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experiments

From time to time when I have some free time or I need to experiment with some code that I didnt write and need to play around to learn it better, I end up with some fairly useful stuff. Whimsical. Useful. Strange Downright cool. This is where I'll server them up for whomever might be interested.


Elastic Cord Playback [AS2]
Some fun with elastic cords (the AS2 Dembicki class taken a bit further). To compile the source you will also need MC Tween.
Preview
Download the source (zip)

  • Particles [001] [002] [003] [004]
    (Using Keith Peter's Particle Class.) AS2.
  • Adobe AIR Application [001]
    (Custom Chrome, some event handling, etc. A good template project to check out if you are new to AIR.) AS3/Flex/AIR.
  • Full Resource System [001]
    (XML-based full resource system, usfeul in presenting gallery items, code, etc. each with a graphical representation. Filtering as well.) AS2 includes base files.

classes/code


Podcast Delivery System [AS2]
This source zip includes the FLA, classes, image files and a local XML file to play around with. You would integrate with a podcast's RSS feed, etc. Provided as-is, the code hasn't been cleaned up and I would have done things very differently now.
Download the sources (zip)


Gauge Style Preloader [AS2]
Inspired by the preloaders for Squadrons of WWII, this is a preloader system that mimics the vibrations in a WWII fighter gauge while increasing its reading. A fun visual effect.
Preview
Download the sources (zip)


Orbs Particle System [AS2]
This puppy uses Keith Peter's Particle class, Pixelfume's Reflect class, mc tween, and some simple code to produce a navigation concept where a swarm of particles gravitate towards the active selected orb. Its fun to play with. FlashDevelop project file included.
Preview
Download the sources (zip)

Truncation Class [AS2]
This class allows for easy text trunction based upon pixel width and single-line dynamic text fields. Useful situations: dataGrid UI display, lists, UI in resizable situations, etc.
[ download ]

Elastic Cord Class [AS2]

Sound Spectrum [AS3]

Base Webservice Conduit Class [AS2]
This class allows for XML-RPC webservice calls using POST/GET to return XML data. Offered as a base class for you to modify before deployment, but its a big head start for most. I used a version of this myself to great affect recently. [ download ]

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tutorials/stuff


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Tagcloud: Flash Integration
   By: Eric Dolecki, Aug. 11, 2005 10:00 AM

TagCloud is an automated Folksonomy tool. Essentially, TagCloud searches any number of RSS feeds you specify, extracts keywords from the content and lists them according to prevalence within the RSS feeds. Clicking on the tag's link will display a list of all the article abstracts associated with that keyword...
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Tagcloud: Flash Integration
   By: Eric Dolecki, Aug. 11, 2005 10:00 AM

TagCloud is an automated Folksonomy tool. Essentially, TagCloud searches any number of RSS feeds you specify, extracts keywords from the content and lists them according to prevalence within the RSS feeds. Clicking on the tag's link will display a list of all the article abstracts associated with that keyword...
Read this tutorial