Kris Hadlock, Lead Developer at SUMMUS

Owner/Lead Developer

Kris Hadlock is passionate about using code to bring life to a design, making things work and designing useful web sites and applications that have a purpose.

As the founder and lead developer of SUMMUS, Kris guides all web development decisions within the company. He has been a web developer and designer since the mid-90’s and is the author of jQuery Mobile: Develop and Design (Peachpit), Ajax for Web Application Developers (Sams) and The ActionScript Migration Guide (New Riders) as well as a featured columnist and writer for numerous websites and design magazines, including IBM developerWorks,,, and Practical Web Design magazine to name a few.


jQuery Mobile: Develop and Design (April, 2012)
Peachpit Press, 312 pages
ISBN: 032182041X

The ActionScript 3.0 Migration Guide (June, 2008)
New Riders, 160 pages
ISBN: 0321555589

Ajax for Web Application Developers (October, 2006)
Sams Publishing, 288 pages
ISBN: 0672329123

IT Skills Testing

Microsoft MTA Exam
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  • HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals (2012)

IBM developerWorks

ReviewNet Services
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Demo Videos

IBM developerWorks


  • HTML5 Visual QuickStart (2 hours) (Complementary to the book)


IBM developerWorks



Practical Web Design Magazine

  • Creating a Custom RSS Aggregator
  • Creating a Custom Podcast Player
  • Using Video with Flash
  • How to Create a Flash MP3 Player
  • Loading Images Dynamically with Flash
  • The Flash Tween Class
  • Extending the MovieClip with ActionScript 2

.Net Magazine / Web Builder

  • Introduction to AJAX (A cover featured article)

AjaxWorld Magazine

  • Ajax, Where Design Meets Code (A cover featured article)