Archive for September, 2006

LFPUG September Live

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

We are up and runing and live at http://www.lfpug.com/live

This month Flash Lite 2 and Flex DataBinding.

The London Design Festival

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

I haven’t got a clue why, but I never knew there was any such thing as The London Design Festival. After attending the Y Design Awards party on Monday night, which was part of The London Design Festival and sponsored by Adobe, now I do!

As usual I had a great time, the only downside being that we couldn’t be trusted on the painting by numbers installation when inebriated by the great cocktails on offer. We were allowed to wear the fetching protective suits on offer though (see pics below).

Y Awards 2006

I picked up a booklet when leaving the venue that lists all the events that are on as part of The London Design Festival and I’m gobsmacked to see how much stuff there is to do, and that in fact most of it is free. I thought i’d list a couple that caught my eye, haven’t finished yet, and that I’m aiming to get my arse down to.

Digital Explorers – Tomoko Azumi & Assa Ashuach (28th, 29th, 30th Sept), Metropolitan Works, 41 Commercial Rd, London, E1 1LA.
An exhibition showcasing development work from two leading designers Tomoko Azumi and Assa Ashuach. As research fellows at London Metropolitan University, these designers are exploring the boundaries of digital technology, using the state of the art facilities available at Metropolitan Works.

The Smalls – (27th, 28th Sept), http://www.thesmalls.tv
The Smalls is a showcase of small films for small screens. A wee celebration of the enormous creative possibilities offered by the latest generation of MP3 players and mobile phones.

Props to Adobe for getting involved in the festival, and hopefully we will see the new media side of it grow each year. You can see a full list of events here.

twocreate

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

This young design consultancy just down the road from me have a great clear and efficient, minimal site.

They also have some really nice products. Someone get me one of those ‘Surface’ armchairs.

twocreate

One day I’ll have the time and money to get back into product design!

gotAPI.com

Friday, September 15th, 2006

gotAPI.com has a large collection of programming API’s all in one place. All the info is loaded live from original source so everything is bang up to date and easily accessable in one page. Nice!

Flex Builder 2 on a Mac

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

I seem to get a lot of hits on this subject so I thought I’d link this ‘first look’ post on Duane Nickull’s blog.

Sneak Peeks into Flash 9 (Blaze)

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Unfortunately I can’t be out in Austin for Flash Forward but Aral has a great write up of the first 2 days.

He also talks talks about 2 new features in the Blaze authoring tool previewed for the first time as part of the keynote. The first looks like some major steps towards intergration with Photoshop and the second a feature that lets designers use the timeline for animation, and then developers select the animation and copy it to XML. Sounds pretty nifty!

Read more.

London Flash Platform User Group September 2006

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Thanks to Andrew Shorten and Glue London for 2 great presentations. My apologies in the delay in getting the video up. I need to cut it and it seems FLV’s aren’t that easy to edit!

This month we’re again at the Play Bar and have Johannes Nel doing a session on ‘Databinding in Flex’ and the mobile guru, Richard Leggett talking use through ‘Flash Lite 2.0′.

Also thanks to Flash on the Beach for sponsoring this months event (only a few days left to get those early bird tickets).

London Flash Platform User Group 28th September 2006 (28/09/2006).