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To continue with Air development or not to continue, that is the question

I’ve spent the last two weeks or so now doing a lot of tech soul searching, exploring all viable options currently available so I can move my life on in a tech landscape that’s seemingly (at least from an employment

Posted in Actionscript, Air, Flash

The App stores are madness… but I see the method in them.

Just posting this so in the annuls of time there’s a marker to look back at and realise at what time the “open web” died (give or take a year). With all this hullabaloo regarding HTML5 (and it’s associated technologies,

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Posted in Flash, General

Flash is alive and kicking! Why does it feel like Adobe’s trying to kill it?

I’ve been a Web/Flash designer and more recently a developer for over a decade now. I have been an avid supporter of the Macromedia’s and now Adobe’s Flash technology and all that it enables. However, as my livelihood relies on

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Posted in Air, Flash

The great Flash brand dilemma

I was speaking with a colleague last week about the amazing work that Air for Mobile facilitates, and we both agreed that with the battering the Flash brand has taken recently, it might be time for a bit of a

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Posted in Air, Flash

local3DToGlobal and Matrix3D shennanigans!

Just spent a few hours debugging this little delightful side effect of using local3DToGlobal on a DisplayObject that I’d set it’s matrix3D property to null (to remove the effect of blurry graphics after 2.5D rotations and z translations). Beware: using

Posted in Actionscript, Flash

FullScreen Flash mask gotcha

Long time between posts… but thought I’d document this so that anyone else coming across the issue can get a quicker fix than I found. The problem I was having was with a masked area that wasn’t resizing along with

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Posted in Actionscript, Flash

Flash busted my bullocks last week

Generally speaking, Flash and cross browser deployment go hand in hand… not so for me over the last week. I spent 4 days doing some work for an Agency in London, and I encountered 3 browser related Flash “bugs”. 1.

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Posted in Flash

A Flash spoof of Apple’s HTML5 page

This is absolute Gold! Bravo to those that created it; you’ve made some very salient points with the examples and comparisons given. Now we just need to ensure that the same number of people (including Managers and tech decision

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Posted in Flash

FileReference.load() – keep it in scope!

Just a quick note (possibly to self) that when dealing with FileReference you need to ensure that the scope of the FileReference is maintained. This was mentioned in the Actionscript documentation, but it took me a while to figure out

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Posted in Actionscript, Flash

Flash 10.1 – Failure is not an option

In light of the recent debate sparked by Steve Jobs’ comments regarding Flash and it’s perceived weaknesses I thought I’d take an opportunity to make it patently clear – the perception of Flash is that it’s a slow, memory and

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Posted in Flash
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