Category Archives: flash, actionscript, flex

firefox, swfobject and zotero not playing well together

Argh. Four steps back, none forward, can we start over today? Couldn’t get a swf to display in Firefox today. Found out pretty quickly that it had to do with the swfobject code used to embed it. Search search read … Continue reading

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easily resize flash stage dynamically: BrowserCanvas rocks

Over at doesnotcompute the headline reads: “BrowserCanvas. The World’s Easiest Way to Dynamically Resize Flash”. It’s true. A few months back I looked into this in preparation for a current project. Checked it out, put it aside for later. Now … Continue reading

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textarea component’s textformat style is case sensitive – sometimes

This one cost me a few hairs, so I’m jotting it down in case it can save someone else some time (like me, down the line). In a TextFormat object, verdana is not the same as Verdana. Duh! But the … Continue reading

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launch windows apps with quicksilver

Another post-it note to self… Yeah! It’s possible to launch a windows app (in vmware fusion) from your mac using quicksilver. Thanks to Shayne at http://shayne.powerlot.net/2008/07/23/vmware-fusion-apps/ The only app I’m accessing like this so far is Flash Develop.

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your mouse on drugs

Here’s a really fun example of e-learning. Those poor (really?) mice… [Update] After watching this a couple times and sending the link along for others to see, it occurred to me that the Mouse Party is an excellent example of … Continue reading

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pdf and flash add-ons – love firefox 3!

One thing that I (used to) miss when I come home to my Mac after working on a Windows machine all day: viewing pdfs directly in the browser. Found a pdf browser plug-in, but it didn’t work on intel macs. … Continue reading

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actionscript sound: still hear volume set to negative value?

A negative volume is still audible? Wait, that can’t be. Just got bit by this one today, so a little reminder for myself here. Using ActionScript 2 I was creating a little slider widget for controlling volume. Easy peasy, right? … Continue reading

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see actionscript trace() from swf running in the browser

It is possible to see your ActionScript trace statements when you run your swf in a browser. Definitely nothing new, but something that I come back to seldom enough that I need a reminder of the necessary steps. That’s the … Continue reading

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color profiles from illustrator to flash

I’m clueless about basic graphics, but have been dealing with some issues caused – apparently – by color profiles. After importing some illustrator files into flash, the colors were not being displayed correctly. The hex codes in the color palette … Continue reading

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convert code in adobe flash 9 live docs to class file

Playing around with ActionScript 3.0 but haven’t bought Flash CS3? Me too. One day I will buy the update, because I like the combination of visual and coding tools. For now, though, my experiments with AS 3 are done using … Continue reading

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