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Status: January, 2008

Posted January 17, 2008 by senocular

It's been a while, so I thought I'd post a status message regarding your good, old friend, senocular.

First things first:

Create a logo/site design in Fireworks, Win Adobe CS3 Web Premium

Posted November 07, 2007 by senocular

Fire on the Bay is a new San Francisco bay area user group focused on Adobe Fireworks. To help kick off their inauguration into usergroup-hood, they are holding a contest to help design their logo and web site. If you win, you'll score yourself a copy of Adobe CS3 Web Premium!

Oh Noes! AIR Has Been Updated!

Posted October 01, 2007 by senocular

Thanks to MAX (where I am currently), AIR beta 2 is now public. This means all the AIR tutorials I just posted need to be updated as many things have changed - and fundamental things such as the application descriptor XML used by all AIR applications. So every tutorial needs to be updated to reflect these new changes. Luckily (in a way), the AIR Flash extension on which most of those tutorials are based, has also been updated so it can still be used (once you update it) to work with this newest version of the runtime.

It's here! The Massive Creating ActionScript 3.0 components in Flash CS3

Posted September 28, 2007 by senocular

Some of you have heard me mention that it was on its way, and Jeff finally finished it. It's so massive that its currently only available as a series of PDFs. It's the article everyone has been waiting for from Adobe:
Create ActionScript 3.0 components in Flash CS3 Professional

Adobe Developer Connection. Its New... and Spiffy.

Posted September 28, 2007 by senocular

Take a look at Adobe's new Adobe Developer Connection (formerly the Developer Center or "DevNet") site. It's a completely new design that's... well... spiffy! To learn more about this change, read the article: The new Adobe Developer Connection: Content and community for developers.

Tutorial: Developing Flash Applications For Use in the Browser and AIR Using Factory Programming Patterns

Posted September 28, 2007 by senocular

Ok, I lied; one last AIR tutorial. This one is about Developing Flash Applications For Use in the Browser and AIR Using Factory Programming Patterns. It covers making a simple application that will save a BMP (encoded in ActionScript with a BMPEncoder class) differently depending on whether it's being played in AIR or the browser. I still need to do some proofreading and probably some editing here or there, but I've been too busy with MAX to do much with it now and just wanted to get it out there.

Tutorial: Creating an Image Viewer in AIR With Drag and Drop

Posted September 24, 2007 by senocular

This will be the last AIR tutorial in this "series": Creating an Image Viewer in AIR With Drag and Drop. It covers how drag and drop can be used to transfer a set of image files from a users computer and then display them in an AIR application.

Tutorial: Custom Move and Resize Window Controls in AIR

Posted September 23, 2007 by senocular

Learn how to set up controls in Flash that let users change your AIR application window's size and position in this new AIR tutorial: Custom Move and Resize Window Controls in AIR. These can be especially useful in chromeless applications.

Tutorial: Setting Up an AIR Application with File Associations

Posted September 22, 2007 by senocular

In this latest AIR tutorial, you can learn how to use Flash for Setting Up an AIR Application with File Associations.This means given a file with a specified extension, you can open that file to have it launch and open in your AIR applicaion.

Tutorial: Copying and Pasting Clipboard Text with AIR

Posted September 21, 2007 by senocular

This AIR tutorial (yes, there are more to come still) covers Using AIR to Get and Set Clipboard Text. Using a simple interface learn how you can both add text to the user's clipboard as well as get text from it. And this example only scratches the surface as AIR is capable of handling many more kinds of clipboard data, not just text.