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CreateJS is a collection of multiple JavaScript libraries which can work independently or together for creating HTML5-powered, interactive experiences.

Currently, it consists of 4 libraries:

  • EaselJS – for working with HTML5 canvas
  • TweenJS – a tweening and animation library
  • AudioJS – a cross-browser and consistent audio API
  • PreloadJS – to manage the loading of assets

CreateJS

And, there is an Adobe AIR app named Zoë which is an open source tool for generating spritesheet images and frame data from SWF files.

They can be downloaded and requested from our websites or a free CDN is provided for faster/easier usage.

Using a Flash file inside web pages normally requires several options to be mentioned from width-height to "the Flash version required" or its quality.

And, the popular JavaScript library SWFObject eases Flash usage by offering a standards-friendly method.

Embed-SWF

Embed-SWF is a project which provides an informative and easy-to-use interface for generating the required SWFObject code.

It allows us to set all required parameters, even the less-used ones like seamlesstabbing or swfliveconnect and outputs the code to be copy-pasted for a quick integration.

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  • Filed under: Flash, Goodies, No License
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  • Few days ago, Adobe has launched the Flash Player 11 which is a milestone for the product as the new Stage3D API that allows up to 1,000 times faster rendering compared to Flash Player 10.

    It focuses on the 3D content and the widely-used 2D content won't be getting the advantages of this new feature.

    Starling Framework

    Starling Framework, a pure ActionScript 3 library, aims to fill this gap by rendering all content through GPU.

    The framework has a familiar API which makes it very easy to use for Flash developers. Even the live-Flash-websites can be improved with it just by exchanging the native Flash classes with their Starling equivalents.

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  • Flashmo, a well-known website sharing free Flash files, has recently released new open source Flash resources.

    They are all built with AS3, the galleries have touch support on mobile phones and, besides using them, their sources are a good way of improving skills.

    One of them is an mp3 player which can display a playlist and play the items one-by-one or it has a "mini" version which can still play multiple songs but doesn't show the playlist.

    Flashmo Mp3 Player

    The list is fed with an XML file that has the info about the song + artist names and the location of the mp3 file (so, files can be located in different folders).

    Another resource is a coverflow-like image slider where you can drag (with touch support) and browse through the items.

    Every image can point to different URLs and the database is again an XML file.

    Flashmo Coverflow

    And, a 3D spiral gallery which is built with Papervision3D and Tweener.

    You can drag up/down or left/right to move around thumbnails, use mouse wheel to zoom in/out, double-click on stage to toggle fullscreen.

    For a complete customization, settings can be edited from an XML file.

    Flashmo Spiral Gallery

    There are also other new resources like 3D curve gallery or 3D touch ring.

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  • Filed under: CC License, Flash, Goodies
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  • Google has recently announced the launch of Google Swiffy which is a free to use web application for converting SWF files into HTML5.

    It supports many common SWF features such as vector graphics, embedded fonts, images, timeline animation and basic ActionScript 2.0.

    The output works only in WebKit browsers as it includes some SVG features that are not supported by other browsers.

    Google Swiffy

    The usage is very simple: just upload the SWF file and Swiffy will display the HTML5 result where you can "save as" the page and insert into any website with an <iframe> tag.

    P.S. The code generated by Swiffy is pretty complex and hard to edit. You'll still need the .FLA file for editing the source.

    As you remember, WRD and Moto CMS announced a giveaway of 3 premium Flash CMS templates last week.

    The winners are selected today and announced at the bottom of this post.

    In case you missed it, Moto CMS allows anyone to create easily editable, professionally looking and SEO-friendly Flash websites with minimum efforts.

    It comes as a standalone product (which will attract developers) or with premium templates which doesn't require any coding.

    Moto CMS

    These premium Flash templates are complete Flash websites with Moto CMS integrated that can easily be customized and then managed via the mostly intuitive control panel.

    Some of the features include a WYSIWYG editor, MP3 and media player components, image editor, contact for module and much more.

    And, the template package includes:

    • professional Flash design
    • MotoCMS License
    • lifetime Tech-Support
    • inVersion software updates

    The winners

    Here are the winners of Moto CMS templates:

    • Tomas Varil (comment #345501)
    • Matt (comment #346829)
    • Jeebeez (comment #348482)

    Congratulations and thanks to everyone for commenting and giving their chance a chance : ).

    Moto CMS, one of the leading Flash CMS and Flash template providers, is giving away 3 premium Flash CMS templates (at the price of $220 to $275 each) from their collection to WRD readers for free.

    Moto Flash content management system is a powerful application that allows its users to create easily editable, professionally looking and SEO-friendly Flash websites with minimum efforts.

    Moto CMS is available as a standalone version (for developers mostly) and along with a Flash CMS template (for both developers and the users with no programming knowledge).

    MotoCMS

    The premium Flash templates are complete Flash websites with Moto CMS integrated that can easily be customized and then managed via the mostly intuitive control panel.

    Each Moto CMS template is equipped with the set of built-in components and tools including:

    • WYSIWYG Editor
    • MP3 and media player components
    • video and image gallery components
    • the convenient image editor (that allows the users to edit images right within the control panel)
    • news widget
    • RSS module
    • Google Maps widget
    • contact form module
    • and many more.

    The template package includes:

    • professional Flash design
    • MotoCMS License
    • lifetime Tech-Support
    • inVersion software updates

    and requires PHP 5.2+ with Zend Optimizer 3.3+ to run..

    How to Win?

    For joining the giveaway to win one of the premium Flash CMS templates, just comment to this post mentioning "why you would like to win".

    For increasing your chances, you can tweet about this giveaway with:

    • Giveaway of 3 @motocms Flash CMS Templates at WRD – RT this message & comment to participate! Details: http://bit.ly/mgCGiM (click to tweet easily)
    • and post a new comment with the link of your tweet

    The winners will be selected randomly on 7 June 2011 (1 week later) with the query below:

    SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=2276 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3

    Good luck everyone!

    Flash is losing blood, that's for sure and there is a chance that you may have already quit using it. However, it is still the most powerful platform on creating animations for the web and there can be cases that we need it.

    Giotto is a free tool (Windows-only), focused on designers rather than developers, for creating Flash animations easily.

    Vectorian Giotto

    It has a Flash-like but a little simplified user interface that helps you feel comfortable using it  with ready-to-use effects, ability to draw or import shapes and built-in animations (all without coding).

    If you prefer to dive into ActionScript code, there is support for that too (but sadly, only AS1 and AS2)

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  • Filed under: Flash, Goodies, Other License
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  • For many web designers and developers, Firebug is probably one of most vital tools while building and debugging web apps.

    FlashFirebug is an extension to Firebug which aims to fill this gap for AS3 Flash files by easing Flash debugging as easy as HTML and JavaScript.

    FlashFirebug

    Besides Firebug, it requires Flash Player content debugger 10 or higher and enables us to inspect display list, change properties and see the warnings, errors + traces for any Flash file.

    It can also work with multiple Flash files on a web page and display the elements inside the file as a directory tree.

    The extension is designed to perform fast and, optionally, it can be disabled to be used only when it is needed.

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  • flashmo.com, a website which provides free and premium Flash templates, is sharing 3 beautiful and free Flash image sliders.

    They can be configured from a XML file and, as the source files (.FLA) are included, further editing is possible.

    Settings include, auto-play being on/off, its duration and transition effects. Also, dimensions of every slider can be set within the HTML tags.

    Bar Slider

    Bar Slider

    Images displayed change with an effect of sliding bars.

    They can slide vertically or horizontally and from left-to-right or vice-versa.

    Grid Slider

    Flash Grid Slider

    Grid Slider has a transition effect which divides the images into the defined number of grids.

    The grid effect has multiple types from sliding to fading ones.

    Accordion

    Accordion

    This Flash slider functions like the well-known accordion menus.

    Compared to others, it doesn't have any prev-next buttons and images can be browsed by simply clicking on any accordion leaf wanted.

    All sliders can be used both in personal and commercial projects.

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