At this point I've finally got the vertical scrolling behavior I wanted to achieve ... that took longer than I expected (it always does). Next the zoom-out window and maybe some background mask-out and loading animation effects (we'll see about the latter two).
I think overall this will create a pretty nice gallery display with some fairly dynamic behaviors and the ability to adapt it to a variety of gallery needs.
Unfortunately I will have to actually do some real (paying) work here soon ;-) if I want to meet the basic survival needs I've grown so accustomed to.
I used to be a real Flash guru back in the days of action script 1.0 and Flash 5 ... that was the first scripting language I learned and I've played with Flash some for CS2 and now CS3 and can figure most anything out when I sit down with it. Flash is wonderful and well supported and works the same across browsers ... just haven't been working with it like I used to.
For the behaviors I'm creating, since they are scripted, you could easily enough use them to animate movie-clip objects as DOM elements -- with very little modification.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Keep me posted
Wow, I'm glad you like it ... I figured you had gone over to the other side, e.g. Flash.
Anyway, it was a rewarding project to put together -- challenging for me but I learned a lot and it was fun