Pigeons Utility: AS3 intercommunication between shell and modules

I have been working on a AS3 project where I needed to load multiple SWF files and let them communicate with each other. As I have been using PureMVC for quite a long time I thought this would be the perfect occasion to finally try the pipes utility. After some work I got it running, but it just felt too complex with all that plumbing stuff to set up. At the same time I realised that if I’m...

January 14th, 2013 by Christian 

XML Editor Version 2.6 released!

As I have not been satisfied with the performance of the xml editor, I started to refactor the code. This degenerated into a complete rewrite from scratch, and the result is now here. In this new version, only the nodes visible in the viewport are actually rendered, when they leave the visible area (eg. when scrolled or opened/closed) they are not removed but added to an object pool, where they later...

September 28th, 2012 by Christian 

PureMVC performance test, compared to using no framework

When searching the web, you will find a lot of discussions about which MVC framework is the best when developing with ActionScript. I have also been investigating for a long time before I finally settled with PureMVC. The decision was in fact very simple: with PureMVC you are not stuck with ActionScript only, but can use it with all kinds of languages. I already use it with PHP, and since there is...

June 25th, 2012 by Christian 

XML Editor v2.5: Rich Text Editor included!

…and it’s also a simple CMS! Again it’s been quite some time since I last wrote a post here. But that does not mean I was not active… I finally have the next version of the Turtlebite XML Editor ready: version 2.5. So, what’s new? Remote editing XML files Have a look at the image below: it is now possible to load, edit and save xml files which are located on your server. This...

March 28th, 2012 by Christian 

XML Editor v2: online and AIR application!

It’s been so long again since I’ve been posting in this blog. Things have changed a lot in the last view months, I have finally started to do web design without flash (something I could not imagine a view years ago…). I have also been diving deep into Flex and at last started with PureMVC, something I wanted to do for a long time. It’s an incredibly cool mvc framework, and if...

November 1st, 2011 by Christian 

Flebsite launched: kaegi.net

It was about time to relaunch my own website. Of course it is now also a flebsite and all content is managed by the Flash CMS Framework.
January 19th, 2011 by Christian 

Global Navigation v2.16: Reparenting buttons

I’ve been asked a few times how to set up a navigation where some groups are decoupled from each other. Let’s say, you have a main navigation on the left side, and when you select a menu item, show the sub navigation on the right side. What you have to do in such a case is reparenting the buttons. By default, they are all inside the same movie clip. But of course you can easely take them...

December 20th, 2010 by Christian 

Fleb 2.0: the Flash Website Framework has grown up!

Again some time has passed and while working on different projects I have continuosly improved the Fleb Framework. I have finally found the time to wrap it all up and release the next version. Besides a lot of small improvements to the global navigation (which is part of the Fleb Framework), I have integrated a few things for your convenience. Okay, let’s start with the new features: . iPhone...

December 7th, 2010 by Christian 

Global Navigation for Flash: version 2.15 released

Hi all. Just another update of the global navigation. A few bugfixes, some improvements, nothing exciting. Have a look at the changelog for more details. You can download it the global navigation here. And something completely different: For those of you who sent me an email on saturday 3 december 2010, please send it again, my harddisc crashed and I have lost some mails…
December 4th, 2010 by Christian 

Site XML Manager for Gaia

A few days ago I launched my new online xml editor. Now I like to show you how you can use this editor to manage your site xml files for your Gaia websites. As mentioned in the introduction post, this xml editor can be formed to suit your needs by using a so-called configuration file. In this file, which also is a simple xml file, you describe how your final xml file should behave. Have a look at this...

November 12th, 2010 by Christian