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WebDU - I was there after all!

March 07, 2006 · 1 Comment

Thanx to Nectarine, I was there at WebDU, albeit virtually as part of one of their great Flash animations... Watch my cameo as Sgt Bosco "Don't Touch My Mac" Baracus. Aw, thanx guys! I'm touched!

1 CommentTags: mx · webdu

RSSDreamFeeder Extension for Dreamweaver

November 07, 2005 · No Comments

I mentioned this before but just wanted to give you an update: release 1.2 is now available from the Macromedia Exchange. If you have a static site and want to automatically generate a news feed of changed pages, it works very cleanly inside Dreamweaver.

No CommentsTags: mx

MAX: Integrating Flex and Flash Content with AJAX

October 19, 2005 · 2 Comments

Mike Chambers gave a great overview of how to use the open source Flash / JavaScript integration kit to communicate between rich media and HTML together on a single web page. He used the MXNA click report as an example: you can interact with the chart and the HTML on the page updates accordingly (without a page refresh); you can also click on categories and feed names (in the right hand column) and the page content - both Flash and HTML - updates without a page refresh. It's a slick experience and Mike showed that it really isn't that hard to achieve. Then he talked about the new-in-Flash Player 8 ExternalInterface API that makes it even easier to interact between HTML and Flash using JavaScript. Impressive!

2 CommentsTags: adobe · mx

webDU 2006 (formerly MXDU)

October 13, 2005 · No Comments

There's a shiny new webDU 2006 website with all the details of the conference, taking place at the beginning of March next year.

No CommentsTags: coldfusion · mx · webdu

Flash Player 8 Auto-Update

October 13, 2005 · 1 Comment

If you get a pop-up from the Macromedia Flash Player offering an upgrade to the latest player but it errors out when you accept, you may find this Tech Note about the auto-update useful. Note that the error only affects people who were running a beta version of Flash Player 8 and did not upgrade to the release version.

1 CommentTags: mx

Wolfenstein 3D in Flash

September 28, 2005 · 3 Comments

Wow! Requires Flash Player 8. WolfenFlash 3D.

3 CommentsTags: mx

Microsoft - 30 Years Old - Showcasing Macromedia Flash!

September 28, 2005 · 4 Comments

Microsoft have a pretty spectacular celebration of their 30th anniversary that showcases Flash's great interactivity and video features. A great advert for Macromedia Flash!

4 CommentsTags: mx

RSSDreamFeeder Extension for Dreamweaver

September 28, 2005 · 5 Comments

This looks like a very interesting tool for DWMX 2004 and DW8 from RNSoft. RSSDreamFeeder lets you generate RSS feeds for your site's content automatically, even for static sites! The product integrates with Dreamweaver and searches your site for changed content and generates an RSS XML feed from that list of changes.

5 CommentsTags: mx

MXDU 2006

August 31, 2005 · No Comments

Geoff Bowers has announced the dates for MXDU 2006 - March 2nd & 3rd with a workshop on March 1st. My wife may be doing her first solo judging in Florida that weekend (4th/5th) so it's unlikely that I'll go to MXDU. Unless the mothership insists on sending me, of course... It's been a great conference the last two years - a lot of leading edge stuff getting showcased. Definitely worth attending, even if you're not normally in that part of the world!

No CommentsTags: coldfusion · mx · webdu

Midnight Coders - AJAX / Flash Remoting

August 11, 2005 · 7 Comments

The Server Side has an unusually positive mention of Flash in this piece about WebORB from Midnight Coders that supports a variety of clients - including both AJAX and Flash - and a variety of server technologies including ColdFusion Components.

7 CommentsTags: coldfusion · mx · programming