My company, On3, has added another Adobe Flex 3 Rich Client Applications
class for June 1-3, 2009 and the Flex 3 LiveCycle Data Services Integrating
with Data and Messaging class for June 4-5, 2009.
The class is in Downtown Denver the first week of June. Which is an
absolutely beautiful time to visit Colorado.
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)
Some tweeters use “Shock ‘n Awe” and others use humor (that’s humour
for my Canadian friends.)
OT: Should I call them “tweeters” or “twits”?
Never mind, let’s talk about some of the things you can do to make the most
Just like the subject line to an email, each tweet should get to the point
very quickly. In fact, many of us read email in the same way we read tweets
(only the first 140 characters.)
Lets face it, if you’re not Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber, getting a bunch of
people interested in what you have to say doesn’t come easy. But with a
little advice on the subt... (more)
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 develop... (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)