Here is a couple cool little apps for color matching and exploration. Brings back scary memories of color theory classes!
So if you have ever tried to add superscript text to a Dynamic or Input TextField in Flash you have probably had a bit of a tough time. The problem is the fields technically don’t support super script text characters. Hoever this is not really acceptable for many situations or clients. So a solution. Use embedded text for your TextFields (font characters are embedded into the FLA) and then create a custom font with superscript characters. The font contains the followng superscritped characters. TMSRâ„¢Â®Â©. Event though you input SM it will show up as SM since the actual font character is manually super-scripted. The font I made is based on Arial and the Zip file also includes a FLA with the characters already embedded. The downside to keep in mind to this process is that to use this special font you need to have the characters embedded, and the impact of that is any text field that uses this special font will have to have all characters the whole field tries to use embedded. So if you are using Arial you will have to embedded at least a subset of that font for the basic characters to be matched with the custom superscript characters. I suggest using HTML for the field to toggle between the 2. If anyone wants a more complete FLA example let me know and I will post one.
Some cool Flex 2 resources from the man John Crosby:
& Getting Started)
ZIP from flex.og (http://www.adobe.com/go/flex_documentation_zip)
Frameworks & Libraries
Heres a cool site that aggregates all sorts of cool visual resources.
Cool tutorial that talks about the 2 primary ways of doing runtime code sharing or libraries. For you C++ junkies out there its kinda like a DLL for Flash. Damn sexy – semi PIA.
Recent research and such for using swfMill to create runtime shared font libraries. I am making a nice tool suite to expedite the process – more info to come, but some damn interesting links below!
Good article to help understand the scrollRect capabilities. A must read from the man himself (Skinner) if you are looking to truly control performance and leverage the capabilities at hand for scroll based content.