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  • Web Roundups
    Tools of the Trade: Web Development Frameworks that the Pros Use200x200
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    New web development frameworks, promising rapid development and easy deployment, are sprouting out at a more rapid pace than you can keep up. In the last article, we looked at the various factors you'd have to consider when deciding on a framework. Today, we are going to look at the various frameworks available for each facet of web development. Read More…
  • Media
    Play Videos in Sequence Using FlashPreview
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    It's an all too familiar occurrence. You click a link to watch a video and, instead, have to sit through a 15 second ad before the video plays. Though this is an extreme example of how one plays a video sequence the technique is exactly the same. In this tut, I'll show you a method of playing sequential video through a video object and through the FLVPlayback component in Flash.Read More…
  • Media
    Generate Video Captions with Soundbooth and FlashPreview
    It seems as though we are inundated with video on the web. In many respects, this is not an unexpected phenomena but video is undergoing a rather quiet shift in perception. For the past several years, video has been regarded as content taking up space on the web page. A couple of years back, it slowly dawned on a few people that even though video is indeed content, it is the video’s data that could have huge potential. In this tutorial I am going to show you one example of how this works. We are going to take the audio track out of a video file, transcribe it and then use that transcription to create video captions in Flash.Read More…
  • Media
    Treat Your Viewers to a Full Screen HD Video Experience1
    In this beginner to intermediate tutorial I'm going to show you how to play HD video without the inevitable blurring that occurs when the video is enlarged. The reason for this is that I'm getting a bit tired of visiting YouTube or other sites that present HD video with a full screen option only to discover, when I click the Full Screen button, that I suddenly need the prescription for my glasses changed. The issue is not the video but how the Flash Player handles the process of going full screen. Let's find out how to do things properly..Read More…
  • Flash
    Detect Intruders Using the Camera Object in Flash CS4Preview
    The rise of Flash Video and Web 2.0 over the past few years has also sparked an increase in the use of video as a communication tool. Along with this increased awareness there has also been a corresponding increase in the use of web cams that are either hard wired into the computer or sold as separate add ons. In this tutorial I am going to show you, firstly, how to feed a web cam signal into Flash and, secondly, how to get in touch with your inner spy and use your web cam to detect intruders.Read More…
  • Tools
    How to Wireframe in PhotoshopCode
    Just as you wouldn’t build a house without a blue-print, the same is true for web design. This in depth Tuts+ Premium video tutorial will teach you about the advantages of properly using wire-framing when designing in Photoshop.Read More…
  • Flash
    Working with the Debugger in Adobe Flex Builder Preview
    Many Flash developers use either the Alert class for debugging, or trace statements due to associations with Flash. Flex does have a true debugger and it's a great tool. I'm going to demonstrate how to get to grips with it in this tutorial.Read More…
  • Tools
    Learn How to be a TextMate ChampionCode
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    TextMate is, by far, the preferred text-editor for most web developers on the Mac. In today's screencast we'll be taking a look at some of the features most developers simply don't use which can massively increase your productivity by allowing you to type less!Read More…
  • Flash
    Prepare a Network Ready Banner Ad in FlashPreview
    When designing Flash ads for deployment over an ad network it's required for the ad to have tracking capabilities embedded within it. This is accomplished through proper use of the ClickTAG ActionScript statement. ClickTAG will determine the behavior of the ad when the user interacts with it. It will also allow the ad network to track the ad, the number of impressions delivered and the click-through rate. In this tutorial we'll learn how to create a Flash ad for deployment. Read More…
  • Flash
    Creating a YouTube Search and Play Gadget with PureMVCPreview
    Following my tutorials on PureMVC and the YouTube Player API I thought it would be a good idea to show you how to use the YouTube GData API for searching for and playing videos. So I've created a little tutorial that combines your new PureMVC and YouTube Player skills into a nice and simple search and play gadget.Read More…
  • Tools
    Firebug: White to Black BeltCode
    Firebug is a Firefox extension that will streamline your developing process: it offers a plethora of tools for working with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and more. In this tutorial, I'm going to take you to a black belt level of Firebug usage that will karate chop your website woes!Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    20 Tools to Make the Life of a Web Developer Easier200x200
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    Developing a well-rounded aesthetically pleasing website can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned web developer. You must identify current trends and standards and determine ways to incorporate them into your designs. Luckily, there are many free tools which are available that can help you speed up your efforts and work in a more efficient manner. Below are 20 tools which are sure to benefit all developers.Read More…
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