For those who aren’t obvious to the knowledge that I have a personal flash site it can be found here.
8 years of sequential programming and knowing that i can access any function/variable from anywhere on the time-line. AS3 has turned on that on it’s head. So I bought some books, downloaded tutorials and played about. From what I have learned so far time-line coding is still do-able but only for small projects. To build something like my personal site was/is going to take a lot more. So i have set about porting innovativedesigns over to AS3. So far so good I have a basic core system in place and also have swfAddress tied in. You can see work in progress here. As you will see I have decided to keep it simple and stick to the original look. That’s not to say there will be no new design(look). The site is being built in such a way that it should be easy to implement a new design or even give you the user a choice of designs.
Phase one is now complete. I never thought I would find myself here so soon. I have now added some content and life to the AS3 version of the site. You can now see the latest news posted in the news section. The news data is being pulled into flash from mysql using php to convert it to xml format before being displayed. I have also added a nice little slide show. The slide show loads the xml file then sorts the image links into an Array. I then Randomize the array so that there is a different image every time the site loads up( pretty neat i thought ) I have also added a cool little feature that will cascade in open windows. It’s best to have all the windows open or a few at least to see it in effect. Once you have the windows open rightclick on the site and select “Cascade windows”. I also have to mention greensock here. Every fade/tween/movement is done using greensock’s tween class. If this is something you have never herd of then go check it out NOW!.
Innovativedesigns v0.4 is now live and can be found here:http://www.innovativedesigns.org.uk Version v0.3 can still be found here: http://www.innovativedesigns.org.uk/id/go.php. Further information about innovative designs version v0.4 can be found here: http://www.scotflash.co.uk/blog/?p=360