Category: Flash

  • HTML5 according to Apple….

    Well, you all know I’m a proponent of HTML5. I think the standards are now mature enough that we can (should/will) give up on proprietary plugins/kluges. To that end — and I think for a demo at WWDC’10 — apple has just released a page showcasing what HTML5 can do. Have a look at it […]

  • Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock…..The end is here…..

    Okay maybe this is a bit dramatic, but I really think the days of flash as a web media presentation platform are numbered. HTML5 is coming on strong, you can already do video streaming using the new canvas tags and now here is Akihabara, a set of libraries, tools and presets to create pixelated indie-style […]

  • Make your own cool abstract wallpaper…..

    If you like wallpapers like the one above — you know the abstract, grungy, urban silhouette style — but don’t know enough about Adobe packages, you’re in luck. Head over to X3Studios and use their free tool to create your very own, one of a kind, wallpaper. It’s like doing Photoshop and Illustrator by numbers, […]

  • Searchme: Visual Search Rocks!!!

    Just came across Searchme: today (thanks to Leo Laporte). It is to search engines what OSX is to GUI’s. It uses flash for interface design and it’s absolutely beautiful (and functional). It’s great to finally be able to “SEE” your search results before leaving the search site. I know there are several “preview” extensions out […]

  • Photoshop Express hits the streets…..

    Well the long awaited photoshop express has finally been released. For those of you who don’t know, adobe is finally joining the horde of online photo editing sites, with their own flash creation. Now we’re not talking full blown photoshop CS3 here (not even photoshop 3.0). There are no levels/curves/16-bit/layers/masks or any of the other […]

  • FotoFlexer advances online photo editing….

    I came across FotoFlexer a couple of months ago and I thought I would do a write-up at some point. Now with the addition of advanced morphing tools and image carving, I think I have to. If you haven’t heard of FotoFlexer go to their site and signup for an account. Trust me you’ll be […]

  • Do you Mango?

    From the pages of really useful, well designed websites comes Mango. The webapp (flash 9.0) is simple to use, well layed out and generally works well. It offers 11 Free language courses (Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Pig Latin and Russian). So head over, sign up and learn something […]

  • Computer Monitor Calibration….online!!!

    I came across these two sites last friday while trying to setup a projector. If you’re stuck in the field and need to get a monitor/projector calibrated fairly quick these two sites are for you. First is which has been around for a while. It’s simple and works well for setting up your devices […]

  • Photoshop Webapp

    Looks like Adobe is getting ready to “expose” their Photoshop webapp. Following the release of Premier Express (AKA Youtube Remixer) earlier, Adobe Sr. VP John Loiacono unveiled Photoshop express at Photoshop World. Now don’t go crazy trying to find out the link. It’s not live yet and this image is pretty much all that seems […]

  • Silverlight is here….MS joins the 21 Century?

    Today Microsoft finally released their flash competitor, Silverlight. I have to admit that they actually have a catchy name, but that’s not really why you’re reading this….right? I downloaded and installed the app on my MBP and it installed flawlessly under OSX 10.4.10. So far so good, next I restarted safari and visited the silverlight […]