The guys over at Fold posted an article on how to use multiple XMLHTTPRequest (XHR) calls within a single page. This is something that I have had to tackle in my own work, and though I would write up how I solve this issue.
As Emmy posted, we have just released new Flash Player penetration numbers.
Flash Player 8 can be viewed by around 50% of people online (45% US, 55% Canada and Europe). That is pretty amazing considering that the player was released just 5 months ago. This puts the player on course to reach 80% in well under a year from release.
You can view all of the stats here.
Super useful reference.
Anyone know of an ActionScript 3 one?
I have uploaded a new version of the Macromedia News Firefox extension. This version adds support for Firefox 1.5.
Sorry it took so long.
You can find more information, as well as install the extension from here.
Ill probably do another build in the coming weeks to update the name and branding.
If you run into any issues, just post them in the comments.
Just a quick fyi, but I just fixed the issue with the Macromedia News Firefox Extension that was keeping it from working in Firefox 1.5.
As I suspected, it was the same problem that I posted about earlier.
Anyways, I will post an updated version later tonight or first thing in the morning.
For example, this is bad:
Useful post by Bill Scott. Most of them apply to both Flash and Ajax based RIAs.
If you are interested in this, you might also want to check out the Adobe XD (experience Design) blog.
In this post, I am going to provide all of the links you need to get started with compiling ActionScript 3 and Flex 2 / mxml from the command line (on Mac, Windows and Linux). I have had to send this info out in about 3 different emails today, so I figured I would post it here to get everything in one place.
A couple of days ago I ran into a bug with ExternalInterface which caused me quite a hassle (a couple of people ran into it before I did). I finally figured it out, and wanted to post here in case anyone else runs into it.