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 

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 

Flebsite launched: www.turtlebite.com

I finally have launched a website on which I can show that I actually use all the stuff that I write about in this blog. I have also integrated my upcoming online xml editor, which is almost complete. Well, it actually is, but as usual I have to setup the documentation etc. But you can already have a look and try out the basic functions: www.online-xml-editor.com (User: demo, Pw: demo). For the menubar...

October 29th, 2010 by Christian 

Fleb Showcase, new Flebsite: FindAndDine

FindAndDine is a search engine for restaurants and bars in switzerland. The first version was launched in 2004, the next in 2008 using AS2 and SWFAddress. This version was built in less than 3 months. It has more than 20’000 links in Google & Co. The background theme and homepage change according to the time: coffee in the morning, salad at lunchtime, ice cream in the afternoon and some wine...

October 15th, 2010 by Christian 

Global Navigation v2.14 released

While working on the upcoming online xml editor I have further improved the global navigation. It has a few new features like “btnIgnoreRelease” a button dispatch an event when it is clicked, useful if only the rollOver event is used to show the children buttons. There are also some minor fixes. Be sure to get the latest version! Cheers,┬áChristian
June 24th, 2010 by Christian 

Scale Bitmaps without distortion: BitmapSlice9

I just came across a blog entry by Grant Skinner about BitmapSlice9. This is awesome news for the global navigation. I will check it out and post a sample project soon (ok, as soon as I have time…) Cheers, Christian
April 15th, 2010 by Christian 

Showcase: Fleb Site + Flash CMS

In a previous post I was talking about a site I was working on, which required an update in the Turtlebite Flash CMS to handle cyrillic fonts. I have almost finished that site (the picture galleries are still missing, because there are no pictures yet. It will be integrated by the end of may.) This site was built with the Fleb Framework and the client can upload files and edit every line of text. This...

April 14th, 2010 by Christian 

Fleb Framework v1.2: Dinner is served!

It’s been a while since the release of Fleb v1.1. I’ve been using it ever since to build websites (here you can find some examples) and at the same time have improved it a lot. It is still the same, the PHP/CSS/HTML section has not changed a lot despite a few small improvements. What did change are the classes: I have removed every line of code I could out of Main.as and Base.as which were...

January 4th, 2010 by Christian 

Global Navigation v2.10: suspend after initialisation

While working on the upcoming Fleb Framework release 1.2 I have made a small but quite useful update to the global navigation: It is now possible to suspend the navigation right after its initialisation just before it is transitioning in. This comes in very handy if you need to wait for an intro to finish or some assets to be loaded, and you want to be sure the navigation is in place and ready. Test...

December 28th, 2009 by Christian 

Global Navigation version 2.00 released

This is an exciting update, because it makes things easier. From now on you don’t have to think about button IDs anymore. Remember, up to now you had to name the buttons carefully in the correct manner: b0, b1, b2 etc. for the first level, then b1_0, b1_1, b1_2 and so on for the sub navigation of b1 etc. This is now handled automatically, so you can move nodes around in the xml file without having...

July 27th, 2009 by Christian