Stewart Hamilton-Arrandale walks you through building an impressive interface with ActionScript 3.0
This tutorial demonstrates how to build an interface in Flash using ActionScript 3.0.
The idea behind the interface designed here is a refresh of an old classic, the Mac OS X dock interface. I have used both procedural and object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques to achieve the final result, proving that the use of OOP is not so scary after all and that it can be useful in encapsulating core re-usable functionality.
We will also briefly cover the use of external XML content and loading external image assets.