Graphics Multimedia Sailing

Online projects

This website has always focused on my photography, particularly my concert photography, but I also work on online projects here and there. We’ve had a few trainings at work to improve our multimedia skills. Until recently we were working with HTML and CSS. I particularly started playing with JQUERY.

I wanted to share a project I undertook, mainly to have something to practice on that, in the end, could potentially have some applicable use. I would like to have a more comprehensive portfolio of online work. I have the skills to put together portfolio-type personal websites, so I figure, why not market those skills? Since lot of people nowadays are interested in having their own .coms.

So I combined three things I like: photography, web-design and sailing into one project:

Click on the image to go to the site, or HERE. It’s not really ready to “go live” as they say. The text is mostly just whatever, but it gives you an idea of what the website could look like.

Now, moving onto Flash. For years, I’ve been stuck with ActionScript 2, but we’ve just started learning AS3, and hopefully I’ll have a few more project coming my way to develop those skills further. Here’s an interesting project I worked on last week, about what’s probably the WORST marathon on the face of the planet. It’s 135 miles right through Death Valley, in JULY. Check out the photos, soundslides and story. It’s just fascinating that people, sane people, willingly choose to do something like this. You have to give ’em mad respect though.

I worked on the interactive graphic part, but I also had to do quite a bit of research and (gasp!) math to get some of the time averages. Overall, an interesting project, but hopefully next time I’ll be able to code it with AS3 and save me a variety of headaches.

Anyone need a website? I’m what you’d call, cheap labor.

Graphics Multimedia

As promised…

A few more graphics from recently. This first one ran on the cover of the Business section.

It’s usually easier to bury graphics somewhere on the inside, so I always appreciate when designers are willing to work with us to get our graphics out on the cover.

And this next one was a pretty big set of charts that ran in one of our community papers. It’s a really wide graphic, so click on the thumbnail below to see the whole thing.

I vaguely remember being told that I should be careful about overusing gradients, and how they are often used to ‘dress up’ a graphic without need. My excuse? AP does it! Yeah, that’s not a good one…

And finally, a multimedia project that was supposed to be about the US Airways-United merger that never materialized. Too bad, but at least it’s seeing the light of day here. Obviously it’s not finished, and I hadn’t gotten all the way to writing instructions, so go ahead and click on Routes or Timeline.

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Thoughts? Everyone can see the multimedia project? I’m not yet a WordPress pluggins expert.

Oh, and you MUST…

Because it’s got amazing graphics, incredibly sweet, adorable characters, and social commentary about how we treat ourselves and our planet. Can’t wait for the DVD and all the extra behind the scenes material that I’m sure (or so I hope!) will come with it.