Day 37: Enhancements

Thursday, April 3, 2003

Big news! We got a click on our Google ad.

I decided to fix the medium.swf on the pricing page (misplacing the Flash file had nothing to do with it — why do you ask?), so it would randomly generated the animation using ActionScript, instead of using the timeline for animation. I’ve been reading the Sams Teach Yourself Flash MX ActionScript in 24 Hours book (an impressive book, by the way), and today’s lessons were about using ActionScript to control movie script playback. I’m not sure whether _alpha, _scale, _x & _y are just the ones he chose to use for introducing the idea… or whether the scriptable movie properties are limited, but I haven’t seen a way yet to change the color of the movie clip instance just using script. Something to keep in mind as I learn more.

No brocure from the Chamber of Commerce yet, so we didn’t start on the mock-up. Hopefully it will come tomorrow.