Flash and CMS course (taught by me) coming soon

Okay, I can’t help but preview this early. Tonight I’m recording the remainder of this lesson in the works, but I wanted to show it off now for those wondering what’s coming up. And to prove I actually still do lessons for the site (after 5 months I really can’t use the “but I have a newborn excuse”)   So this video on vimeo is just my intro to the lesson, and it describes what I think is cool about this particular Flash & CMS setup. I’m about to start work on a website for a friend of mine’s dad, and I’ll definitely be using this for him to update it once I’m finished. So if you have 4 minutes, watch the demo and see what you think. 

Flash CMS tutorial intro: click to watchOh and if you’re curious about the setup, it uses Actionscript 3, PHP, and MySQL.

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13 thoughts on “Flash and CMS course (taught by me) coming soon

  1. flashpadawan says:

    Brilliant Justin! Can’t wait for the tutorial to be released. Hey have you thought about doing an SEO for Flash series?

  2. Yeah, definitely thought about it.

    Are you keeping a blog? If not, consider it. Any consistent, non-spammy writing on the same topics is great for search engine rankings.

  3. eddiedesigns says:

    wow…now what about images? can a client update images? or upload images? cannot wait to you release this. Keep up the good work for those of us that need this.

  4. Thanks, expect a newsletter Monday or Tuesday. This first course will just focus on giving the client the ability to edit text themselves. Handling images will be later.

  5. nice says:

    NIce! You are at it again. I’ll be looking forward to that. I just hope you come up with “the other flash series” Tuts on AIR, papervision and the like! thanks!

    More power!

  6. Pkan says:

    can’t wait to see how this works
    so is there a specific CMS behind this or you’re essentially building your own on PHP/MySQL?

  7. Julian says:

    Can you created a Flash-based BLog with this?
    If not, can you do a turoaul oncreating a Flash based BLOG

  8. Sure its possible. But I’d still recommend going with a site like WordPress or Blogger for doing a blog. Then if you wanted to feed it into Flash you could use the RSS feed and do something like what this lesson teaches… http://www.cartoonsmart.com/rss_reader.html

    This first Flash CMS tutorial really isn’t intended for archiving updates like a blog does. This setup would just replace the current text with new text.

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