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Flash 3D Wall Pro Giveaway – 3 licenses

Posted by Charles | November 10, 2008 | 39 Comments

We like the Flash component site Flashloaded. There are tons of cool Flash goodies created by talent Flash developers and designers. Apparently Flashloaded loves our readers too. They’d like to give away three 3D Wall Pro licenses ($179.95/each) to Flex888’s readers.

3D Wall Pro is a Papervision3D powered, very good looking & interactive wall that can display:

Youtube & streaming videos
SWF files
Flickr images

The wall can be set to be flat or at any curvature. It responds very well to mouse / scrolls & has a built-in preloader while switching from thumbnails to large images that makes the visuality flawless.

Overall 3D effect […] Continue Reading…

Rounding Up Last Week

Posted by Sravan | November 10, 2008 | Comment

Begin your week with bright news from Brightcove: Brian created a faster Flex 3 SDK by merging some changes from the Flex 4 SDK. There is upto 25% speedup with small changes in large projects with this. Or is it 35% speedup, or something else, Brian? Regardless of the numbers, it matters.

Jens details about the design changes that the Flash Magazine has undergone recently. I like the overall feel of the new look but the font seems tiny to my eyes.

The Onion folks crack me up with their OS X Snow Leopard Vs. Windows 7 this time. Anybody know […] Continue Reading…

PGA Challenge in a Flash

Posted by Sravan | November 7, 2008 | Comment

World Golf Tour offers “the most authentic golf game on the web” through its for free. A flash game. They have now also launched the PGA Charity Challenge, another flash game.

All you need to do is register (one minute) and play. Beginning a game can test your patience to the tether end, “due to the increased demand”, but it is worth the wait. Well, that actually depends on various other parameters but, hey, today is a Friday! That said, I very much hope they can scale up their resources.

Coming to the game, not only is it visually exquisite, […] Continue Reading…

A New Hope For Google Visualization API

Posted by Sravan | November 6, 2008 | 2 Comments

When the Google AJAX Search team first introduced the Google Visualization API early this year in a hope to reshape the future of online data visualization, it was met with a lukewarm response. Not because it wasn’t good, but because data could only be used from Google Spreadsheets. Not any more.

Google announced a couple of days ago that they

are expanding the capabilities of the Google Visualization API by enabling developers to display data from any data source connected to the web (any database, Excel spreadsheet, etc.), not just from Google Spreadsheets.”

With the increase in data, its types, its complexity, […] Continue Reading…

With Flex NASDAQ Makes Stock Chart very Useful

Posted by Charles | November 5, 2008 | 4 Comments

Our friend Tom of VDE Projects pointed me to this nice Flex stock chart from NASDAQ. I found it’s a very useful stock chart. We all know Google uses Flash to plot its stock chart. Google’s is simple and easy. However, except having a quick glance on what’s the stock is doing, there isn’t any other significant usage of it. With the NASDAQ Flex stock chart, you can actually do some your very own stock analysis. By default it uses candle stick chart. I’m sure the Flex 3 candle stick chart type saved some efforts for the NASDAQ developers. […] Continue Reading…

E-Commerce Takes a New Turn With Amazon Windowshop

Posted by Sravan | November 4, 2008 | Comment

Until recently, e-commerce was synonymous to innumerable links and tomes of reviews with flickering flash ads and other pop-ups once every minute. Not anymore. As more and more e-commerce sites embrace RIAs, shopping online is increasingly becoming a viable alternative to daring the heavy traffic and pollution. Amazon Windowshop makes this an even smoother experience.

Amazon Windowshop is a Flash-based website launced recently. It is still in its beta, but I don’t know why, unless because it is updated only every Tuesday or because only top music, books, movies, and games are sold through it.

There is a column each for […] Continue Reading…

Rounding Up Last Week

Posted by Sravan | November 3, 2008 | Comment

First off, dear co-bloggers, if you have been planning to join the BlogRush, I’m sorry to say that it is no more. Actually, Mark Hopkins of Mashable said that. Cheer up, it was not very appealing and apparently had so many problems, it is short-lived like the gold rush. For those wondering what this is all about, BlogRush was a service that promised those who signed up a “RUSH of TRAFFIC to their BLOG.”

Google is silently pushing updates of Chrome. I didn’t notice it until a .EXE download initiated a prompt from Chrome before downloading itself silently like every […] Continue Reading…

A Way Cool UI Design

Posted by Charles | November 1, 2008 | 2 Comments

But you may not want it on your computer. Digital world’s (or computer’s) main purpose is to make our life more convenient not a way to re-live the same world. Or is that statement still true? Regardless, watch this  video and decide by yourself.

Reality Desktop – video powered by Metacafe

When Graphic Artists Get Bored

Posted by Charles | October 31, 2008 | 1 Comment

That’s why I always want to be a digital graphic artists. Watch this video and see for yourself. glumbert – When graphic artists get bored Happy Friday!


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