Friday, September 22, 2006

4 Day ID Workshop by PohMoi

We just completed attending 4 day Instructional Design workshop by Pohmoi. She has over 20 years of experience in ID and apprently known as "The Grandmother of ID" in south east asia. She flew down from Singapore for this and it was truly an enriching experience to say the least.

The training included the concepts/best practices/principles and theories from ID as well as project management perspective which we can use in the elearning development life cycle. Now the very visible change; the next time you ask any of the team members to work on anything, be ready for they will ask you for "Objectives" ;o)

Thank you so much, Pohmoi!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Infosys 25 years Timeline

This is something me and my team has been working on for quite some time now. The project is live now and you can view it here.

Views/comments/feedback are welcome.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sneek Peek to Flash 9 (Blaze)

Aral Balkan has a post live from Flash Forward which has a sneek peek review of some of the new features of the Flash 9 (codename Blaze).

For me, one of the revolutionizing features is:

There is a traditional timeline animation of a bug moving around the stage, following a motion path, changing size, alpha, etc. So it’s a complex timeline animation. Select any span of animation, right-click, Copy Motion as ActionScript 3.

So the feature walks the timeline and converts the timeline-based animation into an XML structure using E4X and then copies it to the clipboard. He creates a copy of the first movie clip and then adds the code. The timeline-based animation and the coded animation are identical.

You can also use this animation code into Flex Builder and it will work in Flex.

This is one thing a lot of developers/designers has dreamed of over the years. Other features like import PSD into Flash with layers intact is also worth waiting for.

See the whole post here.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Most Influential Site of the Decade

Its official!!!

2advanced has been voted the "Most Influential Site of the Decade". You can take a look at the archive site which won the award here.

2advanced has indeed inspired a lot of designers/developers across the world. Its heartening to see one my favourite site win the vote of majority.