Articles

  1. Dynamic Skewer Panel for Flash MX 2004

    Off the heels of the Dynamic Scaler Panel for Flash MX 2004 , is another panel, this time controlling the skewing of an MC. This panel simply gives you fine granular control over the vertical and horiztonal skewing If you find any issues, then feel free to use the panel on the left to send […]

  2. Macromedia Announces New Flash Video Kit

    For all you Flash MX 2004 Professional users out there, Macromedia has added a new weapon in the arsenal for web video integration. Via a Dreamweaver MX 2004 extension, the Flash Video Kit allows the easy addition of streaming / progressive video download The good news is, for users who purchase and register online before […]

  3. Remove Your Scaling Woes!

    **Updated 09/08/2004**: v1.0.3 now includes middle mouse wheel support for quick granular control Not one to sit around twiddling my thumbs, here’s another panel hot off the press as requested by a SitePoint reader that remedies the problem of exactly scaling objects to a given percentage. I know myself, if you have objects that you […]

  4. ScatterBug Command Panel for Flash MX 2004

    Well, I got tired of duplicating MC instances and altering their opacity at the same time a long time ago, so I thought I’d knock up a quickie panel for duplication and opacity control, which takes a single MC and duplicates it according to your selections within the panel. Note: Please create a new Flash […]

  5. Font Adjuster Panel for Flash MX 2004

    Well, this is one that I use in Fireworks all the time, and thought I’d port it over to Flash just due to the sheer time-saving nature of the panel. Altering the text size of single or multiple selected text areas can be a royal pain either having to go into the Property Inspector and […]

  6. SitePoint Flash Blog Panel for Flash MX 2004

    Note: Extension Updated 04/08/2004 to include a link to a summary of all the blogs Well, I got in from work tonight, and had a ponder; then rapidly created a new panel for you guys, the SitePoint Flash Blog Panel Reader. If your RSS reader isn’t open all the time or you don’t have one, […]

  7. Twist and Fade Command for Flash MX 2004

    I’ve created another interesting command, this time with a twist (literally). Some of you may be familiar with the Twist and Fade Command that shipped with Fireworks MX and Fireworks MX 2004, and this one does similar things only in Flash MX 2004. Download Twist and Fade for Flash MX 2004 >> Download Twist and […]

  8. Flash Anthology Excitement

    To say I’m excited about the latest book release from Sitepoint is an understatement. “The Flash Anthology: Cool Effects & Practical ActionScript” is the latest offering from Sitepoint for Flash users, and I’m proud to be involved in such a book. The release of the book occured during my annual leave, so unfortunately I haven’t […]

  9. JSFL Quickies III :Selective Layer Lock

    Selective Layer Locker I often find when working in Flash (as I like to arrange my layers in logical orders) that selecting objects on the stage in a particular layer, and resizing using the subselection tool etc can be somewhat of a pain when you have a lot of objects on the stage. I used […]

  10. JSFL Quickies II

    Create Basic Layers Command Here’s another timesaver, when you’ve just created a new FLA, use this command to quickly create your new layers (Actions, Components etc) rather than manually adding them in every time. Create Basic Layers (MXP)

  11. JSFL Quickies

    JSFL (Flash JavaScript) is a powerful medium for interacting with the Flash API during authoring in MX 2004, and over the past few months I’ve been examining the API with a view to creating time saving commands. This is kind of an ongoing process, so I thought I’d throw in a couple of quickies that […]

  12. The Disappearing Blogger

    Well, a couple of reasons for the title to this post; let me explain 1. I’ve been so busy this week in preparation for going on annual leave that I’ve not had time to blog (not that I’ve been not thinking about things to write!), due to creating a stockpile of articles for you guys […]

  13. Wishlist + Sitepoint = New Articles

    Folks, To be completely honest with you guys and gals, I need your input! It’s fine and dandy me writing articles on what I think you want to read and plugging away, but if they don’t hit the mark, then its wasting your and my time. So far, the articles I’ve written have been well […]

  14. Latest Ellipsis Fixes

    With all the blog activity regarding Ellipsis (MM’s next update to Flash MX 2004), there are some major bug bears which have been addressed, and indeed fixed. Personally I can’t wait for the updater. Here is a list of the latest bugs () to be fixed, all to be found in the Flash Authoring Team […]

  15. Pausing Sound Clips

    I’ve been contacted over the past few weeks on several occasions regarding the use of sound and the sound object within Flash, and strangely enough, the same question keeps on coming up; “How do I pause and then resume sound?

  16. Changing Attributes on MX 2004 Halo Components

    One of the most often questions I get asked regarding Flash MX 2004 components and the Halo theme, is how to globally alter the color of the ‘Rollover’ in the List Component etc from the standard garish colors. In the following examples (I haven’t changed all the attributes), just create a new Flash document in […]

  17. Flash Interface Design Made Simple Article

    If you’ve ever wanted to get into Flash Interface Design, but have been under whelmed by the vector tools in Flash and overwhelmed by the potential complexity of creating interfaces in Flash, then read on. I’ve written a new article called ‘Flash Interface Design Made Simple’, the first in a series of articles giving you […]

  18. [Quickie]New Macromedia Product RSS Feeds Available

    A series of new RSS feeds are available from the Macromedia site for updating you on product updates, TechNotes and security bulletins. The list encompasses the majority of the MM product range, apart from HomeSite (which I assume active development has ceased on), and is a long overdue and much welcome addition to MM’s RSS […]

  19. [Quickie] Macromedia Studio MX 2004 Price Cut

    Macromedia have announced a limited offer of a reduction on the price of Studio MX 2004 Upgrade and Full versions with Flash MX 2004 Pro. The offer also extends to DevNet Pro Subscribers and runs until June 30th More information and pricing here

  20. [ Article ] Migrate ActionScript 1.0 to ActionScript 2.0 , Part 1: The Basics

    Another day, another article; this time I’m concentrating on shifting simple functions from an AS1.0 based environment to an AS2.0 environment. The concepts are easy enough to pick up so that anyone with a moderate smattering of knowledge of AS1.0 (i.e. the ability to create and call functions and relevant syntax) should be able to […]

  21. Migrating AS1.0 to AS2.0

    If you are working intensively with the new Flash MX 2004 components in your applications or just wishing to follow a more strict development environment for your applications, then AS2.0 is something that you just can’t get away from, but what I’m interested in hearing from the Sitepoint Flash community is how many of you […]