Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flash tutorial

Modal Windows

this tutorial is to help some one use dynamic modal windows.
You don't need that much stuff a couple of movie clips (photos, drawing objects, or event objects with text), some patience, and about twenty minutes.
first create a button to access the modal windows, this can be anything, it just needs to be on the main time line.

Next, you need to create a movie clip for your modal. (hence mines called model_mc).

inside the Movie Clip you have your viewable content, in this case the index cards.
I've made each a movie clip, and inside
the movie clip I have added a static text field or the title, and a dynamic text field for the description area, (don't forget to name your instances).

while still inside the modal_mc make a shape the size of your stage, and save it as a btn (I called mine modalBox_btn) and then give it an alpha so you can still see the main stage.

come back to the main time line, make your actions layer and add the following code.

*note the green running off the stage is my content for the index cards, and isn't very important.

o add the descriptions, you made the dynamic text field in your index card movie clip, make sure you hit the HTML editable button. Then cast down from the main time line to the text field and add whatever you want.

if all went well you should have a working modal window.
good luck!

if I've confused you and would like to ask me to clarify, let me know!


first have your main timeline, then when you click the orange button, then click allergens tab, then click off the screen and returns you to the first.

to see the real thing copy and paste this link.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

indian oven

so my new side project is redesigning the Indian ovens menu's.

this is rough hence the non matching type colors.

anyway, feed back on the fonts used, size and overall look.

I wanted to keep it simple while showing a sense of class... (I have now idea if class is the right word, but you know what I mean)

Monday, December 7, 2009

ta da!

as promised, here's the link to my website...

don't laugh too hard.

the about page!

k, were almost there, promise.

here's the about page, classy simple and yet not to plain, not sure how it happened, just kinda did.

I was a little worried about the logo on the bottom, but I think it worked a lot better than I was thinking.

a little rant.

so I thought a image of what flash looks like (I mean what the headache looks like) would be appropriate, so you can fully understand web design.

I hate how you have an idea that you have to make user friendly and keep it beautiful, then you have to take it in to a content editor and disect the thing to death, getting appropriate buttons, and tables, and by the time you've adoqutely troubleshooted the file, you cross your fingers and hope that just maybe the design still works together as a composition, although your totally non-objective due to the fact you've been staring at it for the past 15 hours... (there's a lot of hoping involed).

Anyway, here's a good look at action script, it makes more sense to me that html thank goodness, but there's a lot I still have to learn. I'm hoping web design is one of those things that you get good at the more you do it, right now it feels like a really narrow road, with really really deep ditches.

welcome to unwind!

Welcome to unwind!

Sometimes the best idea is to forget your idea.
I couldn't get my atlas logo to look right so voila!

a better name for a restaurant, and a simpler solution that actually matches my design, and gives me full creative license to keep moving forward.

lost an Atlus?