I just put the final touches on my most recent job.
A company called In Post hired me to build this site for a handbag and wallet company called BE. I was handed a pdf file from the designer as well as a handful of reference sites and built the site from that, using flash and actionscript 3.
Almost all of the content is loaded from external image and xml files which makes it possible for the client to update all of their information without going back to In Post or myself. As a result I was faced with a lot of fresh challenges from a coding perspective. I won’t go into all of the details but it’s safe to say that I learned a lot of tricks making this site and have expanded my flash arsenal considerably. Another advantage to loading data in this manner is it keeps the initial swf file rather small and the site loads much faster than if it were made from a large self-contained file.
Note: When I last checked the site content was incomplete.
Update Feb 6, 2009: Some of the content has been updated but they’ve introduced a doubled up background image that doesn’t center properly.
Update Jan. 7, 2010: Every time I go to the BE site I get a warning that their server is hosting malicious software so I thought I’d post a demo version of the site so that people can actually see how it works.