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Happy Tiger New Year!

Posted by Moxie Zhang | February 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

My friends and readers, wish you all the best in the tiger year!

This will be an exciting and adventure year and I can’t wait every tomorrow becomes today.

Which Book Desided via Flash

Posted by Charles | February 9, 2010 | Comment

If you are avid book reader, finding the right reading materials could be a challenge every time you’ve finished one. This whichbook site is an interesting attempt to solve that problem. What it does is simple, via a Flash application you use the silder on each of the categories, from happy, funny, gentle, sex to optimistic, to specify what you are up to for the next reading. After done that, hit the “go” button, then the books selected will be listed. If you find one is good then you can “borrow” it. A popup will show up with a […] Continue Reading…

From Illustrator to HTML 5 CANVAS

Posted by Charles | February 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

Put those Flash vs HTML 5 vs Adobe vs Apple vs Google mix aside, there are creative works been done to solve the problems. Check out his video: What the engineer was doing in the video was to create rich content that to be published in HTML 5 Canvas via using Adobe tools, Illustrator, Dreamwaiver and Flash. This is not the best way to make all those tools work together but is a good thinking of trying so.

No-Flash iPad vs Netbook

Posted by Charles | February 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

May be Apple is too lazy to make iPad capable.

This is why I can’t buy a iPad

Posted by Charles | February 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

Google Takes Over Internet via SPDY?

Posted by Charles | February 3, 2010 | Comment

It seems Google is on the path to take over everything online or everything in bits and bytes, well, except in…and what Apple aims at. The funny thing is that almost everyone who surfs online is literally working for Google and contributing to its “google” sized bank account, in the way of pay for it, and then Google is considered a free service. Anyway, Google thinks HTTP had its run and should be retired. Hence the Google SPDY, which is hosted at the Google Chromium project site.SPDY (pronounced “SPeeDY”), is an “an application-layer protocol for transporting content over […] Continue Reading…

The most comprehensive explaination of Flex 4 Skin

Posted by Charles | February 2, 2010 | Comment

One of the biggest change you will encounter when develop or migrate to Flex 4 is the spark skin creation. It’s a big leap to separate UI design from programming. There are many resources available to start tutoring the skin development. I found the best one so far among them is this slides created by Saurabh Narula. It’ll make a lot easier to go over this stack first before diving into the thick document. It’s worth the time.

Calhoun County on Flex Viewer

Posted by Moxie Zhang | February 1, 2010 | Comment

Here is another Flex Viewer sighting. The Calhoun County of Alabama has setup this Flex Viewer to allow citizen search parcel information and properties sales information. They also created a Google Street View widget that allows click at a street on the map to view Google Street View in a popup.

Noticeably there are other small but handy modification to the viewer container. Such as the mouse’s lat/lon location is displayed on the control bar. The theme has changed to green too.

Good job!

Does Flex Need Support for Comerical Component Libraries?

Posted by Charles | January 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Tom Van den Eynde wrote a post about Flex and commercial component libraries. From Tom’s view Adobe lacks a component library update. They have Spark around the corner but that’s a two-year in making. “As far as I’m concerned Adobe doesn’t have to come up with these components itself. Third party components with a decent licensing scheme (comparable to the 3rd party components available for Silverlight) would be perfect. Apart from ILOG Elixir (that comes with problematic licensing options) there’s hardly anything out there. Even Dough Mcune with his fantastic Flexlib library seems to have given up.”One reader Ricardo […] Continue Reading…


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