Archive for posts by Steven Vachon”, Page 2
The title says it all. So, if you were to use this library on a website like http://example.com/test/testing/, you would get results like these: Read more
I have never stored my particle instances in an array or any unique variables. There’s just no need to. The same can be achieved using only the child list, and with less bloat. New to Flash Player 10 is the
Vector() class, and while they are faster than arrays, are they faster than
getChildAt() and the child list? Read more
Combining HTML “minification” with cache and HTTP compression will cut down your bandwidth and ensure near-immediate content delivery while increasing your Google rankings.
This plugin will compress your HTML by shortening URLs and removing standard comments and white space; including new lines, carriage returns, tabs and excess spaces. Most importantly, by ignoring
<script> and Explorer® conditional comment tags, presentation will not be affected. Read more
When it comes to organizing a folder collection of any sort, the folder’s name plays a key role in finding your data in the future. One thing that’s always bothered me about folders with Windows and Mac was that they restricted me from using the colon character. Call me anal, but when you’re dealing with subtitle within subtitle, dashes take slightly longer to read. Read more
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I was one of the many individuals really excited about the upcoming Flash version. I kept hearing about a few key features that I thought would be very useful. However, I expected more to be included in this version than just those few features. Damn, was I wrong. Thankfully, I didn’t pre-order the upgrade or I’d be in the hole $300. Read more
Like many Flash developers, I like writing classes and optimizing bandwidth with remote libraries. ActionScript 1 uses prototypes to extend methods to a function object, and to be able to access that class globally, one would use
_global. Unfortunately, global do not work as well as they’re explained to. This bug is resident in all minor versions of Flash Player 6, and still exists in Flash Player 7. Read more
Components can be useful when writing code that’s to be used by designers with little or no programming experience. The visual elements created when building a component make customizing them as effortless as using Flash MX’s user interface. But what does this end up costing the developer? Read more
Let’s get one thing out of the way, Flash is very cool. If used properly, there’s definitely a lot you can do with it. However, Flash has its place. Despite popular belief in the Flash community, it’s not meant to replace HTML. Read more