Saving a Flash CS4 file in Flash CS5 causes corruption.

I have read about this issue in the past, but I have never ran into it myself. Most likely because I don’t do a lot of work with FLA files, I usually work with Actionscript projects in Flash Builder. Well, last night, my luck ran out, and this issue hit me full force. And of course, I was working on a file I hadn’t committed to a source repository, a.k.a....

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Reviewing Flash Decompiler Trillix

Eltima recently released a new decompiler aptly named Flash Decompiler Trillix. According to flash-decompiler.com “Flash Decompiler Trillix is the only application capable of converting SWF to FLA with high speed, high quality and hundreds of additional features.” A pretty loaded statement, so I thought I would take a look at it and see if they live up to...

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Has the compiler been updated in Flash CS4?

The majority of the time I use MXMLC and COMPC to compile my work via ANT tasks. Most of my work is Actionscript only projects so I rarely use the Flash IDE compiler.  Once in a while I find myself in the Flash IDE, mainly because I am working with an artists files, or I need to set up something on the timeline with document classes, or templated swfs that designers can...

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Horrible online experience – RedBrickPizza.com

I am not one to usually complain on my blog, mainly because I think the people reading my blog could give a rats ass about my problems. However, this time I feel I need to complain because a) it has to do with online user experience (something I am passionate about) and b) pizza (something every developer is passionate about ;). The other night I went online because my...

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Chrome – Thank you Google!

Chrome has only been out a few hours and I have to say I already love it. My largest complaint is there isn’t a Mac version of it yet. 90% of my work is done on a Mac, of the 10% of the time I spend on the PC about 5% of that is spent in a browser. So what is so special about Chrome? Extremly small download, 7mb (which includes 40+ languages) Fast, fast,...

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Presenting at Flash Forward 2008 in San Francisco

Long time no blog! I just found out I will be presenting at Flash Forward in San Francisco on August 21, 2008. At this point I know I will be presenting with Neil Ishibashi, Disney.com Art Director extraordinaire. As to what exactly we will be presenting, I’m not 100% sure. I know it will be along the lines of Engineer/Creative work flow on the all...

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WALL-E takes over Disney.com

I haven’t blogged in a while, mainly because I have been extremely busy at work. One of the projects we launched tonight is the WALL-E takeover of the Disney.com homepage. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to go up to the Pixar offices (yes it is an amazing office) to discuss this project. June 24 seemed so far away when we were storyboarding out the concept and...

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New URL, same content, www.flashmorgan.com.

While flying back from Toronto the other day I thought of a new URL – flashmorgan.com. I visited a comic book store in Toronto, maybe it inspired the new domain name, it is somewhat super hero-ish. It’s a little more exciting then scottgmorgan.com. I don’t know how many complaints I have received from people who can’t find my site because they...

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Looking for a new theme

I kept running into blogs using the same theme I was using so I decided it was time to switch it up. This new theme isn’t my final choice. I am going to be experimenting with a few new themes over the next little while. And if I find the time (highly unlikely) I may even design my own. When searching for a new theme I noticed there are a lot of bad themes out there....

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Did someone at Ford steal the Adobe Marketing Plan?

First there was the Ford Fusion (the server side vehicle), then there was the Ford Edge (the corporate newsletter of the bunch), and now the Ford Flex (the highly customizable utility vehicle). What’s next, the Lincoln or Mazda CS3? Maybe the Mercury Air, or the Ford Premier. The Jaguar XK already comes with the Flash Player installed in the dash. Anyone else think...

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Accessing displayObjects on the timeline after a gotoAndStop or gotoAndPlay

I have been meaning to add this to my blog for quite some time now. I have read a few postings related to this topic but I am surprised there aren’t a lot more people complaining about this. Personally I feel Adobe really dropped the ball with this bug. I guess I should explain what the bug is before I go on. Lets pretend we’re creating a button, now I know...

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Now this is funny, Microsoft wants to hire me as a Flash Developer, what about Silverlight???

I recieved an email yesterday from a Microsoft technical recruiter wanting to hire me as a Flash Developer, or as they called it, a Media Author. After I laughed out loud, sent it to a few colleagues who also laughed out loud, I thought about this for a second. Not about taking the job, I would rather be probed by aliens than work for Microsoft. I thought who in their...

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