Removing a page of your site from Google’s cache

April 15th, 2010

So if you’ve been following this blog at all, you’ll know that I have spent the last few weeks implementing the new Asual S.E.O. method with SWFAddress 2.4 on my portfolio site. This method has been largely successful, and I’ve been supplementing it with Google’s Webmasters Tools which I have largely found very helpful.

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Pure Actionscript gets funky when loaded into Flex

April 13th, 2010

I’m currently working on a pet-project which for various reasons requires me to build a component in pure Actionscript, but have it be versatile enough to be loaded into either a Flash application or a Flex application. One would think that, being as Flex is basically just a framework for Actionscript components, this would not be to tall of an order, however every time I try to do some interactive combination of both platforms, I wind up with some seriously crazy behavior of some sort.

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Interesting New Feature in CQ 5.3

April 8th, 2010

So I’m on-site with a client in Phoenix, and I was directed to perform a “test-upgrade” to their CQ 5.2.1 code, to see how smooth the upgrade to 5.3 would be. It was a pretty good experience all-in-all, but I thought I would share a couple minor hiccups with the audience, just in case they may save some of you some time and frustration later.

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University Of Cincinnati

April 7th, 2010

Towards the end of last year I helped the University of Cincinnati architect their undergraduate admissions site using Day Software’s revolutionary CMS product CQ 5.2.

The idea was to create templates and components for the admissions site in such a way that they could be easily extended and re-purposed for use with all the other numerous sites that currently live under the university’s domain. The project lasted about a month, and I not only provided the client with the architecture, templates and components that they needed to achieve this well thought out goal, I also helped to train the main U.C. web development team to use the product so that they could continue to work in the future with less support.

I’ve recently updated my own portfolio to include the U.C. undergraduate admissions site…you can see it by following the link below: of Cincinnati/

Cheers to Donna, T.J. and all the rest of you guys on the ongoing success of your implementation of the CQ system…it was truly a pleasure working with you!

Mobile War

April 7th, 2010

So as I’ve been watching the progress of the iPhone, iPad, and all the new Android phones that are coming out, I feel somewhat obligated to share my opinion on the “mobile war” that has quickly grown from a skirmish to a full-blown battle. Let me preface this by saying that I’ve been watching this area of the tech market because I am a loyal Verizon customer, and I have been waiting for the iPhone to come out with a CDMA model for the Verizon network. That being said, several things have caught my attention and have not only piqued my interest about Google’s new Nexus One handset, but they have turned me into a full-on boycott-er of all Apple’s mobile devices, despite having been an avid Mac user for years.

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S.E.O. and Flash Sites

April 6th, 2010

For quite some time now, the Achilles heel of most (if not all) Flash developers has been Search Engine Optimization (or S.E.O.). Somewhat recently, however, Asual has published a new example of how to combine PHP with their latest SWFAddress release to create a relatively graceful solution.

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