Years ago, I learned some Flash basics in AS2. I thought I had a few things figured out quite nicely, but now that everything has gone AS3 I’ve suffered some severe, but thankfully temporary, frustration. Like … the ‘wanting to screech and stomp like a toddler in a fit’ kind of frustration. Here, on the other side of it all, I can say I’m wiser and more skilled, and have learned the fine art of breathing deeply. Not a bad trade off. Oh, and I have a functioning website.
I summoned the almighty pool of knowledge through Google, the great Oracle, and found a few really helpful tutorial sites. If you are in a bind, or merely want to give it a go and need some AS3 direction, try http://www.developphp.com and http://www.kirupa.com . Best of luck to you!
Now I can focus on getting back to my illustration projects … and I’m so looking forward to it.