‘Slivercasting’ with Web video

From The New York Times (“As Internet TV Aims at Niche Audiences, the Slivercast Is Born,” by Saul Hansell, March 12, 2006): Slivercasting refers to a video channel that “is broadcast only on the Internet, which enables video… Read More

Using Scenes in Flash

For intermediate Flash users only: I created a PDF for my students and put it online here; it explains how to use Scenes when authoring in Flash. It also explains a bit about using the bandwidth profiler. We… Read More

‘Eat This’ – A Flash experience

The Web site for a Food Network TV show: Eat This. How appealing is this? Look at the little notebook at the bottom of the page. Check out the way the text on the right side supplements and… Read More

What are ‘Rich Internet Applications’?

A student asked me this recently. He had seen the phrase “rich media” in an article and thought the author was trying to coin a new phrase. I’m familiar with the phrase through Macromedia (now part of Adobe),… Read More

Where do blogs and ‘citizen journalism’ intersect?

From an article in AsiaMedia (March 7): “Blogging is more of an individual process, where you might write about personal issues in your daily life or comment on an issue that is important to you,” said Lam Oi-wan,… Read More

Journalism students and Flash

In four short weeks, I’ve seen most of my 15 students in an advanced Web design course progress — with a lot of hard work — to where they can produce a decent little news package in one… Read More

Using FlashPaper to put presentations online

Last week I used FlashPaper to convert a Word document to a PDF. It worked great! Today I used FlashPaper to convert a PowerPoint slideshow to a SWF file that will play in any up-to-date Web browser. Wow!… Read More