|When you are looking for inspiration, information or just killing a few minutes on the web, you will want to visit Flash KitTM (flashkit.com). As the name implies, Flash Kit is a website dedicated to AdobeR Macromedia FlashR and has a great amount of resources for the Flash designer and programmer. What makes this site so special is that this huge cornucopia of information is categorized and searchable. |
So what will you find at Flash Kit?
You will find a large number of Flash tutorials categorized into sections such as Getting Started, Dynamic Content, Flash Games, Special and Text Effects, ActionScript, Animation and more. Most of the tutorials have a working preview of the finished results and you can download the source code. The best way to learn Flash is to study the work of other Flash professionals and being able to examine the source code as you read the tutorial is a big help when trying to master a new Flash technique.
If you want a Flash goodie to add to your site, you will probably be able to find just what you need in this section. As with the tutorial section, the movies are categorized, there is a preview of the movie and you can download the source code.
Sound FX, Sound Loops and Fonts
Besides the animation and interactive content, the two most important elements of a Flash movie are sound and text. Flash Kit has a vast catalog of downloadable shareware and freeware True Type fonts, sounds and loops.
Board, The Lounge and Newsletters
As you would expect, there are several forums covering many Flash topics (free membership required) where you can share, get help and help others. And don't forget to sign up for the two newsletters. The daily newsletter is a copy of the Flash Kit front page delivered to your inbox and the weekly newsletter summarizes what's new that week.
Flash Kit is a part of the extensive Jupitermedia Corporation.