Hamish Rickerby

Technology Consultant & iOS Developer based in Sydney, Australia


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I’m doing a bit of Flash work for a mate who is setting up a website to host video. One of the problems I just solved was how to get some text to flow around an image. I was hoping there would be some sort of way to make a textfield of arbitrary shape (with vectors or something) because I really wanted an L shaped textfield, so I could place an image in the upper left corner, but sadly, they are just rectangles. I found this post though, and the solution was so simple.

Just convert the textfield to Render text as HTML! ┬áPut your normal HTML tags in, and it’s all good bro.

That’s what I like about this whole Flash thing - it’s very easy to merge the richness of Flash with the simplicity of the web.

What I don’t like is that the content isn’t searchable by Mr. Google :-(