Out in the Real World
I have been using Flash in my web development since version 4. As ActionScript became a more powerful language, I found myself fascinated by the interaction between it and PHP and MySQL. In recent years, I have worked at eliminating the use of the timeline altogether, building everything in pure AS3, and making my code reusable. The fantastic resources of the vast online Flash community has been a great source of help and inspiration. I hope to be able to give back a little of that. You can reach me via my website: Xty Digital Design
Alert! Where to Next?
The InfoBox class grew from the WordBubble class, so there is no reason to think that other classes can't be sprouted from this one. Do you miss the Alert component which used to be in Flash, but was kidnapped by Flex? If so, you have all the necessary pieces in the InfoBox class to put together your own AlertBox. Give it a try and see what happens!
One Last Story
The project I am currently working on involves displaying lists of music, and, as there will be something like 4000 mp3s to choose from, I need to use some pagination. While digging up some pagination code I'd written for past projects, I heard a voice in the background saying, "If you find yourself copying and pasting the same code into different projects over and over, it's time to make it a class". Sounds like the topic for my next tutorial.
As always, if you have any questions, don't be shy. Contact information can be found in my profile.