I’ve been super busy lately on a project I’m working on that has taken up way more time of mine than I had hoped so I apologize for not posting much up lately. I’ve taken little steps here and there to stay sane and one of them is visiting this site, Days With My Father, by Phillip Toledano. It doesn’t really have much to do with Flash development other than being done in Flash. There is nothing crazy about it; just the message it portrays. The inspiration lies in what the site is about. It’s a great site and made me rather emotional as I’m sure its done to many others. Enjoy it.
When I visit this site or even my admin pages it takes me a really long time to load. Am I the only one that experiences this or is this normal for everyone that is coming here in an actual browser? I’d really appreciate it if you let me know so I can try to see why it is running so slow and maybe do something about it if I can. I know there is a WP-Cache plugin as well as WP-SuperCache so I may look into that. I did have WP-Cache installed a long time ago on here but it was caching files and I wasn’t seeing updates so I disabled it. If anyone knows of a way to speed this up (or if those are the only/best ways to do so) please let me know in the comments. Thanks.
I was going through my RSS about three weeks back and saw a neat post on Webdesigner Depot about some of the workspaces used in creating some of the most popular sites. It was quite inspirational and a lot of the comments were very positive. I thought it’d be a cool idea to do the same thing but for Flash developers and their workspaces. I set out to contact as many of the “top” developers in our industry but unfortunately not all of them responded. It may be because they get tons of email daily, it may be because my email got filtered into spam, or it may just be that they chose to ignore it. Whatever the reasoning, I still love you guys so don’t worry about it. If you’d like to add your workspace here after seeing this by all means feel free to get in touch with me and I’ll add it.
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EDIT 3/20/09: Thanks to Andre Anaya in the comments I figured out what my issue was. Apparently I have to run the loader.unload() method in my Event.INIT before going on and loading the next asset. Thanks Andre!
I normally don’t like to do this on here but I’m at a loss right now. I just spent about three hours troubleshooting some code because it wasn’t working in Flash Player 9 (but working fine in 10). The situation is this: I was loading some images sequentially and I had a loader instance defined at the top of my class and then added listeners etc. in my constructor. I then was reusing that loader instance to load future images. This was working fine in FP10 but the client came back and said it wasn’t showing the images after the first load in FP9 (any version of FP9, actually, as I tested it). I had to go through and each time I wanted to load a new image I had to re-create the loader and its listeners and then it worked flawlessly in FP9. What on earth am I missing here about FP9 that seems to work in FP10? I tried doing some Googling about it but nothing really noteworthy came up. Can anyone please explain to me why this was happening in FP9? Thanks in advance for whoever can do that for me.
I seem to always be looking for a way to remove all the children in a given DisplayObjectContainer when working on my projects. I’ve now repeated this code enough that I finally decided to just throw this method into a DisplayObjectUtils class and use it from there without having to remember how to do it each time I do want to use it (I have a terrible memory so remembering even simple stuff like this becomes a chore). I usually need this when I am clearing children out of a holder (like a thumbnail holder in a gallery) or something to that effect.
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Soft is a company from Sweden that has some really nice work. Their site is very nice (done in PV3D) and fluid. I especially like the portfolio sections where videos are present. It shows a little video control bar when you play and its fully blended in with all the PV3D motion. Very nice.
In part 1 of this post I talked about the reasoning behind my transition to selling some of my files on FlashDen. In this post I’m going to talk about my experience so far with the site and what it took to sell my first file (or list it, at least).
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