How to use Google Analytics for Tracking in Flash

May 6th, 2010

Article on Active Tut+ by Peter Eeckelaert

Google Analytics inside Flash – allows us to measure how well our sites are doing against our predefined goals: bounce rate, click paths and even custom measurements like how many people scrolled a certain page. Our specialists analyze all this information and use it to optimize the website. If you’re not measuring how people are using your site, you can only guess about its successes and failures.

HTML5 Features you Should be Using

April 21st, 2010

CS5 for Design

April 12th, 2010

Content-Aware Fill Sneak Peek

April 3rd, 2010

Adobe Creative Suite 5 will be released on April 12th.
In Photoshop, there’s some features that can save great amount of time on editing photograph. Contact Aware Fill is one of the new cool feature and you can check out the others on Smashing Share.

Google team with Adobe ?

April 1st, 2010

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Article on Ntt.ccGoogle recently demonstrated a version of its YouTube website delivering video using HTML 5’s native support for publishing H.264 video without Flash, it seems Google teamed with Apple and Mozilla, became a member of Adobe Flash boycott. Google plans to bundle its Chrome browser and/or operating system with Adobe Systems’ Flash in a deeper partnership. In fact, Chrome already works with Flash, only the announcement may include future versions of the Chrome browser or may focus on Google’s Chrome operating system.

On Adobe’s earnings conference call last week, CEO Shantanu Narayen indicated that Google was a partner, he said: I think we’ve been fairly transparent about that issue, which is we are committed to bringing Flash to any platform on which there is a screen, and it has nothing to do with technology. I think you’ve seen demonstrations of Flash running on smart phones from multiple vendors; at Mobile World Congress including Android where Eric (Schmidt) showed it as part of his keynote.

Adobe Flash Builder 4

March 25th, 2010

flash builder 4
Adobe Flash Builder 4 (formerly Adobe Flex Builder) software is designed to help software developers rapidly develop cross-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs) and content using the open source Flex framework. It includes support for intelligent coding, debugging, and visual design and features powerful testing tools that speed up development and lead to higher performing applications.

You can sign up for Adobe Developer Week so you can have the opportunity to learn about Flex, Flash Builder, AIR, Flash Player, and other Adobe technologies for free, directly from Adobe evangelists and product managers. These technology experts will present live, online demos, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions during an interactive Q&A session at the end of each presentation. You may be eligible to win cool prizes.

Internet Explorer 9

March 19th, 2010

Article on Net.Tuts+
The IE team is implementing some incredible features, such as HTML5, CSS3, SVG support, and a new lightning fast JavaScript engine, Chakra! Further, they’re currently scoring a 55 on the Acid3 test – a figure that’s surely to increase substantially before the official release.


Google Chrome Extension – IE Tab

February 27th, 2010

Noted some websites can only be viewed on Internet Explorer, instead of open the actual IE browser, you can open the Google Chrome browser and install the IE Tab extension, the tool is pretty handy for Mac user.
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WordPress 3.0 – Most needed features

February 22nd, 2010

WordPress 3.0 is more than just the next in a long line of WordPress releases. It will see the merging of WordPress with WordPress MU (multi-user), which lets you run as many blogs as you like with a single install, a move that’s been widely welcomed by the blogging community.
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9 most needed features for the new update:
1. Multi-Domain Support
2. A New Theme
3. Improved Back-End
4. Page and Post Reordering
5. Increased Security
6. Integration with Canonical Plugins
7. Galleries
8. Image Manipulation
9. A Built In Welcome
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20 Years of Adobe Photoshop

February 7th, 2010

Photoshop has been a part of every web designer’s life since they picked up their first mouse. On February 10th, 2010, Photoshop turns twenty. To mark this anniversary, Smashing Magazine have come up with an article that takes you through the evolution of Photoshop from its modest beginnings as a bundled program sold with scanners to its current version.

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Store any file on Google Docs

January 25th, 2010

It will shortly be possible to store any type of file on Google Docs. Until now, the system only permitted compatible files such as HTML, PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenOffice, text and images. Users will be able to upload files under 250MB in size and will be given 1GB of free storage. Additional space is available for $0.25 per GB per year.
Although there are many online file storage systems, Google Doc’s and shared folders could be ideal for businesses collaborating on designs, specifications, presentations or other documents. Once complete, the files can be securely shared with clients and other authorized personnel. Perhaps the biggest advantage is that most office file types can be viewed and edited online. Users can access the files from most modern browsers; there’s no need to have a particular OS, a specific version of Microsoft Office or Adobe Reader installed.

Free iPhone Apps

December 20th, 2009

What The Font
This app connects to that service for font discovery anywhere. Take a photo of the font (magazine, book or computer screen) or use an iPhone screenshot and WhatTheFont will tell you what the font is in just a few seconds, then view the font details within the app. Mobile
This is the mobile companion to for the iPhone which gives you access to your photos for editing, uploading and sharing. You can crop and rotate, adjust color, saturation and exposure or apply filters like Sketch or Soft Focus along with many more options.

Web Developer Bible
The Web Developer Bible app is a very handy reference for RGB to HEX color conversion, HTML entities and more. It’s a pretty simple app but it could certainly be useful for some web developers.

As a designer and/or developer, you probably share and sync files with lots of people across many computers. The Dropbox app gives you easy access to your account files for viewing, managing and sharing while you’re on the go.

Wordpress 2.9

December 20th, 2009

Wordpress released the latest 2.9 version this past weekend, there are some cool features including Global undo/”trash” – if you accidentally delete a post or comment you can bring it back from the grave. Built-in image editor allows you to crop, edit, rotate, flip, and scale your images. Batch plugin update and compatibility checking, which means you can update 10 plugins at once, versus having to do multiple clicks for each one. Easier video embeds that allow you to just paste a URL on its own line and have it magically turn it into the proper embed code.

Note: Most of the plugin won’t be able to work in the latest version so make sure you don’t necessary need it before any update.

CMS help you create Flash website

December 19th, 2009 lists out 10 CMS (Content Management System) platform to create Flash website. “If you have a powerful Content Management System, it will not only save your time, your energy but also help you to control your website easilly. But develop your own Flash CMS it also requires a lot of time to research and develop. Then why not try some options already have.” Check it out



World’s largest multi-touch & multi-user wall

December 5th, 2009

After more than one and a half years of development, the world biggest multitouch multi-user wall has now been launched at Nürburgring

The two-piece ring°wall consists of a LED display and a multitouch information-wall and impresses by its size: a total surface of 425 square meters, which equals more than 6000 computer displays, is the biggest of its kind. An interactive World emerges out of 34 million pixels generated by 15 high definition projectors and is supported by 30 directional speakers. Multitouch sensors basing on laser technology, convert the usage of the natural user interface into an experience. More than 80 users can simultaneously get informed about news and activities around the ringworld.

Google Chrome 4 Beta

November 15th, 2009

Download Google Chrome 4 Beta | 15 great Chrome extensions

iRing Controls Your iPod

November 9th, 2009

iRing – With a stylish design and wireless Bluetooth connectivity with your iPod and iPhone, the iRing allows you to control playback and volume on any of your Apple media devices. iRing features a bright OLED status display with touch-sensitive function strip, and a rechargeable battery life of up to 2 days. Conveniently recharge your iRing using the included cradle. Its minimal size and unique ring-lock mechanism make it an ideal companion for charging and storing your iRing.

Flash Catalyst

October 30th, 2009

Adobe Flash Catalyst is a new professional interaction design tool for creating expressive interfaces and interactive content without writing code. Create interactive portfolios, product guides, microsites, site navigation, interfaces for RIAs and more, including transform artwork created in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks into interactive designs, create interactive prototypes with the ability to leverage them in the final product, publish a finished project as a SWF file ready for distribution, also work more efficiently with developers who use Adobe Flash Builder 4 to create rich Internet applications (RIAs). Designers use Flash Catalyst to create the functional user experience then provide the project file to developers who use Flash Builder to add functionality and integrate with servers and services.

New Beta 2 release adds support for video, sound effects, motion easing, AIR and more. Create the user experience through an approachable interaction design tool for designers with no coding required.

Discover more on Flash Catalyst

Photoshop CS5 demonstration

October 17th, 2009

Photoshop CS5 will be released soon and it introduced some amazing tools and technique which will blow up your mind. Below is a demostration by Russell Brown “from the labs” – the painting and warping technology.

Check out more on Adobe CS5

Rotating Firefox

October 13th, 2009

Article by Stan Schroeder on Mashable

“Actually, it’ll only be rotating if you use it on a laptop that has a built-in accelerometer, similar to the one found in the iPhone. But still, the fact that the new version of Firefox (Firefox) (3.6) can recognize your screen orientation and adapt accordingly is awesome and signifies that we’ll see more and more accelerometer-equipped lappies in the future.” Read more on CNET news