Programming

Clearly without originality

While reading some comments on a popular design site I decided to do a little poking around the posters site and quickly was introduced to "The38thSignal" which if you know design is some non-original attempt to be like 37 Signals a wonderful design and development...

Up and coming designer

My cousin in Florida which is a Graphic Designer has just had her portfolio posted on her schools local web site. She also has some great Photography and even this early has great layout skills...

Thermo at Max 07

While looking through the daily links I noticed that Sam Robbins of Pixel Consumption stumpled on a job posting from Adobe that makes mention of a new innovative tool Thermo. Not much information is available at this time, but soon after, Ted from OnFlex confirmed...

mixpanel, tailor your news

I have been using a very interesting and stylish news engine that personalizes the results based on my taste. Mixpanel.com is a news engine tailored to YOUR interests. It personalizes to your tastes and finds the most relevant content instantly through thousands of new articles...

Flash Player 9 Update

Just hours after Adobe released the Flash CS3 Air Compiler, they have released an update to the Flash Player. Here is what got updated/added: Support for H.264 video and HE-AAC audio codecs Multi-core support for vector rendering. Full screen mode with hardware scaling. Flash Player cache...

PHP to generate font code for Flex

I have been loading Fonts for a project for over 2 hours now and I am about 70{9eb845e9932a4c0558a0305a78bf1c2d5042d8a06323e6cdeacdb9c8597fbf65} done. Basically I needed an SWF library of fonts to be used in an application I am developing, problem is the font needs to be registered (loaded) in order for the “New Font” option to see it. Now on the Mac I found adding/deleting fonts is easy, but very time consuming.

This is all being done in AS2, of course my love of Flash comes in to AS3, where I was able to (just for testing) create this little PHP script that reads a directory of fonts and creates the embed tags for me.. figured I would share it, so here it is.

Again, this is ONLY for AS3 (in Flex).

<?php
$dir = opendir('./fonts/');
while (false !== ($file = readdir($dir)))
{
if ($file != "." && $file != "..")
{
print "@font-face {\n\tsrc:url(\"fonts/" . $file . "\");\n\tfontFamily: myFont;\n\tflashType: true;\n}\n";
}
}
closedir($dir);
?>

It repeatedly prints out import blocks, like this:
@font-face {
src:url("fonts/LT_13171.ttf");
fontFamily: myFont;
flashType: true;
}