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In Case You Didn’t Know: HTML5rocks.com

by RJ Owen
June 28, 2010

Want to learn the ins and outs of HTML5? Visit HTML5rocks.com for samples of code, tutorials, presentations and many more resources. You also can follow HTML5rocks on Twitter for the latest news and information.

Helping Adobe Flash and Google Chrome Work Harmoniously

by RJ Owen
June 28, 2010

Recently, when my Flash Player debugger stopped working in Chrome, I turned to the illustrious Kevin Suttle for help. Check out my InsideRIA post to see the wisdom he bestowed in helping me get my favorite browser up and running Flash properly.

Eagerly Awaiting Swiz Framework Version 1.0

by RJ Owen
June 18, 2010

It’s taken about two years for the Swiz team to release version 1.0 of its Swiz micro-architecture for Flex development. Learn more about this exciting, soon-to-be-released framework by reading my blog post at InsideRIA.

Effective Data Visualization Informs, Compels and Delights

by Eddie Breidenbach
June 17, 2010

Everything I create at EffectiveUI follows our mantra of taking design beyond aesthetically pleasing the eye and making it useful and meaningful to users. The infographics I create are no different. I approach data visualization as a way to provide unique insights, solve specific problems and tell important stories in compelling ways.

Variable Tile Layout Resizes Columns/Rows by Their Unique Elements

by Leonard Souza
June 17, 2010

If you’ve struggled with how Flex 4′s s:TileLayout class sizes its columns and rows based upon the largest element out of the entire dataProvider, then take a look at my VariableTileLayout, which will size its columns/rows based upon the largest element in each specific column/row.

2010 CaT Conference: Focus on Ideas, Enhance People’s Lives

by Simon Hannan
June 11, 2010

I had the pleasure this week of attending the conference, where industry pioneers such as Faris Yakob and Theo Watson used the platform to send powerful, overarching messages: Seek out ideas; look outward, not inward; and above all else, abandon your comfort zone to create products that support and elevate the human condition.