Keep your content up to date!

I was looking around on Facebook today and after about 6 random links ended up on a website for a local marketing/media broker company. I was looking through the links that I assumed were portfolio examples and low and behold there were 2 links to sites I had created.

My first reaction was to get really angry and annoyed that this person would try and take credit for my work. Then I looked at the date of the last post on the site – February 2009 – and I calmed down a bit. I realized that if the person hadn’t updated their web page for almost 2 years that they links they posted on the site have not been checked in at least that amount of time if not longer – and I had worked on those projects within the last 2 years.

Why am I sharing this riveting story you ask? Well it’s because it reinforces something that I tell all of my clients who want to get into the space of blogging, social media and having a website in general. The Golden Rule of content.

Always keep your content up to date and relevant

I left the website thinking “it’s not a big deal, no one probably goes there anyway”. That’s not good, especially if it’s your business website. Not having traffic is one thing but having old, outdated content should not be a reason to lose traffic.

That’s my 2 cents anyway.

A Touch of Class

As you can tell by the horribly cheesy name of this post, this one is about classes in AS3.

For me the move to AS3 also meant the move to doing everything in class files as opposed to writing it in the on a frame of the timeline.

This was very confusing and difficult for me as I was not only learning the new syntax of AS3 but also was thrown head first into event life cycle, display list issues and other things that come along with writing classes and class packages. Stuff that I had never dealt with before (or at least didn’t know I was dealing with it).

This will be the first in a series of posts on classes in Flash and I will be learning as much as you do I’m sure. So here we go.

Continue reading “A Touch of Class”

Site is up

I have tried the blog thing a couple of times without success. I’m just too busy and really no one reads this stuff anyway. I figure since I am paying for this server this time it’ll stick … maybe.

So here is my site. RyanWelcher.com. Enjoy.

Ryan