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Today, Adobe announced two new Adobe Flash Platform open source initiatives for developers, media companies and publishers. The new efforts will help content owners extend their online media efforts, as they look to create new business opportunities and monetization strategies for publishing on the Web.   Specifically, the two technologies being released as open source include: •        Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), previously code-named Strobe, which enables developers to quickly and easily build more robust, feature-rich media players based on the Adobe Flash Platform.(http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/osmf/Open+Source+Media+Framework) •        Text Layout Framework (TLF), which will help developers bring sophisticated typography capabilities to Web applications.(http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/tlf/Text+Layout+Framework)   The press release about t... (more)

What Will Come at Tomorrow's Apple Event?

Roll Up! Roll Up! Make your guess for the Apple event!! Yes, it is that time, the night before an Apple event, where we all take a good guess as what will come tomorrow. What do you think? If you troll through the rampant speculation (and it is speculation as noone really knows) then there are some common threads. So, just to show you I am a gambling man here are  my thoughts for tomorrow: Steve Jobs will present - should I sound like a fanboy and say that this is all we need? There will be a Beatles announcement - it would be stupid not to have one New iPod Touch with faster proc... (more)

Adding Rounded Corners to HTML with CSS

As the name implies, a Cascading Style Sheet, or CSS, is a document that describes the visual style of your content. Web designers have been leveraging Cascading Styles Sheets as a tool to control content placement and text presentation in web pages for over ten years. With the advent of Web 2.0 applications, it is even more important to add control to your designs. The Webkit open source project, used in Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome, and Mozilla’s FireFox, recognize that CSS must be flexible enough to meet your design needs. To this end, there is now included in the lates... (more)

Using the New, Simpler DOCTYPE in HTML 5

HTML 5 is making some things easier to use. The first is the DOCTYPE. Located at the top of a Web page before the opening BODY tag, the DOCTYPE describes the syntax for the page. The roots for the DOCTYPE lie in SGML. Bearing this in mind, all DOCTYPES for HTML 4 and XHTML require a DTD (Document Type Definition) to describe the content. This is all gone in HTML 5. Now, all you have to do to declare that you are using HTML 5 as your DOCTYPE is add the following to the root of your Web page: That's it. Easy, huh? ... (more)

Using Electric Rain's Swift 3D 4.5 With Macromedia Flash. It Rocks!

It may only be a point release but that doesn't mean that Electric Rain, makers of the #1 3D modeling software tool for Flash animators hasn't come out swinging. What you'll find with this new release is a tight focus on the rendering options in Swift 3D. Quick Run Down on Swift 3D First I have to admit I'm partial to Electric Rain's Swift 3D. To me, it has always been the small product that stood shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Soft Image, Max and the other big 3D boys. Swift 3D isn't the only Flash 4D design product on the market. It's simple the one outselling its comp... (more)