05.31.08

Search Engine Optimization Example

Posted in Flash, Search Engine, SEO at 9:12 pm by Curtis J. Morley

The other day I consulted for the largest Agency in the state about Flash and SEO. Specifically how to get Flash on the top of the Google Ranking. As part of the presentation I described the 2 types of results that you want to score high on. The first is "Most Popular" searches and the second is the long tail results. Through this I gathered some data about the CurtisMorley.com site and thought it would make an interesting post showing what results this site has been able to produce. It also gives quick reference to some of the errors.

 

 

*Disclaimer Google Search results change daily this information is accurate as of the day of this posting.

 

Most Common Google Search Terms for Flex /Flash Errors

 

Long Tail Search Terms for Flex/Flash Errors

 

05.28.08

ActionScript Error #1067 – Implicit coercion of a value of type void to an unrelated type Function.

Posted in Error, Error, errors, Flash, Flex at 9:34 pm by Curtis J. Morley

ActionScript Error #1067: Implicit coercion of a value of type void to an unrelated type Function.

ActionScript 3 Error #1067 Description:
AS3 error 1137 is describing the fact that you have entered a parameter that is not supposed to be inside the parenthesis.

Flex / Flash Error 1067 Fix:
Remove all parameters from within the parenthesis.

Bad Code 1:

alone_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, trace("The message"));

Good Code 1:

alone_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, traceMe);
function traceMe (e:MouseEvent)
{
trace("The message");
}

AS3 Error # 1067: Implicit coercion of a value of type String to an unrelated type int.

ActionScript 3 Error #1067: Implicit coercion of a value of type Boolean to an unrelated type int.

Bad Code 2:

var TargetDate:Date = new Date(_year, _month, _date, _hour, _minute=false);

or

var TargetDate:Date = new Date(_year, _month, _date, _hour, _minute=String);

Good Code 2:

var TargetDate:Date = new Date(_year, _month, _date, _hour, _minute=10);

AS3 Error 1067 Fix #2 - In the example below you will see that the function "Return Type" is listed as "int" when it needs to be listed as String.  To fix this simply change the Return Type to String or return a valid integer.

Bad Code:

function bob():int
{
return "message";
}

Good Code:

function bob():String
{
return "message";
}

Related Error(s):
Flash / Flex Error 1188
AS3 Warning 1102

This should help you resolve Flex / Flash Error #1067

Thanks and as always Happy Flashing

Curtis J. Morley

05.27.08

Let’s not Forget SoundBooth CS4 beta

Posted in Adobe at 6:24 am by Curtis J. Morley

I was so excited last night about the release of Dreamweaver CS4 and Fireworks CS4 that I almost forgot to mention Soundbooth CS4 beta Release.

  • Multitrack Workflow and a Non-Destructive File Format (.ASND)
  • Snapshots (just like Photoshop)
  • MP3 preview
  • Match volume of multiple clips
  • Equalize clip volume levels
  • Beat detection
  • Metadata Improvements
  • New User Interface
  • New Normalize and Hard Limit features
  • New WDM Audio Driver
  • Scores in Multitrack
  • Score Library Panel
  • Adobe Crash Reporter

Happy Flashing and making/mixing sounds for your Flash

05.26.08

CS4 Beta’s are out.

Posted in Browser, quicktip at 10:26 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Adobe Releases CS4 Beta Products

Well we knew it wouldn't be long after the public release of Flash Player 10 that CS4 Betas would be released.  Currently you can download the beta of Dreamweaver CS4 and beta of Fireworks CS4.  There currently is no Flash Beta but of course you can author for Flash 10 with Flex 3 and SDK 3.0.

Dreamweaver and Fireworks are excellent tools that if you don't have you should get soon.  Especially with the new enhancements.  Here is a summary from the Adobe Labs website.

DreamWeaver CS4:

  • Live View
  • Related Files
  • Code Navigator
  • CSS best practices
  • Code hinting for Ajax and JavaScript frameworks
  • HTML data sets
  • Photoshop Smart Objects
  • Subversion integration
  • Adobe® AIR™ authoring support
  • New user interface

Fireworks CS4:

  • New user interface
  • CSS-based layouts
  • PDF export
  • Live Style improvements
  • Adobe type engine
  • AIR authoring

Thanks,

Curtis J. Morley

P.S.  I realize that the date on this post is before the actual date on Adobe Labs, but they always post the night before.  It may have something to do with global time.

05.24.08

My Baby Tops the Charts

Posted in Family at 10:26 pm by Curtis J. Morley

My cutest baby who is seven months old is topping the charts.  No she didn't get signed like David Archuleta or is the latest box office release.

Malia is in 100th percentile in her weight and 90th percentile in height.  Read about the it here.

Flex / Flash Error 1137

Posted in Flash at 6:02 am by Curtis J. Morley

ActionScript Error #1137: Incorrect number of arguments. Expected no more than 0.

ActionScript 3 Error #1137 Description:
AS3 error 1137 is describing the fact that you have entered a parameter that is not supposed to be inside the parenthesis.

Flash Error 1137 Fix:
Remove all parameters from within the parenthesis.

Bad Code:

var fileToLoad:URLRequest = new URLRequest("cleanhandsworkahsc.swf")
var myLoader:Loader = new Loader(fileToLoad);
this.addChild(myLoader);

Good Code:

var fileToLoad:URLRequest = new URLRequest("cleanhandsworkahsc.swf")
var myLoader:Loader = new Loader();
myLoader.load(fileToLoad);
this.addChild(myLoader);

This should help you resolve Flex / Flash Error #1137

Thanks and as always Happy Flashing

Curtis J. Morley

05.23.08

Flash 10 Tutorial on Saving Files from Flash

Posted in Flash at 11:12 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Save Files from Flash

Lee Brimelow has put up a great video tutorial on how to save files to the local system.

Save Files directly from Flash 10

http://www.gotoandlearn.com/player.php?id=76

This is a great day to have the save functionality back in Flash.  I have many uses for this.

Happy Flashing,

Curtis J. Morley

05.22.08

Full Flash 10 Documentation

Posted in Flash at 11:47 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Flash 10 documentation has been posted and linked to by Ryan Stewart and Trevor McCauley(senocular).

This is some great bedtime reading you can find out about all the great 3D support in Flash 10, dynamic sound generation, Drawing API in Flash 10, and the very exciting Local File Acces in Flash 10, etc...

I haven't gotten to the part about bones and kinematics yet. But I will let you know when I do.

Currently it is a zip file with all the docs.

Get the Flash 10 documentation here.

Happy Flashing

Curtis J. Morley

05.21.08

Programming Flash 10 Dynamic Sound

Posted in Flash at 9:21 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Tinic Uro, the Hero to all Flash developers for putting in the sound enhancements for Flash 10 Player, has put up three fantastic posts on how to actually use the new Sound methods.

Tinics Uro's Article on Sound In Flash 10 - part 1 (Talks about how Vista messed up the SOUND_COMPLETE event)
Sound in Flash 10 - part 2 (Gives a great explanation of how to create sound and even gives code)
Sound in Flash 10 - part 3 (Explains and displays code on how to pull data from a sound object already in Flash)

Happy Flashing Tinic and everyone,

Curtis J. Morley

05.20.08

Flash 10 Drawing API tutorials

Posted in Flash, Flash 10 at 10:32 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Flash 10 Drawing Tutorials

In the spirit of keeping everyone on the bleeding edge, Trevor McCauley at Senocular has provided an amazingly detailed description of using the drawing API's with for Flash 10.  This is a must read.

http://www.senocular.com/flash/tutorials/flash10drawingapi/

I will keep you up to date on all of the great tutorials I find on using Flash 10.

Thanks and Happy Flashing

Curtis J. Morley

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