In this series of articles I will attempt to guide you, the readers, to better design and development techniques. These are by no means strict guidelines, nor are they industry standards. These are simply the lessons I have learned in Flash design and development over the past few years. Tutorials are great, but also serve as a crutch for people to avoid learning the important rules of their profession. I cant think of anything better than sharing lessons I have learned while working with clients and other web studios.

For those wondering what my qualifications are... I started as a desktop systems developer using C and Visual Basic in conjunction with MS SQL Servers. I made the jump to web design using HTML and CSS. Which brought me to Javascript and ASP. From there I got into Flash development which also took me to design using Photoshop. In the past years I've worked with clients like Warner Bros, Atlantic Records, and ego7.