Flash Links and References

Flash Links
Flash DevCenter Adobe provides a very rich development center with tutorials, free components, articles, etc.
Flex DevCenter Flex development center at Adobe
Flash/Flex Adobe's Flash/Flex Open Source projects
Flash Exchange Adobe site for freeware/trialware Flash tools and software
Flex Exchange Adobe sight for freeware/trialware Flex software
Flex Org Flexblog and news site
Air DevCenter AIR devlopment center at Adobe
Flash Sales Main Adobe Flash sales/promo site
Hotscripts Flash books, tips, tutorials, software and scripts
FlashKit definitive source of news, views, tips, tutorials and over 7000 Flash.fla files
Flash Goddess an artist oriented site with good Flash creative insights and sample work
FlashForum German Flash website has it all im Deutsche
Flash Magazine whats going on in the Flash industry - the real independent deal, see here
SWFNews primarily Flash and Flash Communication Server News; but also ColdFusion and Dreamweaver
SWFTools excellent site describing the nearly 200 3rd party Flash utilities and support tools
RIA Coverage
Adobe Expert Andrew Shorten is an Adobe Evangelist on RIA
AJAXWorld Obnoxious but covers the RIA field comprehensively
AJAX Alliance All over the RIA map but leaning towards JavaScript
DesigningInterface This is all about Designing Web Interfaces with patterns and a variety of tools
Finkle's View Mark Finkle has another influential RIA blog
RIAUtilizer Broad change pof topics on RIA design
RIAVoices Lots of the latest news in the RIA arena
UIResourceCenter A resource center for User Interface and RIA design ideas
Wikipedia RIA Good overview of RIA Applications and tools
Sites Specializing in tutorials
CommunityMX acromedia holdouts nontheless have very good Flash, Dreamweaver, MX tutorials
Moock.org Colin Moock has written one of the definitive books on ActionScript, his site is Flash-full
FlashComponents hoards of really good flash Components for sale here
Flash Loaded also has a hoards of Flash components, templates, sounds, and other Flash objects for sale
Kirupa a very well illustrated set of Flash tutorials right to CS4
SWF Tools A large compendium of Flash tools - freeware and trialware
UltraSHOCK Great set of Flash resources and demos; this site demos the upside and downside of going all Flash on a website and all black in background color. Flash at its best and worst.
Sites Specializing in FLA and SWF Services
ActionScript.org Another ActionScript site with great scripts and graded tutorials as well
BestBefore Novel Flash demos show off nifty effects and stylings - great ideas here
FlashMx Library Friends of Ed publishers have extended library of Flash files/projects
Flash Components One of the earliest and best Flash Component sites, great demos
Flash Den Flash components and website templates for sale
FlashStore All sorts of flash components and resources for sale here.
Flash Software Vendors
Adobe Flash Start here for best scripting and debugging for creating SWF files
Electric Rain Swift3D is the premier method of getting 3D content into Flash
FlashDen sells Flash components and templates
Flash Sources AS2 and earlier menu, banner, gallery and effect components
Jumpeye Strong set of Flash AS2 and As3 components for use with FlexBuilder or Flash
LostMarble Moho is a nifty cartooning program with clever automated kinematics and output to video or SWF
ManituGroup produces a SWF decompiler which extracts, ActionScript plus grapic, video, audio resources
MDM MDM's Zinc platform continues to deliver Flash and Flex apps
Swarm Developers of National Geographic caliber Flash demos
SWF Studio SWF studio expands the greatly the options for displaying/controling SWFs
Swishzone SwishMax is the one of the best creative design tools available for great Flash effects
ToonBoom Animation and cartoons for everybody- nifty software
Wildform Presentation sw in Flash, Flash Video, SWF Control, and Special effects code-great design links too
Just a little commentary. I have updated this page again in early 2010 and its sobering to see that a number of excellent Flash Support websites have disappeared. Most were 3rd party sites that covered the fast evolving Flash scene. Most of the sites existed just 2-4 years ago and were dynamic and interesting enough to make this resource/links listing. Here are some of the lost Flash websites:
ActionScript Toolbox, BannerDesigns, CBTCafe, Flog, Flash Candy, Flash Blog, Flash Composer, Flash Developer, Flash Devils, Flash Forum, Flash Fruit, Flash Guru, Flash MXLibrary, FlashPro, FlasherWeb, iBoost, Macromedia DevCenter(some merger doubts), Mind Avenue(au revoir Axel Edge), RubberDuck,Virtual Fx. Now to be sure many of these sites still exist but have become either stagnant or Google Adsense exploitation sites.

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