March 15, 2009

Bone Creative Site Launch

We are just finishing up the Bone Creative website and everyone seems to be pleased with the results. To take a look, just click on the image below: (If you’re wondering who that good-looking headless guy on the far right is – that’s me.) I had a lot of fun building this site and I think it […]

February 20, 2009

Flash AS3 Carousel and New Partnership

One of my colleagues, Shon Taylor of Catapult Imaging Studios, has recently joined forces with Jason Dauphinee, Rod Grainger and Hugh Ruthven (all formerly of DDB Canada) to found a new agency called Bone Creative. They have asked me to join their development team and, as I generally think it a good idea to surround oneself with […]

February 1, 2009

Warnock Custom Jewellery and Engraving

I’ve been very busy lately with a lot of projects on the go. In other words, things are good. Shon Taylor of Catapult Imaging Studios and I are just about finished a new site for Warnock Custom Jewellery and Engraving. Shon is a great designer and it really shows with this classy, elegant design. To […]

January 15, 2009

Javascript Calendar and Thoughts on Jquery

I am one of those rare developers who really doesn’t mind having to work with Javascript. In fact, with all the cool libraries available to developers nowadays, cross-browser issues that previously made working with Javascript a chore have all but been eliminated. My favourite Javascript library happens to be Jquery. I find Jquery’s syntax and methods […]

November 5, 2008

Screen Scraping with PHP and cURL

A couple of weeks ago I happened to meet two local political activists who are trying to get the parties that sit in opposition to the recently reelected Conservatives to form a coalition government. They have started a movement called ‘Canadians for a Progressive Coalition‘ and have a facebook group by the same name. Their […]

October 15, 2008

Swapping Images with Flash AS3

OK – so this is kinda cool. I’ve been trying to come up with a way of organizing thumbnails (in the browser) that’s both user friendly and intuitive. Play with it and tell me what you think. All images are loaded externally via XML then dynamically resized and scaled in Flash. Just drag and drop […]

September 19, 2008

Long Time, No Post

Yeah, I know – it’s been a couple of months since I last posted. I’ll quickly bring you up to speed: As you may have read in my previous posts, I broke my wrist a couple of months back. I am happy to say that I am cast free and have been for the last […]

July 16, 2008

Flash AS3 Cork Board and a Fractured Wrist

To start with, yes, I am still in a ‘hand prison’ – although this one’s new and a different color. The lime-green cast was fun, and great for directing traffic, but it looks like this is going to be something I’ll be living with for some time yet so, for this second cast, I decided […]

Having my Wrist in a Cast Sucks!

Yep – still dealing with the fractured wrist. I’ve been able to adapt to mousing with my left hand but I just don’t have the dexterity that I’m accustomed to. I guess it’s going to be another three weeks before the “hand prison” (this is what I’ve come to refer to it as) comes off. […]

July 11, 2008

Custom Scrollbar Class using Flash and AS3

I recently wrote this AS3 class to create custom scrollbars in Flash. If you would like to download the example and class, you can do so here. Copy and paste some text or just hit ‘Enter’. This first class is the document class that imports the CustomScroll class. One thing that you’ll want to take note […]