Archive for December, 2005

Tink Icon

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Ryan, who’s a designer where I’m currently working made an icon from a pic taken of me at Spark Europe.

For those of you who are absolutely out of your minds you can download it from the links below.

PC Icon, Mac Icon

London MMUG Xmas Meet Up

Friday, December 9th, 2005

This year we’ll be meeting up at The Elbow Room in Islington.

They have food, drink, music, pool etc. so it should be fun. Come down and have a chat and a drink before the New Year.

We also have a copy of Keith Peters excellent new book Foundation ActionScript Animation courtesy of frends of ED and Santa.

More info and sign up.

Adobe Acquisition of Macromedia

Monday, December 5th, 2005

I felt a little sad when I first found out that Macromedia would be aquired by Adobe back in April. I’d like to thank all who have worked at MM over the years and built the products that give me a job.

I’m also really looking forward to what Adobe can do with the great set of products they’ve got their hands on with the acquisition is complete. Fantastic things to come!

Check the new bundles in the Adobe store
Adobe Design Bundle – £ 1,380.62
Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium, Flash Professional 8
Adobe Web Bundle – £ 1,655.57
Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium, Studio 8
Adobe Video Bundle – available early 2006
Adobe video solutions, Flash Professional 8

Read more on the acquisition of Macromedia.

Embedding fonts in AS3

Monday, December 5th, 2005

No more do you have to have fonts in your library you can embed them directly from the folder where they reside using the [Embed] in your ActionScript Project.

You supply the path to the font in the ‘source’ param and then store a name to be referenced to access the font in ‘fontFamily’. You also need to declare a variable of type String or Class for the [Embed] to be assigned to, although you don’t need to reference it in your code.

To access the embeded font you use the String you assigned to the var ‘fontFamily’

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Flash 8 projects

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Some intersting Flash projects.

Incomplet – Grant Skinner – not solely Flash 8
Webcamtastic – Crash Media
My Floodle