Bumbling with ActionScript
Submitted by Pear-pear on July 9, 2008 - 16:25
So, the Pear-Pear team (my wife and I) have been working on an interactive archive menu. One that will be consistent with the spirit and design of the site. And if there's one thing this process has taught me, its to regret being a slacker when my dad tried to teach me BASIC in the 80s.
That being said, I'm sure that being exposed to the programming at a young age has graded down the possible steepness of the learning curve for me. ActionScript is one of the easier programming languages I've worked with (toyed with would be more accurate); the trouble I'm having stems from my impatience to learn and apply it. There are a lot of demands on the short term memory until I get some of the thinking engrained.
Anyway, it was fun animating this little loop to put up as a teaser, and it didn't involve much programming. Hope we can deliver that interactive menu before the school year starts!