Day 57: Music To Our Ears

Thursday, April 24, 2003

This is what it’s all about… a client! Today we signed a contract with Clemency, a local Christian rock band. Right now, they primarily want updates and maintenance to their already-existing site, but they indicated they have some big plans for the site as well. We’re thrilled to be working on this project and with these clients.

We chose to write a fairly simple contract, based in part on a couple of sample contracts we found online. Contracts are important, and we’ll probably want to draft a more official one soon — and perhaps even run it by a lawyer. But for now we felt comfortable concentrating on the payment terms and the ownership rights.

I did some research into Flash decompilers. The clients’ current website is primarily Flash-based, created by a college friend who no longer has the source files. I downloaded a trial of Sothink SWF Decompiler, but can’t tell yet if that will help me. It certainly wasn’t as simple as I expected, based on hearing various designers who were concerned about people stealing their Flash designs using decompilers. I guess it’s true… “Nothin’s simple!”

While I was working on our first update to the Clemency site, Billy wrote an article for the next issue of the eMonitor. We’ll post a link once it’s published.