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SWFAddress – Deep Linking for Flash

Do you use SWFObject? If not, there is now even more reason why you should be. Today I came across a project called SWFAddress, which describes itself as such:

SWFAddress is a small script that sits on top of SWFObject and provides deep linking for Flash websites and applications. In other words it enables the Back, Forward and Refresh buttons of the browser and creates unique URLs with page titles that can be sent over email or IM.

Their samples work amazingly well, and it is extremely simple to implement -- they even provide AS2 and AS3 classes to use. It supports all major browsers including IE 6/7, FireFox 1.5/2, Safari 2.04+ and Opera 9.02. Finally, this may be the end of one of the largest usability gripes about Flash!

jonnymac blog » XPLANE said,

December 26, 2006 @ 5:43 pm

[…] The best feature (from a Flash developer’s perspective) is the usage of SWFAddress. I had posted about SWFAddress’s ability to allow deep-linking and bookmarking of Flash sites a few months back, and this was the first project to use it. I have to say, it was very easy to use and the developer was very responsive to my bug reports and helped me to resolve them in a very timely fashion. And, it’s open source to boot. […]

jonnymac blog » Five Common SWFAddress Mistakes said,

May 18, 2007 @ 9:37 am

[…] has a great blog post on five of the most common mistakes users of SWFAddress make, which I have posted about before and use in almost every site/application I build. I believe the post will be helpful because while […]

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