Flash . Actionscript

  • Dynamic Page Titles
    October 05, 2006
    I like the dynamic page titles on this flash site. Very simple, but I can't remember seeing it before. When the user moves to different sections of the site, flash calls a simple javascript that changes the title element in...
  • Inverse Kinematics in Flash
    July 19, 2006
    Just launched a project for simyo that uses three inverse kinematic figures (if you don't speak German, just click two large orange buttons). Inverse kinematics is the process of determining the parameters of a jointed flexible object in order...
  • You know you've made it when...
    July 03, 2006
    ... wet-tshirt-worldcup.com makes it onto The Sun Online. If that doesn't warm the cockles of an ex-pats heart. Stunning Swede Felicia, pictured at the top of this page, is leading the competition - which features nine sexy girls - with...
  • Wet T-Shirt Update
    June 28, 2006
    Whoops. Wet T-Shirt Worldcup got linked by fhm.com's worldcup microsite, which brought a lot of traffic. For some reason the database server started playing up in the night, which resulted in the site being offline for about 4 hours. We've...
  • Eight girls. Water. iPod Video.
    June 27, 2006
    For the boys with broadband: The Wet T-Shirt World Cup. Eight girls from eight countries and a big bucket of water. Plus the chance to win a video iPod. In my opinion, a great use of flash video....
  • Actionscript developer job offer
    May 17, 2006
    I'm looking to employ a fulltime Actionscript programmer at the Robert & Horst / webguerillas office in Munich. Basically, I need someone who knows his/her shit when it comes to developing complex, entertaining, database-driven flash websites. The ability to use...
  • BloggerSnap
    April 13, 2006
    I found this great tool at top french blog Übergeek. By giving Flash access to their webcam, users can post a mugshot of themselves to your website. Great! All you have to do is include a customisable iframe into...
  • Busy, Busy...
    December 22, 2005
    A lot of work on over the last few weeks, so I haven't been able to write much/anything at all. Got a couple of things up my sleeve for the new year though, work permitting. One recent mini-project we're quite...
  • pirateMaps
    November 14, 2005
    A Yahoo! Maps mash-up using flash 8 blend modes to reform/recolour the standard map as a pirate map, and to replace the zoom interface element. Would've been harder to do if Yahoo! hadn't gone with flash. Macromedia Flash - the...
  • Flash-replacement slideshow with Javascript & XHTML
    August 01, 2005
    Here's an example of a flash-replacement slideshow using XHTML and Javascript/DOM. (IE uses innerHTML. See below) When javascript is deactivated, the user sees a simple XHTML page with all the images and captions underneath one-another. If javascript is activated, the...
  • Convert swf's to Flash 8 on Mac OS X
    August 01, 2005
    My friend and collegue Hardy Krüger has just released an swf version converter for Mac OS X. It converts the swf's exported from previous versions of flash to flash 8 (maelstrom) swf's, so you can play around with those juicy...
  • Powerflasher Benchmark
    July 18, 2005
    Test your machine's flash performance with the powerflasher benchmark. The benchmark gives you a total score by testing seven categories: Maths Controlling Structures Bitmap graphics Drawing Masking Embedded Video Transparency My dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5 running OS X 10.3.9...
  • Flash Player 8 Public Beta
    July 13, 2005
    Macromedia has released the public beta of the next flash player, version 8. After installing the player, you can check out this example of transparent gifs, pngs and progressive jpegs....
  • Flash Game - pAddG
    July 09, 2005
    Shameless self-promotion: We've just completed a new flash game for Logitech for "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", known round these parts as "Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis". Here it is, all in german, obviously....
  • Trackback failed due to bare-faced cheek
    June 20, 2005
    Tried pinging Mario Klingermann's site with the Flash vs. Ajax post, and got the following response: Ping 'http://www.quasimondo.com/qm_mt/mt-tb.cgi/510' failed: Your ping could not be submitted due to questionable content: spanking Uh-oh....
  • Flash auto-complete textfield / Flash vs. Ajax
    June 20, 2005
    Here's a flash version along the lines of the DHTML textfield from the previous post. I got to thinking about flash vs. AJAX after reading Mario Klingemann's post "Is Ajax the new Flash?"...
  • Flash/Actionscript countdown movieclip
    June 19, 2005
    Updated 2006-11-17 Here's a flash / actionscript countdown movieclip that I've used in a number of projects. The following example is counting down to my birthday, based on the client computer's time. Further examples. Here are the key features: The...
  • Maelstrom - Next generation Flash Player
    June 08, 2005
    Macromedia has given a sneak-preview of some (possible) capabilities of the next flash player; codename "Maelstrom"....
  • Flash sliders in HTML Forms
    May 31, 2005
    Ranges are notoriously missing from the palette of HTML form elements. Here's a quick'n'dirty effort at integrating Flash sliders into an HTML form....
  • ActionScript function to get sign of zodiac
    May 23, 2005
    A quick ActionScript helper function to retrieve the zodiac sign for a particular date. Takes day and month (nb: values 0 to 11!) as arguments, and returns a number between 0 and 11, where 0 = Aries. Requires helper function...
  • mc.removeMovieClip() and negative depths
    May 09, 2005
    mc.removeMovieClip() does not work with dynamically created movieclips that have a negative depth!...