StageVideo on iOS with AIR

I've found it hard to find a recent tutorial apart from this brilliant one by Lee Brimelow: http://www.gotoandlearn.com/play.php?id=134
I'd recommend watching that tutorial first as it explains everything, then if you want to copy the code see below, there's also a zip containing everything (you'll need to follow

The magical floating iPlayer

(reprinted from http://labsix.net/beeb/)

Here’s a (Leopard) multi-tasking tip to view any iPlayer stream on your desktop while you are ‘working’ on that important document or presentation:
Using Safari’s Webclip feature to view the iPlayer content as a Dashboard Widget. First you need to enable Dashboard’s ‘devmode’ - this allows you to float a Widget on your desktop outside of Dashboard. You only need to do this once, devmode will be enabled permanently.


Why you should (or shouldn't) have very secure passwords

More than a few times now i've had issues with users on a Drupal site where they've stated that something doesn't work for them, and its very useful to put yourself in their shoes and see what they're seeing. Of course as a site administrator you can see all their data anyway, but the permissions are different. What you really want is their password.


Illustrator tips and techniques

I'm doing a lot of Illustrator work at the moment: making multiple frames and getting people to move efficiently requires a bit of illustrator magic here and there. I'm learning new little tricks with Illustrator every day so i thought i'd collect the most fun and useful tutorials that i come across right here:


Full screen flash that works on IE 6 and 7

On www.julianopie.com I wanted full screen flash to get that fully immersive flash experience. This is fairly simple to achieve with SWFObject, but there are a few IE gotchas.

Depending on how you want to do it there are a few CSS options. What I wanted to do was get the flash object to take over the whole browser and remove any other div, I also wanted to remove the scrollbars. Any scaling and scrolling I would do within the flash.


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