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Seth Taylor Graphic Design

Living in the Venn

Great quote celebrating the importance to have an integrated approach to conceptualizing and creating.

Somehow, the powers of the commercial design and advertising industry often have the unfortunate effect of separating the “thinkers” from the “makers” over time. Our goal is to buck that trend, and to build a company that has powerful conceptual thinkers (people who have inspired, blank-canvas ideas) as well as powerful makers (who bring those inspirations to life, within the constraints of the real world). There are a few renowned companies who seem to have successfully done this; we aim to follow suit – and we are.

Erik Karasyk at hush studios

In many ways it espouses the Bauhaus movement to bring artisans and engineers together so that each can be benefitted from symbiotic constructive comments. In the end an artisan/designer will become more efficient and effective in building; and simultaneously, the engineer/developer powerfully contributes to the enjoyability of the finished product. The more these disparate skills coordinate and overlap, the larger the sweet spot of the living Venn diagram.


dmcsoil.com launch

A great collaboration between Shawn Murdock and myself. This time he was the design lead and I did the flash creation. This site uses some nice and fancy flash actionscripting to keep the motion smooth, custom right click navigation and SEO strength too.  You should check it out to see the sweet transitions.

Design: Shawn Murdock
Flash Development: Seth Taylor
Time to complete: 2.5 weeks
Software: Flash CS3, Caurina Tweener Actionscript Class, Smultron

Psychotique web design

My responsibilities were logo creation, product design, photography, website design, interaction, and managing the shopping cart coding and some training.


Flash email with variables

This file will be helpful for sending flash variables to your email message. Using this same script you could easily develop an “emailable” Mad Lib. Do you remember those from elementary school?
download flash email variables source file
flash email mailto with variables

click on image above to see it in action

**Please note, the html and swf must be uploaded to a server to work.

Metric Clock Widget

Metric Clock Widget
Metric Clock Widget Download

Metric time carries all the advantages of other metric measuring. For efficiency I’ve named:

  • hours = alkas
  • minutes = zimits
  • seconds = ozzis

to be truly metric, zimits would be centozzis, and alkas would be killozzis.

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If you’re using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, Show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If you’re using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. Show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.

Here’s a link to the original metric clock

Flash Check Box PHP and Form Mail

Free Flash File

A while ago (when I was developing a portion of a site for Fort Knox) I needed some help on filling out a form in Flash and sending it to PHP. Almost all of my variables were text variables. But I had a few check boxes in the form. I didn’t know how to properly pass checkbox variables to PHP. I looked for help but couldn’t find it anywhere. After finally piecing together various tutorials I successfully completed the form. I’m sure this is second nature for some people. But it wasn’t for me. I commited to help someone else by demonstrating how to make the form. So here are the files necessary for a Flash form using check boxes.

Download Free Flash File Form with PHP and Check Box