Max Presentation

Here is the carousel component that goes along with ‘Creating New Flex Components’ (RA208W), my Max 2007 presentation. This is a sample component designed to show how the major component lifecycle methods work and interact. This version makes some bad assumptions: the scale of all included items will be 100% Continue Reading

A new arrival

To all of you that I missed or didn’t manage to meet up with during Max this year, I have an amazing excuse. Meet Lilia Michelle Labriola, born shortly after Max ended. My wife and I vetoed Jeff Tapper’s suggestion that we name her Max(ine), but I am still grateful Continue Reading

Private variable, sort of

I was working on a deferred instantiation issue with Kyle from Adobe Support and came across this chunk of code in if (child is Container) Container(child).recursionFlag = recurse; It seems innocuous. The child, which is some descendant of Container is cast as a Container and then the recursionFlag is Continue Reading

World’s Greatest Wines

To support a high end print campaign for their client, Chicago creative agency 50,000feet conceived and designed an innovative way for customers to explore and purchase from an extensive collection of luxury wines at They turned to us for technical expertise and development in order to make sure this Continue Reading