jQuery Quickie – Noticing ctrl/shift keyboard events

August 23, 2011 | By

Andy S. asked me earlier today…

I know how to trap for simple keyboard events using jQuery like so…

$(document).keydown(function (e){
if (e.which == 13){
doSomething();
}
});

How can I trap for keyboard combinations …

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Flex mobile in the browser

August 23, 2011 | By

Since Flex 4.5, you have had the ability to develop and export your projects as Android, iOS and PlayBook mobile applications that behave as native ones. You can also export your Flex mobile project as AIR desktop apps. Just open Flash builder, open your project and choose Project >  Export release build. You can then export [...]

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Creating a single one-off publication for the iPad with the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

August 23, 2011 | By

In this short clip I will be showing how easy it is to get your InDesign content to your iPad using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Specifically I will be showing how you can create a single one-off issue in three easy steps.

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You’d Be Mad Not To Enter The Adobe AIR App Challenge!

August 23, 2011 | By

Adobe and Sony are challenging developers, agencies, and content creators to build breakthrough apps for the upcoming “Sony Tablet” devices using the Adobe Flash Platform for a chance to win $200,000 in total cash prizes, premium promotion on Sony Tablet devices, conference passes and paid travel to the Adobe MAX developer conference in Los Angeles, [...]

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Flash Builder Design View FAQ

August 23, 2011 | By

If you are interested in learning about Flash Builder Design View extensions (or are wondering why you should), read this FAQ.

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Flex PersistenceManager and iOS Tip

August 23, 2011 | By

Due to the way iOS suspends apps, you’ll need to do an explicit “.save()” on your persistenceManager if you want your data to be reliably saved. I can’t find this documented, but I suspect it is because of how iOS suspends an app. Once your app is suspended, it is not allowed to do anything [...]

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Flex Mobile Development: pay attention to list.itemRenderFunction

August 23, 2011 | By

A colleague of mine who is building a Flex mobile application had some performance issues with a list. In short, when he used a pretty heavy custom item renderer (with checkboxes, buttons, and labels) the scrolling performance dropped a lot. When using just a label item renderer everything worked well.
So, we started to debug the [...]

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Ask a Jedi: Printing data by column in ColdFusion

August 22, 2011 | By

David asked:

In using this code “How do I display query results in an N-column table layout?” for the coldfusioncookbook site, I was wondering how one could modify it so that it also uses up a specific number of rows as well.

Meaning…

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Becoming an Interactive Badass

August 22, 2011 | By

Big Spaceship has long been one of my favorite interactive agencies. Back in the day I learned a lot of Flash from decompiling their movie websites and games (sorry guys). I recently came across this job posting on Twitter for a Senior Technologist and it struck me that the prerequisites for the job are an [...]

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Flex Mobile Development – Tabbed Applications with Effects on Tab Change

August 22, 2011 | By

Flex 4.5 includes new ViewTransition classes which I’ve blogged about previously and can be used to apply an effect to your view navigation within a ViewNavigator. However, you cannnot use the ViewTransition classes when switching between tabs since you are no longer within the same ViewNavigator but between ViewNavigators. There is still a way to [...]

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Is There Room for Common Sense in eLearning? How about in business processes?

August 22, 2011 | By

Is there room for common sense in modern business and eLearning. Radical thinker and eLearning Rebel*, Cathy Moore started our morning this morning with a heretical tweet; Client: “Teach them how to complete our complex process.” You: &#822…

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Indexing PDFs with Solr? Read this tip.

August 22, 2011 | By

Have you noticed that indexed PDFs don’t seem to contain all the content they should? Turns out this is a performance setting in Solr. The tip below is credit Uday Ogra of Adobe:

Solr has a default upper limit of 10000 on max number of …

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Mark Anders’ Introduction To Adobe Edge

August 21, 2011 | By

Mark Anders is one of the drivers behind the recently announced Adobe Edge, and Mark recently presented a very thorough online session introducing the Edge Preview.

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Finding dates in a string using ColdFusion

August 20, 2011 | By

A reader of mine had an interesting question. Is it possible to find all the dates in a string? In theory you could parse all the words and attempt to turn each into a date. You would need to check each word and a “reasonable” amount of …

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Thoughts on developing for the Nook

August 19, 2011 | By

The Nook (NookColor to be precise) is a pretty nice device. I reviewed it almost a year ago and since that time it’s grown more powerful with the support of an app marketplace. I’ve worked through the process of getting an app on their m…

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Free multi screen mobile app – Magic Screen Pro

August 19, 2011 | By

After working on this for a few hours more I decided to release it into the wild.  It is available in the Android Marketplace as “Magic Screen Pro”.  The application is basically a freehand drawing application that allows the user to select l…

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Localizing Text Captions and Closed Captions Made Easy with Adobe Captivate!

August 19, 2011 | By

When we create eLearning courses for global audience, we need to localize these courses in different languages (quickly). Creating the course from scratch is not a feasible option. Here the Exporting and Importing Text Captions workflow in Adobe Captiv…

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Next presentation – ColdFusion and Solr

August 19, 2011 | By

Just a quick note that my next presentation will be an online presentation covering Solr and ColdFusion 9. This is a introductory course, not a deep dive, but for folks looking to get into this feature for the first time, it should (I ho…

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Reusing the Tween Animations from Adobe Flash in Adobe Captivate

August 19, 2011 | By

We can create cool tween animations with Adobe Flash and use them for the objects in Adobe Captivate. This is possible using the power of XML. Watch an example screen, where a drawing object created in Adobe Captivate has the bouncing animation effect …

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Captivate Training: Let’s Explore the Branching View in Adobe Captivate 5.5

August 19, 2011 | By

Topic: Let’s Explore the Branching View in Adobe Captivate 5.5 Date and time: Thursday, Sept 29, 2011 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to use the Branching panel effectively in Adobe Captiva…

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Captivate Hands-on Training: Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5

August 19, 2011 | By

Topic: Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5 Date and time: Thursday, Sept 15, 2011 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to create exciting eLearning content and add complex interactivit…

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