Archive for November 2010

How to Remove the Dotted Border Around Hyperlinked Images in Firefox

I ran into a problem with hyperlinked images in Firefox this morning. There seemed to be a lot of opinions on how to fix this in the site CSS, but the one I found that worked best was:

a {
outline: none;

Adding links to Facebook and Twitter in Flash ActionScript 3

Here’s a shortcut that might help some folks out for creating links for status updates to Facebook and Twitter from within your Flash ActionScript 3 projects. For the simplicity of this blog post, I’m explaining this example in relation to buttons you have created in Flash and are residing on the stage:

  • Create your button objects in Flash, drag them to the stage and give them an instance name (in this example, I’m using “btn_twitter” and “btn_facebook”).
  • Add the following actionscript below to post a status message to

MC_connect.btn_twitter.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, loadTwitter);
function loadTwitter(e:MouseEvent):void {
navigateToURL(new URLRequest(“ out Itanji, L.L.C. for your web and rich Internet Application Development Needs!“));

  • Add the following ActionScript below to post a status message to Facebook (note: you need to URL-encode u- and t-parameter):

MC_connect.btn_facebook.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, loadFacebook);
function loadFacebook(e:MouseEvent):void {
var fbURL:String = “” + encodeURIComponent(““) + “&t=” + encodeURIComponent(“Check out Itanji, L.L.C. for your web and rich Internet Application Development Needs!”);
navigateToURL(new URLRequest(fbURL));
// The URL to Facebook should look like this:

Hope this helps some folks out there implementing Twitter and Facebook links in their Flash/AS3 applications!