Amiga democoding site launched

category: general [glöplog]
The last few evenings I've coded a CMS so I can write some coding articles when the fancy strikes me.

Coppershade.org is the result, and is the home of my Youtube demo coding tutorials, "ASMSKOOL".

The articles that are there are mainly to introduce coders coming from other platforms and language to the Amiga hardware, and demo coding and the demoscene in general.

I've uploaded some sources suitable for learning hardware programming as well as sources I use today, and useful documents and shorthands.

For the seasoned coder, some of my new articles might be of interest. Under Topics I also post "blog" type articles.

Next up is uploading the source for my latest 1K, Block Boot and write something about the size coding tricks used.

The goal is to be a good resource and reference for looking up Amiga-coding things online.

I will finish my online 68k Assembler tools "Optimizer" and "Oracle" after I've written some more articles. I might ask for name suggestions for these tools when they're done BTW... they're a bit bland... ;)
added on the 2014-05-24 23:12:22 by Photon Photon
added on the 2014-05-25 00:00:43 by rez rez
I watched your Youtubes until a certain point (let it be epsiode 11 or sth alike, abandoned it for now only due to being involved into too many projects at once right now, no time for my beloved Amiga! :/ ) and can safely say it´s refreshing for a "seasoned coder" for sure!
Can´t wait to have a look into your new Website, but as said, my time is pretty limited right now! Got about time someone atleast tries to open up the world of Amiga-coding to the masses, so keep on doing it, ♥ !
I just hope some of the PC-freaks atleast give it a try, watch some episodes of your Tutorial and decide to get in love with our all favourite machine, the Amiga! It´s worth it for sure, we all know that!

About your Site, first glance being like: "Not much there yet!" ...
...you should consider exchanging the Button on the top to something more descriptive, most people wont even get it´s clickable to expand the Menu as it is now! ;) Or make the Menu active on first visit, still being collapsable via Button. (flag in cookie for last state...if that works like this, no idea of webpage-coding here!)

Optimizer -> Data_and_Cycle_Optimizer_Obfuskator_LamenessExterminator -> DaCOOL (ok, i guess my beer is having bad effects on me by now! ;) )
There's also another one up since quite a while with tutorials for basic OCS hardware effects vikke.net
added on the 2014-05-26 13:51:11 by d0DgE d0DgE
Why are you hiding your menu by default?
added on the 2014-05-26 14:00:52 by gloom gloom
added on the 2014-05-26 21:49:07 by Emod Emod
photon, keep up the great work!!!

and as gloom said, it would be less frustrating for users to have a navigation visible all the time.
added on the 2014-05-26 21:49:56 by bonefish bonefish
...especially given that there is no way to know that there is actually a menu when JavaScript is disabled. Use JS if you want, but if you do, use <noscript> tags as well.
added on the 2014-05-27 05:11:23 by fra fra
Waaaay over my head stuff, yet still awesome of you to do this. And also what gloom said, don't hide you menu. If I hadn't seen what hArDy said I might have missed that there was 10+ episodes.

Great stuff Photon!
added on the 2014-05-27 11:11:27 by neptun neptun
please, place
ASMSKOOL Project Directory

to .zip

thank you.
added on the 2014-05-27 12:33:34 by g0blinish g0blinish
Saga Musix: You will be unable to watch any of the tutorials or videos on the site without Javascript. You will still be able to read the articles and code examples, of course. Which browser and platform?

g0blinish: It's a growing directory, but the directories I'm unlikely to add to, like the old snippets and includes, are zipped.

I will have a think on how to make the menu better, I've put a note on the front page for now.

There's a plan behind the folding, more on that later!
added on the 2014-05-27 20:26:50 by Photon Photon
Photon: As said, a <noscript> tag telling the user that JavaScript is actually required to view the page would already be enough (remember, these tags are only shown when JS is disabled) - otherwise, someone using NoScript will not possibly know that the menu bar is missing, or that there should be a video, or whatever.
Way too hard core.. Just give me CED and Barfly, and the hardware ref manual.
added on the 2014-05-28 05:29:04 by T21 T21
Saga Musix: I appreciate it, but it does work without JS. Noscript note added.
added on the 2014-05-29 18:48:24 by Photon Photon
Reaching the Tut #8 about DMA tonight.
Enjoying it a lot so far, many thanks for that, Photon!
added on the 2014-06-05 23:03:31 by fra fra
Hi Photon!
As a guy who's been coding/music composing on C64 for many years, I've always been a clueless lamer with Amiga coding.

Discovering your tutorials (youtube videos etc) is finally helping me understand coding the Amiga at hardware level! I thank you so much for this! :D Looking forward to seeing more on this project.
added on the 2014-07-05 14:21:36 by conrad conrad