Added section with my mountaineering pictures and trip descriptions.
Went through almost the whole site and fixed some issues with it, updated some pages etc.
Decided to do some search engine optimization for the whole site. The optimization will also include new content founded in different sections. In the near future a new guide explaining the basic of search engine optimization will be placed on the site.
After quite few months of not updating this news page I decided to break the silence. The only major change is the update of Flash MX 2004 tutorial. I am currently working on SQL Server 2000 tutorial - it should be available in few weeks time.
After spending many hours working on a album application I finally completed it. I have added many pictures into my personal collection. You can see them in my Gallery.
I have just completed basic ColdFusion tutorial. It is available in the Guides section of my website. I hope this short tutorial will serve its purpose of an introduction to ColdFusion for beginner developers.
For the past few weeks I have only made small changes to my website. I concentrate all my efforts on creative process required to create a new guide. It will still take few weeks before I release my first version of 'Project management' guide. I predict it will be followed by either more Flash work or another guide - software engineering.
The amount of news about my web site got rather large volume wise, thus I quickly created this new website news page (which you are viewing right now). I also updated my web development methodology section - I am now more flexible as to the chocie of methodology used. For more information, read my methodology section.
I have launched new version of my Flash news Application, version 1.11. I have finished a separate picture player application that is based on the code base exposed by the news application. I am planning on releasing that new application as a Flash component that will have GPL based license. Also, I just noticed that I been using 2004 instead of 2005 as the year in this news feed for about 3 months now.
I have just created a small website for my mother, you can take a look at www.ewakitta.com
I have updated my Flash news application to version 1.1. However, the presence of few minor known bugs implies that I will have to release version 1.11 or 1.2 very soon.
I have completed version 1 of Flash news application. Using combination of Flash MX 2004, XML and ColdFusion I am able to deliver news feeds in a nice Flash interface. Please see my Flash section for more information.
I have successfully passed my Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Certified Developer exam. I also updated the Flash test study guide (I did all updates before the test).
After many hours of hard work on my Flash e-learning project I have created a beta version of my interactive Flash application. I have created a new section called "Flash" whose main future is the addition of a short, 25 question Flash skill-testing exam, which demonstrates my e-tester application. I am fully committed to further development of this small application.
I have redesigned news sections of the web site. Added RSS feeds to the home page and created new "this web site only" news page. Home page news feeds are updated every 30min. All these feeds are syndicated RSS XML from different web sites.
I have updated the Flash MX 2004 Certification Guide. It now includes some code samples. I predict it is going to be updated few more times before it reaches more stable version. If you have any comments about it, I would love to read them.
I have added new guide to the collection, Flash MX 2004 Certification Guide. With the help of the material contained in this guide I hope I pass the certification. I have placed many other projects on hold in order to get certified in the current month. This is partly due to a deal offered by Macromedia, 60% off exam fee in the month of August. To access the new guide directly, click here.
After many hours of work, I have finally completed my XML Guest Book application. It is available for download and use by anyone that uses ColdFusion and has CF MX server. It is licensed as free software, the license is included with the download. Please visit the XML Guest Book page at http://www.tomkitta.com/coldFusion/gb/index.cfm. You can also sign my guest book (which of course uses my guest book application) by clicking here
I changed the look and feel of the web site a bit in order to make it look more professional. Few new sections were added as well as most sections now have at least one picture in them making the overall look and feel of the web site lest text-only. If anyone out there would like to comment on the look and feel of tomkitta.com, please feel free to drop me a note using this form.
I have updated the look and feel of the whole website. Didn't add much new content but the menu systems and many other visual tools got a face-lift. I also included new picture section, which will give visitors a better idea of how I look like. CSS have also been updated, I hope now everyone will be able to print the content of this website with ease. I am also working on a guest book for this website. If I don't get already designed one I will be forced to roll my own sometime soon.
I decided to put initial version of this website live today. I know it still needs a lot of work, but I cannot wait forever. All web sites need to start their existence in order to evolve with time. If you have any suggestions or comments, please use my contact form and send me a note. I hope I will find time next month to work some more on this website and include many interesting new futures to it.
The development of this website commences. I decided that this website will not use any tables for layouts, instead it will depend on CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) for its entire layout needs. It turns out to be easier said than done. Only the latest browsers will support a web site that has layout created with CSS. Also, the latest browsers don't support the same elements and functions of CSS in the same way. Anyway, maybe I include all of my CSS experiences online in the form of an article when I am done with all other parts of the site.