Along with all the geek’s around the world, today I got a hands on impression of Google Chrome.
First off — the rationale behind the browser is exactly what it should be. Clean, quick, and flexible.
When I click on a tab, it finally creates a new window!
The best part, any advances made in development on Chrome, are open source and can be integrated with Firefox down the line.
Update – Great article over at wired on the story behind Chrome
Update #2 – Arsetechnica has just published an article reviewing Chrome
Update #3 – Security flaws in Google Chrome found, based on old webkit flaw.
Something that I’ve just recently started playing with again is the ability for flash to intelligently adapt to it’s window becoming larger and smaller.
After researching the subject (go google!) I found a great resource to help me along Liquid Flash Layout. It included examples and methods used to do the whole thing. Liquid flash layouts really aren’t all that complex — initially.
Now that it’s implemented, I have a routine that updates all windows when the browser is reset. To eliminate those crazy user actions, I forced it to stop at 640×480 (or any variant like that).
After a few quick tests, I was able to modify the actionscript libraries slightly to pull WordPress blog entries into a flash website.
Please check out this great article on xmlrpc and integrating flash with WordPress.
Final results will be posted soon. My goal is to have the website react to live posts via wordpress, and leverage wordpress as a CMS “on the go” using the iphone WordPress application to post “Press Releases” on my website remotely.
This should post a pic of my desktop…
I am experimenting on integrating the wordpress application with my flash front end, through the RSS XML conduit.
I’ll post any results — of course if there are no results, you may not see anything at all!