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12 Creating a currency
converter with Web
hestitate and take a services and Flash
a look to see what is Sas Jacobs shows you
going on in the world peek if you want to
stay tuned with latest how to use Web Services
of web development in Flash. Web services
and design. developments.
allow organisations to
provide information to
the public using the
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Dreamweaver Interview Creating a Login Form
Data Sets in Photoshop
with Scott Fegette with PHP and MySQL Part
In this tutorial Sebastian
Learn what's new in 1/5
will show you how to
Dreamweaver CS4 and Create a login form with
create Data Sets in
discover its time saving server side technologies.
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Agenda Page 4
Event Date Place
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Adobe MAX North America November 16-19 San Francisco
Exchange ideas and build relationships with leading designers and developers, industry experts on best practices and emerging technologies.
Service Design Conference November 24-25-26 Amsterdam
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Adobe MAX North Europe December 1-4 Milan
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DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 News Page 5
Windows Live Documents You can access the service from now two-level; mousing over an
are now live. its offical page at http://workspace. icon shows a set of window
At the Professional Developers office.live.com using your Windows thumbnails, and clicking the
Conference on Tuesday, Microsoft Live account. thumbnail switches windows.
has announced that Office apps
Read it at the external site... Jump Lists
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are
going online. This will not affect the Jump lists provide quick access to
traditional versions. Windows 7's User Interface application features. Applications
The work on Windows 7 has focused that use the system API for their
much more on the user experience. Most Recently Used list (the list of
Microsoft also has extensive data recently used filenames that many
on how people use its software. apps have in their File menus) will
Through the Customer Experience automatically acquire a Jump
Improvement Program(CEIP), the List containing their most recently
company has learned a great deal used files. There's also an API to
about the things that users do. allow applications to add custom
entries; Media Player, for example,
includes special options to control
Automatic support for new features
Browser-based Word, Excel, and It is a result of deliberate effort
PowerPoint offered via Microsoft's on Microsoft's part. The company
Office Live Web site, while businesses wants existing applications to
will be able to offer browser-based benefit from as many of the 7
Office capabilities through features as they can without any
Microsoft's SharePoint Server developer effort. New applications
product. can extend this automatic support
through new APIs to further enrich
The company has not revealed its the user experience.The taskbar
entire pricing strategy, although Task Bar thumbnails are another example of
representatives note that the this approach. All applications get
current Office Live has both free, Text descriptions on the buttons thumbnails, but applications with
ad-supported options as well as are gone, in favor of big icons. The explicit support for 7 will be able to
subscription services. icons can—finally—be rearranged; add thumbnails on a finer-grained
no longer will restarting an basis. IE8, for instance, has a
application put all your taskbar thumbnail per tab (rather than per
icons in the wrong order. The window).
navigation between windows is
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Creating a Currency Converter with Web services and Flash CS3 Page 12
S as Jacobs shows you how to use Web Services in Flash. Web services
allow organisations to provide information to the public using the
Internet. You can use a Web service to find out about the weather, stock
quotes and the latest news headlines. Users make a request and the
Web service provides information in XML format. We call this process
consuming a Web service.
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Creating a Currency Converter with Web services and Flash CS3 Page 13
Creating a Currency Converter with Web
services and Flash CS3
You can use Flash to consume a Web service. Flash Flash and Web services
receives the information as XML and you can display If you want to include content from a Web service in
it within your movie. The Web site http://www. Flash, you have several choices.
webservicex.net/ provides a list of Web services that
you can try. You can use pages written in PHP, ColdFusion,
ASP.NET or any other server-side language to retrieve
In this tutorial, we’ll create a currency converter that the information and add it to Flash using the XML
gets the latest rates from a Web service using the class. You’ll need at least version 5 of Flash and a Web
WebServiceConnector component. The user will be server like IIS (Internet Information Services) to use this
able to enter an amount, choose two countries and approach.
see the exchange rate and converted amount. You can also use the XMLConnector data component
to read in the contents of a server-side file. You’ll need
The tutorial will teach you how to use the Flash MX 2004 Professional or above and a Web server.
WebServiceConnector and how to bind data You can use the WebServiceConnector component
directly to a User Interface (UI) components like a with SOAP Web services. This component generates
TextBox, ComboBox or List. Because we’ll use the the Web service request for you and receives the
WebServiceConnector component, you’ll need to response. You’ll need Flash MX 2004 Professional or
have Flash CS3 to complete the tutorial. above to use this approach.
Finally, you can use either the WebServiceConnector
class or the Web Service classes to consume the Web
service. You’ll need Flash MX 2004 Professional or
above and some good ActionScripting skills.
In this tutorial, we’ll look at the third alternative - using
the WebServiceConnector to work with a SOAP Web
service. We’ll use Flash CS3 for this example.
What is SOAP?
SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is one way to
work with Web services. It uses XML to send requests
that are formatted in a specific way. Responses are
also provided in a specific XML format. You can send
SOAP messages using HTTP and even by email. Flash
only supports HTTP based SOAP messages.
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Interview Scott Fegette Page 21
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Interview Scott Fegette Page 22
W hat’s new in Dreamweaver CS4?
Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 delivers several new
time-saving features that will allow users to do more in
less time so they can more fully focus on rich
expressiveness. Some of these highlights include a
new multifaceted and enhanced workspace,
rendering and code enhancements, CSS best
practices, Photoshop Smart Objects, HTML data sets
and SWF inserting.
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Creating a Login Form with PHP and MySQL part 1 Page 32
I n this video tutorial Sebastian
teaches you how to create a login
form using MySQL Administrator,
Dreamweaver CS3, PHP, MySQL and
In this, first part of this tutorial he
shows how to create database using
1. Logging in to MySQL Administrator
2. Creating a Schema
3. Creating a Schema Table
4. Defining columns of a Schema Table
5. Creating database execution
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Creating a Login Form with PHP and MySQL part 2 Page 33
I n this, second part of the tutorial
Sebastian shows how to define a
new site and create connection to the
database from within Dreamweaver
1. Defining a New Site
2. Creating a folder with .php pages
3. Creating a Database Connection
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Creating a Login Form with PHP and MySQL part 3 Page 34
I n this, third part of the tutorial
Sebastian shows how to style your
login form using Cascading Style
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Creating a Login Form with PHP and MySQL part 4 Page 35
I n this, fourth part of the tutorial
Sebastian shows how to insert text
fields and a submit button and style it
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Creating a Login Form with PHP and MySQL part 5 Page 36
I n this, fifth and last part of the
tutorial Sebastian shows how to add
server behavior to your form in order
to allow user to log in.
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Data Sets in Photoshop CS3 Page 37
I n this tutorial Sebastian will show
you how to create Data Sets in
1. What we are going to create
2. Creating variables
3. Creating Data Sets
4. Testing created Data Sets
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 Next Edition Page 38
DMXzone e-Magazine November 2008 About DMXzone Page 39
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