Monthly Archives: October 2003

FreeHand vs. Illustrator

I am currently sitting at my café style table having a morning latté with my wife. I just opened the latest issue of Macworld magazine (11/03) and started reading the “Feedback” section. I finished reading one called “Free to Be Dissatisfied” where the reader is complaining about a Studio MX review that didn’t include much info about Freehand MX. I am taking this opportunity to answer one of the questions that came out of this readers rant:

Adobe Illustrator has no similar importing and exporting capability for FreeHand – is that a con, too?
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Distractions Everywhere

Well…

I haven’t been working on my site as much as I had hoped over the past month. I should be posting more but distractions have been everywhere. I have had housework to do and family obligations. My hobbiest endeavors are always the first thing to go. I am planning on getting back to my CSS and design work soon. I also have a side project using some new Photoshop JavaScripting that I will be posting updates about.

-Catch you on the other side

Quicktime JavaScript Controls

I have been trying to use JavaScript to control QuickTime within the new Safari browser from Apple. The only browser running on OSX that the controls worked for was Netscape. A summary from Apple’s Web site shows this to be true:

  • QuickTime 4.1 is scriptable using Netscape 4 or 5 on Windows and
    Macintosh

  • QuickTime 6 is scriptable using Internet Explorer on Windows, and
    most or all Netscape or Mozilla-based browsers on Windows or Macintosh.

  • Plug-ins are not scriptable using Internet Explorer for Macintosh