Archive for the 'General' Category

02
Jul
09

Flash on the Beach

We’re sending three people to FotB this year. It’s our first time at the conference and we’re going mostly due to the recommendations from friends and colleagues who’ve been there before.

Very much looking forward to great sessions with all the flash-sphere names and getting to know others who work with flash. Coincidentally, Papirfly went to Brighton this winter for three days of work on strategy and products. Due to inexpensive flights and proximity to Gatwick airport, going to Brighton ended up costing about the same as staying at a hotel in Norway. Fortunately, we blew the savings on a day of racing at the Goodwood Motor Circuit! Brighton’s a nice, friendly city that I’m looking forward to visiting again and I hope to get to know the flash community better.

See you in September.

Flasher in a classic Porsche

Flash developer in a classic Porsche at Goodwood

09
Jun
09

Work at Papirfly?

We seem to have avoided the credit crunch, there’s still too much to do for too few people. So we need more talented flash developers. Requirements are, in short, good programming skills. We do most of our development in Flex builder and AS3, some older projects are still in AS2. Knowledge of printing processes is a plus, but not a requirement: CMYK colours, ICC profiles, Type1 vs. TTF vs. OT, etc.

You must be willing to relocate – F2F is still better than IM. And willing to learn to speak Norwegian (or do so already).

We’re located in Sandnes, just outside Stavanger – Norway’s third largest and most beautiful city. We offer good insurance plans, a company cabin, really, really nice colleagues, interesting work and excellent coffee.

Take a look at the company web page for more about us. www.papirfly.com or www.papirfly.no. Contact us at perATpapirflyDOTno (you know how to decode the email address)

11
Mar
09

Program manager

Joel Spolsky of Fog Creek software has posted an interesting article: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2009/03/09.html

Reading it was one of those “ah! I knew that” moments – where you’ve experienced something, but haven’t really put it into words.

The gist of the article is that a programming project needs someone who doesn’t write code to ensure that the end users needs aren’t forgotten. And that is really important because the person responsible for coding the project will almost inevitably focus on solving code problems, sacrificing end-user needs. I know that I do that myself. If I’m in charge of delivering code, that’s the focus; if I’m in charge of the design, end user needs are at the forefront. Continue reading ‘Program manager’

20
Oct
08

And we’re live

We’ve long wanted to set up a blog to share ideas, opinions and solutions. Mostly regarding Flex and Flash development.

Papirfly is a Norwegian company. We create internet solutions ranging from simple company home pages to complex extranets with lots of custom functionality. We have three flash based products: Print, Banner and Monitor

Print is a WYSIWYG pdf creator. Typical use is job ad creation. The user can edit all content, but visuals are according to graphical guidelines, i.e. you can create ads very fast and maintain brand identity. Much of our flash work is related to writing a framework for the Print templates and also creating the templates themselves.

Banner is a WYSIWYG flash banner-ad creator. The concept is the same as for print: easy to use, hard to mess with brand identity. The end-product .swf files are super-compact and ready to be sent.

Monitor is, surprisingly, also a WYSIWYG solution. It allows content creation for all those nice new flat-screens in lobbies, shops and airports.  Lots of functionality for work-flow and reusing content.

I’ll stop there before this becomes a pure marketing blurb. I’m proud of the work we do, and I know we’re pretty cutting edge in our admittedly narrow field. The point of this blog is that in the daily work of making our products work and work better, we sometimes come across problems that a search on google doesn’t answer. We’d like to share with the community because we’ve so often benefited from similar blog entries, i.e. the times when google searches gave useful results.