Archive for August, 2006

LFPUG Live

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Stefan has done a sterling job and the live stream is up and running for tonights user group.

Not sure what the quality will be like throughout, and there may be limited users, first come first served.

London Flash Platform User Group Live

Freelance Senior Flash Designer Required

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Days: 10 (with option to extend for another 5 days)
Dates: 21st Aug to 1st Sept

Requirements:
• Proven track record of designing, dynamic Flash websites.
• Knowledge of Photoshop and image manipulation for the web.
• Intermediate ActionScript.
• Ability to work with programmers as part of a team.
• Proven animation and graphics portfolio.

We need a specialist for this project, not someone who has learnt a bit of flash to increase their skill set.

This position is at a large London agency in the center of town. If your interested please leave a comment and I will get you in touch with them directly asap.

Please note this is a freelance design position, on site in London.

Sub FM – Bun-Zer0 03-Aug-2006

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

Quiet Sunday?

It doesn’t have to be. Download some dubstep, crank it up, and shake the neighbours!

Sub FM – Bun-Zer0 03-Aug-2006

Simple Flex 2.0 Drag Example

Friday, August 18th, 2006

I read a comment the other day (not sure where it was) where someone requested a simple drag example in Flex 2.0, so I thought i’d knock one up, which includes an example of creating a custom DragSource object (you’d probably want to use a Class as this object instead of just Object, used in this example).

Simple Flex 2.0 Drag Example

Time Trumpet

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Tonight I finally caught Time Trumpet (episode 4) on BBC 2 . Nothing has made me laugh so much when sitting watching the tv by myself for ages!

Thursdays 10:00pm BBC 2 (the website has some clips from past shows if you’ve never tuned in).

Adobe Developer Seminar (London)

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Learn about the Adobe Engagement Platform – comprising client runtimes, programming languages, designer/developer tools and server technologies – during a day of talks and demonstrations presented by Adobe technology experts.

More info and register, detailed agenda.

Feature Requests for Flash 9

Monday, August 14th, 2006

The ever listening Flash team are asking for your feature requests for Flash 9.

These have been split into 3 categories:

1. Feature requests for the Flash Player (player only).
2. Feature requests for interactive designers and developers (authoring only).
3. Feature requests for designers and animators (authoring only).

If you require a feature, explain in as much deatail as possible what you require and why. Obviously not everything everyone writes can be implemented and I know it can be frustrating when your particular feature your requested isn’t implemented. The point here is that you get a chance to get your point across direct to the team, so try and support them in their decisions. They are listening to you!

FlexBitmap?

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Whats the correct way to display a BitmapData object in Flex 2.0?

I would have thought from the naming that FlexBitmap would hold your BitmapData, but FlexBitmap isn’t a UIComponent so it can only be displayed as in rawChildren.

1. What is the best way to display a BitmapData in Flex (i.e. the Flex 2 version of Bitmap)?

2. What is a FlexBitmap for if it aint an abstract class, it can’t be used in Flex, and it can’t be used in Flash?

Any help appreciated.

UPDATE
Todd posted this pretty simple solution
[as]var myBitmap:Bitmap = new Bitmap(yourBitmapData)
var myImage:Image = new Image()
myImage.addChild(myBitmap)
someContainer.addChild(myImage)[/as]

or if you looking for an object you can use in Flex with the same API as Bitmap, u can use this RealFlexBitmap class (u might want to fill in some of the gaps!)

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T-Mobile Web ‘n’ Walk

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

I’ve been with Orange for te last few years and they have provided a great service, but when it comes to Internet access via your phone they are so expensive (£75 for unlimited Internet).

I’m really thinking of moving over to T-Mobile who have some great unlimited internet packages at the moment from around £25 a moth including calls etc. You can even get a T-Mobile card for your laptop for £19.99.

Anyone have anything bad to say about T-Mobile before I take the plunge?

London Flash Platform User Group August 2006

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Big thanks to AKQA for hosting last months event. This month we’re back at the Play Bar.

This time we have Andrew Shorten from Adobe showing use some Apollo stuff (without breaking any NDA’s :) ) and we have a team from Glue London to talk us through some of there recent flash/video work.

We have the venue until 2am so we can celebrate 10 year of Flash in style without wandering the streets.

Also last month videos and presentations are now online Development Techniques for Localizing Flash (27/07/2006), Introduction to Flash 9 (27/07/2006) (eeerrrr unfortunately eeeerrr the camera errr buggered eeer up on the eeerrr second session, so errrr there is only eeerrr 15 mins of eeerrr video).

London Flash Platform User Group 24th August 2006 (24/08/2006). See ya there!!