• How to run a site with gzip compression and why it matters

    Since Google is now considering site speed for PageRank, it has made developers and SEO crowd thinking about it. First and probably the simplest thing is to turn on GNU zip compression.
  • Creatives should remind Apple they exist

    Throughout Mac's history, Adobe-based creatives have formed a considerable bunch of Apple's clientele. Most of them can also be referred to as macheads who have been loyal customers and brought along new crowd. Now, in the light of recent news in regard to iDevice and the new Developer Agreement, Adobe community has been locked out of these devices. Action is required.

  • How to fix FDT (or any other Eclipse-based IDE) after Mac OS X 10.6.3 upgrade

    The most recent Mac OS X update to version 10.6.3 may break your Eclipse Galileo installation and everything that's built upon it. It just fails to start and closes down right after it has reached the splash screen.
  • Embed system fonts with Flex SDK

    This little ActionScript 3 snippet will convert the system font to a SWF font instance that you can use in your AS3 project.

  • Enhance the ugly Eclipse icon on your Dock

    It's pretty certain that an average Flash/RIA developer cares about how the dev tools look. If a piece of software looks ugly, it's unlikely to be used.

    Eclipse in that matter is one such tool. On Mac OS X its Dock icon looks ugly and the splash screen isn't any better either.

  • Enable Quick Look of ActionScript and Flex files on Snow Leopard

    Having Adobe CS4 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard both installed is very likely to mess up Quick Look of Flash ActionScript (.as) and Flex (.mxml) files. Most inconvenient for those used to browsing through the files and looking into them by just hitting the Space key.

  • Making sense of Flash compile-time and run-time errors

    Every new version of ActionScript has had its impact on the compiler and error handling. Since ActionScript 1, that had loose typing and was suited well for small-scale scripting projects, things have changed considerably.
  • Flash Platform is at a crossroads

    Since Flash CS5 was announced last year, community has became passionate about pretty much everything Adobe has to say, recently in regard to dumped CS5 beta and the new Flash Player 10.1.
  • How to enable Caps Lock on iPhone

    Those of you wondering on how to enable Caps Lock feature on iPhone, here's how to do it.
  • Flash CS4 graphics importer lacks precision

    Importing graphics from Adobe Illustrator to Flash is a nightmare when it comes to precision graphics. Incredibly enough, an utterly fine graphic in Illustrator may turn up all shoddy in Flash.

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