SWFObject example links fixed

When I recently reorganized my SWFObject examples (adding a bunch of SWFObject 2.0 examples), a few links were accidentally hosed. Links fixed. Sorry ’bout that. There are now over 30 examples using over 50 files, and I just tested each and every one of them to ensure they work. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Thanks to Winston for letting me know about the dead links.)

More SWFObject 2.0 examples

I just posted a few more SWFObject 2.0 examples: Plain-vanilla SWF embedding using SWFObject 2.0 Using SWFObject 2.0 with ExternalInterface Determining whether a SWF was successfully embedded (returning a boolean in JavaScript) Using SWFObject with an ‘onclick’ event Update: The SWFObject examples list is now located at http://learnswfobject.com

SWFObject examples have been updated

Just an FYI: The SWFObject section of my site has been updated with SWFObject 2.0 examples, including: Using SWFObject with ajax (xmlhttprequest) Using ExpressInstall Toggling a SWF’s visibility Passing querystrings to a SWF using PHP Setting the z-index and wmode (allowing page elements to overlap the Flash SWF) SWFObject has two publishing options: static publishing and dynamic publishing. I’m happy to report that every SWFObject 2.0 example on my site has both a static and a dynamic example. I also included instructions for most of the examples. Hopefully people will find them useful! ๐Ÿ™‚ The SWFObject section is located at …

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Bollyboard?

Funny stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚ The Adventures of Bollywood Blackboardwala Here’s a small series of humorous episodes related to recent Blackboard and Open Source Learning Management Systems. The mashups are made with snippets of classic Hindi Bollywood films, overlaid with user created subtitles, from a fun online tool called BombayTV from Grapheine. The role of Blackboardwala is played by none other than Amitabh Bacchan, of course. http://metamedia.typepad.com/metamedia/2008/04/the-adventures.html [link no longer available] [from e-Literate]

Extending the SCORM wrapper and ActionScript classes

I’ve had a number of people ask me why I haven’t extended my SCORM helpers (the JavaScript-based SCORM API wrapper and the two ActionScript classes) to completely remove the need to know any of the “cmi” calls. I have three reasons: SCORM is not that simple, the functionality between SCORM versions is significantly different, and extending the helpers that far means writing a complete (non-standardized) replacement syntax for SCORM.

SCORM files relocated… again.

Sorry to give everyone the runaround, but after trying Google Code for a month, I found it seriously lacking and not very fun to use. Therefore as of tonight, all of my SCORM files (and other goodies) are back at pipwerks.com on a dedicated downloads page.

SCORM API Wrapper updated to auto-handle exit and status

The SCORM API wrapper (v1.1.7) has been updated to automatically set the initial course status and the exit status.

The point of my SCORM API wrapper is to make working with SCORM easier. These two new functions are intended to ensure you follow best practices with your SCORM code while reducing the amount of tedious code you will need to write for your course.

cmi.core.exit & cmi.exit

Ok, I just had to write a quick blurb about this one: in about 3.5 years of using SCORM in my own course code, I had never used cmi.core.exit (SCORM 1.2) or cmi.exit (SCORM 2004). Seems incredibly daft of me now that I’ve taken a few minutes to review the documentation.

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