I recently picked up Nate Berkus Associates and Entertainment as a great client and am proud to announce the release of our first project together, nateberkusdesign.com. This is a new site presenting the work of the interior design firm based here in Chicago. I used the Gaia Flash Framework for the first time with this [...]
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This isn’t too complicated, but it’s something I hadn’t come across until a few days ago. If you want to tween an object relatively, but the new value changes and needs to be a variable, just cast it as a string. If you’re not using TweenMax/TweenLite, do yourself a favor and give it a try.
While finishing up a project a couple months ago, I ran into a problem trying to preload a SWF. Everything worked fine in my development environment. I was throttling my bandwidth using Charles to test things, and the preloader was working as expected. But when I posted it to staging my Flash preloader was broken. [...]
SWFObject is great. I’ve been using it to embed Flash content in my pages since the IE / Eolas “click to activate” thing when it was still called FlashObject. But SWFObject is missing a feature. It’s not easy enough to test your non-Flash alternative content. You can bump up the required version number to one [...]
Update: This fix is no longer necessary. When explaining it to a coworker, we discovered a new version of swffit with a new method called showScrollV() that does the same thing. A common problem with centered web site layouts is what’s been dubbed “page shift.” This happens as users move among pages that are too [...]
Our Caterpillar Progress site made Step Inside Design Magazine’s 2008 Best of Web list. Read about it here or below. 2008 Best of Web: The Winners (cont’d) VSA PARTNERS Caterpillar’s signature-yellow construction and mining machines are icons of American industry: For more than 80 years, that equipment has been building the world’s infrastructure. In 2005 [...]
As banners go, these ones I did to promote the Caterpillar Progress site are pretty cool. They are your typical annoying ones that open over page content when rolled over. I did 3 different sizes of the ad. And I used the PointRoll Flash API for tracking.
I’ve been working on this one for the last few months. This is my first use of SWFAddress which is pretty slick, though we’re having some issues with URL redirects and frames that we have to use in the live environment. It works great in my testing environment though! This as a deep and complicated [...]
Working with Design Kitchen I did the Flash portion of the Peshtigo’s site (a new building in Chicago). The building pop outs are defined in an external XML file. Fuse was used for animations as well as an external drawing class for other effects. I also did a series of banner ads of different sizes [...]
Here is a nice piece I’ve been working on at DK for the next version of the Brookfield Zoo’s site. The cool part is the scrolling zoo explorer. Click the “Zoo Explorer” tab at the top left and then play with the scrolling functionality at the bottom left. I had to use a combination of [...]