This stair calorie calculator demonstrates the use of the radio button and Math Utilities components. The Math Utilities component is used to round the displayed results to 2 decimal places. It may also helps you lose weight!
Mon, 15 Apr 2013. Read full story here.
The now deprecated Color object was the subject of the previous blog article. If you have not read that article, please do so as it provides a useful introduction. The more complex ColorTransform object allows the user alter an objects color and alpha based on existing values and applied multipliers and offsets.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013. Read full story here.
The Color object was introduced in Flash Player 6. It is deprecated since Flash Player 8. Although the replacement ColorTransform object provides additional flexibility, the original Color object is easier to use and understand. Consequently, it is still used in spite of its deprecated status.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013. Read full story here.
This SWiSH Max4 component displays 6 images in a rotating cube. The cube rotates towards the current mouse position. Parameter options exist to change the size, alter the speed, border color / width and to load different images.
Sun, 15 Jul 2012. Read full story here.
Over a year ago we published an article about a Barcode_128 bar code generator component. In response to that article, some users requested a QR code generator component. QR Code (Quick Response Code) is a popular two dimensional matrix bar code that was invented by Denso in 1994. It has since become an ISO/IEC standard.
Mon, 09 Jul 2012. Read full story here.
This game will test and improve your memory. Tiles are animated in a random sequene. Once the sequence is complete, the player attempts to re-create the sequence. Points are scored for each tile that is selected in the correct sequence. If the sequence is remembered correctly, the next sequence is made longer. If the sequence is incorrect, the next sequence is made shorter.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012. Read full story here.
Today, nearly everyone has a smartphone, tablet or other mobile computing device. Unfortunately websites designed for large screen browsing do not display very well on these devices because of screen size constraints and other interface limitations. In addition, the Flash player is not universally implemented in all mobile devices (eg iPhones and iPads). This article discusses various techniques that can be used to detect a mobile device and then automatically re-direct the user to a mobile device specific landing page.
Wed, 13 Jun 2012. Read full story here.
Did you know you can author a DVD with content created by SWiSH Max4? The process makes use of Windows Live Movie Maker and Windows DVD Creator. Both programs are provided with Vista and Windows 7. DVD’s authored in this way make interesting and unique invitations or presentations. The technique can also be applied to create custom titles for home movies.
Mon, 21 May 2012. Read full story here.
The Stereo Mix device captures all sounds from the computer and presents them as an input to other audio applications. SWiSH Max4 requires this device during the export to AVI process to capture sound track audio. In addition, the Stereo Mix device can be used with Windows Media player and audacity to convert midi files to mp3 or wav files which can then be imported into SWiSH Max. Unfortunately, the Stereo Mix device facilitates the potentially unauthorized recording of any streaming audio received by the computer. I suspect that for this reason, its existence is being phased out or hidden. This blog article provides some suggestions on how to gain access to the device and alternate work arounds that allow a soundtrack to be added to an exported avi movie if the device is not available.
Mon, 14 May 2012. Read full story here.
Many users may not be aware that it is possible to use SWiSH Max4 to author custom effects such as the one shown below. A custom effect can be based on any of the ten core effects. Custom effects use a Custom interface to offer a specialized user interface that is easier to use than the underlying core effect interface tabs.
Sun, 29 Apr 2012. Read full story here.