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Nokia 5230 Nuron

The fine folks at OneMethod contacted me concerning their latest project for Nokia. An in-store tool for sales staff to showcase Nokia’s latest offering; the Nokia 5230 Nuron!

Note: all following images are scaled at least 50%

This was an interesting project for me. It included a multitude of items that needed to be coded; slideshows, quizzes, video integration (both in a video player and alpha video as transitions) and language localization (english and spanish). Like a lot of projects I get asked to participate in, this one had a very short timeline but looked so cool I just couldn’t say no.

Now that you’ve chosen a language, here’s where you are.

The first section: Touch

Single tiered content in the Play section

Dual tiered content – slideshow example in the Connect section

Dual tiered content – quiz example in the Play section

Something else I managed to sort out for this project was a colour-coding needed for each section. The loader, the titles, rollovers, pretty much anything that required a specific colour made use of the SectionColour class.

Oh yeah, and it’s my very first click for fullscreen piece as well. Not too bad at all.

Lastly, this was the first project where I used Grant Skinner’s GTween and GTweener. I have to say, it worked great. Not to mention that Grant made himself available to answer my questions. An admirable quality in a developer. Thanks, Grant. 😉

Note: this was an in-store only piece so I have it uploaded to my server for you to check out.

The Problem with Freelance

While the opportunity to work for a variety of companies is awesome, sometimes freelancing is a slightly harrowing experience. For instance, in one week I went from being booked on multiple projects until mid-july (awesome) to having each project pull out one at a time (harrowing). It’s not much fun, but I am spending some time on tattoocapture. We’ll see how far I can get with that.

In the meantime, hello? Bueller? Gimme some work, yo!

Pedigree Dentastix

In February, I was fortunate to be asked to build a site for the awesome agency, Proximity Toronto. Their client is Pedigree and the site is Dentastix.

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dentastix site home page
Welcome to the Dentastix site!

dentastix site product selection
There are three dentastix sizes; small, medium and large. There needed to be a way to choose one of those sizes. In this instance, there are three!

dentastix site product size selected
Once a size is selected, a variety of informational elements are provided. The variety of packages available, list of ingredients of each package, plus caloric content, etc, etc.

dentastix site fetch section
There was a need to accommodate previously built content in the form of video segments of dogs fetching Dentastix bones.

This site gave me a chance to continue to hone my chops. There is an extensive amount of XML, as per my usual MO, thanks to needing to build this site in both french and english.

Thanks again to Proximity Toronto for this great opportunity.