Help Improve Adobe CS4 Products

Recently I upgraded my Adobe Suite to CS4 and upon launching one of the application this dialog box appears…

I have been using Adobe products for many years. From my early days in design I was usingĀ Photoshop and Illustrator, and also using Macromedia’s web design products like Flash, Dreamweaver and Fireworks which were then acquired by Adobe in 2005.

In recent years I have found the the quality of the Adobe products, particularly their web development applications, Flash, Dreamweaver and Fireworks, has been slowly getting worse.



Loading XML files in Flash over an SSL Connection in Internet Explorer

If you have a Flash site which loads dynamically generated XML file using SSL, you may have experienced this problem.

Loading XML files in Flash over an SSL Connection fails in Internet Explorer if the Pragma:no-cache or Cache-control:no-cache HTTP headers are set on the XML file. By default, all dynamically generated files are returned by the server with the Pragma:no-cache header so that they are not cached by the browser.

To ensure that Flash loads the XML successfully, you should use the following function in PHP near the top of your code:


Essential ActionScript 3.0

by Colin Moock
Essential ActionScript 3.0
Colin Moock’s next book, Essential ActionScript 3.0, is now complete. It’s due to ship sometime in June, but you can read the entire manuscript through O’Reilly’s “Rough Cuts” service.

I find that O’Reilly books are an invaluable resource to help build your development knowledge and keep up-to-date with the latest technologies. They are friendly, concise and many of my skills have been built upon using the O’Reilly books as a learning resource.

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