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The FWA: Favourite Website Awards - Web awards at the cutting edge. Tutorial: Flash Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page 1. Why does my preloader start at 40% (or some other unnecessarily high value)?

Tutorial: Flash Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page 1

The Quick: Items in your library such as movie clips and sounds set to be exported for ActionScript (exported in first frame) are loaded before your preloader is loaded even if your preloader is placed on the first frame of your movie. The Details: When a Flash movie loads into the Flash player, it loads in a progressive manner that loads all content at the beginning of the movie before any content later on in the movie.

Doing this allows for movie playback to begin prior to the entire movie having been fully downloaded. Flash media player - image player... Flash & ActionScript 3 info, source, & experiments. If you haven’t, first go read Steve Jobs’ “Thoughts on Flash“.

Flash & ActionScript 3 info, source, & experiments

First, there’s “Open”. Seriously? Apple is one of the most closed companies in the world. The iPhone & iPad are the most closed and regulated system I have ever seen in my life–by far. Tiled Background in Flash 8. Changer la couleur d'un texte dynamique - Flash/ActionScript - Programmation.

Quick Modal Window Forums. Launching a Centered Pop-Up Window. A common feature that you can see on many Flash sites is the pop-up window.

Launching a Centered Pop-Up Window

While this site features several tutorials on creating variations of the pop-up window, this one is a little bit different; it is centered. You click a button and the new window opens in the center of your screen regardless of your resolution. Click on the GO button for an example of a pop-up window that is centered on screen: Customizing the Window Unless you want your pop-up window to display updates from the site, you probably want to modify the window size, content it loads, and the window's attributes such as toolbars, etc. SWFObject: Javascript Flash Player detection and embed script.

Please read: SWFObject 2.0 has been released and is now hosted on github: Please consider the information found here obsolete.

SWFObject: Javascript Flash Player detection and embed script

If you are curious what Geoff is up to these days, you can follow him on Twitter. SWFObject is a small Javascript file used for embedding Adobe Flash content. The script can detect the Flash plug-in in all major web browsers (on Mac and PC) and is designed to make embedding Flash movies as easy as possible. Swfaddress.

StateManager. Due to the success (and quality) of Asual's SWFAddress, I've decided to stop work on this project.


SWFAddress is now capable of all the things that StateManager is, so it doesn't seem very beneficial to the open source community to continue development on StateManager. The source code and examples will remain available but no longer be updated, but keep checking xa for other open source code! 1 Introduction 2 Examples 2.1 Basic examples, single file2.2 Basic examples, multiple files2.3 Displaying the loading progress2.4 Using targetspecific listeners2.5 Errorhandling2.6 Queuemanagement2.7 Miscellanous3 API3.1 Constructor 3.2 Static constants 3.3 Loading and observing targets3.4 Managing the queue3.5 Managing listeners 3.6 Events3.7 Configuration3.8 Getters, getting information about the loading process4 FAQ5 Donations6 Bugs7 Support8 History9 Status and copyright10 License For Use As Colin Moock, the author of Actionscript - The Definitive Guide stated lately: Preloading still is a major problem for a lot of flashers.

The different interfaces to the different filetypes (SWF, XML, Text, Sound), the asynchronous behaviour of the loading process and the uncomplete errorhandling alltogether make preloading really hard to handle. This is why Colin started a petition and proposed a new interface for preloading. Zeh - portfolio version 12. Using a grid fit type. Sound Object Tutorials by Kenny Bellew of Using pixel fonts - Flash, Flex and ActionScript Resources. This user is yet to take control of their account and provide a biography.

Using pixel fonts - Flash, Flex and ActionScript Resources

If you are the author of this article, please contact us via support AT actionscript DOT org. View all articles by Andre Assalino Written by: André Assalino, , Difficulty Level: beginner Requirements: Flash MX and higher. Topics Covered: Pixel fonts, Embedd, Font symbols. Pixel fonts can be used to give a more clean look to the site, or just to avoid Flash's antialiasing. If you are going to use a pixel font, then you must have the textfield in Dynamic Text and embedd all characters.

For that you have the option "characters" (in the properties panel) where you must choose wich characters you want to embedd. If you don't have lots of text, just do Auto Fill, otherwise if you do have a big text or if it's loaded from outside of the swf, i recommend picking the options who will make the text display properly. Don't forget that each pixel font has a proper size! Using Shared Fonts. Working with 9-slice scaling. Description MovieClip.scale9Grid You can use 9-slice scaling to specify component-style scaling for movie clips. 9-slice scaling lets you create movie clip symbols that scale appropriately for use as user interface components, as opposed to the type of scaling typically applied to graphics and design elements.

Working with 9-slice scaling

With the previous flash versions you had an unwanted behavior when you scaled a symbol with rounded corners: David Stiller’s blog » Blog Archive » Loading and Tracking Multiple Files at the Same Time (Part 1) Not long ago, a blog guest entered into conversation with me about loading and tracking multiple files at the same time (see Event Handlers versus Event Listeners comments, starting with the eighth comment). Tiemen was hoping for a way to use the MovieClipLoader class inside a custom ActionScript 2.0 class, not only to load external files — which isn’t especially difficult — but also to track each file individually; that is, to be able to pass individual functions into the custom class, and have that class manage the tedium of assigning the passed-in functions to the MovieClipLoader events of each file.

This particular requirement was the tricky part. If the custom class merely had to manage event handlers for a single MovieClipLoader instance, that would be easy. (In fact, this is completely possible. TweeningParameters - tweener - Google Code. Dewplayer reloaded - dew's blog. Play.ground » Lightweight Scrollbar Component. Style-Force Semplice™ Pixelfonts. NAILS. Advanced Flash Components Blog. Google / Windows Virtual Earth Maps Flash API v1.0 AS2 Source » Lost In Actionscript - Shane McCartney. Illustrator & New Media Designer &copy2006. Fab channel. Gotoandplay - flash stuff. Entreprise et construction durable. High resolution photos. Welcome to Riva flv encoder. Jamglue. Animator vs. Animation by ~alanbecker on deviantART.

Intervals in Flash with setInterval. Intervals in Flash with setInterval Jesse was born and raised in Australia, and now lives in London.

Intervals in Flash with setInterval

He is one of the original founders of and was formerly a Flash developer, teacher, author and speaker. While Jesse no longer works as a full-time Flash professional, he still enjoys actively participating in the community as time permits. View all articles by Jesse Stratford Tutorial details:Written by: Jesse Stratford Time: 20 minutesDifficulty Level: IntermediateRequirements: Flash MX+Topics Covered: This article describes how to use the Flash setInterval command to call functions and conduct actions at specified times or intervals.Assumed knowledge: Familiarity with Variables, Objects, Methods, Flash MX Event Model. This tutorial is sort of a follow up to my Delaying Events tutorial which covered how to wait X seconds before attempting an action in Flash 5. XSPF Web Music Player (Flash) - Plays MP3 on your website.

The Art of Flash 5 Preloading. By Colin Moock 05/29/2001 In Flash, a preloader is a code module that pauses a movie until some required body of data has finished downloading, guaranteeing the proper playback of the movie.

The Art of Flash 5 Preloading

For example, a preloader can ensure that animation or sound has sufficiently buffered before playing, or that a series of variables has loaded before being manipulated and displayed. For each of these types of data, a different technique is used to build the corresponding preloader. Gt;> asdg>> technotes>> repositioning content when a movie is resized.

Text In Flash: Make it Legible! Text In Flash: Make it Legible!

Text In Flash: Make it Legible!

By kirupa A common problem plaguing Flash sites is not a lack of design. Often times, the depth and complexity in some Flash animations easily rival the paintings of famous contemporary artists. The problem is not the design, but the problem is the presentation of the content that supports the design: the text. The following animation includes examples of three text styles that I find commonly used on many animations: [ click on the 'good', 'bad', and 'ugly' links to see examples of text ] Adding Text As you could tell from clicking the three links in the animation, the text in the "good" looks the best.