adobe visit lfpug

April 2, 2007

Adobe Special – 17th April 2007

Presenters from Adobe: Mike Downey and Steve Burnard.

One not to miss!


LFPUG looking good yet again…

March 1, 2007

Accessibility was always one of my chief concerns back when my work was XHTML/CSS. Since moving more into ActionScript development it has I’m afraid to say slipped somewhat, relying on the usual approach of Flash site with HTML backup. Niqui’s presentation I hope will help me get back into the habit of integrating accessibility into the process and maybe get away from needing a HTML backup?

The LFPUG presentations 29th March 2007

  • A Usability Approach to Accessible Flash (19:00 – 20:00) – Niqui Merret
  • Lighten up: Rediscovering Fun ( 20:15 – 21:15 ) – Aral Balkan

lfpug meeting on 25th

January 8, 2007

If you are interested in Flash/Flex development and you are in London on the 25th, why not drag yourself along to hear about Flex components and Papervision3d?

Past experience tells me we will have good presentations and a good crowd.


reading list

July 24, 2006

Commenced creation of my reading list of books and online references I have found useful. Initially concentrating on the Flash and ActionScript books I used to get involved in this technology.


attending user groups

June 22, 2006

Over the past few months I’ve been heading along to meetings of the London MultiMedia User Group. Working usually alone, or at least the lone technical ‘expert’ on most of my projects, it has been really good to see and hear what other similar types are up-to. Great for self-assessing my own approach against contemporaries.

With London MMUG in recess until September 2006 Tink has established the London Flash Platform User Group, the first meeting of which was this evening. Two impressive speakers: Stefan Richter and Stuart Eccles.

One of the things Stefan sparked an idea as to why I’ve been struggling to get one of the simplest Flash Media Server tasks to work – including one of the tutorials from Adobe. More on this soon.

Having never even looked at Ruby on the Rails, Stuart’s presentation was extremely interesting and illuminating. I’ll defiantly be looking into using RoR on future projects. That seemed to be the consensus of the audience too.

I am sorry I had to leave a little early. Thanks to Tink and both speakers for putting in the time to make this happen