Tag Archives: flash

There’s a definite cycle to web languages and technologies

I don’t think there’s a lot of industries with a rate of change like the web. The code you’re writing today and the language you’re using might not even be on your radar anymore a year from now. And every … Continue reading

Posted in web development | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Adobe is in danger of losing the developer community, if they haven’t already

Sometimes I wonder if we’ve got Adobe all wrong. Take a look at their products. Yes, people complain about their design products, Photoshop, Fireworks, InDesign, etc, but they’re pretty much the industry standard. All the designers I work with laugh … Continue reading

Posted in web development | Tagged , | Leave a comment

On the Web, everything is dying…or it’s not

When I first entered the web development world, I began looking for something beyond HTML and CSS to work with, so I started to check out all the different programming languages out. I knew some PHP from school, but I’d … Continue reading

Posted in web development | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The less loops the better

If you’ve ever built a game, whether it’s a Flash game, a game for iOS or a game built using HTML5 canvas, you’ll know that the thing that makes the game run is loops. When I built my first Flash … Continue reading

Posted in web development | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why I think Flash Developers get so defensive

A couple of days ago I came across this tweet by Keith Peters, who runs the great bit-101 blog. I think there are two reasons that some Flash developers reacted badly to him talking about JavaScript. First, Keith is well … Continue reading

Posted in general | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How the hell did I become a JavaScript fan?

If you had told me a year ago, or even six months ago, that I’d spend an entire day working with JavaScript and I’d enjoy it, I would have called you completely insane. Until recently, I was not a fan … Continue reading

Posted in general | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

If you do something cool with HTML/CSS/JS, remember a right-click means everyone else can do it

In the last couple of days, I came across two web pages that do something cool, not entirely useful, but fun and eye catching. The first one was a simple Flash page, chrismckenzie.com. It doesn’t do much, just a block … Continue reading

Posted in web development | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Do you block annoying Flash ads? Have fun trying that when HTML5 takes over

I’m one of those weird people that watches TV and plays video games at the same type. And I do my best work on the computer when I have a movie running in the background. I’ve also never felt the … Continue reading

Posted in general | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Was HTML5 overhyped or just made into something it wasn’t?

Back in April, when Steve Jobs said Flash wasn’t going to be on the iPhone and iPad, the anti-Flash people came out in force and had everyone believe technologies the used plug-ins, like Flash and Silverlight would be gone from … Continue reading

Posted in web development | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Every front-end developer needs to know JavaScript now

When I was in school all I took away from the JavaScript class was how to make pop-ups, find the date and swap out images. JavaScript had a bad rap and the teachers attitude towards it was that you needed … Continue reading

Posted in HTML/CSS | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment