Flash is used to provide sophisticated animation and graphical movement to a website. It can also be used to play video and music. With the use of Actionscript programming in Flash, rich interactive user-interfaces can be created. Actionscript is often referred to as AS2 or AS3 — where “2” is Actionscript 2 and “3” is the latest version of Actionscript 3.
A strong point with Flash is its superb animation capabilities. Animation can be implemented via frame-by-frame animation, or by tweening on the timeline, or by using Actionscript’s Tween’s class.
Actionscript is a full-featured programming language with programming constructs such as objects, branches, and loops.
There are many web templates that are built partly with Flash. So if you want to modify or customize such templates, you will need to know a bit of Flash.
There are many web forums that discusses Flash and Actionscript topics. Here are some of them …