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The newest site we have worked on is Crazifornia.com, which promotes the new book by Laer Pearce, Crazifornia. Laer has done a remarkable job documenting how the Golden State of California has become the dysfunctional Tarnished State of Crazifornia. In Laer’s words:
- When the agency responsible for California’s roads spends $4 million on new cars and trucks, then parks them, unused, for two years, that’s Crazifornia.
- When cancer warnings are required on buildings because they may contain estrogen or testosterone, that’s Crazifornia.
- And when a full-frontal governmental assault on jobs and business drives enough people out of a state in ten years to double the population of Oregon, well, that’s Crazifornia too.
Pay Crazifornia.com a visit and get yourself a copy. It’s entertaining, and educational. After all, what begins in California usually spreads like a communicable disease to the rest of the U.S. so you might need to know the warning signs in order to urge your state governments to inoculate themselves from this madness…
Salmon & Schroeder, Inc. provides environmental services and remediation for a wide range of industries helping them to navigate the regulatory hurdles placed in the way of businesses by the environmental community. S & S has worked with a wide variety of industries, from chemical manufacturing to pharmaceutical manufacturing to tire re-treading to motion picture film processing. Their greatest amount of experience is in the electronics manufacturing industry, but over the years they have been involved with a large number of processes and operations.
Arthur Baker Design converted their original static website to a WordPress-CMS-driven site giving them direct real-time control over their content. Thanks, John, for the opportunity to work with such a great company!
We’ve been working on a project that includes implementation of Slide.Show from Vertigo (see above images from Vertigo.com) and all was well and copacetic until this AM when I upgraded to FireFox ver. 3. All of a sudden I was being prompted to install Silverlight, and that was where it would stop — with the prompt over and over again, even after closing and restarting the browser.
A brief tour around the forums told me that the SL ver. 1.0 version of the SilverLight.js was the culprit as the way FireFox was handling certain connections changed from ver. 2.x. The SL 2 Beta 1 didn’t address all the problems, but it appears that SL 2 Beta 2 is the fix. You can download and install the SL 2 Beta 2 SDK and get a copy of the new SilverLight.js file, or you can get the Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Silverlight.js script here at the Vertigo site. I had gone there to see if they had Slide.Show working for FF3 and sure enough, it was. The one caveat is that the full-screen feature doesn’t work once you install the SilverLight 2 plugin, which is necessary to access applications such as the Hard Rock Memorabilia site and NBC Olympics coverage. The developers are promising a fix sometime in the future, so keep an eye on this space for source code updates for Slide.Show.
BTW — check out Slide.Show as it’s quite the deal — Open Source, lots of features, and a Slide.Show Pro version when you want to incorporate video and such as well or use with Flash or Lightroom.
The NBC online coverage of the Olympics next month (Aug) will be via a custom SilverLight player that will deliver multiple ‘live’ event feeds as well as hundreds of available recorded feeds covering that two weeks — along with data overlays, blog overlays and more. They are showing preliminary competitions and events now. Way back in March, Adam Kinney posted some screen shots of the player and made this comment:
17 days of 34 sports which results in 2200 hours of video, shown live and then made available as video on-demand[.]
What can one say? – Wow!
ABDesign is proud to have helped a young Los Angeles entrepreneur get his Joomla 1.5x powered website MostValuableMajors.com recreated, back up and running complete with an OSCommerse powered online store. Joomla is the cutting edge content management system powering multitudes of websites around the world giving the site owner/manager unparalleled ease of content additions and modifications.
Join MVM as they become the ESPN of Academia, focusing on those who are passionate in their pursuit of knowledge.
iMediaScience is a newly launched Internet site for MediaSciences Partners, L.L.P. that will take their visitors on an exciting “subscription only” ride through such heavy concepts as Life After Death, new meanings found in careful examination of a Gainsborough painting and their seeing an impending “Collapse of America”.
Heady stuff for those that wish to pay for it!
ABDesign has just launched the all new TeamXenon website for American Best Car Parts Inc. Just in time for the 2006 SEMA show, this site features the urethane body kits and acrylic lighting accessories for their Xenon and GT Styling product lines. Incorporated into the site is a WordPress powered blog, which ABCP will use to keep their dealers and customers upsated on all their newest product applications.
Future plans include a forum for end users to showcase their customized rides, and a fully interactive online catalog of their SKUs for their authorized dealers convenience. A ZIP-code based Dealer Locator lets anyone find the nearest stocking dealer for either or both product lines.
Thanks Team Xenon for having ABDesign be the point guys on this project!