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2advanced.com站长访谈译文


Name: Eric Jordan
Age: 21
Country: USA

姓名:Eric Jordan
年龄:21
国籍:美国

Site URL: http://www.2advanced.com
网站地址:http://www.2advanced.com

How long have you been involved in Multimedia development?
About 5 years, it all started with a position at an ISP when I was 16 years old. I was doing basic webdesign, back when the Internet was first getting off the ground as a standard source of information.

问:你从事多媒体开发有多长时间了?

答:大概5年,在我16岁那一年在一个ISP部门工作时就开始了。当时我从事一些web设计的工作,直到后来互联网才成为标准的信息来源。

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How long have you worked with Macromedia Flash?
I would say 6 months. Not that long. 2advanced is only the third full-flash interface I've done thus far.

问:你使用Macromedia Flash有多长时间了?

答:六个月吧,不会比这更长。2advanced.com仅仅是我迄今为止做的第三个全FLASH界面的网站。

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How were you introduced to Macromedia Flash and what was your first impression?
I was first introduced to Flash by a friend who was doing a little bit of experimentation with the program, telling me that it was something I could probably do something interesting with. He showed me the Gabocorp website, and I was hooked. I thought, "This is what I want to do". So, I downloaded the trial version and started playing with it. It came across as something that could ultimately begin the revolution of the "ultimate user experience" with the technology we have now.

问:你是怎么接触到Flash的以及你对它的第一印象是什么?

答:我第一次接触到Flash是通过我的一个朋友,当时他要用这软件做一个小实验。他跟我说你可能会这个软件感兴趣,同时还给我看了 Gabo公司的站点,当然,也是用Flash做的。我当时就被深深地吸引了。我想:这就是我所想要做的事情! 于是,我下载了flash的试用版并且开始研究它。

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What is the purpose and/or goal of your site 2advanced.com?
2advanced.com was intended to showcase my work, and share some of the things that are close to my heart in regards to design, and the future of technology in general. I have a lot of visions and concepts in my head that I want to share with people, so I wanted to create a little world where people could get inside my head. I wanted people to know me a little bit better.

问:你制作个站2advanced.com的初衷或者说目的是什么?

答:2advanced.com是一个展示我的个人作品的窗口,其中放的都是一些我深有感触的关于对待设计和未来所应用的技术的一些东西。我脑子里有很多视觉上和概念上的东西想和别人一起分享交流,所以我想到了建立一个场所来让人们理解我的想法,希望人们哪怕就理解我一点点的想法都是好的。

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What specific design challenges did you face when developing 2advanced.com?
2advanced needed to have the correct balance between design and functionality. I tried to stay focused on not "over-animating". You'll see this happen to a lot of flash sites, they go to far and become too flashy. There is a discipline level you have to stick to when doing flash sites, so that you don't turn people off. When I come to a site that's too overdone, it doesn't hold my interest, and I tend not to stay long.

问:在开发2advanced.com的过程中,你所遇到的最不同寻常的挑战是什么?

答:2advanced需要在设计和功能上达到一种平衡。我尝试把注意力集中在非“动画效果”的表达上。你可以发现那种过于偏重动画的现象在很多flash站点上面都具有,他们往往把站做的非常的酷炫。我想这里有一条规则性的东西可能让flash设计师们去遵守,那就是在设计flash站点的时候,你不能不考虑用户(泡泡注:即浏览者)的实际需要而让他们感到厌烦。当我曾经访问一个在这方面做得很过火的站点时,发现整个站点虽然很炫,但并没有引起我的兴趣,甚至我都不想在这里呆更长的时间。

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What specific design challenges did you face when developing Binus Group's site?
Binus.com was an attempt to create something professional, but still entertaining and interesting. Some flash sites will scare people away if you make it too hard-edged. There are audiences out there that are looking for corporate level design studios, somebody that is relatively conservative in the way they approach things. So, with Binus.com, I had to hold myself back a little bit, and use my design knowledge to create an interface that was fluid and intelligent, but professional in appeal.

问:在开发Binus Group站点时,你遇到的最大的挑战是什么?

答:Binus.com是建设集趣味性与专业性于一身的站点的一种尝试。一些flash站点因为界面设计得不友好而使访问者望而却步。这些浏览者期待企业级的设计,而他们又恰是在他们所接受的事物上表现得相关的保守,所以,对于Binus.com的建设,我不得不减少了一些自己个性上的东西,用我的设计知识建立起一个流畅并且智能的界面,而在网页的吸引力方面同样不逊色。

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What influences do you feel serve you as inspiration in your work?
I am greatly influenced by the pioneers in the field of flash development, namely Gabocorp, NRG Design, and the more recent Insomnious. They all served as a springboard to help me realize that this is something that I've always wanted to do, I just didn't know it yet. But aside from the developers, I get a lot of my influence from music and books. You could consider me a Futurist, as I have read just about everything by William Gibson and listen/create electronic music. Neuromancer by Gibson has had a lasting effect on me. The way he describes the interfaces of the future Internet help drive me to emulate those interfaces in present day.

问:你认为对你设计时灵感来源影响比较大的是什么?

答:我很大程度上受flash领域先锋性事物影响比较多,比如 Gabocorp, NRG Design等
站点。这些站点的设计对我认识到一直以来自己想做而没意识到要去做的事提供了一个思考的出发点,除了这些以外,我还从音乐和书本中得到很多启发。你可以把我看成是一个未来派艺术者,我读诸如威廉·吉布森(泡泡注:加拿大美裔科幻作家),听或是自己创作电子音乐。(泡泡注:2advanced.com中的许多音乐就是eric jordan本人创作的) 吉布森写的《Neuromancer》(泡泡注:吉布森1984年成名作)这部科幻小说对我有着深远的影响,他在书中所描述的未来世界的英特网界面促使我在现实世界中去模仿它。

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What tools do you most commonly use in developing your flash objects?
I primarily work in the Flash environment for creating the native elements of the interface, but most of my backgrounds are done in Adobe PhotoShop and imported as optimized jpg's. For 3D elements, I'll use various programs like Xara 3D to create model of fonts, etc and then Ill trace the bitmaps in flash.

问:在开发flash项目的时候,你最常用的工具是什么?

答:我主要是在Flash开发环境中建立我所需要的元件,绝大部分背景图都是用Adobe Photoshop设计并导出优化成jpg格式。 对于3D元素来说,我会使用诸如 Xara 3D等多种不同的软件来建模,之后再在flash中将它们进行trace bitmap。

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How do you deal with the challenges of finding and implementing original sound work in your sites/projects?
As I mentioned above, I produce electronic music, and have been doing so for around 6 years now. I utilize a MIDI setup comprised of a JP-8000 synthesizer, a Roland Alpha Juno 1, and a BOSS Dr. 660 drum machine. I sequence them with Cakewalk to create my tracks. I love sound just about as much as I love visual design, so its only natural for me to create all customized audio for my sites, everything from the soundtrack to the button triggers. Sound is a very important element in flash, and if it's done right, it can mean all the difference.

问:在你设计的站点或项目中,你是如何处理来自找寻和使用原始音乐的这方面挑战的?

答:就像我在上面所说的,我自己创作电子音乐,并且这样做到现在为止有大概六年了。我利用由JP-8000电子合成器组成的MIDI设备,Roland Alpha Juno 1(泡泡注:一种电子混音器)和BOSS Dr. 660节奏器来创作音乐元素,然后通过Cakewalk(泡泡注:音乐编辑软件)来将它们编辑成音轨。我热爱音乐就像我热爱视觉设计一样,所以我的整个站点所有音乐元素,包括按钮的音效等都由我自己创作也就是很自然的事情了。声音是Flash中一个非常重要的元素,如果这方面做得出色,可以弥补其它方面的不足。

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What methods and formats have you found work best for you when using imported images in Flash?
I've found that if you are bringing an image into flash that needs to look nice in terms of resolution, its best to bring it in as a jpg (compression level 6 or 7), not a bitmap. I've seen a lot of people make this mistake. Bitmaps are fine for small, quickly animated images...things that aren't going to be on the stage for a very long time.

问:在Flash中导入图片,用什么样的方法和格式你认为是最好的?

答:我发现如果你把一张图片导入Flash,同时又要让它在一定的分辨率下面看起来比较漂亮的话,最好的方法是用jpg的格式(压缩率设为6或7),而不是bmp格式。我看见有许多人犯这方面的错误。Bmp格式适合于小、快的动画,这样的东西不会在舞台上停留很长的时间。

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In regards to work for your clients, when seeking your services are they specifically seeking flash or do you introduce your clients to this design media for the web?
When 2advanced first debuted, clients began seeking me out for flash work. They saw that flash environments have an atmosphere that is like nothing else ever seen on the web. So typically, people seek me out for flash work, because that's where my skills primarily lie.

问:当你同你的客户协作时,客户向你提出服务要求的时候是否特别提出了需要 FLASH 技术?或者说你向客户介绍了这种网络设计媒体吗?

答:当2advanced初建的时候,客户看见Flash有其它任何他们所见过的web技术所不能营造的氛围,这种特点,使得人们找我进行flash的设计工作,而这也正是我特长所在。

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How have your clients received the concept of integrating Flash in their sites?
Some clients love the exposure that a well-designed flash site can bring to their company. A properly executed flash website draws a lot of attention because people love to watch them run. It draws you into the site; it provides a sense of awe and entertainment.

问:你的客户是怎么接受将站点flash化这个概念的?

答:一些客户喜欢用设计出色的flash站点将浏览者带到他们公司。设计到位的flash站点能够吸引许多的注意力,因为人们比较喜欢动感的东西。Flash能带你走入站点,并从娱乐性上带给你不一样的感受。

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Have you worked much with the scripting capabilities in Flash4? Is so what are your thoughts/feelings, likes/dislikes about them?
Scripting is a powerful part of Flash, it allows you to go beyond normal design, and experiment with its full capability. I think that most of the new groundbreaking things we'll see as far as flash development will be done with advanced scripting techniques.

问:在Flash4中,你使用脚本多吗?你对脚本是怎么看的?喜欢/不喜欢?

答:脚本是Flash中功能强大的一部分,它能让你超越通常概念上的设计,用它来体验flash全面的能力。我认为我们将看见的大多数新生事物都会象FLASH的发展那样,由先进的脚本技术来完成。

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What do you like most about working with Macromedia Flash?
Flash is like a canvas where I have the ability to realize any interface that I imagine. When you think about it, you can t`ruly create anything you want with flash. You just need to take the time and effort to implement it. So, while it may be tedious, flash allows you to break all boundaries of webdesign.

问:在使用Flash工作的时候,你最喜欢什么?

答:Flash就像是一张画布一样让我可以将我想象中的任何界面实现出来。只要你想得到,你就能用Flash将任何东西创造出来,你需要付出的只是时间和努力来实现它。所以当工作觉得乏味时,flash能允许你打破网页设计的常规界限。

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Is the work of a Creative who works in the communications field to be considered art?
Of course, a website is simply a digital canvas. There has never been a thought in my mind that what I'm doing isn't a form of art.

问:这种在通信领域创造性的工作你认为是艺术吗?

答:当然,网站只不过是数字的画布。我从来没有认为我所做的工作不是艺术的一种形式。

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Can studying Masters of Arts and Renaissance help the forming of a web designer?
Absolutely. The masters of art and design certainly create a foundation for any type of design today, digital or not.

问:学习文艺复兴时期艺术大师的作品对成为一个网页设计师能有所帮助吗?

答:绝对有帮助。那些艺术大师和设计师们为当今任何形式的艺术设计打下了一个基础,而不管这种形式是否是数码的。

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A common criticism addressed to a Web Designer is that when using a computer, the machine becomes a part of the creative process. What's the roll of the artist in the making of the "Opera" in this case?
Without brushes and paints, some of the greatest paintings in the world could not have been created. The end justifies the means. A computer is the digital artist's brush and paint. The digital artist seeks to create masterpieces just the same.

问:对于网页设计师,通常批评的声音是针对当使用计算机的时候,机器就成了创作过程中的一部分,那么艺术家在这个“剧本”的创作过程中扮演的是一个什么样的角色呢?

答:没有画笔和颜料,那些世界上最伟大的画就不能被创作出来。而计算机就是数码艺术家手中的画笔和颜料,这些艺术家们也同样在探索追求着创作出杰出的作品。

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