by Charles Ying

Archive for October, 2004

Serenity – River

Thursday, October 14th, 2004


A simple drawing of the character River, from the television series, Firefly. River is quite a complex character; she’s crazy, she’s kind, but mostly, she’s fragile.

Oh, and she has superpowers.

The drawing’s composition is fairly straightforward, but the design it was used in ended up a little bit more interesting.

6″x10″ Pencil on my not-so-new sketchbook with Strathmore paper (Shiny!)

Laszlo. Open. Source.

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

Today, Laszlo released their Rich Internet Applications platform as open source. David Temkin can better describe the importance of this event. LZX fills a big gap in the web applications space, bringing the User Experience bar for web applications (and hell, desktop applications) up to what I consider the right level. Consumer targetted applications should work like their TV and video game counterparts… Macromedia sort of got that, but Macromedia’s application framework support just isn’t quite there yet. (read: it can be done, but it’s painful…)

Downloads are available from Laszlo. In my book, this is a Big Deal<tm>.