Homemade Custom Wii Sensor bar schema howto

September 22nd, 2008 | By Cedric Madelaine

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A while ago during my first experiments with WiiFlash, I have built a custom Home Made Wii sensor bar, I have promised to provide details about this customization.
Thank you to Fabien who helped me build this akward piece of Object Design icon wink Homemade Custom Wii Sensor bar schema howto image
It is equivalent to the true Wii Sensor Bar with 10 leds, it has been designed to limit energy consumption as much as possible. It uses 2 AAA batteries.

Find below more information about how to make your own Wii captor bar:
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Export character and paragraph styles for Flex/Flash as css from Indesign

September 22nd, 2008 | By Cedric Madelaine

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Problematic

Sometimes they would occur situations when you have to convert a set of styles and paragraphs made with Adobe Indesign. In fact they are not much solution available, but epub and Digital Edition can come to your rescue…

Solution available

Paragraphs Styles and Characters Styles set in Adobe Indesign CS3’s documents or books are very efficiently converted into a .css style sheet.
This .css file works great with your Flex projects because Digital Edition is build on Flex, so this conversion makes it just perfectly fit Flex css requirements.
So it is a good temporary way to fill the gap between designers and developers in Flex 2-3 products workflow, before Thermo and XFL export are made available.
It is also an excellent generic solution to export .css files from Indesign CS3 styles.

How to

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Steps to get the css file.

0: In Indesign put text field with text to which you applied all styles that you want to export and select text fields
1: In Indesign choose File CrossMedia-export
2: Rename the exported .epub file into .zip
3: Decompress it
4: Open folder containing decompressed files and open subfolder: OEBPS/
5: Get the template .css file.

As you can see it put even fonts information, for example: @font-face {
font-family: “Corbel”;
font-style: normal;
font-weight: normal;
src:url(Fonts/CORBEL.TTF); /*note that only opentype fonts are officially supported*/
}

Only font information in the css file are usable in a Flex project, the “embedded encrypted font files” (OEBPS/Fonts) used by Digital Edition is not usable by Flex because they are restricted/binded to your DE document ):

More information about .epub and related formats: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitaleditions/indesign-epub.html
You should check out Live Docs on export epub
You should also install and test Adobe Digital Edition (AIR Installer), this is a beautifull piece of software.