A Quick Update Regarding the (End of My) Break

I wanted to write a quick note to let everyone know I’ll be back up and running next week (June 23, 2008). I’ve got some articles lined up, and everything permitting I’m hoping to put up a small-ish project I’ve been working on.

As an update to the list of things I was looking to complete during my time off, it was just the thing I needed. I was able to spend some much enjoyed quality time with Carrie (she got us a Wii!) and I was able to get a number of things done with/for my family.

Some technical details

It was good to try and unplug for a short amount of time and focus on some other things going on. At the same time, however, it was great to have some more time to read up on some things I’ve been meaning to teach myself for some time. I recently cracked open Essential ActionScript 3.0 and try to get myself more versed in that area as well as Flex and AIR. I’ve been meaning to get into Flash for (literally) years, so what better time than now? My question to you is this: are you at all interested in me writing pieces on the topic of Flash? I’d love to start writing and thinking about the general effect the technology has and will continue to have on Web development, but I’d like to know if anyone is at all interested before doing so.

On top of that, I’ve been playing a bit with the Fireworks CS4 beta and (partially) opposed to some people, I’m loving where things are headed. I’d like to post updates on the application side of things as well, including text editors, FTP clients, and some of the other tools I find myself relying on quite a bit. My issue with that, however, is that the posts would turn out to be heavily Mac oriented, and I’m not completely comfortable writing articles that aren’t useful for everyone. Are readers using Windows/Linux opposed to articles written about Mac software? Please take a second to leave a quick note regarding your stance on the matter, even if you’re a Mac user, I’ll base my decision on whether or not to write articles of that type on the comments.

Please bear with me for just one more week

All in all, I hope I didn’t lose too many subscribers, and you can expect some new articles to be posted starting a week from today. Stay tuned!