Sunday, January 31, 2010

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

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Goodbye FLA. Hello XFL. This article is a great overview of what...

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 04:38 PM PST



Goodbye FLA. Hello XFL. This article is a great overview of what to expect.

"Just before Adobe announced that there was to be no Flash CS5 Public Beta, Lee Brimelow, a Flash Platform Evangelist at Adobe, released a Sneak Peek of Flash CS5 on his site gotoandlearn.com. In the overview Lee spends some time talking about the fact that the .fla format is about to become extinct and replaced with a new one named "XFL". What you may not know is that this format had already found its way into the CS4 studio.

"In this article, I'm going to give you a chance to see what all the chatter is about and to prepare yourselves for the slow disappearance of the .fla format"

(via R.I.P. .fla | Activetuts+)


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

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Simple & Stylish horizontal preloader - yellow A stylish and...

Posted: 29 Jan 2010 08:26 PM PST



Simple & Stylish horizontal preloader - yellow

A stylish and simple animation-based horizontal preloader – in yellow! Loads to full and then fades out on completion to your content. Flash CS3 Actionscript 2.0 Includes a readme and images for instructions. (via Simple & Stylish horizontal preloader - yellow - Preloaders - ActiveDen)


Friday, January 29, 2010

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

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"There has been a lot of talk about openness lately as well as our mobile strategy so I want to..."

Posted: 29 Jan 2010 05:21 PM PST

"There has been a lot of talk about openness lately as well as our mobile strategy so I want to explain some things that I think are being misrepresented. As many of you know, we established the Open Screen Project as way for us to work together with the leaders in the mobile, desktop, and device industries in part, so we can deliver the highest quality Flash runtime across all these devices."

- The Flash Blog » Why the Open Screen Project is so important


YouTube Player AS3 A YouTube player made with ActionScript 3.0...

Posted: 29 Jan 2010 02:21 PM PST



YouTube Player AS3

A YouTube player made with ActionScript 3.0 that can be easily used as a header for a blog or a website. Features: * xml based * volume control (with cookies) * preview track and next track buttons * full screen mode * progress bar * loading bar * time (the current and total time) (via YouTube Player AS3 - Video Players - ActiveDen)


"The iPhone does not support Flash video, or any other type of Flash for that matter, so you..."

Posted: 29 Jan 2010 11:19 AM PST

"The iPhone does not support Flash video, or any other type of Flash for that matter, so you obviously need an alternative. In my last post I showed one approach for providing alternative videos for iPhone users. But this really doesn't relate to HTML 5 at all. The iPhone plays video in its standalone player so you will not be able to view video embedded in the page. So for the iPhone, unless something changes, you need to provide an iPhone-compatible video file for your users to watch."

- The Flash Blog » HTML 5 and Flash video


Content updates in Flash can be difficult and time consuming due...

Posted: 29 Jan 2010 08:18 AM PST



Content updates in Flash can be difficult and time consuming due to the many steps involved. Simply reading content from an XML file means that importing new assets and recompiling the swf is no longer necessary. This tutorial will cover dynamically loading images from an XML file and then deal with inconsistencies in image dimensions using the GreenSock Tween Max animation library. (via Build a Dynamic Flash and XML Slideshow with Scripted Transitions | Activetuts+)


designtumblelog: Beverly Hsu Helvetica Cookie Cutters via...

Posted: 29 Jan 2010 05:15 AM PST

The Flash Blog » Flash Player 10.1 multi-touch FAQ

Posted: 29 Jan 2010 02:15 AM PST

The Flash Blog » Flash Player 10.1 multi-touch FAQ:

As you can tell I have been having tons of fun lately playing with the new multi-touch and gesture APIs in Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2.0. Based on my videos and examples there have been a ton of questions that have come up, many of which I didn't know the answers to. There are still many things to test and I will pick Danny Dura's brain while we are sunning ourselves this week in Brasil. Danny has done a lot of work with these APIs and will be doing a session on them at Flash Camp Brasil. Below are some answers to the most asked questions that have come up.


designtumblelog: Measuring Type A selection of the most...

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 11:15 PM PST



designtumblelog:

Measuring Type

A selection of the most commonly used typefaces were compared for how economical they are with the amount of ink which they use at the same point size. Large scale renditions of the typefaces were drawn out with ballpoint pens, allowing the remaining ink levels to display the ink efficiency of each typeface.


What a great game. Reminds my of an old PC one with a mouse...

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 08:15 PM PST



What a great game. Reminds my of an old PC one with a mouse & cheese. I miss that game.

Epidemic Game - Games - ActiveDen