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The 2012 Interactive Industry in Review

December 17, 2012 in Business, Tech

Here we are, at the end of a tumultuous 2012 for the interactive industry (covering the production of web, apps, games and other software), and the end of this site’s mission. So much of 2009, 2010 and 2011 was dominated by the manufactured battles pitting HTML against Flash (technologies that should have been perceived as […]

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The Era of the “Adaptable GUI” in Web Apps

September 11, 2012 in Business, Tech

Executing complex projects for the web has become more complicated and expensive a process in 2012, than it was two or three years ago. There are many drivers for this increase in cost — some of which have already been discussed at length on this site. One such driver of increased costs is the amount […]

An Introduction to Adobe Edge Animate for Flash Professional Users

September 5, 2012 in Tech

Traditionally, those of us designing animated or highly interactive content for the web have been able to rely on Adobe Flash Player to display this content without issue across Windows, Mac, and Linux. In fact, the Google Chromium team reports that Flash Player is still installed on 99.9% of desktop machines running Chrome. There are […]


New Advice Column: The Reluctant JavaScripter

June 5, 2012 in Business, Community, Tech

[Editor’s note: In a continuing community service effort, has licensed the following advice column “The Reluctant JavaScripter” .  Long time self-appointed Flash expert Phillip Kerman is honored to serve the rejected Flash developers with straight answers to their stupid questions.] Dear Reluctant.js: I have a friend—not me—who’s struggling with a self-identity problem. For the […]