Welcome to Flashthusiast!

So the world needs another Flash blog, that’s what I said. Hi. Welcome to yet another blog on Flash.

But hey, have you noticed a lot of blogs have gone from talking about Flash to talking about Flex? or Air? or… you know, things that aren’t Flash anymore and not nearly as cool and awesome as Flash?

So maybe the world DOES need another Flash blog!

Hi, I’m Jen deHaan (although a lot of people call me Jan DeHann) and I like Flash. I confess. So much so, I went back to the Flash team (I was on the Flash team as a doc writer, then left the Flash team to do instructional design for the web and video products, then came back to the Flash team because that’s where I belong. ) So two of you might be thinking “but didn’t she have a blog or something that she sort of abandoned?” Well, yeah. Actually I’ve had three blogs that I’ve abandoned. No no… four. Anyway, three of those other blogs were using old versions of Movable Type, and they’re kind of boring or outdated and I’m too lazy to make them look nice on my own. The fourth blog used Movable Type but it was for my old job I don’t do anymore. And I had this domain that is pretty wacky and hard to spell. So I guess that’s enough reasons… hey none of you are reading anymore!

OK, so on to some stuff about Flash. Flash AUTHORING, the original Flash. I hope that I won’t neglect the blog or anything. I’ll give it an honest go this time.

By the way, we’re working on some real cool things right now on the Flash team that you might have seen at the MAX sneak peeks! I’ll definitely talk about those things as soon as I’m allowed to.

Jen deHaan is a consultant specializing in instructional design, web design, WordPress, technical project management, and writing. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  • Peter


  • http://blog.flexexamples.com/ peterd


  • http://www.flashthusiast.com Jen, a flashthusiast


  • http://blog.debreuil.com Robin Debreuil

    Awesome, a new blog for Jen! Add one more loyal reader : ).

  • Alexandre Madurell

    Yeeeeay!! Welcome back to the Flash side :)

    Hope to see (and contribute with) good stuff in here.

    // Add one more happy reader
    jensBlogReaders_array.push(“Alex :D ”);

    (ok… better than that one… I promise) :)

  • http://blog.flexexamples.com peterd

    Wow, that makes 4 blog readers! It is always fun when you know each blog subscriber by name. ;)

  • http://www.flashthusiast.com Jen, a flashthusiast

    That’s because they’re the awesome-est subscribers. Or, one fine array of readers!

  • Blair Hatch

    Thanks for the info – a new reader

  • Paul

    HI! well, i’m new to all of the flash experience. I was wondering, “how am i goin’ to learn all of the cool stuff we can do with flash?” Help me, i really want to learn how to use this software. How can i learn the basics? i’ve already done the gnome banner lol! Well, i’m having huge problems,, i have no idea of programing language, that’s a problem. What can i do???

  • http://www.metaspring.com Website Designers Michigan

    Jen, Have been doing some work with flash and must say your blogs all helped. Abandoned or not, they have great content.

  • http://Inprogress Annie Brose

    Hi Jen:

    Before I ask my question, are you still answering them?

    Great idea about this blog, BTW. It’s very helpful.

    Noob Annie