View Full Version : What sites do you visit for Flash/Actionscript help?

08-01-2009, 08:19 AM
If you ever needed any Flash/Flex/Actionscript help, what would be your top 3 support/resource site recommendations?

08-01-2009, 11:13 AM
1) The official language reference
(http://livedocs.adobe.com/flash/9.0/ActionScriptLangRefV3/)2) Google

Possibly not in that order. :)

(I know you're probably asking for what sites and things we think are best, but I really don't factor that in when searching for help.)

08-01-2009, 11:20 AM
Personally, I usually try to get this guy Matt Voerman on IM... ;)

08-01-2009, 12:53 PM
Personally, I usually try to get this guy Matt Voerman on IM... ;)

LOL I was going to say that, "nah just go talk with the guru Matt Voerman"

08-01-2009, 12:55 PM
I always go to www.codingforums.com

Huge community, try seaching for past topics first, then post a thread if necessary, usually get fast response from people happy to help out.

Also covers most other languages.

08-01-2009, 03:47 PM
1. YouTube / Vimeo
2. Adobe Vid Tuts
3. Google... then scratch my head

08-01-2009, 06:15 PM
I don't have a single portal that I rely upon for Flash help. Usually it's a google-a-thon.

Having said that, if gotoAndLearn or Kirupa offer a tutorial on a topic of interest I'll go to them before most others.

I'll also check the official Adobe results but my expectation is that they'll be longer and probably more Super Nice Comprehensive with Shiny Best Practices rather than Holy Shit I've Got To Get A Working Solution By Lunch or But When Are You Going to Get to USING ExternalInterface?!?.

In terms of forums that frequently throw up solutions to oddities that are viable, FlashKit and ActionScript.org both often have something relevant but it's usually buried among OH ME 2!@# posts and other crap. Never the less their url's pop up a lot.

If there was anywhere I'd go straight up to get a solution to a flash problem it'd be to a tutorial I'd seen but not done on gotoAndLearn.

09-01-2009, 10:06 PM
I've signed up with safari.oreilly.com and loving it. the quality of info is usually much higher than what google produces, and you can get tutorial videos from Lynda.com for free. The exchange rate makes it less of a bargain than it was but still worth A$70/month for me.

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/index.cfm?forumid=15 is good too

11-01-2009, 09:36 AM
LOL I was going to say that, "nah just go talk with the guru Matt Voerman"

LOL awww thanks guys - Whilst I do know a lot of AS stuff i'm not sure i'd go as far as clasifying me a guru :rolleyes:

The reason I started this thread is cause i'm keen to get a clearer picture of how (and where) everyone sorts their problems. With a view to assisting C5 (adobe comunity team)

Personally, when I get stumped, I turn to...

1) Adobe (Product) LiveDocs - aka official doco
2) Google
3) Forums/Lists/Groups/Blogs (aka known as the Community) sites such as FlexCoders, Flex Questions, GotoAndLearn, Flex-Flash Aussie, etc

12-01-2009, 05:33 PM
Kirup and the actionscript.org forums are usually very helpful :)

03-02-2009, 11:47 AM
Noice tips guys, I'll be sure to use them a lot this year.

21-09-2009, 09:43 AM
I know this post is ancient, but -

When I was doing some Flash development, I usually visited:

http://theflashblog.com / http://gotoandlearn.com

26-04-2010, 02:52 PM
1. Google
2. Adobe (Product) LiveDocs
3. YouTube / Vimeo