Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Making video games is a lot of peoples’ dreams nowadays, and there is certainly something to be said for looking at an interactive, moving game and thinking, “I made that!” While I don’t enjoy the process of writing video games as much as I do website design and other graphic design, the final result is very rewarding. If you have ever thought about getting into video game creation, Flash is a great way to get started! The workflow is shorter than some other mediums, and you can post your work on the Internet for virtually anyone to see.
Practically everything I know about video game development, and many of my other skills, came from tutorials over at CartoonSmart. I can say from first-hand experience that these are absolutely fantastic tutorials that will have you cranking out great content in no time! So, if you want to get into video game creation, what better time than now? Click away to some of the best game-making tutorials out there.
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Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
Apple, developer of Mac OS X
Ok, it’s true. I am a big fan of Apple products. I do most of my work on a 24 inch iMac, and I find myself using my iPhone constantly throughout the day. I like these products because I’ve tried the alternatives, and I have found that for me, these are by far the best solutions. However, even though I’m a fan of Macs, I would never condone a website that doesn’t support PCs. I believe that right now, there is no reason why EVERYTHING computers can do shouldn’t be done cross-platform. That means OS X, and even Linux.
You see, applications and websites that are built from the ground up with these smaller platforms in mind don’t take any extra effort. Supporting an extra 12% or so of the market is easy to do, but yet so few developers do it. I came across an excellent article today about why game developers should support Mac OS X and Linux. But the concept extends beyond just game developers. Software developers of any kind, including website developers, should take heed to this information. Continue reading to see why.
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