GreenScorpion.com – My Portfolio Site

Flash, Joomla, Photoshop

I finally completed the redesign/development of my portfolio site (GreenScorpion.com).

This site was my first attempt at grunge design. I used Photoshop brushes that I downloaded from GetBrushes.com to design the site (and followed some tutorials that I found on SixRevisions.com and DesignHard.com).

I developed GreenScorpion.com using Flash/ActionScript 3 and Joomla (and a bit of JQuery).

For the portfolio display, I created a Flash Movie relied heavily upon the gpAS3Library and XML. I then used Joomla to create a component that incorporated the Flash movie. After the Joomla component was completed, I created a Joomla module based upon the component so that the Flash movie could be displayed in a specific area on a page (on the home page).

I need to add more to the site, but the portfolio part is done. I also need do something to create a more consistent color feel between operating systems. I created the design on my Mac, but I did most of the development on Ubuntu. The website is much darker on Ubuntu than on my Mac (I haven’t looked at it on Windows, but I’m sure that there will be a difference as well). But for now, I’m done.

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Creating a Multi-View Joomla Template

Joomla

I have nearly completed my new portfolio site. I built it using Flash and Joomla. I created a Flash application to display the actual portfolio (thumbnails, links, etc). I then created a Joomla component and module (gsPortfolio) that incorporates the Flash portfolio application.

When I created the Joomla template for my site, I designed it specifically for the display my portfolio. Unfortunately, this layout was not generic enough to accommodate secondary pages (my portfolio is displayed on the home page). After looking at the code of the JA_Purity template, I was able to figure out how to create multiple views in a single template.

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Installing Joomla on Ubuntu

Joomla, Ubuntu

I’m redesigning my portfolio site and decided to use Joomla. I just installed it on my Ubuntu box. It wasn’t difficult, but it could have been easier.

First I downloaded Joomla from here. I had the option of download a nightly build, but I wanted the latest stable version.

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