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Flash Player 9 Now Available

Posted June 27, 2006 by senocular

Going to the Adobe Flash Player Download Center now will reveal a shiney new Flash Player 9 available for download. This is the new player that supports ActionScript 3 content and Flex 2 applications. Get it while it's hot.

Flash Professional 8 FLVPlayback 1.0.1 Component Update

Posted June 22, 2006 by senocular

Adobe has just released an update for the FLVPlayback componet for Flash 8. You can download it now from the downloads page at the Flash support center.
This update provides fixes for problems related to SMIL support in the initial release of the FLVPlayback component. It also addresses some issues related to streaming from the Flash Media Server and Flash Video Streaming Service (FVSS) partners as well as some minor issues related to using custom UI controls. Anyone working with the FLVPlayback components should apply this update. Installation instructions are included with the download in the Readme file.

Moving to San Francisco

Posted March 08, 2006 by senocular

So it looks like I'll be moving to San Francisco (from Baltimore) for an exciting new job opportunity. I'll be making the move near the beginning of next month (April), but until then, I'll be needing to wrap up all my affairs here and just get all my crap together, digital and otherwise. As a result, I may be a little detached. Hopefully after the move I can settle in and get myself back in gear.

New Fireworks Auto Shape: Annotation

Posted March 05, 2006 by senocular

Added a new Auto Shape, the Annotation Auto Shape. As its name implies, its for annotations. It innitially appears as a small note icon which can be "opened" to reveal an editable message. That message can then be moved, edited, or simply read and then reclosed reverting the shape back to its original icon form.

Modifying HTML Output with HTML Styles in Fireworks

Posted February 27, 2006 by senocular

Modifying HTML Output with HTML Styles in Fireworks is a new Devnet article explaining how developers (i.e. you) can create templates that determine the HTML output Fireworks produces. Using these templates, or custom HTML styles, you can assure that Fireworks will output HTML that is more suitable for your needs, HTML that is better suited for today's standards, and HTML that is *gasp* not based around using tables for layout.

Fireworks: Small Scale Components Update

Posted February 27, 2006 by senocular

Thank you Markku for pointing out a small bug in the Scale-9 component dealing with states. An update to the shapes has been posted. The Halo components have been updated as well.

Fireworks Album Creator v1.0

Posted February 23, 2006 by senocular

FireworksGuru's Fireworks Album Creator has just reached 1.0. If you don't already know, Fireworks Album Creator is an extension for Fireworks that allows you to create customized Flash-based slide shows. Version 1.0 includes bug fixes as well as 2 new additional slide show players. For more information, please visit the FireworksGuru forums.

Fireworks: Scale-3 and Scale-9 Components updated (with a Halo skin)

Posted February 16, 2006 by senocular

Just uploaded updates to the Scale-3 and Scale-9 Components. The new version does a tiny bit more with text such as implementing automatic text resizing and a fix to prevent shapes from breaking if all text is deleted, and it restores the CTRL modifier for initiating the define slice dialog (I found it too easy to open it when not desired). I've also included some skinned components for some basic Halo elements - something I know a few of you were wanting.

Moving Fireworks Forward

Posted February 08, 2006 by senocular

Fireworks is not dead. Danielle Beaumont of Adobe is now leading the way as the Product Manager for Fireworks. In a recent forum post, she writes:
Fireworks continues to be an important product to the combined Macromedia/Adobe portfolio and is actively under product development for a yet-to-be announced product release. I’m incredibly excited to lead that front as the Product Manager.

Also, if you're a Fireworks user in the Manhattan, Adobe is looking for you for Fireworks Features Research (via Alan Musselman).

Why Choose Fireworks?

Posted February 08, 2006 by senocular

Why Choose Fireworks? is an in depth article by Stéphane Bergeron explaining what Fireworks is and why you should use it. With all the confusion revolving around the Adobe-Macromedia acquisition there has been some speculation around where Fireworks stands in relation with Photoshop and ImageReady. Why Choose Fireworks? sets the record straight putting Fireworks in its place - one next to, not covered by PS/IR.