In a reply to a pevious help ticket, the support centre at Typepad asked if they could help any further. Well, I decided to write them a wishlist of requests I would love to see within Typepad for an educational eastablishment...
I've been fortunate enough to get my hands on the 2DIY software from 2Simple very early. As a result of speaking to staff from 2Simple (mainly @2SimpleKatie) I have been able to see in advance some of the ActionScript code examples that they have created for use within the software.
After speaking to 2Simple about making an online archive of their scripts for other 2DIY users to access, I have know built and launched it. The 2DIY ActionScript Archive can be viewed here.
Many thanks go to Dan at 2Simple who has developed the ActionScript that is mentioned in the archive.
Several years ago I was seconded to Nottingham Trent University to work as a "Digital Teacher in Residence". During my secondment I looked "below the bonnet" of Flash and learnt how it worked. I even dabbled with the alien world of ActionScript that Flash used.
When my secondment ended I drifted away from Flash and Actionscript, as I had other things to concentrate on (earning enough to pay a mortgage being the main interest!). Now I'm wishing I hadn't as I am "looking below the bonnet" of 2DIY, and that allows limited Actionscript to be included to enhance the activities created.
With the help of @2SimpleKatie I have some Actionscript that I can use, and I've been fiddling all day making things happen, but I have forgotten so much. I need to relearn everything I once knew. It's time to pull out the old Actionscript tutorials, search the web and get reading. I can see late nights looming.
Going completely off track here - it's not just humans who get a virus. We all know how bad Windoze is at avoiding catching a virus, but I discovered a 'blog virus', that seems to be sweeping through German blogs, this morning! It's more of an infection than a virus and quite funny. Simply do as it asks:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
So as soon as I get home and open the book that is next to my PC, I'll add to this little fun distraction.