I was asked to design and implement a site for a company here that I used to work for.
They wanted it to be all pretty, easy to use, animated, and do all of the boring stuff like submitting and recieving data in the background without refreshing a whole bunch.
We researched the best solution to create it in - I decided on Adobe Flex. It's based on Flash - but is actually a professional "enterprise level" revision of it.
It came out two days before I started the project - the beta version. So, that means the documentation for it goes somewhat like this...
Step 1: Install Flex
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit
It's taken about 3 or 4 weeks of trial and error - with little to no examples, tutorials, or documentation to go on - but I've finally gotten the hang of it.
The project - when it's complete in about a month - is going to kickass - and I've not seen anything like it before.
I'm not going to have much difficulty finding more work once this contract is complete, that's for certain.
And - I actually get to go home on Friday! I've spent 1 night at my house in Sydney since I moved there. The rest of the time has been spent sleeping on the floor at a gracious Tim's place here in Canberra.
I look forward to getting settled in there in Sydney - finishing this project - and pimping out my newly acquired new media design skeelz.