Mike Chambers about Flash and Web 2.0

There is an interesting article on Mike Chambers blog regarding Flash and Web 2.0.

Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes.

Another great Keith Peters example
Keith Peters(Bit-101) posted his IFBIN Hello World example for Flash(r) By Example. The example uses a force to repel characters of "Hello World" from the mouse cursor.
Demo of Flash 8 download&upload capabilities
Tink has put together a great example of the new File Upload/Download capabilities of Flash 8.
Flash Player 8 PNG compatibility

In the current Flash version loading PNG images in the Flash Player  using MovieClip.loadMovie() didn't work. But now, with the new Flash Player 8 support for PNG is finally included!

A demo of progressive JPG/GIF/PNG loading >>

Flash 8 review
Flash Magazine has got a great review on Flash 8 that is well worth reading.
New Flash 8 experiments at Bit-101

BIT-101 from Keith Peters has got some great Flash 8 examples, go ahead and check it out!

Presentations with new features from Dreameaver 8

A few MAX 2005 presentations contain a few of the new cool features of Dreamweaver 8 so go ahead, take a quick peek!

Flash Earth
Flashearth is an impressive example of using the data from Google and MSN Virtual Earth for a Flash interface.
Fireworks 8 features new CSS popup menu feature

Pop-up menus created by the current version of Fireworks are still table-based. Greg Rewis shows a cool feature of Fireworks 8, CSS popup menus that are easily integrated with Dreamweaver.

 

New Flash 8 Player Security Whitepapers
Macromedia has just published some interesting whitepapers about the Flash 8 security
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