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Sell beauty with beautiful Flash

Posted by Charles | July 31, 2007 | 1 Comment

This cosmetic product site, Kanebo, does Flash right. Sometimes, do less is more. From this site, you won’t see a whole lot of animation. The whole Flash is actually just a background image. However, the light touch of floating wave flying across the frame gives you much more dynamic and live feeling about the experience in full. You could get eye dry online where ever you go and find all those pretty faces. Only think will capture your attention would be something alive. The slit touch of Flash does bring pretty to beauty and give live to a simple site. […] Continue Reading…

When is good time to switch web hosting

Posted by Charles | July 31, 2007 | Comment

I just can stand my web hosting company anymore, the acsite.net. It’s about time to move on to some where else, even it’s kinda hassle doing it. But I figured it’s good time do it now. I’ll share with you, in case you are running a site, that when it’s the good time to move on: When your web hosting company start experiencing server-down and it’s getting quite frequently. When your support tickets had stopped been answered. And seems the company is on autopilot. When the hosting company won’t accept new customers and claiming upgrading billing […] Continue Reading…

amazing beautiful Flash Designer Flash Site

Posted by Charles | July 30, 2007 | 1 Comment

When doing Flash based works, there are two directions. One is to go with usability along with simplicity that allows people do their works using your RIA application very efficiently. Another route is to be very artistic and go far and far at the creativity end of it. This site, Atsushiwa Tanabe, is the later one. Just click on the circle in the middle of the site to bring on the demo Flash page. It’s so beautifully that you feel like just want to stay there with those kids and get longer moment of free and quiet. You will just stare […] Continue Reading…

70 Adobe AIR applications listed

Posted by Charles | July 30, 2007 | Comment

The dude at Offline Tech identified 70 Adobe AIR applications. He did a very good job picks those good ones. I’m very sure soon there won’t such list needed, as nobody lists Windows or Mac applications. But before that, let’s learn from those early adopters. Some of them are: Pownce by Leah Culver, Daniel Burka, Kevin Rose, Shawn Allen Pownce Desktop Client by the guys above San Dimas by eBay mxnaQUBE by Phil Chung VEED by Ben Honda-Rottler Apollo Twitter Application by Lee Brimelow MyMovieMatch beta by matchmine Kuler Desktop by […] Continue Reading…

6 exercises daily to save geeks

Posted by Charles | July 29, 2007 | Comment

The world needs geeks. Who’s a geek? Well, if you are setting in front of your computer and reading this post, changes are, you are one of them. I mean, you should be proud of yourself.  Geeks should be healthy too. To ‘maintain’ the healthy images of geeks, here are the exercises you can do daily, only 6 of them. One time in the morning (or during the day) and one time in the evening I do following: 30 push-ups 30 push-ups for the chest 20 situps 15 situps for the left […] Continue Reading…

illusion of the day 290707

Posted by Charles | July 29, 2007 | Comment

People deal with RIA one way of other have to engage some sort of artistic aspect of our life. Art is all about illusion and from what see the reflection you’ve created in your mind. Is the user interfaces work the same way? I’ll put some great illusion art works here and hopefully can inspire and stimulate the readers’ imagination. As wise men would say, “imagination creates reality.” See yourself…

6 gifs will make you happier this weekend

Posted by Charles | July 28, 2007 | Comment

Here are some gifs that will give you some laughs. Happy weekend!   

uncluttered Amazon the uncluttr way – good AJAX

Posted by Charles | July 27, 2007 | Comment

 A RIA application can fall short, most of time, on cluttered and over designed UI. All the RIA development tools can help very easily creating flashing UI but that’s not creativity. It’s abusing the tools. Simplicity is the king. Here is a good example, in AJAX actually, uncluttr.com. It’s a services to access Amazon products via a simple AJAX interface. The drag and drop shopping cart work straight forward. It actually remind me the sample application comes with Flex since the day one, the Shopping Demo. Wondering why there isn’t anybody ports it to link to either Amazon or Ebay. […] Continue Reading…

Microsoft readies Silverlight release candidate

Posted by Charles | July 27, 2007 | Comment

Microsoft is set to release a string of web tools this week, including Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate and a second beta of Visual Studio 2008. Silverlight 1.0 is scheduled for final release in the autumn, and Visual Studio 2008 and the .Net Framework 3.5 are set for release by the end of the year. Silverlight is a download for displaying media and interactive content in web pages. It competes with Flash and other plug-ins that add interactivity to websites. To spur creation of Silverlight applications, Microsoft also released a community technology preview of the Silverlight Add-In for Visual Studio […] Continue Reading…


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