It’s hard to believe that I have run learnswfobject.com for nearly ten years. It’s easy to overlook now, but back when Flash was booming, before iOS and Android changed everything, SWFObject was a very important piece of web technology. According to BuiltWith.com, SWFObject’s usage peaked at about 3.5 million sites in late 2013. As of Dec 2018, there are still over 1.1 million sites using SWFObject. That’s a lot of sites. Accordingly, there were also a lot of web developers trying to learn how to use SWFObject. I didn’t create SWFObject — it was Geoff Stearns‘ brainchild — but I …
For the record, all demos for LearnSWFObject.com have been relocated from my personal server to GitHub. The root URL has changed from demos.learnswfobject.com to learnswfobject.com/demos.
This is a journey into the madness of Internet Explorer. Yes, there is a happy ending.
This week — a year and a half after settling with Microsoft — Eolas has gone on the attack again, filing suit against “Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Argosy Publishing (publisher of The Visible Body), Blockbuster, Citigroup, eBay, Frito-Lay, GoDaddy, J. C. Penney, JPMorgan Chase, ‘transactional’ adult entertainment provider New Frontier Media, Office Depot, Perot Systems, Playboy Enterprises, Rent-a-Center, Staples, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments, Yahoo, and YouTube.”
I’d like to say thank you to all the people who posted in the pipwerks forum, and invite you to join me in the new eLearning Technology and Development group.
I’d also like to ask anyone and everyone who develops e-learning to drop by and sign up for the eLearning Technology and Development group. Ask questions — lots of questions — and let’s see if we can get a good community going!
Cool news for SWFObject users: the swfobject.js file is now being hosted on Google’s servers as part of the AJAX Libraries API. This means you can directly link to the file on a Google server instead of maintaining a copy on your own server.
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. 🙂 (Thanks to Winston for letting me know about the dead links.)