Friday, October 23, 2009

Starting out in Flash and Google Wave

Over the past two weeks I have finally gotten my Flash training and received my Google Wave invites, two new tools in two weeks.... I like it.

Flash training..... a big aha moment on Day 1. I really did not understand the timeline, or how the frames worked before. But now I do! And I already have my first project to develop in Flash. It will be essentially a slideshow, but with some audio and animation worked in. Probably a good starting point for me. I believe that my next project is going to be updating and expanding an existing Flash-based course, and that may be more problematic. I am not sure my Flash knowledge is that great yet, but as a friend of mine says, "Fake it until you make it!"

I also thought I would but out a Public Wave in Google Wave, looking for some good Flash resources, and I have made three new contacts as a result. 1 in Australia and 2 in the UK. I have not had a chance to use Wave much, mostly because my contact list is depressingly small. But I think this will be a great tool as time goes on and the population using grows.