3 months of .NET, PHP and a new job in Portland.

Has it really been 3 months? Yeah, I guess it has; almost. It’s been crazy, really crazy. I have been busier at work than I have in almost 2 years, which in this case was long overdue and much needed. I’ve been spending my days converting a custom .NET site to run on the WordPress … Read more

Why developers suck more than Flash

Flash has always been an easy target. It doesn’t matter if you are still quoting Jacob Nielsen’s 10 year old shellacking on Alertbox, or if you just can’t get past the still (unfortunately) present skip intro button, Flash is the favorite whipping boy of the intarwebs. The reality of it is that Flash is a … Read more

Better rounded corners in Flash

This is probably the simplest thing in the world, but I still see the effects of it not being used all over the place, and honestly I’m still guilty of forgetting it sometimes too. You know the scenario, you’re building the coolest Flash project ever to grace the intarwebs, and it has rounded corners all … Read more

Camouflage pattern generator

I’ve been on a pretty good run the last several days as far as a creative streak at my day job. Working through several new designs for banners, product animations and wallpaper designs. One of these led to the idea of having a camouflage background to build on, but I couldn’t find a pattern I … Read more

Create your own fractals with Ruby Fractal Library 1.2.0

The newly updated version of the Ruby Fractal Library lets you get your fractal geek on while simultaneously getting your web geek on with Ruby. I haven’t had a chance to get into this yet, or even Ruby for that matter, but I have it added to the long list of things that I will … Read more

Generating random grids in Flash

I started playing around with a random grid project the other week when I came across a desktop I really like that is comprised of a grid of randomly placed blocks with an image built into the grid made of lighter blocks. The desktop is over at Vlad Studios, and is still one of my … Read more

Enhanced indexing for Flash – is it just what the Doctor ordered?

I have, in the past, written at some length about SEO tactics for Flash development, which now thanks to Adobe, Yahoo and Google has just gotten quite a bit more in-depth and practical. On the first of July Adobe released technology to Google and Yahoo to help them along with their crawlers to be able … Read more

Day 2: FITC hump day

I think maybe I had too many neurons firing over the day 1 activities because I woke up with a headache yesterday, and it really put a damper on things until about lunchtime. That's not to say I didn't have some good sessions though. Day TwoSession 1 was led by Seb Lee-Delisle from Plug-in Media … Read more

Hi ho, hi ho! Off to Toronto I go!

Tomorrow after lunch I am heading up to Toronto for the 2008 Flash in the Can. It's been 2 years since I went last, so it's overdue. I am excited beyond all recogmnition, in fact it will be a wonder how much sleep I will get tonight – kinda like Christmas Eve in fact. Toronto … Read more

Copy source code with JavaScript and Flash

My latest project to go into production is a retail targeted newsletter site designed to deliver content both on the site itself and, naturally, through a newsletter to the subscribed members. As a little background, the site has a custom-built CMS managing 90% of all of the content, including every issue of the newsletter and … Read more

Getting my feet wet with ActionScript 3.0

I know this post is about a day late and a dollar short, but I have been struggling with finding time and projects to get into ActionScript 3 for about a year now – and I have finally gotten into the swing of cramming it into my head. The hardest part is not the differences, … Read more

SEO – For Flash Freaks

I've talked about this before, and there is plenty of information out there meandering along the Super Highway – but a lot of people still seem to really miss the boat on this. Maybe it's as simple as they feel they don't have time, or that it won't really matter anyway; either case though, that's … Read more

Web banners are cool again with PointRoll

I know; you're like whatever! Banners aren't cool. They suck. They're annoying, the pop-up, pop-under, flash, blink, give you adware, and track how many times you change your boxers in a week… They're just evil right? That's why someone made those Flash blocking plug-ins for Firefox isn't it? Well, you're all wrong. I know everyone … Read more

Rrrrittzuuuu!!!

Very soon I will have another little project to contend with, I have added domain (FlashFoo) to my domain repertoire. Why? Because I know stuff the rest of you wish you knew – that’s why! Okay, so maybe that isn’t the real reason, but it’s close! This new site will cover Flash Programming and hopefully … Read more

I would not, could not, write it in HTML!

I got a bug in my bonnet the other night that I had to redo my little Blog here, but not just redo it, redo it in Flash. So here it is gang, a flash based Blog. Yeah, yeah – I know. It’s not done yet. Deal with it. It’s cool and you know it!

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