Making Flash less browser-hostile (WAS: why is flash so awesome?)
25 Oct 2007 - 3:07pm
I got lucky this week and was able to write up my research on making
Flash more browser-friendly. Whether or not the methods I found will
be adopted by our Flash devs is still TBD (but I still have my +2
Email Of Overwhelming Persuasion on hand if there's trouble).
Here are the best references I found. The Penner article appears to
be the grandaddy of them all, while the Chakramedia article gives a
very complete discussion of current implementations, including deep
Adobe Knowlegebase Technote - How to make a back button in a SWF file
(Jun 2007) http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_14831
Describes implementing nav history within the SWF, not 'browser back'
On Oct 23, 2007, at 8:32 AM, Matthew Nish-Lapidus wrote:
> The issue with all these techniques for adding bookmarks, deep links, > etc.. is that they are a lot of work and have to be integrated at the > very beginning of the project.. and in the end they give you a lesser > version of what you get for free in a browser. > > > On 10/23/07, Will Parker <wparker at channelingdesign.com> wrote: >> >> On Oct 23, 2007, at 5:17 AM, James Leslie wrote: >> >>> Additionally, I don't believe that Flash pages can be bookmarked at >>> anything other than the root level. >> >> There has been some work done on creating bookmarkable URLs in Flash >> pages, and apparently there are two or three methods that work >> reasonably well. I don't have my collection of links handy at the >> moment, but see http://f6design.com/journal/2006/11/18/deeplink- >> flash- >> deep-linking/ for one example. If there's interest, I can dig out >> more. >> >> The *real* problem is getting Flash-only developers to think of HTML >> as anything but a wrapper to be added on later. > > -- > Matt Nish-Lapidus > email/gtalk: mattnl at gmail.com > ++ > LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattnl > Home: http://www.nishlapidus.com