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mbudm says

I designed my first logo in Mac Draw in 1988. Black and white on a nine inch monitor.

Admittedly I was only 14 ;-)

I remember seeing a demo of the rubber stamp tool in 94… That was something.

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mbudm says

I finally had a look at the HTML 5 yesterday, and my conclusion is that all the much vaunted possibilites are really made doable by the masses of JavaScript code tucked beneath the relatively few html5 tags.

I don’t really see how this is that much different from where we are now with JS and xhtml 4. Also, having worked in a big media organisation that tried to enhance their online newspaper products with a lot of js/ajaxy widgets I can’t help but wonder if the difficulties faced with those projects will remain when developng in html5—namely, different results in different browsers.

And even if all browsers do end up handling js and html5 consistently in 1, 2 or 3 years then that’s fine too, because as someone who knows AS3 very well I find jumping over to JS is quite an easy transition. It’s the debugging of JS in different browsers that really pains me.

So for the foreseable future I’ll do keep doing interactive stock things in flash, because they are more reliable and this means I have less support costs.

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mbudm says

Isn’t there are rule on the number of puns you can have in one comment. Scott, you’ve exceeded your limit and will now be banned. :D

At least give him a badge for his efforts. If he was a kiwi he could even pun it to his chest.

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mbudm says

Yeah obviously the rejection ratio must have gone up. So what are we talking here maybe:

before change 20% rejection

after change XX% rejection?

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mbudm says

Changes afoot eh? Sounds interesting.

If there’s any chance we can be given the vaguest of ideas on what is planned that would be great. I’ve got a number of things that I’m thinking of doing (when the freelance work finally dies down) and it would obviously be nice to not go down a path that doesn’t match the direction of AD.

So for example if I were thinking of doing some AS3 templates would I be on a track that suits AD 2 .0? Am I hot or cold?

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mbudm says

I always found it really odd that in CS3 Adobe restricted font symbols to just automatically adding the Latin 1 character set. With no option to select character sets like you can with stage textfields. I mean why bother developing the alternate font embedding approach at all if you’re gonna make it unusable for half the dev population that don’t reside in the Eurozone…?

I bet there was a meeting once that went on too long and the committee overruled the voices of reason. Ah how I don’t miss working in a big corporation.

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mbudm says
Dev team are working on a new reviewing system which I believe it will solve most preview issue. We just have to wait :-)
Why does there need to be new system? just check what you are approving. It takes two seconds. So many broken files are terrible for this sites reputation.

+1. It’s understandable that some files are a bit messed up because of the encryption software, and the autho is the only one who could tell the difference, but we’re referring to those files that show nothing in the preview. Hard to believe that those files get checked.

Also, Rim, I’m sure that some of the reviewers check that the preview isn’t broken, but I’m as positive that some actually don’t. And that should be a must, and there should be penalties about it. Biggest marketplace in the world and broken preview don’t go well together :D.

Fortunately I’ve only had 1 of my 13 files experience this broken preview issue. But when it did happen it was so obvious that the file was broken (blank screen). Even a 2 second check would have been enough in that case.

However my preview problem was 8 months ago so I’m concerned that this still happens.

Of course none of us has a broad enough perspective to know how often this happens but imho obviously busted stuff should never get through. I don’t see why the review improvements can’t just be a process change instead of a tech solution.

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mbudm says

Hi there,

I know that SWFAddress version 2.3 (the one before the current one) had a problem on some macs (i think it was safari – sorry for the vagueness) when there were multiple javascript calls required at close to the same time. The point is that they got around it by reverting back to getURL() and doing a set interval to space out the calls in a ‘queue’.

Here’s the post from asual telling me to download an update from svn: http://sourceforge.net/projects/swfaddress/forums/forum/630934/topic/3333370?message=7501246

M

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mbudm says

Hi there,

I’m interested to hear how authors did in February. I’ve had a pretty consistent folio since September last year and it has been steady since then (60-70 sales a month), with a bit of a dip in this last month (47 sales).

I’m curious if this is a general trend (previous consensus seems to be as2/as3 split or TF taking more market share) or a statistical blip because of my smallish sales figures.

Ta,

M

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mbudm says
1 user can write a file in a week

A preloader sure, but not anything substantial. it would take a week just to plan/design something that will sell at least moderately well, then maybe another week or two to build, test and package up with some good documentation.

Also I imagine a lot of authors here freelance and build stock in their downtime – as I do. So my upload frequency ranges from 1-2 times a month to once every three months depending on how many other jobs I have on.

M

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