Category: Programming

IE8 Font-Family Crapiness

I installed IE8 last night, had to do a manual download as it hasn’t shown up in Windows Update yet. Seems ok, took a while to get used to the slight change in tab styling. So everything’s going hunky dory until I landed on a Wikipedia page. It was being rendered with some crazy font […]

Update Flash IDE Player

Everyone knows that to update your browsers Flash player you just need to visit the Adobe site and follow the “Get Flash” links. Pretty simple stuff, however doing this does not update the Player that the IDE uses, which is the same one used when you open a swf on its own off your HDD. […]

ActionScript 3 Greyscale

Just had to desaturate a clip and then return it to normal. Code wise it’s rather simple, the following turns a MovieClip with an instance name of test to grey: To return it to the default state just clear the color matrix:

Joomla and SWFObject IE6 Base Tag Issue

One of the sites I’ve been working on recently introduced a couple of Flash elements to the layout. I’ve been using SWFObject 2 to write out the HTML to the page for these. Works fine in IE7, FF2, FF3 and Opera 9 but IE6 refuses to load the page. I viewed source on the page […]