Monthly Archives: March 2006

Internet Explorer 7 really don’t like Swf

Update:(July 26 2007)To avoid this behavior you need to load your Flash via Javascript. For this you can use the SWFObject, I made an extension for Dreamweaver to ease the use of it. In IE7 there is one more thing that they add that I find completely useless and unusable. There is now a little… Read More »

Internet Explorer 7 don’t like Swf

Update:(July 26 2007)To avoid this behavior you need to load your Flash via Javascript. For this you can use the SWFObject, I made an extension for Dreamweaver to ease the use of it. I just wanted to make a quick test of my website with IE7 beta 2, thinking that all would work normally but… Read More »

Getting Things Done

I’ve read (in Make vol 05) about the GTDTiddlyWiki (Getting things done wiki), I have used it a bit and I must say that it’s a really nice and useful application. It’s a sort of notebook very usable. It’s not serverside but all take place in your browser (so you can use it offline). It’s… Read More »

Quaero by the end of 2006 ?

The European multimedia search engine Quaero (the european google in short) is predicted to be launch by the end of 2006. More and more it become a “high-tech reality”. It will introduce the ability to search by a “query image” and by a query sound”. From www.upi.com : Although current search engines can be used… Read More »

Flex 2.0 beta Videos Tutorials

On the macromedia labs I just discover some Flex videos, Flex Data Services Flex Framework Flex Builder New coding features and shortcuts. New productivity features in Flex Builder 2.0 Code and Design views Create and compile an application with Flex Builder Create a constraint based layout with Flex Builder Building a Flex application in 15… Read More »

First online video in the “Great Minds in Development” series

Microsoft (DevSource), had put online a nice vidéos series “Great Minds in Development”. The First is with Jakob Nielsen, he talks about : Recognise that developer are not average people. Developer thinks what they do is simple to use, but it’s simple for them. Importance of prototyping, or you’ll loose time. User testing can be… Read More »

Video tutorial for ActionScript beginner (en Français)

Un tutorial vidéo pour les débutants en ActionScript que je viens de mettre en place. Au début je testais seulement le logiciel (IshowU) et le tout a fini en petit tutorial 😉 Vous verrez comment faire pour manipuler un objet graphique directement avec AS. Le tutorial dure environ 5 min. Visionner la vidéo Télécharger la… Read More »

Mobile TV for you and me

From Cnn : Television viewing on mobile phones will reach the masses by 2008, the world’s largest cell phone maker Nokia said on Thursday. I hope (and think) that Flash Lite will take this market.

Macromedia Flash Player, Technology Breakdown

Flash Player is the number one of Internet enabled PCs according a NPD Online survey published in December 2005. Flash Player would be enabled in 97.7% of PCs Acrobat Reader in 89.4% Java in 86.2% Media Player in 85.6% Flash Player versions less than 5 are no longer measured. The sampling error for the NPD… Read More »

How to NOT use your fonts folder on a win Xp

If your are working with your fonts folder on win Xp, be careful to not do what I’ve just done: I was under my fonts folder (that you can find in the -> control panel -> fonts) and I selected all files (Ctrl-A). Then right-click and click on properties … Don’t do it ! Normally… Read More »

Opera and Css

I have just reinstall Opera since it is free and I want my website to be cross platform. I used it a bit, and went to labs.macromedia.com and I noticed that even them had trouble with Opera. Normally we shall see this: With Opera (8.5 on mac and pc) we see this: When will we… Read More »

Flash Video (flv) actionscripting

I have regroup some of the examples from the Flash Help Document in one (little) working example. Example of how to load and preload a flv. How to manage the buffer time and length How to access the metadata of a flv The only things you need to do to make it work is to… Read More »