We now have a 45sec teaser trailer available for download. There are three versions available depending on your connection. Each requires Quicktime 6+ ( www.apple.com/quicktime ) in order to play.
http://imafish.co.uk/video/blendertrailersmall.mov (1.1mb - Dialup: 28k Poor Quality)
http://imafish.co.uk/video/blendertrailermedium.mov (3.5mb - Dialup: 56k Good Quality)
http://imafish.co.uk/video/blendertrailerlarge.mov (24.7mb - Broadband: Best Quality)
We hope to have the final documentary available next week.
The track used on the trailer is Martin Solveig
It seems myspace is in the tech news almost every week so I thought it was about time to see what the fuss was about. Unfortunately unlike many others I wont be using it to organise a mass suicide however it is quite a nice site to keep in contact with people and its "free"?.
Anyway you can check me out/add me/bug me on my appropriately named profile.
Google today launched Google Pages a free website creating tool similar to Geocities. The nice part is that the interface is really nice and simple, in a way it
Spam has got out of control on the forum so I have closed registration. Over the past two months there have been a steady number of bots signing up to the forum and posting spam. At first these posts were quick to delete and not too frequent however recently the number of these posts per day has increased to a level where there is a constant flow of spam to delete. The number of new registrants we have is relatively low and this is the only option to completely stop spam. It does mean that if anyone legitimate wants to join the forum they need to have their account activated by an administrator. To have your forum account enabled please contact me through ImAFish stating your username. There is no need to state a reason as if you have managed to sign up and contact me its not very likely you will be a bot.
Shropgeek is proud to present our biggest Rebellion event to date!
Join us for our (almost) Christmas party on the 21st November!
We've invited some of the digital industries leading talent to come along, share skills and present earth-shattering ideas. So why not join us for some food and drink and maybe even a cocktail or two - it will be (almost) Christmas after all.
Held at The Alb, Shrewsbury - 6.30pm til late - First talk starts at 7pm-ish.
Tickets are only £10 and are limited so don't miss out!
Full details about the evening can be found on our website: shropgeek-rebellion.co.uk
Ten top tips for tidier type.
In this talk we’ll take a look at a number of things that even the most design-challenged people (like myself) can do to enhance and improve the quality and appearance of their typography online. As well as some practical tips, we’ll also learn a little about the quirks and reasons behind many typographic rules and nuances.
Swimming in a sea of shit, standing out in a crowded market place.
In this talk I will take a look at three leading brands, and how they stand out in a crowded market place, and are able to charge much more than their competitors for a similar product and still make them happy. But be able to do this on a large scale and be in the mainstream.
Web Performance Improvements In Less Than One Hour
With performance on the internet ever important, Ben gives an introduction to performance improvements you can make in just one hour, along with pointers on where to look to next to understand and implement good performance techniques on your client's websites.
Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased at: shropgeek-rebellion.co.uk
Ticket prices cover the costs incurred when running an event of this nature. All of our speakers are generously donating their time to make this event a success. However, we do pay for their travel and accommodation. Any money left over after costs have been covered will be donated to a bar tab on the night. There is no VAT Applied to the ticket price.
For many of the people behind ImAFish University is only a few weeks away, which will split the community across the country. For most people this wont be a problem as they will have Internet connections in their rooms or within the University. Myself and Simon wanted to have one final version of ImAFish that would be the best so far and in some ways a final release.
While this is unlikely knowing myself it would mean that if we didn't want to update the design again it would still look good for months and maybe years to come. In concept 4 months ago ImAFish 7 seemed a long way off, the idea was to create a flexible professional web portal based around what ImAFish had been building on over the past 2 years ? its articles.
We now had over 200 articles on a range of subjects making it in some ways messy what was needed was different sections depending on the article type, while articles already had categories they themselves were getting in a mess. The idea was to split the site up more into different sections, after much debate they were decided to be: Entertainment Tech Gaming IRC News Each would be article based but would contain other information such as IRC would host xbot. The next step was to decide on a design, this I did while doing my A levels (which I did very well in), and more importantly a logo of some sort.
This went through many design stages and only after about 4 weeks was I happy with the final design. I had also been working on an overall design for the site which I was happy with in the end. The next stage was to start coding. In ImAFish 6 Simon had done 99% of the coding so for ImAFish 7 I was going to give it ago, I quickly learned CSS and put together a template using divs as the idea was not to use any tables. While this was ok for the overall design a lot of the page content still uses tables as simply tables are still best for displaying things in certain ways.
One thing I quickly learned about CSS is that getting it to work in one web browser does not guarantee it will work in another. Then getting it to validate is another problem however in the end validation was put a side for getting it to work right. Overall ImAFish 7 is the most complex and advanced version of ImAFish yet, making it even easier to use and attractive. Thanks to everyone that has made it possible and lets hope the site keeps on growing!