You'll probably want to start with: Best practices for using Adobe Illustrator with Flash Catalyst CS5.5. In Illustrator you are free to design in any arbitrary way, using vectors, effects, type, images, and all the rich features that are available.
Flash Catalyst will import any comp you make, up to 40 MB, with an object count limit of 6,500 paths. However, once your Illustrator file is imported into Flash Catalyst, the goal is to make an interactive project that will ultimately be published to Flash Player or Adobe AIR. You can take steps in Illustrator to put the project on a path to delivering an application that loads quickly and performs well. It is much better to start thinking about performance early than to defer all efforts at optimizing for performance until later in the workflow.
Optimize images and other raster content. Flash and ActionScript Tutorials. Flash Catalyst Tutorial 101 – Creating an interactive video gallery (quickly!) without writing any code. Digg Sharebar exclusively for WebDesignDev.com.
Tara and Bear are both members of the Flash Catalyst development team at Adobe, and, along with Matthew Cannizzoro, author the FlashCats blog (flashcats.net) Adapt.js - Adaptive CSS. Build a Fluid Website Layout with Flash. Twice a month, we revisit some of our readers’ favorite posts from throughout the history of Activetuts+.
This tutorial was first published in July, 2009. A fluid web layout uses 100% width (and height) of the browser, floating all the contained elements into certain positions. This is opposed to fix-width layout where contents remain fixed no matter what the browser size is. This technique is popular in HTML/CSS websites, but this tut will show you how to create a similar fluid layout effect in Flash. Every element will reposition itself with ease animation when the browser resizes. The Square Grid - A simple CSS framework for designers and developers. The 1140px Grid · Fluid down to mobile. 11:57AM — Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
It’s been about two and a half years since I released the 1140px CSS Grid. Initial response was exciting; lots of people used it. However, a lot has happened in that time. When it was released, the concept of Responsive Web Design was in its infancy (I’d never heard of it). Over time, I—and the rest of the web community—have learnt how to do Responsive Web Design properly. Formalize CSS - Teach your forms some manners! Creating Intrinsic Ratios for Video. Did you ever want to resize a video on the fly, scaling it as you would an image?
Using intrinsic ratios for video, you can. This technique allows browsers to determine video dimensions based on the width of their containing block. With intrinsic dimensions, a new width triggers a new height calculation, allowing videos to resize and giving them the ability to scale the same way images do. Snowcat ALL FILES Package - Flash Components. X-Treme RSS / XML News Ticker - Flash Components. RSS News Ticker / XML News Ticker / AutoScroll News Ticker * Fully customizable XML driven content * Unlimited number of news items support * Both horizontal / vertical orientation support * Adjustable text scrolling direction and speed.
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