Actionscript 2.0, Actionscript 3.0, Flash, Flex, JavaScript, Web developer

SWFObject 2.0 beta5 – SWFFix with old/new name

SWFFix was the planned name for new gen of Flash embedding suite, but cause nothing is wrong and needs to be fixed, united authors decided to go with old/new and already famous name, SWFObject. So beta5 release of SWFObject 2.0 is ready to download at Google Code.

In SWFFix page interesting discussion about Flash accessibility is opened, and interesting link popped out http://niquimerret.com/, good collection of discussions and links on wide accessibility questions.

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Actionscript 2.0, Actionscript 3.0, Flash, Flex, JavaScript, Web developer

SWFFix ver0.2a available for download – JS Flash embedding

SWFFix ver0.2a download

This will became standard Javascript Flash integration into HTML being that all major authors of known JS integrations of Flash in HTML are in SWFFix team. Test it, use it ;)

Very nice explanation of risks SWFFix (Javascript Flash embedding) are explained at their documentation pages :

What are the risks of using SWFFix?

When using embed option 1

Users that have JavaScript disabled or have browsers that don’t support JavaScript at all or not well enough may face a degraded user experience caused by active content or in the worst case, broken Flash content. Let’s calculate the odds:

Please note that although this approach still has its risks, the odds will be equal or lower than any other Flash embed method available.

When using embed option 2

Users that have JavaScript disabled or have browsers that don’t support JavaScript at all, will never be able to see any Flash content at all (regardless whether the latest Flash player is installed or not), however they will see alternative content instead. The odds:

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AIR - ex Apollo, Ajax, Applications, JavaScript, Web developer

Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide Free Download

Good news, another book on AIR is released by Adobe, following their OnAIR bus tour. On tour everybody will get paper version, which you cna buy at Amazon.

Book is also available for FREE in electronic version via Ajaxian.com :)
http://ajaxian.com/archives/adobe-air-free-book-download

Javascript as base for AIR sounds great to me, I’ve read parts of book with example and it’s pretty easy to work with API’s so JS developers here’s a chance for great expansion of your apps…

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