Category Archives: Skinning

Adobe MAX session: Flash Catalyst and Builder workflows

At Adobe MAX this week, I presented a session entitled “Working with Flash Catalyst Projects in Flash Builder 4” – the recording for this is now available for playback on Adobe TV and I’ve posted the slides below. [kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” … Continue reading

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Flash Catalyst best practices article published

An article I wrote on Flash Catalyst best practices for the Adobe Developer Connection site went live yesterday. One of the things I’ve found with Flash Catalyst is that the quality and usefulness of the assets and component skins that … Continue reading

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Determining when you should (and shouldn't) use AIR

Whilst AIR makes it really easy for web developers to build and deploy cross OS desktop applications, it’s important to consider whether a desktop application is the most appropriate way for your target audience to access your RIA. It often … Continue reading

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27 new Flex skins coming to ScaleNine.com soon

The winners of the ScaleNine ‘Skin to Win’ contest were announced today by Juan Sanchez over on the ScaleNine blog, with the winning entry submitted by ‘Undefined‘, a web development company based in Spain.   Congratulations to the team from … Continue reading

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Last day to enter the ScaleNine contest

Just a reminder that if you are thinking of submitting a theme for the ScaleNine ‘Skin to Win’ contest then today is the last day to package up your entry and submit it here. Top prize is a MacBook Air, … Continue reading

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Flex designer/developer workflow video tutorials

To support the ScaleNine.com contest I created a series of short tutorials that cover using Fireworks CS3 and Flex Builder 3 to create a visual theme for Flex applications. If you’re new to skinning Flex components and creating Flex themes … Continue reading

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Announcing the ScaleNine Skin to Win Challenge

Adobe, along with EffectiveUI, are sponsoring the ScaleNine ‘Skin to Win Challenge’ – this is your chance to win a Macbook AIR with SSD, Creative Suite 3, Flex Builder 3 Professional AND a ticket to MAX! All you have to … Continue reading

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