Tag Archives: flash

M3talinks for May 4th through May 5th

M3talinks for May 4th through May 5th:

  • Abney Park – Steampunk Band
  • Thoughts on Flash – I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our App Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain.
  • Thoughts on Flash – I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our App Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain.
  • Highlights: The Journal’s Exclusive Interview With Adobe CEO – Digits – WSJ – Earlier on Thursday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs published an essay in which he took Adobe to task over its Flash software, which Apple does not support on its mobile products, such as the iPhone and iPad. The squabbling between Apple and Adobe has been getting increasingly personal, with Adobe executives and employees angered in particular by Apple’s decision to block Adobe software that would allow developers to produce programs in Flash that would then be converted to work on the iPhone.<br />
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    The Journal’s Alan Murray had an exclusive interview with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen Thursday afternoon, and Digits live-blogged the event. Highlights are below. Excerpts of the video are set to be available on the News Hub live show at 4 p.m., with the full video available on the Journal’s Web site.
  • Batch command line file conversion with PyODConverter – OpenOffice.org Ninja – You want to batch convert .doc to .pdf using the command line on a server without a GUI? Or you need automated .ppt to .swf conversion through cron, a sysvinit service, or a remote web server? Online conversion services such as Zamzar.com and Media-convert.com not working for you? Whichever formats you need to batch convert, PyODConverter is a simple Python script for just this purpose
  • DAG: unoconv: Convert between any document format supported by OpenOffice – unoconv converts between any document format that OpenOffice understands. It uses OpenOffice's UNO bindings for non-interactive conversion of documents.<br />
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    Supported document formats include Open Document Format (.odt), MS Word (.doc), MS Office Open/MS OOXML (.xml), Portable Document Format (.pdf), HTML, XHTML, RTF, Docbook (.xml), and more.<br />
    Features<br />
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    * Converts between different document formats that OpenOffice understands<br />
    * OpenOffice can export to about 100 different document formats<br />
    * Can be used for batch processing<br />
    * Combine with asciidoc and docbook2odf to create nice themed PDF or Word (.doc) files<br />
    * Autostarts OpenOffice for processing if necessary<br />
    * Can be used in a client/server environment to process documents centrally
  • Batch command line file conversion with PyODConverter – OpenOffice.org Ninja – You want to batch convert .doc to .pdf using the command line on a server without a GUI? Or you need automated .ppt to .swf conversion through cron, a sysvinit service, or a remote web server? Online conversion services such as Zamzar.com and Media-convert.com not working for you? Whichever formats you need to batch convert, PyODConverter is a simple Python script for just this purpose
  • DAG: unoconv: Convert between any document format supported by OpenOffice – unoconv converts between any document format that OpenOffice understands. It uses OpenOffice's UNO bindings for non-interactive conversion of documents.<br />
    <br />
    Supported document formats include Open Document Format (.odt), MS Word (.doc), MS Office Open/MS OOXML (.xml), Portable Document Format (.pdf), HTML, XHTML, RTF, Docbook (.xml), and more.<br />
    Features<br />
    <br />
    * Converts between different document formats that OpenOffice understands<br />
    * OpenOffice can export to about 100 different document formats<br />
    * Can be used for batch processing<br />
    * Combine with asciidoc and docbook2odf to create nice themed PDF or Word (.doc) files<br />
    * Autostarts OpenOffice for processing if necessary<br />
    * Can be used in a client/server environment to process documents centrally
  • JODConverter | Art of Solving – JODConverter, the Java OpenDocument Converter, converts documents between different office formats.<br />
    It leverages OpenOffice.org, which provides arguably the best import/export filters for OpenDocument and Microsoft Office formats available today.<br />
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    JODConverter automates all conversions supported by OpenOffice.org, including<br />
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    * Microsoft Office to OpenDocument, and viceversa<br />
    o Word to OpenDocument Text (odt); OpenDocument Text (odt) to Word<br />
    o Excel to OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ods); OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ods) to Excel<br />
    o PowerPoint to OpenDocument Presentation (odp); OpenDocument Presentation (odp) to PowerPoint<br />
    * Any format to PDF<br />
    o OpenDocument (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation) to PDF<br />
    o Word to PDF; Excel to PDF; PowerPoint to PDF<br />
    o RTF to PDF; WordPerfect to PDF; …<br />
    * And more

linkHive For Feb 1st

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 1st

  • 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
  • Flash, iPad, Standards – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report – Lack of Flash in the iPad (and before that, in the iPhone) is a win for accessible, standards-based design. Not because Flash is bad, but because the increasing popularity of devices that don’t support Flash is going to force recalcitrant web developers to build the semantic HTML layer first. Additional layers of Flash UX can then be optionally added in, just as, in proper, accessible, standards-based development, JavaScript UX enhancements are added only after we verify that the site works without them.
  • 13 Useful WordPress SQL Queries You Wish You Knew Earlier | Onextrapixel – Showcasing Web Treats Without Hitch – WordPress is driven by a MySQL database. This is something active WordPress users would know. However, if you only just read about it here from us, here’s what you should know. MySQL is a free relational database management system available in most web hosting services. All of the WordPress data like the posts, comments, categories, and settings are stored within the MySQL database. If you wish to read up more about MySQL, you can take a look at WordPress’s Database Schema.
  • 10 Tips for Better Print Style Sheets | Webdesigner Depot – Print style sheets have been somewhat forgotten, and yet they remain important all the same. Many people print out articles to read while traveling or when they have no access to the Internet.

    Print style sheets have definite benefits. For example, reading on paper is less tiring on the eyes than reading on screen.

    Also, following tutorials is easier if you have one next to you, with your code editor open on the screen; that way, you don’t have to switch windows every time to look something up.

    In this article we’ll point out 10 easy tips that will help you create better print style sheets.