Orange is back

January 5th, 2013

So it’s been a while. And when I say a while, it looks like my last post was in 2010. That’s pretty pathetic.

I’ve had a very eventful couple of years. But I have really missed my home here at orangesplotch. It’s time to get back in the saddle and ride off into the sunrise. Yes, that’s sunrise, because today is a new day. Welcome back! I’ve missed you all.

Web Fonts and Javascript Position Offsets

December 17th, 2010

I started using Typekit’s web fonts on this site and suddenly my Javascript demos weren’t working right. Finally tracked it down and solved the problem using Typekit’s font event callbacks. All of the juicy details of the problem and the solution are posted in this riveting article.

Mouse Follower – Javascript Tutorial

December 13th, 2010

Make an HTML object (such as an image) follow the mouse around the page using Javascript.

SwfObj Grows Up

November 22nd, 2010

After almost a year since the last version was released, SwfObj version 1.0.1 has just published. It includes a new way to incorporate alt content for better HTML5 support on browsers that don’t support Flash content. Read about all of the changes in this latest SwfObj release.

Bash .. Going Up

November 17th, 2010

I’ve been doing a lot of work in the bash shell lately and thought I’d share one of the hacks that makes life just a little easier. Here’s a little bash function to make traversing directories easier in the command prompt.

Update on Javascript tutorials

August 25th, 2010

The summer is just about over and I don’t have any javascript tutorials to show for it. That isn’t to say I haven’t been busy working on them, though. In fact, I’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes to upgrade this whole site. As usual it’s taking much longer than I intended […]

Flash is dead

April 7th, 2010

According to all of the buzz on the interweb these days, Flash is dead. While I doubt that is the case, I do think that there are a lot more things that can now be done without Flash. And I intend to test out that concept throughout the year with some fresh new tutorials.

SwfObj Version 0.9.2

December 4th, 2009

The latest release of SwfObj adds the option to embed your Flash objects dynamically. Now SwfObj fully takes advantage of the SwfObject Javascript library.

SwfObj Updates for WP 2.8

June 16th, 2009

New release of SwfObj hot off the press. This release uses the newly updated SwfObject 2.2 code as well as fixes an issue for Wordpress users who place their wp-content somewhere other than the default location.

Flash Tutorial: Eyes Following the Mouse

April 21st, 2009

Have you ever seen those paintings where the eyes are always looking at you no matter where you stand. Well, sorry, this tutorial won’t teach you anything about painting. This simple Flash tutorial goes over how to make a pair of eyes follow the mouse using Actionscript.