Under promise, under pressure….

Under-promise and over-deliver. How many times have you heard that phrase? Chances are if you’ve been in coding business longer than a year, you’ve heard it at least once if not a dozen times.

As a web developer, we tend to have a wikipedia syndrome, yes I know we are all smart. We never be in the Coding Arena if you are not. A decent programmer has probably an IQ of 125. But sometimes, some of us tend to make over promises and we can do it all syndrome. Yes most probably you can do it and maybe you know someone can help you doing it. But what if???

It’s not the over-delivering part that is dangerous. Over-delivering and WOW-ing your client is good business. It increases client satisfaction, repeat business, and word of mouth which all leads to referrals. You can never add too much value for your clients.

It’s also not the commitment part that is trouble. You must make promises you can keep. This is common sense at it’s best.

A good programmer measure everything, his time, resources, environment and of course skills.

Promises You Intend To Keep
In order to commit with integrity, you must intend to keep your promise, make an under promise statement and you will have less pressure. This implies that you must believe the following:

1. You understand the project. If you don’t understand the conditions of satisfaction (including time), then you cannot expect to fulfill them. You are signing a contract that you haven’t read.

2. You have a robust plan. If your plan can be derailed by likely contingencies, then you cannot expect it to withstand their impact. You are hoping for the best, but not preparing for the worst.

3. You have the necessary skills and resources. If you don’t have the required skills and resources, then you cannot expect to finish the job. You are writing a fraudulent check with no funds in your account.

And More Flash Map…

I love doing Flash Map!

At work since we are building website for Realtors, flash map is common ingredients on this website. I have created different kinds of Flash Map…

1. Clickable and zooming map >> http://www.cfldg.com/
2. Regional, pop up flash >> http://clients.thedesignpeople.com/agent_image/carbutti.com/stage/flashmap/map.html
3. Flash map on mouse movement detection >> http://www.cfldg.com/
4. XML Driven Flash >> http://wetaginternational.com/
5. Flash Map with FLV Video >> http://www.villasttropez.com/en/index.php

All this map are work in hard labored and love for flash! I considered them as work of art. For great tutorial on basic interactive map you can visit Lukamaras or Kirupa.com.

Google Can Index Flash Textual Content

Google Webmaster Central announced last June 30 that finally they developed and implemented an algorithm that can index textual content in Flash files of all kinds.

Your swf files can now index textual content which includes Flash “gadgets” such as buttons or menus, self-contained Flash websites, and everything in between.

Content such as text that users can see as they interact with swf file, your snippet on website, and all the words that appear in your Flash files can be used to match query terms in Google searches.

Google still dont recognize the image files, flv files, images buttons which target some URL which not associated with text.

There are three main limitations at present and Google Ron Adler and Janis Stipins—software engineers are already working on resolving them:

Googlebot does not execute some types of JavaScript. So if your web page loads a Flash file via JavaScript, Google may not be aware of that Flash file, in which case it will not be indexed.

Google currently do not attach content from external resources that are loaded by your Flash files. If your Flash file loads an HTML file, an XML file, another SWF file, etc., Google will separately index that resource, but it will not yet be considered to be part of the content in your Flash file.

While Google are able to index Flash in almost all of the languages found on the web, currently there are difficulties with Flash content written in bidirectional languages. Until this is fixed, Google will be unable to index Hebrew language or Arabic language content from Flash files.

Apple at The Design People

We recently launched my first ever table less website project at The Design People.

The villasttropez.com is a french language website with english version of the RIVIERA ST TROPEZ REAL ESTATE. The flash is database driven, the round corner of the inner pages are fully css based with gradient background. I love working on this project.

The Design People is based in Los Angeles, California, with a branch office in Manila, Philippines. The Design People, Inc. is a web consulting and design firm that serves fresh ideas daily.

Our office here in manila is a great group of over 90 + young, professional and highly dedicated web developers who are simply passionate about what they do. I am belong to HTML/Flash Department whom gives life on the design layout.