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Archive for April, 2009

Make SWF File Smaller

Posted on: April 30th, 2009 by alemieux

Eltimer’s Flash Optimizer can make SWF files 80% of their original size. Although Flash optimization is great, this utility offers precise control over what is being compressed. At $99 it might be worth looking into.

Make Those SWFs Smaller

Posted on: April 30th, 2009 by alemieux

I always thought that Flash compression was amazing and it is, but you can compress those SWF files further with Eltimer’s Flash Optimizer. The Mac OSX utility program claims to compress SWF files to 80% of their original size. At $99, it might be worth looking into for anyone publishing dense content.

Illustrator Key Object

Posted on: April 27th, 2009 by alemieux

Did you know you can align objects to a Key Object in Illustrator?

Read on.

Illustrator Key Object

Posted on: April 27th, 2009 by alemieux

Aligning objects in Illustrator can be frustrating when the objects are dissimilar. Yes, the alignment options in the Control and Align panels are much better, but did you know that you can set a Key Object?

  1. Select a range of objects and then single click on one of the object to set it as a key object. Illustrator CS4 will highlight the key object.
  2. Then you can set the alignment of the other objects according to the key object.

Isn’t that cool?

ActionScript 3.0 Migration Cookbook

Posted on: April 27th, 2009 by alemieux

If you’ve been holding off on moving to AS3 or have felt that AS3 is too difficult to learn, Adobe wants you to migrate. To help you do so, they’ve published a migration guide: “ActionScript 3.0 Migration Cookbook.” Check it out and please, make the switch.

ActionScript 3.0 Migration Cookbook

Posted on: April 27th, 2009 by alemieux

Adobe is still trying to get Flashers to migrate to ActionScript 3.0. It’s so late in the game with this, but their efforts have stepped up now with the ActionScript 3.0 Migration Cookbook. 21 PDF pages of code examples and a list of 5 misconceptions about AS3 and a list of 5 benefits of AS3.

So if you’re still AS2, then you’ll want to check this out.