Obsidian Portal – I have a few friends that would LOVE to dive into this.
And a little Flash to boot 🙂
Flash sounds like a perfect tool to teach programming. Others I’ve been reading about:
Interesting related article at O’Reilly: Why Johnny Can’t Program.
I expected this to be bigger news in my circles, but it hasn’t registered. CNN has rejected the news crawl for a far less busy headline flip in its news broadcasts. The new UI makes it far easier to absorb the news broadcast without constant distraction and sometimes even helps to clarify whatever it is that is being reported. Great job CNN.
NYTimes: The Flipper Challenges the Crawl
Slashdot: discussion of Advogato piece
Two great pieces that I’ll be sure to reference in the future (expecially when I redesign this blog):
Stefano’s Linotype: Why Programmers Suck at CSS Design
niqos design studio: CSS for Programmers (and anyone else who appreciates clean, approachable CSS)
Check it out: OpenPyro: OpenPyro is a pure AS3 framework for creating RIA’s. Open Pyro draws a lot of inspiration from Flex but aims to be more expressive as well as have a smaller filesize and memory footprint.
Arpit Mathur, one of the most brilliant developers I know and a straight up Flash guru is leading the Open Pyro project. He recently posted about OpenPyro on his personal blog and includes a screencast of him using the framework to develop an app.