Monday, 23 May 2011

Flash... Thunder

If I know my audience, you are all waiting for a clever BoB reference... there it is.

This past weekend, I used Flash to animate an intro to a website. It was fun, like After Effects with more of an http flavour. I also appreciated seeing how dynamic web pages became when we worked with Flash in class; it took pages from nice all the way to slick.

It has taken a while for my brain to get back into the design side of things, when I get into code land sometimes I get lost, thinking of algorithms and other lovely such things like, what is an algorithm? Flash helped to bring me back the creative side of things and I am hoping to find that perfect balance between coding and creativity in the next few weeks.

Bring on the ActionScript. JavaScript, we shall meet soon.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Dream for Websites

We have just completed a two week course in website design using Adobe Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver is a powerful tool and I appreciate how powerful it is but I am happy that we first started looking into website design with Notepad++. Dreamweaver is great but there are a few bugs to work through to get a site working exactly the way you want it to, and that is the reason why Notepad++ has a slight edge in my books. In my mind, it is never a good idea to get comfortable with an application doing most of the work for you; it has the potential to make debugging a site a nightmare.

Off to learn about Flash and Flash actionscript