HELLO AND WELCOME TO DIGITAL-MOJO.COM My name is Gavin Jackson and I am a Bristol based Flash developer and this is my portfolio site, digital CV, personal design playground, Flex 4 Robotlegs test bed and cloud api experiment. Digital Mojo is my private limited company under which I work as a Flash contractor.
DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING...IT IS THE FUTURE! When building this site I felt it would be a good chance to flex my design muscle and also play with some 3rd party libraries that I had not had the chance to. You may notice that the backgrounds and videos shown on this site are pulled from YouTube and Flickr, I did this as an experiement with cloud APIs which (I think) has resulted in an interesting, dynamic visual experience. The way this works is that I associate a search term for each of these little black box things, then when a box is selected I use Flickr and YouTubes APIs to display a random image and video from those results, so for instance this box has a search term of 'cloud'....neat huh?
ABOUT THE IPHONE VERSION OF THIS SITE, HOW AND WHY. I use SWF Objects Flash detection to display a HTML version of the site when Flash is not available (ie an iPhone). The iPhone (HTML) version of the site is generated by an ASP file which applies an XSL template to the same XML file that the Flash site runs from. This means that I only need update one XML file to update both versions of the site, however the main benefit is that the non Flash version of the site is what the search engine robots see, meaning all my content is exposed to the robots allowing them to index my site correctly.
I WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF MY SITE, GOOD, BAD....OR UGLY Please use the contact form (email icon top right of the screen) to send me your comments or thoughts about this site, whether you love or hate it, if you had any technical or navigation problems, whatever, I will try and respond to all messages (if you provide an email address).