Week 6 – Personal Discovery

Hour 1 Still playing around with Aviary.  I found the basic interface tutorial for Peacock (the hub based visual laboratory).  Somehow I managed to overlook it before.  I also looked over a basic tutorial for Raven, which is the vector graphics editor.  It was posted by this guy who must be one of the designers […]

Week 5

Hour 1 So the plan for this week is to do some of the available tutorials for both Ajax Animator, which is the web based flash platform that I’ve discussed in previous weeks, and the Avairy online graphics suite. Ajax plans to have tutorials available at some point, but that aren’t in place yet.  However […]

Focus going forward…

So for the rest of the semester I’m still playing with two ideas. The first is to continue work on the chess program that I started during my Programming and Logic class. It’s written in Python and all of the basic piece moves and definitions are coded. What is still missing are definitions for castling […]

Week 5 – Reading Blog

Pages 122 – 155 So maybe I’m getting a touch of mid-term blahs but the interviews in this chapter are starting to seem a tad repetitive. Blah blah the web is great, blah blah so many fabulous tools, blah blah what wonderful creative outlets we have now. I don’t know if I really agree with Chris Capuzzo […]

Week 4 – Personal Discovery

Hour 1 Interview with Lantz Moore. Lantz is a developer who has done a lot of work with Ruby on Rails, which I talked about back in week 1. Download the full interview. (Click the Download link in the upper left to access the MP3 file).  Hour 2 Was spent going back over the interview […]

Week 3 – Personal Discovery

Hour 1 – Vector Graphics I have been looking for a decent alternative to Adobe Illustrator as it is currently priced at only $599, and even the student additions are about a hundred less.  Wow what a deal… I found a decent free ware site called UberDownloads and they list a product called Inkscape. Inkscape […]

Week 3 – Reading Blog

Week 3 – Reading Blog Chapter 6 – Web Design So right in the intro to the chapter I had my first confirmation that Web Design/Development is a great career choice for me.  Here is the excerpt: Web sites are an integral part of many businesses and so, in order to understand what to design, […]

Week 2 – Personal Discovery

Hour 1 Still interested in how Flash is moving now.  For example considering the current explosion of internet mobile devices we now have Flash Lite: Adobe Flash Lite is a version of the Flash Player specifically optimized for mobile phones and consumer electronic devices. It enables mobile application developers and designers to create rich, engaging content […]

Week 2 – Reading Blog

Service providers and manufacturers are cannoodling like all get out, but the offspring usually is some wierd mutant that flips around like a Swiss Army Knife and has extra cameras, antennas and toothpicks slapped onto every available surface that isn’t plastered with logos.

Week 1 – Personal Discovery

For the first hour I decided to do a little research into Ruby.  I’ve heard a little about the language and it sounds intriguing.  Wikipedia should be a good place to jump off from… Model–view–controller architecture – Separating the database design from the way that the user interfaces with the form sounds like a good […]