Archive for August, 2007

London Flash Platform User Group August 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Big thanks to Adam Robertson and Leif Lovgreen for their presentations ‘FWii Style’ and ‘Make Things Physical’ last month (I promise to get the videos and files up over this next week).

Next meeting is tomorrow, the 30th August, at Cosmobar.

This months theme is Flex. First up we have Neil Webb presenting a session on Cairngorm and following him one of our have regular presenter’s Mike Jones building a Flex application right in front of your eyes in 60 minutes.

Sponsored by Adobe & friends of ED.

London Flash Platform 30th August 2007 (30/08/2007)

Holding a Program In Your Head

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Here’s a nice informative post with tip and techniques on ‘holding a program in one’s head’ (very posh ;) ). Definitely worth a read.

via PeterBell

After Dark (14-Aug-07)

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Get darked up for the weekend.

After Dark (14-Aug-07)

Break the smoking ban!

Viking Penguin Book Club

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Viking Penguin Book Club is a beautiful site and works like a dream

Solid design and layout, crisp clear typography, nice quick transitions that add to the feel or the site without getting in the way, and a touch of 3D and and browser history. Great job by Freedom Interactive! Wonder if the dynamic content is indexed by search engines as well?

Viking Penguin Book Club

H.264 Video for Flash

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

This is a massive step in the right direction. I remember some time back when the On2 codec was introduced people were asking about H.264 and it the responsed was that is was too CPU intensive, which I guess now must have been resolved.

You will soon (with the release of Flash Player 9 Update 3 Beta 2 be able load and play .mp4,.m4v,.m4a,.mov and .3gp without any chances to your code.

Adobe official announcement here and there’s also some invaluable info going into the details of the implementation over at Tinics blog here.

The update als0 includes:
1. Enhancements to full-screen mode to use hardware scaling for improved video performance and quality on systems running Windows 2000 and newer or Mac OS X 10.2 and newer.
2. Faster rendering of vector graphics on multi-core CPUs.
3. Higher quality and performance for downscaling large bitmaps (SWF 9 only).
4. Support for caching common platform components, such as the Flex framework, to reduce average application sizes. This feature is enabled in the Flex 3 beta available on Adobe Labs.
5. Support for full-screen mode on Linux.

Wanna test it out? Well you can as the player is available on labs here.

360Flex Session Notes

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

David Coletta is doing a good job of writing up the sessions he’s attended at 360Flex Seattle. Worth a read.

Are You Pushing Your Kids in the Wrong Direction?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Loved this ad :)

You need Flash Player 9 to view this video.

Here’s the campaign site that goes with it. Now where can I find a couple of young ActionScripters!

AS 3.0 Speed Benchmarks

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

John Grdn has a nice post with some speed benchmarks for Math operations over at his blog to add to these that Grant Skinner put togther a while back.