Archive for the ‘Plugins’ Category

Structure Creator 1.1.3 Released

Thursday, December 18th, 2008
Structure Creator

A while ago I posted about a plugin for Flash that creates a folder structure for flash projects. Well I have just uploaded a new version with quite a few bug fixes. It is available at http://code.google.com/p/flashstructurecreator/

Flash Project Structure Creator

Monday, November 17th, 2008
Structure Creator

Danny, Shang and I have been creating a flash extension which creates the project structure for a flash project. The default structure is setup for web projects however the schema is customisable using a simple xml format. Using the default schema it will generate a project with swfobject and swfaddress and create the html file for the flash to display in.

It's a very handy plugin which speeds up the workflow when creating flash projects. It works in both Flash CS3 and CS4.

If you have any suggestions about what should be included or changed in this plugin, please leave a comment. I'd like to hear some of your feedback on it.

It is available at google code.

2 Great Firefox Plugins for Web Developers

Monday, August 25th, 2008

If you are web developer then there are two plugins for Firefox that are a must.

The first is the Web Developers Toolbar.

The toolbar adds many menus that aid in the development of websites. You can enable and disable JavaScript, images, CSS and cookies. You can also resize the window to show how a site will look on different screen resolutions plus a whole lot more. The toolbar also works on Flock and Seamonkey, and runs on any OS that can run these browsers such as OSX, Windows and Linux.

The other great plugin that I really love is Firebug.

"You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page" - Firebug.

There's a great part of this plugin that I use, which is the Inspect Tool. Have you ever made a site and wondered why your div is a few extra pixels wide? With Firebug you can identify the problem with ease. It displays the width, height, padding, border, margin and offset of each element in the page so you can see why your page isn't displaying properly. Plus you can edit pages on the fly so you can see how they look straight away.

These are really fantastic plugins. So a big shout out to Chris Pederick for the Web Developer Toolbar, and to Joe Hewitt, Rob Campbell and Justin Dolske for Firebug.