Portfolio Source Code Updated

May 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I spent the night updating the source code to my portfolio project.  This new version is broken out into a much easier to understand architecture than the previous version.  I have also went through and commented a lot of the functionality, but at some point I would like to go back and make sure I […]

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Tags: ActionScript · Flash · Flash Builder 4 · Flex 4 Framework · Personal

Portfolio Source Code Available

December 14th, 2009 · 7 Comments

I have been receiving a lot of e-mails lately regarding the release of my portfolio source code.  I still haven’t had time to clean it up, but I have decided to just post it out here anyway.  There may be unused methods and classes and even some debug trace statements strewn about the code but […]

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Tags: ActionScript · Flash · Flash Builder 4 · Flex · PaperVision 3D · Personal

PagedLayout Part 3: Flickr Mashup

September 18th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Over the last few days I have been posting about my first custom layout in the Spark component architecture, PagedLayout (day 1, day 2).  Today I thought I’d post a real world mashup using the layout as well as take a little more time to explain what’s going on with the class and how you […]

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Tags: ActionScript · Flash · Flash Builder 4 · Flex · Flex 4 Framework · Gumbo

Flex 4 Gumbo Custom Spark Layout: Animated Paged Layout

September 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Update: For the final version of the PagedLayout source, please visit Part 3. Yesterday I posted my first attempt at a custom Spark Layout, PagedLayout.  Using the GreenSock TweenLite libraries I added animation to the transitions of pages.  I will go into detail on the changes made to the original class at some point, but […]

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Tags: ActionScript · Flash · Flash Builder 4 · Flex · Flex 4 Framework · Gumbo

Flex 4 Gumbo Custom Spark Layout: Paged Layout

September 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Update: For the final version of the PagedLayout source, please visit Part 3. I am intrigued by the possibilities of the new layout architecture in the Flex 4 framework (currently in beta, code named Gumbo). I have seen some really neat stuff materializing already: Evtim’s WheelLayout and FlowLayout, Andrew Trice’s CircularLayout, and Ryan Campbell’s collection of […]

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Tags: ActionScript · Flash · Flash Builder 4 · Flex · Flex 4 Framework · Gumbo

Mac Style Button Skin for Flash Builder 4 (Flex Gumbo)

September 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I had to create some mock-ups for a project the other day and I did a quick skin of a button that I thought  I’d share. Thanks to Zach O. for the graphic assets.  Feel free to use this in any projects, personal or commercial, I just ask that you send me an e-mail and […]

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Tags: ActionScript · Flash · Flash Builder 4 · Flex · Gumbo

PaperVision 3D Cubes Part 2

June 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

I have made some modifications to my cube experiment so I thought I’d share them.  In this version I have added Z support for the random position of cubes, as well as the “Chatoic” rotations and movements.  Using any of the normal rotate functions you will get a single rotation in Y, using a chaotic […]

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Tags: ActionScript · Flash · Flex · PaperVision 3D

Energy Dashboard

March 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I’d take a second and post something that I’ve been working on for BuildingLogix.  Over the last six months we have worked closely with a partner in Pennsylvania to develop a dashboard for campus of office buildings in the Philadelphia area.   The dashboard is created entirely in […]

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Tags: ActionScript · Flex · Work

URLLoader Caching Nightmares

January 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Why people are still using Internet Explorer 6 (or any version for that matter) is beyond me; but recently when developing a trending application for a company that only supports IE6 I ran into the age-old caching issue.  Normally, I would add a random number at the end of the URL string, however, this application […]

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Tags: ActionScript · Flash · Flex

PHP: Object to URL Data

June 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

This is a simple, but very handy function when working with PHP and Flash.  This will turn an object into a string of URL data – this is very helpful converting a mySQL object from mysql_fetch_object to Flash variables. function object2URLData($obj) {      $data = "";      foreach($obj as $key=>$prop)      { […]

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