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Posted on February 12, 2008 at 9:31 pm

I am an Actionscript beginner. I am a novice, a noob if you will. This is all true, but I am going to write about Actionscript anyway. Why you ask? Why would you write about something you are not an authority on? The reason that I am starting this documentation early is for posterity. I want to see my progression from an Actionscript beginner to an Actionscript badass. Notice I didn’t say guru. I am not peddling holistic Tibetan Goji Berries. Badass is the appropriate term. Which is what I would like to be one day.

I am not a total novice. I have background in Web 1.0. I even got the Web 1.0.3 update. Before Actionscript 3.0, I even put together some Flash sites with AS2. Those successes were generally what I would call copy and paste programming. I could find something that someone made close to what I wanted to do and then tweak the code a bit to get it to work. The logic of programming escaped me, but the sites got done and no one got wise to my programmatic fumbling.

Before I begin this documentation I would like to throw out my disclaimers. Currently, I am a beginner at Actionscript 3.0 and perhaps some things that I write might be wrong or there just might be a much better way of doing what I did. By all means, feel free to correct me with a comment. I will learn from it. Also make sure to mention how much more of a badass you are than me in your commentary. I’ll try not to cry myself to sleep at night. The other reason I am writing this down is community. I know there are a lot of you out there tearing out your hair when you can’t find an answer to a problem. I read your blogs. All of them. I even found a few answers on some of them. Maybe one day there will be an answer for you on mine. Who knows, maybe one day you can totally ignore my PayPal tip jar and take some great Actionscript class I made. That is my dream that one day I hopefully will achieve.

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