SYNDEK

Creativity and Design



Free “Legend of Zelda” mobile wallpaper

Category : General Nov 13th, 2017

I made this mobile wallpaper a while ago, it works well with most iPhones. Feel free to share it, just link back to my site, thanks.

I am learning to code

Category : General Nov 6th, 2017

A couple of days ago I posted a twitter poll to get a sample of the type of phones people use. I have been wanting to write a useful app for years but always postponed it due to work and other calamities. Real life gets in the way sometimes.

To make apps for Android I need to learn Java and for iOS I need to learn Swift. For someone like me who hasn’t programmed anything in a long time it is going to be a long and difficult road. These languages are new to me and I am unfamiliar with the syntax.

The reason to write an app is simple, I have original ideas that I want to produce into usable apps and nobody is making them. So I am going to make them myself. I already started courses and so far so good but the more I get into it the harder it gets to retain all the concepts. Coding is hard and it requires many hours of tedious practice, but nonetheless I am having fun learning.

On April 2017, I posted a fake commercial for a game called Clash Racing and people to this day are still asking about the game. Just to clarify, Supercell had nothing to do with the commercial I made it as derivative fan art, however this idea has potential and plenty of people are excited about it, I already have sketches and game play mechanics, I know how to draw, design and conceptualize but I am missing the most important component, coding experience.

I am not saying I will make Clash Racing by myself, while not impossible it would take many years for one person to code a polished game like the one I have in mind but I have to start somewhere, I might give up, I might succeed but I am sure I want to try to make something. Inaction is the enemy.

So I am slowly climbing a mountain, I am learning to code.

Site Update and news

Category : Announcements, General Oct 25th, 2017

Sometimes less is more, the shiny over-complicated website I had is gone and I have opted for cleaning all of the junk code left behind by Fusion Builder (what a mess), now I am using this simple theme and I think it works just fine. I might even get the full theme version. This new layout is clean, simple and it is made for creative types like myself. It works, I like it and I hope I don’t break it.

I’ve been gone for a while and I know I just made a couple of posts since April, I really appreciate all the emails, messages of support and your kind words. I never expected people to respond well to my work, I apologize for not responding to all your messages, they are too many and I do not have an assistant, also I was too busy with work and life.

This project is supposed to be fun, if it produces something useful or solves a problem it will be worth it. I am going to start making other things not related to Supercell I hope you stay because it will get interesting. Some of you have asked me why @clashroyale does not follow me on Instagram anymore, I do not have an answer, but I noticed they unfollowed everyone overnight. I am ok with this.