Monday, November 19

sexy flash

So in planning for my own gallery redesign and also working on some consulting for a friends gallery I've been spending a good deal of time researching different ways of showing off a large number of images in an easy to load, esthetically pleasing way, and damned if this isn't the sexiest gallery I've ever seen.
Its a beautiful utilization of flash in a simple environment and it loads quickly and beautifully. The only issue for me is that it is flash which still has some compatibility problems for older browsers and users who don't like to download new software and Flash is still not supported on phones with web access which is a problem because the number of users accessing sites from mobile devices is raising every day.

So, as beautiful as it is I don't know if I could use it in my own site yet. Never the less... its fucking gorgeous.

Wednesday, November 14

I wish I had more to update with.
I've begun conversation with a woman who has connections in Ireland and begun planning to visit there to continue my storytelling research. This is of course a bit of forward planning because I can't leave until Summer 2009 but I like to know what I'm doing, even if the plans change completely between now and then.
I'm still working on the beginnings of my senior project as well as a 14 page story for Comic 3. I'll be uploading the sketches to my website soon.

Speaking of websites, I think mines in need of an overhaul. I need a full on identity and a layout that doesn't act odd every few page loads. It looks cool but I've decided that it isn't as practical as I would like it to be. I'll also be adding more PHP for fast updating and perhaps move my blog fully on to my server.

I miss Twin Cities Babylon. I really want to start it up again. Soon Babylon. Soon.