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June 2004 - Phireworx
June 24, 2004

Migrate ActionScript 1.0 to ActionScript 2.0 , Part 1: The Basics

ActionScript 2.0, introduced with Flash MX 2004, is the new object-oriented scripting language that has Flash developers in a spin. Climb aboard the AS 2.0 bandwagon as Steve explains its enhancements, and shows how you can migrate your old ActionScript code to AS2.0! Read more [...]
June 24, 2004

Integrate Flash MX 2004 and Director MX 2004

There are no two ways about it: Flash MX 2004 is a powerful development environment for creating fun and engaging applications. Yet, there comes a time when you may need a little more control of system-related functions such as being able to detect the operating system the user is using, launching external programs, detecting default file handling applications and controlling system windows -- especially when creating distributed applications. Read more [...]
June 24, 2004

A New Autoshape: Wave

Hiroshi Miyazawa, of the Fireworks Development team, has created two new Autoshapes: Wave and Ribbon. In this article you will find a quick start card and a mini-tutorial for the Wave Autoshape. Read more [...]
June 24, 2004

Twist and Fade MX 2004 Update

Folks,I've been so busy lately, but as development of Twist and Fade MX 2004 nears a close and enters the beta phase in the next week, I'd like to thank all of you for your kind words of support.Feature freeze will be occuring this coming Monday, so if there any additions / enhancements / requests, then let me know ASAPAlso as a side note, the initial release is going to be FW MX 2004 only as it makes use of some of the more extensive API commandsIf I receive no flames on this or suggestions otherwise Read more [...]
June 24, 2004

3 x New Articles

Three new-ish articles from Phireworx, two by me over at Sitepoint focussing on Flash and Flash – Director Integration, and one from Brian Edgin on some exciting new AutoShapes for Fireworks MX 2004.

Tutorials can be located here …

June 24, 2004

Hard Drive Sorting

I was clearing some old folders away from my backup drives this morning, and stumbled across some of the screenshots that I did for Fireworks MX Magic. The book was great, but suffered from only having B&W screenshots, so i thought i’d share some of the images in full color 🙂

Here was a shot from one of the interface creation tutorials (bear in mind this was nearly 3 years ago).

More coming soon! read more

June 23, 2004

Exciting Book News

After several months of feverish development, my new book The Flash Anthology: Cool Effects & Practical ActionScript is to be very shortly available. It's so damn exciting to see the book soo close to launch!!, and everyone who has signed up for the Book Notification Request will receive an email from me as soon as the book is released.You can also pre-order if you live within the UK from PC World or Amazon.co.uk although Amazon's lead time seems to be a little broken at the moment!More information Read more [...]
June 22, 2004

New Article : Migrate ActionScript 1.0 to ActionScript 2.0 , Part 1: The Basics

Another of my articles can be found over at SitePoint called ‘Migrate ActionScript 1.0 to ActionScript 2.0 , Part 1: The Basics’; which covers some of the more basic aspects of migrating code from AS1.0 to AS2.0; it’s a nice introduction to AS2.0 and allows you to be eased into the new methodology rather than being thrown in Article is located here…

June 21, 2004

Wave Auto Shape Article on CommunityMX.com

I’ve penned an quick introduction and tutorial for a new Auto Shape you can download from the CommunityMX website. Wave is an Auto Shape created by Hiroshi Miyazawa, one of my former co-workers on the Fireworks development team. Go check it out. If you like what you see, subscribe to CommunityMX and get even more of what you like.

June 18, 2004

A RunDown of The Latest Fireworks Extensions and Commands

Kim Cavanaugh over at Community MX has just written a rather nice round-up of Fireworks Commands from Phireworx, Project Fireworks, Nathan Pitman, John Dunning et al.

Great introduction to FW extensions!