Time to Revisit Flash

Wrote this little flash thing to get back into the program.

Wrote this little thing to get my Flash chops up.

So I had to teach a class today on Flash. No biggie, right? Wrong.

A lot has changed since the 90s. ActionScript 3.0 won’t let you put scripts on buttons anymore. Which makes a lot of sense, because I was always loosing where I put my scripts (part of the reason I abandoned Flash so long ago). So it’s a little cleaner, but now everything has to be a function. Meh.

Here’s a little project I did to learn/remember how to make buttons do their thing. You click on one thing, it goes to another frame and stops. Click another thing and there’s a little animation with sound. And click one other thing and it links to a web page.

Web site for Fashionista 411

Fashionista 411

I designed the site for Fashionista 411 (a project of Desert Grove Media). It’s a wordpress site that I set up and modified.

I created a theme that yelled high fashion. My original idea was to use red, black and white with lots of whitespace, but as I started working on it, I shifted from the red spectrum into purples, pinks and blues.

I also designed the logo, set up hosting, got some alternative URLs, and wrote a few articles for the site.

Web site for Desert Grove Media

Desert Grove Media mockup

I designed the site for Desert Grove Media. It’s a wordpress site that I set up and modified.

The idea was to have the feeling of an opulent desert caravan of the era of Lawrence of Arabia.

Oasis in the Desert by Antal Ligeti

Oasis in the Desert by Antal Ligeti. This image gave me inspiration for the site.

I used desert tones and a hint of palm trees to communicate this feeling.

I’m slated to be doing a lot more for them soon. Check out what my bio on the site says!

Web banner

Web banner for internal LMS at Academy of Art University (click on the image above or here to it see if full size).

Can you believe it? All these years and I’ve never actually made a web banner until now!

Web site for Pilates instructor Dano Gregory

(link to site)

Dano Gregori wanted a site to help define his career as a Pilates instuctor. He wanted to break away from being defined as an employee of a particular Pilates studio by defining Dano Gregori Pilates as a brand.

Dano and I met when he bought one of may paintings from a show I had near the Pilates studio he was working at in San Francisco. After taking a look at my web page portfolio, he decided to try me out as a web designer.

The logo and font were chosen before I came into the picture. I encouraged Dano to get an 800 number because his location is more or less in flux. I also encourage him to take pictures of Pilates in action which I could sprinkle throughout his web site for visual interest. The result is the danogregori.com website that you see today.