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Drawing Activetuts+ to a Close  

by posted in News
Jul 3
2012

Activetuts+ launched in 2009 with the aim of teaching how to build websites, apps, animations, and interfaces in Flash. Much has changed in the industry over the past few years, and Activetuts+ has evolved several times to continue teaching relevant content.

At the end of last week, we announced our decision to draw Activetuts+ to a close in order to concentrate our focus on better covering several exciting new areas of education.

Over at Activetuts+ we’ve explained our thinking behind the decision, what we’ll be doing with our archive of content, and our plans for the future!

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Show Your Appreciation: Activetuts+  

by posted in General
May 21
2012

Activetuts+ is Envato’s tutorial site about Flash, Unity, Silverlight and HTML5. If it’s your favorite Envato site, give it a shout out in the comments!
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Interview with FITC Speaker James White  

by posted in Industry News
Apr 2
2012

Interview with FITC Speaker James White

FITC Toronto 2012 is coming up quickly (April 23-25). The event which features over 70 renowned digital creators from around the globe, and cover everything from HTML5 to making digital art, Flash, FLEX, AIR, mobile and more. We got to sit down with James White, one of the FITC speakers, to get a glimpse at what he will be presenting as well as ask him why digital creators don’t want to miss this event.
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Do You Need to Brush Up on Number Systems?  

by posted in General
Feb 13
2012

Geek T-Shirt by Corsin Camichel

I’ve always enjoyed the joke in the photo. If you enjoy it too – and even more if you don’t – you should check out Jason Killian’s latest post on Activetuts+: Number Systems: An Introduction to Binary, Hexadecimal, and More.

Mathematics creeps into almost all creative activities – especially if you’re a coder. So brushing up on it will only make you more productive.

Ever see crazy binary numbers and wonder what they meant? Ever see numbers with letters mixed in and wonder what is going on? You’ll find out all of this and more in this article. Hexadecimal doesn’t have to be scary.

The tutorial will take about 45 minutes to complete. It includes some great tips, helpful visualizations, and some interactive challenges. It covers how computers store colors as numbers, understand base 10 numbers and converting to other bases, and tips and tricks. Even the source code for the Flash exercises is available!

So head over to Activetuts+ and tune up your brain today!

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Game Coder Magazine Is Out –
Issue 1 Is Totally Free!  

by posted in Free Files, News
Feb 2
2012

If you’re a coder looking for something to read, I have the perfect gift for you. Game Coder Magazine has just come out, and Issue 1 is totally free! (Registration is required.)

The website’s About page gives a good summary of what to expect:

Game Coder Magazine is a payable bi-monthly magazine devoted to game development. It covers the trends in game programming, presents useful tools, techniques and tutorials.

Our magazines are useful for everyone interested in game development, both professionals (game developers, game programmers) and hobbyists.

The magazine is released only in digital form, every issue is available for download in pdf from our website.

What exactly is in Issue 1? Here’s a summary from the press release.
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Save 15% at Apps World North America  

by posted in News
Oct 12
2011

Apps World, North America, is a two-day event where you’ll hear from high-profile industry leaders, developers and app store providers from around the world. It takes place on 1-2 November in New York.

Flash and Flex Developers Magazine have let us know you can save 15% by registering with code FLASH15.

Thinking about going? Here’s what you can expect:

  • 2 day ‘marketing track’ – packed with leading brands, case studies, and cutting-edge mobile marketing strategies
  • Dedicated developer tracks, 2 days of developer insight!
  • Over 100 Speakers
  • Over 50 Exhibitors – free to attend exhibition
  • Evening networking party, event Twitterwall, networking lounge & bar area
  • Co-hosted event with Social Media World forum – one pass = access to Apps World & SMWF workshop tracks, providing an unique opportunity to explore, discover & debate these leading digital tools.

Will you be going to Mochi London 2011?  

by posted in News
Aug 24
2011

If you’re into Flash development – and Flash gaming in particular – then you’re probably already familiar with the Mochi Media community. Well, it’s almost time for their yearly event.

Mochi London is a two-day event held at King’s College on 27-28 August with a focus on Flash gaming.

Mochi community members Ernesto Quezada (Games-Garden) and Chris Jeffrey (ChrisJeff) have teamed up to bring you Mochi London 2011. With support from Mochi Media, this 2-day event for Flash games community members promises to be bigger & better than ever before!

The first day includes presentations by Adobe and Mochi Media. Day 2 will be a low-key pub meet-up as it has been in the past. Come ready to share your stories, tips, tricks and beer.

Will you be going? Make sure you check out all the details on the Mochi London 2011 Eventbrite page.

 

Activetuts+ Has a New Focus: Browser-Based Apps and Games  

by posted in News
Aug 10
2011

From today onwards, our focus is changing. Instead of covering everything to do with Flash, Unity and Silverlight, we’ll be covering the design and development of browser-based apps and games in general. This means no more tutorials on full-Flash websites or AIR, and lots of new content on game design, UI, and HTML5. Read on to find out what we’ve got in store!

[This post originally appeared on Activetuts+ on August 8th.]

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Nerd Radio Podcasts Flash and the City  

by posted in News
Jun 24
2011

Nerd Radio—who used to be called RIARadio—are great guys that Envato recently partnered with. They’re all about improving the community through open discussion.

They recently spent a week at Flash and the City. They spent their time producing an amazing series of live podcasts, including interviews with Flash developers, Adobe evangelists, book writers, and the organizer of Flash in the City.

If you have any interest in Flash, this is something you need to check out! You can find all of the episodes here.

Happy listening!

Want to integrate your Flash game with Facebook? Read Michael James William’s book!  

by posted in News, Team
Apr 28
2011

Michael James Williams is the technical editor for Activetuts+. He is a freelance Flash developer. And he is also a published author.

Michael’s book Facebook Graph API Development with Flash came out several months ago, and I’ve been meaning to mention it here ever since. On his blog, I Help People Make Flash Games, he briefly describes what it was like to write the book, and what the book is about:

Early last year, I signed a book deal with Packt Publishing. I spent most of 2010 working on it, and it’s finally finished, published, and on the shelves.

The book is a beginner’s guide to creating Flash Facebook applications and games. That includes apps like Graffiti and games FarmVille, which are designed to be played entirely within Facebook, as well Flash projects hosted outside Facebook that tap in to the user’s Facebook profile and friends list to give a more personalised experience.

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