Archive for July, 2006

Flash Article in Creative Review

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Theres a nice little article about how Flash 8 is shaping up (the good and the bad) in July’s issue of Creative Review titled ‘Flash Grows Up’, accompanied by a brief history of Flash.

It features the likes of Joshua Davis, Joshua Hirsch (Big Spaceship), Jon McVey (Zaaz) and Florian Schmitt (Hi-ReS!).

Worth a browse if your near a magazine store hanging around.

Webcast of tonights LFPUG

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

With tonights user group full (did i forget to mention the free booze and pizza courtesy of our hosts AKQA), we (I say we but i mean Stefan) are going to try and broadcast tonights presentations using FMS. Its our first effort at this so there no guarentees on the quality or if we will actually be able to get it up and running.

The webcast will start at 19:00 GMT and can be viewed at There are a limited amount of connections so again its first come first served. You can view the overview for tonights meeting at

Big thanks to for providing the FMS hosting, and to Stefan for taking this on and sorting it all out!

Flex 2.0 and Flash 9 on Linux?

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Running in Ubuntu, Adam has managed to get Flex Builder 2.0 working as a plugin in Eclipse and Flash Player 9 installed for Firefox.

Read more here.

Flash on the Beach

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

I’ll be presenting an ‘Introduction to Flex 2.0 for Flash Developers‘ down in Brighton at Flash on the Beach the first major Flash conference in the UK for over 6 years and about bloody time!

The conference runs from 4-5-6 December and the speaker line up looks great. Super earlybird price of £199 if you buy a ticket before July 30th saving you £100 of the price of an earlybird ticket. If you thinking of going, best to get in there now.

London Flash Platform User Group July 2006

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Ohhh yeah we’re back! After a great meeting night last month, we move just down the round to the offices of AKQA, the main sponsor of this months event.

As usual (or as last time) we’ll have two sessions. Dave Williamson will be covering localization and I’ll be doing a first look at the preview of Flash 9.

Last months videos, presentaions and files etc are now online (Flash Media Fun Hour (22/06/2006), Ruby On Rails for the Flex Developer (22/06/2006)).

Big thanks ths month to AKQA for hosting us, and I also have to thank Rocket Boots and Computer Arts for giving us some goodies.

London Flash Platform User Group 27th July 2006 (27/07/2006).

Square Circle

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

Some good friends of mine have just started their company and heres their brand new spanking site.

Good job guys!