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Author: Eddie Carroll | Website:


Welcome to Programming for Designers Series. If you're here it means you have no programming background and you would like to start actionscripting. In this tutorial we will be going through and introducing you to the basic pillars of geekdom - Variables, Expressions, Numeric Operators, String Operators, Logical Operators, and of course Functions. (there are more, as any geek will tell you but we'll keep it simple so your not dragged down into the gutters of low level programming :)))

In this series the following topics will be addressed, these are best read in order:

  1. Variables
  2. Expressions
  3. Numeric Operators
  4. String Operators
  5. Logical Operators
  6. Functions
  7. Putting it all together - the Expression Editor

After some intense reading, learning and practise actionscripting will become a second language. In fact so much so you'll have to correct yourself when considering the following:

On (Release)
    Go to and Stop ("home")
    Begin Tell Target ("/Spouse")
        Set Variable: "mymouth" = "I love you"
        Loop While (Fun = 1)
            If (Tired)
                Set Variable: "Fun" = 0
                Call ("mates")
                Go to and Stop ("Pub")
            End If
        End Loop       
    End Tell Target
End On
» Level Basic

Added: 2000-09-13
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Eddie is the Content Editor at and is actually a sentient Gateway Solo 2150xl notebook that suffers from acute lysdexia and caffeine addiction. He is carried on the shoulders of a semi-autonomous human called "Body".
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