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RIA Radio, Live at Adobe MAX – Day 1 Keynote

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I was honored to be a guest on RIA Radio during the recent Adobe MAX show. I joined the hosts, Garth BraithwaiteLeif Wells and  Zach Stepek, along with fellow guest Kevin Schmidt. We discussed the announcements from the Day 1 keynote (Flash for the iPhone, Flash 10.1 on mobile, TVs, and netbooks.)  Throughout the entire show, they sat down with a lot of cool folks, so take a listen.

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Kevin Schmidt to discuss the big MAX announcements and give our take on what they mean. Topics covered include: Flash for the iPhone, Flash 10.1 on mobile, TVs, and netbooks.
Experts: Leif Wells and  Zach Stepek
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Read more from Garth Braithwaite.

Quick Tip: Styling your Flex project

Rachel Luxemburg tweeted this: “Extremely cool Flash visualization app: Personas from MIT — http://personas.media.mit.edu/personasWeb.html — see yourself as the Web sees you!” 

The application is very well done, I spent some time playing with various name besides my own. But what struck me, was although the developer spent some much time with this very cool visualization, they forgot to take care of the “Flash of Flex Teal”.

For those who aren’t familiar with this ‘effect’. It is the brief display of the default Flex teal before the actual Flex application begins its initialization and rendering.

How every this effect is easily remove by add an additional parameter to the compiler argument list. To do this select Properties from the Project Menu. The following window will appear:


Choose the Compiler options from the list, then add the following arguement

-default-background-color #000000

In this case, our application will start with black instead of the default teal.

Flash Catalyst Beta now available

fcAdobe has just posted the beta of Flash Catalyst on the Adobe Labs site. In addition, a beta of the renamed Flash Builder 4 (Flex Builder).


Make sure you attend the San Diego Flash User Group’s meeting this Wednesday to get an inside look at them. More information on the event can be found at sdfug.org.