Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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Nov 28, 2008

Web Designers working with Print Designers

I found this on twitter, courtesy of Andrew Duck, who found this gem on

If you're a web designer working alongside print designers with little to no web design/dev knowledge, how is your experience?

Teeth-grindingly annoying.

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Nov 13, 2008

a developers guide (to making tea)

As it was my turn to make a round of tea, a colleague decided to make a use case for the process to make sure all went smoothly. I attach it below so that others can use it and to avoid mistakes.

  1. User collects cups (or other drinking receptacles)

Nov 11, 2008

(I want my) MTV CFC - updated

Following on from the release of version 6 of the MTV API, the (i want my) MTV CFC wrapper has been updated to include three new methods:

  • genreAlias
  • genreArtist
  • genreVideos

Below you can see an example of a return Struct with data from a method call:

Oct 31, 2008

(I want my) MTV CFC - now released

Freshly pushed kicking and screaming into the big wide open, the MTV Networks CFC is now available for download from the project page over at RIA Forge:

The basic demo page can still be viewed here: Read Article

Oct 30, 2008

MTV Music ColdFusion CFC

I've been keeping myself busy the last few nights having fun creating a ColdFusion CFC wrapper for use with the MTV Networks API.

My main aim was to create a CFC that would bring back as much combined detail for the user as possible, all contained within...

Oct 15, 2008

Adobe CS4 is here

Adobe have announced the release of the new suite of design packages, CS4.

I've had the opportunity to play around with Fireworks CS4 last week, and love the built in CSS creation when exporting a layout into HTML. Looking at the new features in Dreamweaver...

Oct 14, 2008

GallerificPlus jQuery Plugin

I am very proud and excited to introduce my first jQuery plugin: GallerificPlus

GallerificPlus is a dynamic photo gallery with built in Lightbox functionality, and originates from the fantastic Gallerific and the jQuery Lightbox plugins.  I welcome any feedback or comments on...

Oct 13, 2008

Don't Get Caught Out By Minor Technicalities

I need more coffee.. or a beer.. or both

Today I fell for a really stupid problem, which just goes to show how easy it is to not spot the simple issues.

I'm currently working on a FLEX AIR application alongside two other developers. After importing the project files from CVS and...

Sep 11, 2008

Hello World!

I've been slow getting around to this, but I've been having a look at the Papervision 3D library, and how to incorporate it into Flex. Here's my first sample..

It's been interesting to learn how to create the wireframes and 3D objects. I'm looking forward to learning more about...

Sep 9, 2008

the book store - recently read

I have been getting back into my reading with a new found enjoyment, all thanks to CC, who has been amazing at suggesting some books that I would never normally have read (Empress Orchid, anything by Mitch Albom, and Alan Bennett in particular)

Below are a few of the books I...