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Samples

These links are to a few selected works providing some samples of my handiwork and are intended to demonstrate the clean, well-documented, modular and maintainable style of code I create. The works presented range from larger scale projects to simple effects and tips for developers. Some works listed are the output of my Web~based Workbook™ generator system. To understand what this system does, you can view a high level description in the form of a web-based presentation here. Otherwise, please enjoy the samples below...

  1. iED Transcoder Project. This is a Web-based presentation which describes the Immersive Education Transcoder Project. One of the major components I developed was a transcoder application which transcodes COLLADA (XML) formatted 3D assets to OGRE format for 3D rendering...

  2. HBSP Product Sample. A reduced functionality demo of a product I developed in concert with a team while contracting with Harvard Business School Publishing. The product involved the integration of many different technologies including HTML/xHTML, CSS, Flash components, processing XML formatted assets, advanced XSLT, XSD data modeling, javascript, actionscript, and learning management system (LMS)integration using SCORM; all of which I was responsible for. Viewing this sample requires authorization. Credentials can be requested here...

  3. My Inbound Link Viewer. An exploration of user interface development using SVG (scalable vector graphics) ~~ an important World Wide Web development standard.

  4. Link Viewer in PHP. A PHP implementation of the LinkView app with sample cache and http proxy classes in PHP.

  5. Dr. Nick's Link Viewer. The Link Viewer kills several birds with one stone. On the surface, it is a simple, small-scale web-service that allows webby types to see who's linking to their websites, blogs, etc.. But beneath the surface it's an experiment in User Interface development with Java and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). I believe that SVG is the most underrated, least appreciated yet valuable web standard available today ~~ mainly due to Microsoft IE's failure to provide support. That's gonna change soon, though, and in the meantime I've provided ample source code and a working application for those interested in data visualization using SVG to study...

  6. Character Drawing in Anime Studio. This is a free tutorial I developed for Anime Studio® ~~ a vector~graphics drawing and animation software package. Starting from the blank page, I developed the entire tutorial in under 12 hours using the Web~workbook generator.

  7. Web tips: SVG Fade Effect. Continuing my exploration of the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) Web Development Standard...

  8. Web tips: SVG Fractals. I always wanted to do fractals...