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.
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?
Isn’t that cool?
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.
Lynda.com has a new Flash with Todd Perkins entitled: Flash CS4 Professional: Building Search Engine Friendly Sites. [Login required to view full course.] Perkins starts off with some straight HTML fundamentals and how search engines work. So for the advanced user, you might want to skip ahead.
Microsoft has released an update for Office 2004 and 2008. The release sure’s up security against potential attacks. http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.mspx
I posted a blog entry about a new video series at tv.adobe.com titled: Beginner’s Guide to ActionScript 3.0. You can read it here: http://usingflash.blogspot.com/2009/04/beginners-guide-to-actionscript-30.html