Site Spotlight: Veerle's Blog 2.0

I had a long preamble leading up to the announcement of my new site spolight feature, however, I stupidly wrote the post inside wordpress and it got blown away when saving. Though the fanfare was well deserved for my first spotlight, I just don’t have the time to re-write it, so, without further ado….

Veerle’s Blog 2.0

Snapshot of Veerl'e Blog 2.0

From my first visit to Veerle Pieters’ blog it was evident that she poured her entire 15 years of experience in graphic design into it. The typography meshes wonderfully with her well planned layout and use of color. But it isn’t only the design that’s worth the cybertrip. Veerle provides a wealth of tip, tutorials, reviews and musings on everything from art to graphic design to music to web design.

The content ranges from personal to widely useful and the organization is fantastic and easily accessible. The only caveat being that you need to clear an hour or two for your first visit because you may find yourself chain-reading from one post to the next.

Veerle’s blog is a great example of what most blogger’s aspire to provide. Check it out!


Use loadClip to retrieve dynamic properties

Ever had the need to load an external image and retrieve its height and width, possibly to center it? If you used loadMovie, chances are you just ended up very frustrated because the values returned were either wrong or non-existent. The reason for this is that the code you’re using to collect the imported object’s properties is executing before the image has finished loading. These situations can be incredibly frustrating and time-consuming to troubleshoot. Especially since, many times, it executes properly from the Flash IDE.

The solution is actually quite simple.

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