A decent computer and lots of volume is recommended.

Well, due to the fear of slipping behind, I felt I better start learning the new Flash language, Actionscript 3, and at first glance, one of the coolest features is definitely the SoundMixer.computeSpectrum function. Read : AS3 Music Visualisation »

Posted on 14 May 2007
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Flash Dynamic Stacking Menu

Update: AS3 Version using TweenLite is available here

In this experiment, you can drag the boxes; when you release them the stack will shuffle to accommodate the dropped box.

I have recently been working on building an application in which I wanted to use Photoshop style ‘layers’ which the user could create, drag onto different depths and delete.

The basic idea was for the user to click and drag ‘layers’, and drop them in between others. This would cause the other layers to reposition to accommodate the new layer and to fill the gap which it had left in it’s old position. Get it? Read : Dynamic Stacking »

Posted on 13 Apr 2007
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Flash Liquid Layout Dynamic Positioning

Following another post regarding using stage listeners to dynamically resize and position MovieClips in Flash, I was asked to upload and FLA as an example. The previous code can just be pasted into the actions panel and will run without any MovieClips needed, and was designed to show the StageListener function rather than showcase a particular dynamic layout.

Download: Fluid Flash Layout Example Read : Dynamic Positioning Continued »

Posted on 08 Mar 2007
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Group94 Style Menu System

I have always liked the neat and compact menu system Group94 often use in their projects. It is really useful for lists or menus and is also of course very elegant.

I don’t know how Group94 do it, but here is my attempt. I have created two prototypes to make it easy to use multiple times within a project.

Download: Group94 Style Scrolling List Read : Group94 Style Menu »

Posted on 07 Mar 2007
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I was working on a project recently where I recieved a data feed and needed to split it into sections that would fit into a text box (ie. 200 characters at a time). The user would then click ‘more‘ and progress through the text in segments until they had read all of it.

I wrote this simple prototype, which splits a string into sections of a defined size (and optionally adds a postfix, ie. “…” to the end), and returns an array containing the segmented text. Read : Splitting Strings »

Posted on 08 Feb 2007
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Soulwire is a weblog by Justin Windle; a Senior Interactive Developer at Fi (Fantasy Interactive), Stockholm – I often Tweet, Flik, Link and Vim.

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