So much going on all at once as this year draws to a close… The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 AIR Development is now in stock at Amazon! I worked as Technical Reviewer on this thing and can say in all honesty, this is a very good book from Marco Casario, et al. For those […]

Turn your boring old photographs into boring old polaroids with the amazing new Polarizer! Click on the camera to browse for an image file (.jpg) to upload. Ideally the image should be 516px. by 516px. Square images will look the best – otherwise, expect some distortion (in other words, all photos will be set to […]

During my usual daily blog browse, I ran across this interesting contest by Ryan Stewart. The idea, or at least so it seemed to me, was to see if the new method of swf indexing being hammered out by Google and Adobe would be capable of making content loaded dynamically into swf files searchable. Now, […]

For those of you who regularly use swfobject, expressInstall, and swffit (formerly “fitflash”) for your Flash websites/applications, I just developed a couple tools that will make you love me. The first is just a simple html template that can be used with Flash. Download the template here and extract the html file to your HTML directory (on […]

After taking another look at this post, I came up with a way of making multiple windows that will all blur the same image. I have to admit, though, I’m not particularly fond nor proud of the way I did it. The trouble is this: a masked display object can only have a single mask […]

Every Fourth of July, I like to sit down and reflect a little on the meaning of the holiday. You can keep your Christmases, and Thanksgivings – in my opinion, Independence Day is the most important of the American holidays. It’s not just a time to get a day off of work, consume mass quantities of […]

I was checking out a website yesterday when it suddenly reminded me of a Pixelfumes experiment I remembered seeing many moons ago. After finding it with a quick Google search, just for kicks, I decided to play around and update the idea to AS3. I didn’t bother with the constant updating to accomadate video as that seemed […]

Just a little diversion to while away some time whilst stranded just off the coast of Nowheresville, Maine. It’s sort of a 3d shell game/3 card monte (but completely fair). 3D courtesy of Papervision3d. Have fun… [kml_flashembed movie=”http://blog.onebyonedesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/boxgame.swf” height=”400″ width=”5

When Flash CS3 first appeared, aside from those few provided, good looking UI components were few and far between. It seems that recently, though, you can’t swing a dead cat across cyberspace without hitting some new Flash component or other. In addition to the scripted ui package I have for offer here, there is now: Liquid Components, created […]

While catching up on various blog posts earlier today, I ran across this very nice example of a new Flash component which utilizes Papervision3D. As wonderful as it is, my first thought was, hey, you could do something like that natively in Flash 10 – which is exactly what I sat down and did. Now, […]

I was playing with Dreamweaver the other day, just to see what kind of non Flash platform technologies are available these days, when something caught my eye. That “something” was the Collapsible Panel widget – part of the Spry/ajax framework that comes with Dreamweaver. It seemed to me that with just a minimal amount of […]

This is something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time. Many moons ago, I created a simple GUI for asdoc.exe (the tool that creates nice looking HTML documentation from actionscript class files for those wondering – though I can’t imagine anyone reading this and not knowing) using SWFKit. Well, it was about the same […]