~ April, 2005 ~

25
Apr
2005

Are components really a good substitute for pages?

One of the things I get hung up on is that HTML-based sites are built up from pages, whereas Flex sites are one big glob of goo as far as the outside world is concerned. Some people see breaking up sites into pages as a bad thing (e.g., it forces you to jump through hoops to ensure that the proper data has been fetched on each page, etc.), whereas I see breaking up sites into pages as a good thing (in general, I agree with the REST folks, although I’m not religious about it).
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25
Apr
2005

This is my first Flex project.

I’ve been working with Flex for a while now, giving my thoughts here and there about this and that. (vague enough for ya?). However, I had yet to build a Flex app, because there never seemed to be time.

So, a few weeks ago, I decided to make time in my schedule to learn Flex for real. Other than go to meetings, I did virtually nothing else.
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24
Apr
2005

Does this page look ok?

Quick note. I tried this page on IE6, Firefox, and Safari, but not earlier versions of IE. I resisted the urge to use tables for centering, but I’m worried that my code may not look right on IE4/5. Let me know if you have problems.

Thanks!

24
Apr
2005

Tools are all about details.

Before talking about Flex, a quick word about Dreamweaver.

To put the templates for this site together, I used Dreamweaver for the first time in over a year. I’d forgotten how much I love that tool! There are plenty of enhancements and improvements I’d like to see, but most of the big things are right and most of the little things are right. Surprisingly, the little things are often more important than the big things. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that it is more important for a tool to get the little details right than anything else.

Here is a story about the little details.
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23
Apr
2005

Hello.

My name is Sho Kuwamoto, and I’ve been hanging around the web for about ten years. I’ve kept a relatively low profile over the years, possibly for different reasons than you might think.
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