To my eyes, the most promising open source e-Commerce platforms I've seen lately are Ubercart and Magento. We're actually currently using Ubercart here as I write this, for this very site! Ubercart is actually a module for Drupal (a powerful content managment system). Drupal has another e-Commerce module... Drupal e-Commerce (yes, not very imaginitive, I know), but it's not currently quite as full featured as Ubercart.
This article has some excellent ways to use caching in Drupal, to make your Drupal site perform better:
Here is an example of a 3D Flash game, that uses Away3D:
If you use the arrow keys while making your character jump by clicking with the mouse, you can get some Matrix style turns. ;-)
Want to do 3D in Flash? There are 3 basic ways to get 3D animation in Flash.
- You can export video (or a series of images) from your 3D program, and import it into Flash. These would be basically a series of raster images (i.e. bitmaps) in Flash, that look like 3D.
- You can use some type of export from a 3D program that renders directly as a vector object in Flash. This would be similar to method 1, except that it would be in a Vector format instead of raster.
Wade Arnold has an important post on the upcoming Flash Player update and the security changes that will break AMFPHP. As SWX-PHP uses AMF-PHP as a library, it too will be affected.
Wade's post has a crossdomain.xml file that you can use on your existing sites to make sure that they don't break.
I found a nice article on how to make nice artist/band sites with Drupal. It lists the modules you could use, and even gives examples of Drupal sites that other artists that use Drupal. If you're a musician, a site made with Drupal could be the ultimate way to promote your music:
Oh, and where is the best place to host your new music site? AccelerHosting of course! ;-)
If you have had a blog for a while, you might have noticed that as it gets more popular with real users, it also gets more popular with spammers! Yes, there are evil lurking robots out there, who go around just adding their links to blogs.
There are some tools out there to get rid of this stuff, automagically!
Here are some useful methods:
As you can probably tell, this is the first post in our new blog. Welcome! Here we will post things that we think might be interesting and useful to you (well, at least they are to us). Especially things related to web media technologies. Happy reading! :-)