(low priority) I’ve been pretty nose-down working lately the last few weeks (helping w/the Developer Relations Podcasts and some other super-double-secret internal projects), so haven’t been blogging as much as I’d like, my apologies. I’m also out for vacation this evening thru 8/3, so the prospects of posting in the next few days is also nil. No worries, tho- I’ll be back clogging up your favorite aggregator in about a week. Seeya then!
Archive for July, 2005
I’m working on a slightly more involved redesign of my ‘blogs on the side thru the next week or two, but decided to push up an interim version today to get rid of my old ‘default pumpkin’ MT template first. I proofed reasonably well in the key browsers/platforms (although it’s not a particularly evolved layout), so if you see any weirdness in your particular browser/version/platform please be sure to drop a comment here so I can fix it as I move forward. Thx!
Do you blog regularly? When posting, do you wish you had more options than just a textarea and a cursor? If so (and you’ve got a few minutes of free time you can lend), the Contribute team would love to get more of your feedback on your ‘blogging habits/best practices/opinions via an online survey here:
Drop in and make your voice heard- and for added incentive, you’ll be in the running to win an iPod for taking the time. Heck of a deal!
While I’ve been nose-down the last few days, quite a bit of new content was released on Macromedia.com you might be interested in checking out. First up, the Developer Center just updated with a slew of new articles worth reading, including:
- Jeremy Allaire on ColdFusion’s 10th birthday
- Future-proofing Flash Detection Scripts
- Top 10 things you didn’t know about Dreamweaver
- Retrieving Shipping Quotes in Real-Time
- Partial Page Caching in ColdFusion
- Creating an MXP Texture Extension for Fireworks
Also, make sure to check out the Captivate product site on Macromedia.com- which just won the Training 2005 Conference and Expo Software Simulation shootout. If you’re not familiar with Captivate at all, make sure to look over the ‘Captivate in Action’ section and it’s demostration/simulation examples. Powerful stuff.
If you’re located in the LA area, take a moment to enjoy legendary director David Lynch giving you the local weather each day. It’s not really a web app (in fact just a QuickTime movie link), and I don’t live in LA anymore- but I must admit I’ll still probably check it out daily- just in case he breaks out an oxygen mask. Only thing missing is an eerie Angelo Badalamenti soundtrack droning in the background, if you ask me. :)
(stumbled upon via Xeni Jardin’s post at Boing Boing)
Quick 24-hour rewind- JD and I were chuckling over this graphic from a recent corporate blogging survey published by Backbone Media yesterday in the MACR lunchroom, and JD ‘blogged our initial reactions shortly thereafter, lamenting a lack of witty captions to add to said graphic. Flash meister Jesse Warden picked up that fleeting comment in record time and ran with it – check out his remix of said graphic here. Classic! Thanks for those 4 hours, Jester- made my Friday. ;-)