ontargett — 2013-11-10T15:54:14-05:00 — #1
I am currently doing an open learning course of web design and it has come to the point where the syllabus contains Adobe Flash.
Now after not coming across many flash sites anymore, and reading a lot of topics on here, I believe it is almost extinct?
My question is, to a field of people that work in web design, is it worth spending the next few weeks learning this software if I'm never going to use it?
Thanks in advance
patche — 2013-11-10T17:35:09-05:00 — #2
Well if you've learnt other languages before, learning to use Actionscript 3.0 isn't particularly hard or taxing. There are many applications and websites that still use flash, things like media players, games and that kind of stuff. It might be more useful as a learning experience than anything else, since you get to look at movie clips, scenes and keyframes and that kind of stuff.
ralphm — 2013-11-10T17:38:31-05:00 — #3
As Patche says, it still does have some uses, but in general it's not much use for designing websites. It doesn't run on all devices any more (think mobile devices) so is not really viable for websites any more.
ontargett — 2013-11-11T05:44:49-05:00 — #4
Thanks @Patche & @ralph_m I can see what you're saying, some website still use it and it would be useful to learn. I'm going to have a look through the module- knowing that I probably wont use it anytime soon, but always good to know!
molona — 2013-11-11T07:32:58-05:00 — #5
Still, the more you know about different languages and programming ideoligies and systems, the better. And, who knows? It may be trendy again in the future! So if you have the time, great.
If you haven't... well, you may want to concentrate on something more practical for your professional interests.
ontargett — 2013-11-11T09:08:10-05:00 — #6
One language I am looking to learn after this course is PHP, I have used wordpress in the past and have seen how effective it is, so that's next on the list!
scallioxtx — 2013-11-11T15:09:23-05:00 — #7
ontargett — 2013-11-20T13:46:55-05:00 — #8
So all in all it was worth going through
molona — 2013-11-20T14:57:57-05:00 — #9
Cool. Glad that you enjoyed it