This flash site and user interface was not completed because someone deleted the working files. It is reportedly the best mirror hack of the most advanced interactive design firm in the world’s website.
Russell Rope developed the Weed Connection Content Management System, which is comprised of ten separate Flex applications. The CMS publishes and syndicates each section of the WeedConnection.com website. The scalable front end was developed mostly in Flex with MXML and ActionScript while the backend was developed in PHP, SQL, XML, RSS, XHTML, and CSS. Basically, the CMS generates search engine optimized content pages, updates site navigation linked to those pages, and also updates the RSS feeds.
WeedConnection.com is your source for medical and recreational cannabis infotainment. It is designed, developed, produced, and published by Russell Rope. Originally developed as a static site with intent of being upgraded to dynamic and database driven, WeedConnection.com launched in 2006 and was CMS integrated by the end of 2007. Weed Connection and its related web properties have been evolving since before public launch and there are serious plans for future development, production, and expansion.
Russell Rope was Online Editor (+basically Online Creative & Technical Director) @ The Campus Press, which was the University Newspaper. After designing, developing, and launching the site, Russell developed a system for the editors to submit content through PHP/HTML forms. It was still a time consuming task to publish submissions to the site. Automating the publishing of content was solved when RRP developed the WC CMS.
Russell Rope was Creative Director for a team of technology, arts, and media students, designed this layout, then collaborated with team members to develop a flash site.