Well, I’ve spent the last two days buried in my computer teaching myself Flash. I should’ve done it years ago, but I was dreading the experience I knew was in front of me. It’s not that the program is rocket science. Anybody with a lot of desire and a little bit of patience can learn the basics. The frustrating part is learning all the silly mistakes. This morning, one file I was creating had a border showing on the left. I spent an hour playing with the background layer, the layer I thought was the culprit, only to discover that another layer was the real villain. Whenever you are a new program there are inevitable situations like these where you aren’t learning what to do with the program, so much as what not to do.
At any rate, below are my first flash ads. They aren’t Rembrant, but they’ll do for now.