Create an interactive web toy

Adding interactivity to a website and creating small applications or digital toys may be daunting to a visual designer, but ActionScripting a simple movie in Flash needn't be hard. The ActionScript that we'll implement in this tutorial is fairly standard stuff and can be used as a basis for you to create a host of interactive wonders. Get the combination right and you could get the online community buzzing and sharing what tricks your website has to offer.

We've taken our cue from the avatar creator on The Simpsons Movie site that enables you to create a Simpsons avatar of yourself. Before long Flickr was swamped with new Simpsons residents and some people even started using Photoshop to add things such as stubble, piercings and sideburns.

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