February 27, 2009

Flash homework 3

Filed under: Flash of Flash — Tags: , — *aly* @ 6:25 pm

This week’s homework involves using Flash and XML. Since this was my first ever foray into the realm of XML, I decided to try to come up with some practical use for it (instead of just a list categorizing my pets or something… sorry Riley, you are not the subject matter this week)

So, I decided to use the web site I built for my mom’s business and dynamically generated an XML file from her mySQL database. (This was also the first time I’ve used php to generate XML, so it was interesting seeing how that works) I decided to create a gallery, so the XML file organizes the items in her database as:

<collection><garment id=”” type=”” title=”” subtitle=”” image1=”” ></garment></collection>

This gives me enough information to display  a gallery that shows an image of each garment with its title and subtitle. I also created a link to her website for each corresponding item (I could create the link using the id and type information)

And so, voila, the JWMFibers image gallery.

February 19, 2009

Spirit Animal Documentation

Filed under: Animals — *aly* @ 10:36 pm

The Spirit animal assignment happened in three parts. The first part of the assignment was to create a representation of me with my spirit animal. I chose my Amazon parrot, Riley, and drew a picture of the two of us. I drew the image by hand then scanned it and colored it in Illustrator. Click here for the PDF.
baby riley

February 11, 2009

flash homework 2

Filed under: Flash of Flash — Tags: , , — *aly* @ 10:49 pm

Riley is still awesome and this time he’s hungry. Click on the image below to see the flash page in all its yummy glory.
riley eats food, or does he?

February 3, 2009

Flash homework 1

Filed under: Flash of Flash — Tags: , , — *aly* @ 7:13 pm

Riley is awesome. Therefore he is the perfect subject for a flash animation. Of course, it helps that I made this drawing for another class. Hurray for multitasking.

Click on the image below to visit the page-o-flash.

riley loves flash