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While doing some stage3D learning I came across this sentence on the adobe website, and about poo’d myself: “To compare the numbers, using hardware acceleration it’s not uncommon to render scenes that contain more than a million of triangles.”

EDIT : adding this in, was doing more research on the unreal engine, and that demo link in the original post on this thread, with the citadel….was apparently designed for mobiles…and the unreal people referred to it as “setting expectations too low”. So they ported a full level of Unreal Tournament 3, and said it looked better in flash than the version they shipped for xbox 360 and playstation 3: http://www.unrealengine.com/insiderblog/unreal_engine_3_comes_to_flash

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Not even most modern browsers like Chrome support webcam streams, which means it’ll be quite a long time before it’s cross-browser enough to be usable, right now opera is the only one I know that really does.

The best thing to do is sit down with the client and talk about end requirements, rather than platforms. For example, get them thinking in terms of “It has to work on mobiles” rather than “It has to be HTML5 ”, because those two things don’t always go hand in hand (ex: my flash templates work on my ipod, but an HTML5 site I tried to use last weekend didn’t because it was too advanced for it, but clients don’t know that kind of stuff! So you gotta get them talking deeper about what they need!).

Once you get actual product goals from them that’s when you can help them figure out what the best approach to their project is. In this case I’m betting that the main goal of saying “It must be HTML5 ” is to have it work on mobiles. HTML5 camera support is horrid right now and isn’t progressing very fast…basically it’s not gonna happen unless they have a captive audience which can all be forced to use opera, and even then the program is gonna be pretty limited. So a great alternative to suggest is building your project in flash, also modifying/compiling a version of it to android/ios apps, and then using an HTML backup on the flash page to point users to the app so that mobiles aren’t left out :) Of course every project is different, maybe that doesn’t work at all, but the point I’m trying to make is that once you understand their needs you can suggest ways to meet them regardless of platform!

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You guys have sent in Support tickets, right?

It’s not my files (I started hosting all my own previews years ago) I’m just sick of seeing it everywhere :)

But I do know of multiple people that have sent support tickets for their files specific about this, and it has been in multiple forum threads over the last couple months, at least one of which I know had envato staff as part of the conversation (this thread from 2 months ago is a good example).

But the “submit a support ticket” idea may be part of the problem, it seems that this enormous bug in the marketplace itself is being treated as a case by case bug with certain previews…it’s not…it’s definitely marketplace wide :)

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Fixing the broken previews in webkit browsers needs to be priority:

However, it’s been going on for MONTHS .

Sometimes things break, or a preview goes wrong…we get it. But to have such a large bug just sit and expose itself consistently for this length of time is getting to the point of absurd. Envato: you are better than this, lets show it please :)

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Let me translate – error 1009 is “Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference.”

I don’t know that language, but dangit if I don’t know my error codes!

In production this usually means you typed something wrong, but in a fully functional file it usually means you are loading this swf into another swf, and the swf being loaded is trying to access the “stage” property before it’s available, meaning the file probably wasn’t designed to be used that way. Just a guess though, you’d have to contact the author to be sure.

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I think on ThemeForest, CodeCanyon, etc – where you’re buying a single product at a time – having no cart probably increases sales, since customers are less likely to add it to their cart, continue shopping, and then forget about it (resulting in a potentially lost sale).

I was thinking the same thing as I was reading this :) PhotoDune is the obvious exception, but most envato marketplaces are dominated by stuff you’d buy 1 at a time, and in that situation my experience has always been that if you don’t have a cart, then you don’t have a cart abandonment issue! Of course, PhotoDune will have a hard time surviving without a cart though, definitely needed.

I’m betting that eventually both systems will exist in all marketplaces, I just hope they keep the buying interface simple as they do it. I remember when multiple licenses were added as a feature the extra complication around the buy button made my sales go from like 7+ a day consistently to 0 overnight. Change scares buyers :P

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var MobileDetect={isMobile:function(){var a=navigator.userAgent;return(/android.+mobile|avantgo|bada\/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge |maemo|midp|mmp|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|tablet|playbook|p(ixi|re)\/|plucker|pocket|psp|symbian|treo|up\.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows (ce|phone)|xda|xiino/i.test(a)||/1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s\-)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|\-m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw\-(n|u)|c55\/|capi|ccwa|cdm\-|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd\-|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc\-s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|\-d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(\-|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf\-5|g\-mo|go(\.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd\-(m|p|t)|hei\-|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs\-c|ht(c(\-| |_|a|g|p|s|t)|tp)|hu(aw|tc)|i\-(20|go|ma)|i230|iac( |\-|\/)|ibro|idea|ig01|ikom|im1k|inno|ipaq|iris|ja(t|v)a|jbro|jemu|jigs|kddi|keji|kgt( |\/)|klon|kpt |kwc\-|kyo(c|k)|le(no|xi)|lg( g|\/(k|l|u)|50|54|e\-|e\/|\-[a-w])|libw|lynx|m1\-w|m3ga|m50\/|ma(te|ui|xo)|mc(01|21|ca)|m\-cr|me(di|rc|ri)|mi(o8|oa|ts)|mmef|mo(01|02|bi|de|do|t(\-| |o|v)|zz)|mt(50|p1|v )|mwbp|mywa|n10[0-2]|n20[2-3]|n30(0|2)|n50(0|2|5)|n7(0(0|1)|10)|ne((c|m)\-|on|tf|wf|wg|wt)|nok(6|i)|nzph|o2im|op(ti|wv)|oran|owg1|p800|pan(a|d|t)|pdxg|pg(13|\-([1-8]|c))|phil|pire|pl(ay|uc)|pn\-2|po(ck|rt|se)|prox|psio|pt\-g|qa\-a|qc(07|12|21|32|60|\-[2-7]|i\-)|qtek|r380|r600|raks|rim9|ro(ve|zo)|s55\/|sa(ge|ma|mm|ms|ny|va)|sc(01|h\-|oo|p\-)|sdk\/|se(c(\-|0|1)|47|mc|nd|ri)|sgh\-|shar|sie(\-|m)|sk\-0|sl(45|id)|sm(al|ar|b3|it|t5)|so(ft|ny)|sp(01|h\-|v\-|v )|sy(01|mb)|t2(18|50)|t6(00|10|18)|ta(gt|lk)|tcl\-|tdg\-|tel(i|m)|tim\-|t\-mo|to(pl|sh)|ts(70|m\-|m3|m5)|tx\-9|up(\.b|g1|si)|utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg|te)|vk(40|5[0-3]|\-v)|vm40|voda|vulc|vx(52|53|60|61|70|80|81|83|85|98)|w3c(\-| )|webc|whit|wi(g |nc|nw)|wmlb|wonu|x700|xda(\-|2|g)|yas\-|your|zeto|zte\-/i.test(a.substr(0,4)));}}

var isMobile = MobileDetect.isMobile();

Thats what I use. The regex is actually an open source thing that some website keeps up to date (though i’ve added a couple to it and made it a simple to use “class” if that’s what you call those javascript object abominations) Use that in conjunction with swfobject’s hasPlayerFlashVersion:

var hasThisFlash = swfobject.hasFlashPlayerVersion('10.0.0');

Use those together and you can detect the 2 things you need to detect: devices that don’t have flash and therefore can’t render it, and devices that shouldn’t have flash because they aren’t powerful enough to render it.

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To help you get a bit of a “freelancer’s eye view” :)

When I look at #2 with a $50 price tag in my mind, my thoughts are that it could be a simple and short enough project to be worth $50…but it also could be a many hour project that I’d regret taking on for anything less then 10x that :) There’s simply not enough detail there to really know if it’s a good opportunity for a quick few bucks, or the start of getting paid $2 an hour for the next few days of work!

Inexperienced freelancers (the kind you don’t really want) take that risk sometimes, but the good ones have been burned by it enough times not to bother without either enough details to know the project will truly be short (1 or 2 hours max, including time on emailing talking about expectations and needs for the project, and any edits), or a price tag high enough to cover it even if it isn’t short.

So when you have a project where you want the quote to be only 1 or 2 hours worth of pay, it’s kind of the burden of the asker to give enough detail, links to the page to point out the expectations, etc for the freelancer to be assured it really is a short project. Personally, I’m interested…but not convinced it wouldn’t turn into $50 for 10 hours of work as opposed to $50 for 1. :)

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Separating the account needing help from the account getting help seems like one of the biggest future “I can’t believe I thought that was a good idea” things ever in my opinion :P

There are times a support ticket should/shouldn’t be acted upon depending upon who’s asking (such as, is it really his file that he’s asking for a title change on?) This seems to destroy the ability for that discretion.

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Say whatever you may guys, but when a brief ends like this (from today): - needs to be compatible with all platforms, iphone, ipad, blackberry…

it is quite difficult to even think of using Flash.

Flash may have it’s place, and it will continue to be used where there is no easy alternative, but it will eventually fade away. I don’t know about the two guys that mention they keep getting Flash gigs (unless these are animations or games), but our studio has not received any serious Flash project for months now. And we are Flash semi-gods. :)

So if it doesn’t pay the bills, we simply don’t open it anymore. The harsh truth.
Sorry bobo, but i haven’t made a flash project in years that wasnt mobile friendly. That argument is getting a bit tired.

I even recently had some clients where one of the partners didnt use a computer, but solely an ipad…and they thought it was the sweetest thing ever that their flash site was so interactive on desktop yet so easy to use on ipad. ........ like i told them: if you’re not explicitly designing two completely different sites for touch and mouse, then you’re compromising so that one or both isnt as good as it should be. Responsive layout is a good cheap shortcut for average sites, but its hardly a match for properly designing a great experience for each specifically.

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