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Lingo in a Nutshell by Bruce A. Epstein

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Director Resources

The best thing about Director is the extended community of developers that you can torment for assistance. This book notwithstanding, Director is largely undocumented. Visit Macromedia’s web site frequently, and plug into the broader Director community via mailing lists and newsgroups.

Director in a Nutshell and Lingo in a Nutshell

O’Reilly and Associates

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/directnut/

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lingonut/

Home page for both books

http://www.zeusprod.com/nutshell

Download example code

http://www.zeusprod.com/nutshell/examples.html

Downloadable bonus chapters (PDF format)

http://www.zeusprod.com/nutshell/chapters.html

Links page (all URLs in this book are available by chapter/topic)

http://www.zeusprod.com/nutshell/links.html

Web Review—All things browser and web related

http://www.webreview.com/

Macromedia

Macromedia home page and mirror sites

http://www.macromedia.com

http://www-euro.macromedia.com

http://www-asia.macromedia.com

Director 6.5 update

http://www.macromedia.com/software/director/productinfo/newfeatures/

http://www.macromedia.com/software/director/upgrade/

Director Developers Center (searchable database of Tech Notes and tips)

http://www.macromedia.com/support/director/

http://www.macromedia.com/support/search/

http://www.macromedia.com/support/director/how/subjects/

Shockwave Developer Center

http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/

http://www.macromedia.com/support/director/how/shock/

Dynamic HTML and Shockwave browser scripting

http://www.dhtmlzone.com/swdhtml/index.html

Director-related newsgroups

http://www.macromedia.com/support/director/interact/newsgroups/

news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.plug-ins

news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.director.basics

news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.director.lingo

priority access (fee-based) technical support

http://www.macromedia.com/support/techsupport.html

http://www.macromedia.com/support/director/suprog/

Beta program

http://www.macromedia.com/support/program/beta.html

Director feature suggestions

Phone support

MacroFacts (fax information) 1-800-449-3329 or 1-415-863-4409

Technical Support 1-415-252-9080

Main Operator: 1-415-252-2000

User groups

http://www.macromedia.com/support/programs/usergroups/worldwide.html

Developer Locator (find a Director or Lingo developer in your area)

http://www.macromedia.com/support/developer_locator/

Online services

CompuServe: Go Macromedia

AOL: The Macromedia forum on AOL no longer exists.

Macromedia User Conference (UCON), May 25-27 1999, in San Francisco, CA (There will be no UCON in the fall of 1998.)

http://www.macromedia.com/events/ucon99/

Web Sites and Xtras

Zeus Productions (my company) technical notes and Xtras

http://www.zeusprod.com

UpdateStage—monthly technical articles and the Director Quirk List and Xtras

http://www.updatestage.com

ftp://ftp.shore.net/members/update/

Director Online Users Group (DOUG)—articles, interviews, reviews

http://www.director-online.com

Maricopa Director Web—the mothership of Director information

http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/director/tips.html

ftp://ftp.maricopa.edu/pub/mcli/director

Lingo Behavior Database (example Behaviors) maintained by Renfield Kuroda

http://www.behaviors.com/lbd/

Peter Small’s Avatars and Lingo Sourcery (far-out stuff)

http://avatarnets.com

Links to additional third-party web sites

http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/director/net.html

http://www.macromedia.com/support/director/ts/documents/tn3104-dirwebsites.html

Third-Party Xtras

http://www.macromedia.com/software/xtras/director

FMA Online (Links to many Xtra developers)

http://www.fmaonline.com

Xtras developer programs

http://www.macromedia.com/support/program/xtrasdev.html

http://www.macromedia.com/support/xtras.html

QuickTime

http://quicktime.apple.com/

Microsoft

http://support.microsoft.com/

Mailing Lists

If you have the bandwidth, these mailing lists are often useful resources for Director, Shockwave, Xtras, and Lingo questions (see the Macromedia newsgroups). These mailing lists generate a lot of mail. Subscribe using DIGEST mode to avoid hundreds of separate e-mails each day.

DIRECT-L (Director and Lingo)

Archives: http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/director/digest/index.html

MailList: http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/director/direct-l/index.html

Send the following in the body of an e-mail to :

SUBSCRIBE DIRECT-L yourFirstName yourLastName
SET DIRECT-L DIGEST
Lingo-L (Lingo)

http://www.penworks.com/luj/lingo-l.cgi

ShockeR (Shockwave)

Archive: http://ww2.narrative.com/shocker.nsf

MailList: http://www.shocker.com/shocker/digests/index.html

Send the following in the body of an e-mail to

SUBSCRIBE shockwave-DIGEST yourEmail@yourDomain
Xtras-L (Xtras for Director)

http://www.gmatter.com/xtras-l.html

Send the following in the body of an e-mail to

SUB XTRAS-L yourFirstName yourLastName

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