Monday, December 24, 2007

Flash menu web interface progree

Today we had a small discuss regarding the site's layout and the flash menu. We updated the html and css so that the entire content is always centered, no matter which screen resolution the user is using and we changed some minor elements in the pages.

As for the flash menu, I completed the loading and parsing images from XML files and am now adding visual styles. We came up to some challenge regarding the area needed to display the thumbnails and the main contents, so the layout of the menu might be re-designed to match the new requirements and specifications

We'll announce more changes and updates if any. For now, Meery Christmas and Happy New Year :)

Cya all 'round!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

Christmas is coming near everybody! Guest what I got this year, work! work! woooork! Oh, and what's else? MORE WORK! That's it! I've had enough of it! %$#@&^ *put your worse possible complaints here* . Well, that's was good, it feel great to shout out your resentment from time to time (even with keyboard). Back to *sigh* work, I have finished editing the artists' pictures, Khang is still working on the flash menu. Also, we change the layout a little bit. We are still discussing about it so I can't show it now. That's it for this week. Have a merry Christmas! I know I won't... Oh! I added links to other teams' blogs, sorry for being late.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

This week's summary

It's been quite a hectic week. Still, compare to what I am expecting from the next week, it is nothing. Alright, enough with all the whining, let's get to business. Well, here are the summary of this week.
First of all, we have just recieved the draft from the copyrighter and we are also arranging a meeting with her this weekend. We hope that, through the meeting, we will be able to discuss more about the website's content.
Secondly, well, it isn't too serious to consider as a problem but still, it's worth to be mentioned. It's about the flash menu. We were expecting it to be finished this week but turn out everything went way over control that we couldn't get it done. The coming week will be even more hectic so I afraid that we can't keep up with our schedule at this rate. But then, Khang is working on it and he said he will try to get it done by the end of the next week. If he is able to do that then we will be back on track, hopefully. That's all for this week from me may be Xuan will give more detail.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


We're still working on the main part of the website (the flash menus) up to this week, so for now there won't be as many in-between posts. I expect to present a full and comprehensive website with all menus and features when we're done!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

This week's summary

It's been a hard week (not as hard as the week to come but, whatever). Okay, enough with that, still, it's mean that we haven't completed anything this week. But, well, disregard that, we got a long meeting this morning. At least, we was able to went through some of the issues and finished discussing about what needed to be done for the presentation. We also agreed on some little changes about the layout (which I was unable to get it done right now, sorry). That's the short part. The long part, which took the whole afternoon and this evening was for making the prototype which we hope to be finished tomorow. That's all, oh, here's the layout, nothing much, just change the logo, that's all, all the new things will be added later.
everything are quite stuck in this week. We don't get any information from client's artists yet. And we got a quite bad mark for proposal. That's really our fault and we are going to fix that ASAP before our presentation.
Problem: because Vinamation website's content will be written by a person, Ms Cuc, who doesn't work at Vinamation studio. And She have to get enough information that will be sent by Tom, before she completes and send them to us. But Tom is quite busy, as she said,........... so we have to wait and wait. But Ms Cuc will send us her draft tomorrow.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Some ideas that's came out from this week's meeting

Well, on our last meeting, which was on Friday’s night, we discussed many things about the project (and many other things). Over the weekend, I have given some thoughts about it and here are things that I have to say:
First, about the idea of making each section an abstract picture, my teammates think that it is quite unnecessary. However, I think that it would be nice if we can make that, it will become an interesting feature of the site. RememberFlickr? Everytime you log in, the welcome line change! Although it may be unnecessary, but it make the site more unique and enhance the user’s experience. It will also helps to maintain the site’s navigation.
Second, about the artist cafĂ©, I can’t join the client meeting on Saturday because I have some business to take care of (don’t get any funny idea now, people!). But I think that it may be nice to have a summary of the artist’s profile beside the interview. This should be nice because most site’s viewer are people who come to search for information and of course, they don’t have much time reading through a whole interview.
Thirdly, A personal gallery for each artist would be nice, too. However, if I remember correctly, Tom said that the artists don’t have many personal artwork. Well, if the client meeting confirm this then may be it won’t be needed at all. If that’s the case, then may be we can include the works in the interview page (and may be this is where those javascript image viewer I posted last week kicks in since we all agree that the company’s gallery will be in flash).
That's it. Thanks for reading
PS: sorry, no image for this week's post, just walls of text, enjoy, muhahahahah

The second meeting & feedback

okay, we are going to talk about the second client meeting for this week. I did make an appointment with Tom for our next meeting and the meeting was on Saturday. Our groups had just 2 members available for this meeting. Because, one more member, Duc, got his family business. So he couldn't come that day.

The meeting was at Tom's studio and we really got a successful & friendly meeting with gathering nearly enough all resources & infomations from Tom and his artists. We also had a discussion with Tom about How the website will be displayed, looked like and arranged. And He looks really satisfied and interested in our idea.

We also got a good response for our proposal, especially mock-up

About the content of Vinamation's website, Tom said that Ms Cuc will responsible for sending us the specific content with both two languages, Vietnamese and English. So the only job we must do first is sending her the site map of the site before she completes the content and send back to us.

We are waiting for the artists' profile and images to complete the artist's cafe pages. The deadline for gathering all artists' information is next Tuesday

everything absolutely in progress