an array.
There are basic principles that govern all areas of design. Examine each principle in detail to have a better understanding of how they can help develop an effective design application.