Flex, Firefox plug-in + community.

Flex, Firefox plug-in + community.

Following on from my recent post on creating a specific flex search using Google I wanted to make it easier to flick between the main Google search and the flex collection Google search.
Well I’ve created an OpenSearch plugin (supported by Firefox 2+, Internet Explorer 7+, etc) so I can now easily flick to a specifc flex search whenever I wish now.

 

google search

 

To use search plugin click here.

Community

I’d like it to contain as many helpful flex, AIR and flash sites as possible. I’m talking about sites that actually give you code hints, tips and samples without tonnes of text that get them up the page rankings without actually being of any real use.

Hopefully you’ll all like the search and find it useful.  I’d love it if this flex/AS/AIR search could be as comprehensive as possible.  It would help me (and others) when looking for appropriate information. (I know there are various aggregators out there but the search facilities on these sites aren’t normally great, but Google’s is — so go on, help me add to the list to make it better for everyone 🙂 )

Current List

http://blog.everythingflex.com/
http://dougmccune.com/
http://flexbox.mrinalwadhwa.com/
http://onflash.org/ted/
http://www.mikechambers.com/
http://www.scalenine.com/
http://dougmccune.com/
http://www.darronschall.com/
http://algorithmist.wordpress.com/
http://www.moock.org/blog/
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/communityengine/index.cfm?event=homepage&productId=2
http://actionscriptexamples.com/
http://blogs.adobe.com/air/
http://blogs.adobe.com/flex/
http://www.degrafa.org/
http://flexbox.mrinalwadhwa.com/
http://www.webkitchen.be/
http://blog.flexexamples.com/
http://www.kennethsutherland.com/
http://www.gskinner.com/blog/
http://www.gotoandlearn.com/
http://polygeek.com/

 

If there are any links that you particularly like then leave a message with the link.  If it’s got some good examples etc then I’ll add it to the list.

Cheers.

Additional sites:

http://www.insideria.com/
http://userflex.wordpress.com/
http://www.riaforge.org/
http://www.quietlyscheming.com/

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9 Replies to “Flex, Firefox plug-in + community.”

  1. I’ve checked out your site and it’s not got any unique content. It looks good, but it appears to be just another aggregator site. So unless you start to add your own content then there is no point searching a site only to be pointed at another site.
    K.

  2. Hi Kenneth,

    Thanks for creating and sharing the OpenSearch plugin. It works well and will be pretty handy. How easy was it to create? Could you share the code?

    Many thanks,

    Adrian

  3. @Sri, not that I’m aware of, but you could just take note of the time when the flex swf is called/loaded (using javascript) then on applicationComplete send an event back to the javascript from flex to say that the app is loaded. Then work out the time that way.

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