Update, Dec. 2018: LearnSWFObject.com has been retired. It had a successful run, but with the demise of Adobe Flash, was no longer relevant. The domain learnswfobject.com is now owned by a squatter, don’t bother visiting. The site contents are preserved on GitHub, available at https://pipwerks.github.io/learnswfobject/
I’m happy to introduce you to my latest project, LearnSWFObject.com
It’s been many, many months in the making, and has rudely been put aside a number of times when my life left me no free time to work on it. Happily, I’ve been able to push through the last remaining barriers and get the site out the door. Hopefully someone will find it useful.
I’ve ported my most popular SWFObject tutorials and examples to the new site — updated, of course — and have added a few new tutorials, too. As part of the housecleaning effort, I’ve removed all SWFObject examples and tutorials from pipwerks.com. 301 redirects will re-route the most popular posts to their LearnSWFObject.com equivalent, but the odds and ends have been sent to the compost heap.
I’m most excited about the brand-new code generator (written from scratch) that will write your SWFObject embed code for you. Some notes about the generator:
- It can write HTML 5, HTML 4 (transitional/strict), and XHTML 1 (transitional/strict) doctypes
- It includes a download link that lets you save your generated markup in an HTML file
- The static publishing option includes an option for a nice, shorter syntax
LearnSWFObject.com will remain a work in progress, as SWFObject itself continues to evolve and people find news ways to
break use it in their sites. I will continue to play with the formatting and layout from time to time.
In other SWFObject news, I think I’m allowed to report that SWFObject 2.3 is in the works, and will contain mostly bug fixes and an enhancement or two. Bug reports and feature requests are always welcome at SWFObject’s Google Code site. If you have questions about how to use SWFObject that aren’t answered by the LearnSWFObject.com tutorials, please post them on the SWFObject Google Group.