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Do you want to create a Contact Module using popular scripts? In this tutorial, we’ll create a Advanced Contact Module with ActionScript 3.0 – XML and PHP. Don’t worry! You don’t need to know PHP Script. During the tutorial, I’ll explain you coding and designing parts of the creation process. Also, we will use XML to make an easy upgrade. The Module can be improved and used each project. The Steps are very easy. Just follow the steps carefully and apply them.

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In this tutorial we will show you how to create a simple XML image gallery in ActionScript 3. The advantage of XML-based photo gallery is obvious – instead of editing the FLA file manually every time you want to add an extra image, you can just edit an XML file. The gallery we’re going to create is really primitive, but it’s enough to give you the basic understanding of the principles of retrieving XML data in Flash. As always, this is going to be easy and fun!
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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a music player with ActionScript 3.0 and XML. In a step-by-step guide I will explain both designing and coding part of the creation process. You will also learn how to add some effects to the player buttons, as well as how to create a right-click menu and XML file which you can use to change and update your audio data at ease. By means of this tutorial you will be able to create a full-blown music player in a matter of minutes. So read on and enjoy!

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In this tutorial we will show you how to create a simple image gallery with thumbnails in Flash CS4. We will apply a couple of simple, yet nice transitions to the images and thumbnails. This will require you to get the hands a bit dirty in animation and action scripting. However, this is going to be easy and fun! So here we go.

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Though website design is a prerogative of professionals, still there is a lot that anyone could do only if he knew how to. Making a menu for a flash website is one of these things. To make one you need to have a tool and to know the procedure. Your tool is Photoshop (mine is CS3 version), and the procedure is described in every detail in the tutorial below. I tried to make it simple, so that even it is your first time using Photoshop, you don’t get startled. Each step has screenshots to make it even more clear. Just keep in mind, that if you have a different Photoshop version, the interface might differ slightly.

If you follow each of the listed steps carefully, as a result you will get a flash menu like this:

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If you seek to create a flash website with minimal expenses, buying or downloading a free flash template is probably the best solution for you. Though, any template demands customization. The least you need to do with is insert your logo, contact info, text and pictures. But it is also very likely that you will need to make some changes in the menu structure (add or remove some components), you might want to change some of the colors, i.e. button colors, colors on the background or anything else.
If you don’t want to pay for customization you can do it yourself, all you need to know for this are just some basic steps.
This tutorial was written especially for you, so that you don’t have to pay money for flash templates customization and don’t get lost in your xml files when trying to do it yourself.
As an example I’ve taken one of the Flash Mint website templates, and I shall use it as an example for you, so that you can understand what I will be talking about.
As you purchase or download a flash template you receive it as a template package which consists of all the template-related files, including source code files and content. After you have figured out what changes you want to do about your template, you need to open this folder. All the changes you need will be done with the files in this folder.

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In this tutorial we will create an advanced blue preloader with beautiful reflection effect and a big easing text. This requires a little knowledge about animations and action scripting.
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We accept step-by-step tutorials and How-to’s that contain text and screenshots formatted in HTML.

Each tutorial should start with a title, preview image (200*200) and a descriptive excerpt for the main page.

After the introduction there will be a ‘Preview’ heading with your live demo or video embedded under that.

The tutorial itself should be laid out in numbered steps, starting with Step 1 containing an illustrative screenshot. The layout is repeated for each step until the tutorial is complete.

To create the coherent structure outlined above you’ll need to utilize some HTML tags like <h2> </h2>, <p> </p>, <em> </em>. As such, your tutorial will need to be created in a HTML file. It’s best to format your tutorial in a text editor like Notepad or a WYSIWYG program like Dreamweaver. It must be saved with a .html extension (i.e. yourtutorial.html).

Please note that every step in your tutorial should be illustrated with a screenshot unless it is blindingly clear. Image size should be 500*500 pixels. Each image should contain a readable UI area.

Number every image in order of appearance: the first image should be titled 1.jpg, your twentieth should be titled 20.jpg, and so on.
Use the following code for an image to appear in your tutorial:
<div class=”tutorial_image”><img src=”-1.jpg” alt=”” /></div>.

Flash Tutorial Intro Preview

Every tutorial should start with a preview of the finished product. This preview should be 500px wide or less.
Live demo is the best way to preview a Flash effect. On the tutorial page you can embed animations. If you are having trouble creating your live demo or creating a place to host it, get in touch with us and we will find a solution.

What to Submit

Before submitting your Flash tutorial, create a .ZIP file with two folders: ‘Tutorial’ and ‘Preview’. Tutorial folder includes your formatted HTML tutorial and your tutorial images and a Preview folder which includes your preview files and a 200 x 200 pixel preview image. If the .ZIP file is over 10 MB use an online file transfer service for delivery. Send your tutorial to marketing (at) flashmint (dot) com

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