The fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is been slung around by profiteers like
folding chairs at a WWE event. The haters are still being haters. Nothing new
developers to start using their HTML5 software.
The context is all wrong here. Very, very few Flex developers have shifted,
moved, changed over, or whatever you want to call it… to HTML5 (or anything
There is not a move to HTML5
I will go as far as to say that there is not a move to HTML5. The simple fact
is that, developers are being developers. No matter the background, we are
always trying to broadening our skill sets. This includes HTML5 since it
started showing up a few years ago. For anyone to imply, or state outright,
that there is some mass exodus from Flex is completely false!
The reality is still the same, Flash Player ... (more)
First, yes, screen readers can read Flex applications. And yes, its fairly
easy. But, I’ll discuss how in a future post.
But, if you’d rather send people to your old HTML version of your site when
using a read, there is good news. Flash Player has the ability to detect if a
disabled and/or the Flex application is not compiled as an “accessible
swf”. This is possible with the Accessibility class.
It is important to note that if the Flex application is compiled as an
“accessible swf”, the screen reader will also ... (more)
Watch MAX keynotes, streamed live from Los Angeles-register now
(go to http://max.adobe.com/online/ )
On October 5th and 6th, Adobe MAX Online will feature the keynotes, streamed
live, highlighting the newest and most exciting developments in the world of
technology. Join 10 minutes early and participate in the backstage behind the
View the top three sessions from each day on demand:
Check back each day by 8:00 PM PT, from October 5th to 7th, to see the top
session of the day from each track: Design, Develop, and Envision. You’ll
be able to view these sessions on dem... (more)
For over a decade now, we have been trained to use the "back" and "forward"
buttons in our Web browser to review or backtrack previously viewed content.
We are trained to the point that there are even keyboard shortcuts.
Unfortunately, this can be a problem when browsing Flex applications. Being
the well-trained users that we are, we often forget that we could cause the
Flex application to reload unwittingly.
Fortunately, there is a solution that is built into the Flex SDK and HTML
templates that are generated in a Flex Builder project. By default, Flex
enables history managemen... (more)
The AdvancedDataGrid (ADG) control in Adobe Flex 3 extends the capabilities
of the standard DataGrid control to improve data visualization. You can:
Sort by multiple columns when you click in the column header Use the
styleFunction property to specify a function to apply styles to rows and
columns of the control Use an expandable navigation tree in a column to
control the visible rows of the control Collect multiple columns under a
single column heading Span multiple columns with an item renderer and use
multiple item renderers in the same column
Working in a combination of these ... (more)