Learning Flash + FlashDevelop
So I've been trying to learn Flash since starting to work with Articulate since that really seems like the keys to the highway. But I'm doing it in a fairly clumsy way for a training professional (cobblers kids have no shoes, I guess). I'm looking up the fairly sophisticated (for me) projects I would like to implement and experiementing my way through them. Thinking a little, I've determined maybe I need to learn some basics and crawl before I run.
I'm also working in non-standard software - FlashDevelop. I'd like to run out and buy a book like "Flash for abject morons" but after a breif skimming of the titles, they are all "ADOBE Flash for abject morons." I might pick up one of those anyways, as they seem similar. Does anyone know if that would be fruitful? The goal is to get Flash proper, but for now, this is what I have.
I'd also like to get some classroom training, prolly at a local college. Any other suggestions? Online resources? Places to start? Concentrations that would be of particular interest to an Articulate user?
Also, I'd wish I had a Flash beginners forum quite as useful as this one!