After some inquiries we finally added the possibility to customize the Apdev VideoPlayer – only changing colors at this time but it’s a first step in the right direction …
You can now change any color of any object/control that is used within the videoplayer – but check the ApdevVideoPlayerDefaultStyle.as for all the attributes that can be manipulated. And it’s up to you whether you change the attributes using pure ActionScript (1) or our html-version of the videoplayer and pass the values in via flashvars (2). With approach 2 you don’t even have to know ActionScript or open a flash-file – just embed the videoplayer-swf into your website and customize it via flashvars.
For further information, see the upcoming examples.
This is just a small update to the sources of our Flash / Indexhibit example we posted earlier.
I added a FLA file for all of you that never used the Flex-compiler before :)
Just download the sources and open the ndxz.fla in (at least) Flash CS3. Hit cmd-return and enjoy.
When I have the time, I still want to build another very simple example that only uses assets from the library so that you can just change colors and forms on the timeline and re-compile the whole project with some great new looks.
Have fun. Cheers
Last week I wrote (see Flash frontend for Indexhibit CMS) about our flash-indexhibit-example.
Today I also uploaded the sources …
I cleaned up the code but didn’t have the time to write any detailed comments. So take a look at the source-code and if you should have any questions, just leave a comment and we’ll try and help you as fast as we can.
The startpoint into the example is the Index class. This is only a loader-class responsible for loading the Main class which initializes the pureMVC framework and starts the application. After that, we use the StartupCommand to setup the application’s model and access the Indexhibit database via our RemoteGateway and the server-side remoting service “Indexhibit“.
To make the data handling easier we have two kinds of value objects: ExhibitVo and ImageVo. The remote-service is delivering you an array of ExhibitVos which you can use to display every available project from your Indexhibit installation.
If you want to dive right into the code, we recommend that you have at least a basic knowledge of the pureMVC framework’s design and functionality. Otherwise it’ll be hard to understand how the example is structured/built.
Other scripts we used in this example:
- Quasimondo’s ColorMatrix
- and of course Indexhibit
Get the sources here: http://apdevblog.com/examples/indexhibit/apdev_indexhibit.zip
ps: we’ll be heading to brighton tomorrow, so you’ll have to wait for a replay at least until thursday next week.
FOTB here we come :)
and watch out for our detailed report after we’re back from the beach.
After working with different content management systems over the last few years – like Typo3, Joomla and even some custom made ones – I came across a very neat one called Indexhibit. It’s not like you can compare Typo3 to Indexhibit – except maybe that they both are called CMS – but many projects we did in the past required only a small kind of management system. And that is exactly what Indexhibit has to offer. It’s an easy-to-use CMS with the most common features: create categories, add projects to category, edit headline/copy, upload images, etc.
Hi there… we’ve been busy these past couple of days so there wasn’t much time for new posts – sorry. But here is a little update.
While developing a flash website (AS3 & SWFObject2.0) that heavily depended on opening URLs in a new browser window we came across the popup blocker problem that the use of navigateToURL causes. When trying to open a new window firefox’/IE’s popup blocker will block the window and display its warning. After googling for some time we came across some neat workarounds: