Some golfing, though. Feels good. The weather is looking nice and it’s Saturday, so there. But, before I go and enjoy the day, here are some really cool links for you to check out. A couple very talented friends of mine at cascadingstyle.net have a series of posts detailing their SMS/Drupal/Services/Flash integration project. That’s right. SMS. Drupal. Flash. All connected via web services. Displayed live on giganto screens for all to see. 1000 people in the audience. It was really cool. Here’s a video from Vimeo that shows a little bit about the show. I helped out by writing a generative screensaver that played while everyone enjoyed their dinners.
The ‘as of lately very good’ Adobe Edge Magazine’s most recent issue has a couple articles especially worth noting. One on creating a click-through mock-up in Fireworks and one that reviews a number open source CMS choices. I thought both had some really salient points and I’d like to offer my take on them. (more…)
A couple friends of mine recently unveiled a SWFAddress Module for Drupal
, the leading opensource PHP content management system. They run a blog called cascadingstyle where you can learn more about it. The cool thing about a CMS with SWFaddress is that you still get manageable content and can use a Flash presentation layer to allow for a cohesive branding ¬†on your site. Its bookmarkable, degrades gracefully and uses AMF to pull content into you Flash files. It works with Flash or Flex and Drupal 5, though plans to port it to Drupal 6 are definitely in the works.
They recently presented it at a Drupal camp in Milwaukee and have anupcoming presentation at DrupalCon in Boston next week. Congrats to Steve and Brian and the hard work they have been putting in on it. This really is a major advance in opensource CMS.
Think “Licensed to Ill” meets web 2.0. The awesome Drupal ninjas over at Lullabot created a funny, chessy Drupal Theme song that sounds like an 80′s sitcom intro. Then they proceeded to open source¬†the components… So people have been remixing it. Here’s mine. Enjoy the cowbell.