Black, grey, 1999 all over again

Minimalist. I admit I am more than a little influenced by Black Flag’s logo. Add a 1k Flash widget for some wisdom, and remove the 100k header graphic for some speed. I think I’ll stick with this for a bit.

Now I need to get around to doing a write up on the widget and release it. Some techniques used:

It has a transparent background and is resizable without scaling its display, so I can place it wherever I want.

It uses an external CSS style sheet for the text.

It uses an external XML file to define the quotes.

I extend MovieClip and link the class to a library item symbol for maxium re-use and to enable managing code outside the Flash IDE. In fact, I could, with little work, move to use an open source Flash compiler and development model.