Archive for October, 2008

Presenting Efflex at RIAPT AUG

Friday, October 31st, 2008

I’ll be presenting Efflex at RIAPT AUG (Portugese Adobe User Group) this evening via Adobe Connect, after a session by Nelson Batista on Papervision3D.

If your in Lisbon, and you interested in Papervision3D or Efflex you can find out more info about the event and how to attend on the link below.

RIAPT AUG October 2008

Flash in the Dam

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I got confirmation last week that I was accepted as a speaker at FiTC Amsterdam, taking place 22nd-24th February 2009.

I’ll be doing a session on Effects for Flex, and will hopefully have found some more time to dedicate to Efflex between now and then.

I’ve never made it to a FiTC outside or Toronto, but the ones I’ve attended there have always been really well executed events. Hopefully I’ll see some of you there.

London Flash Platform User Group October 2008

Monday, October 27th, 2008

As usual, firstly I need to thank last months presenter James Deakin from Dare Digital. Both of last months presentations are online here.

This month, first up we have unit9, who will be showing us some of their internal processes and tools used to bridge the gap between technical and creative. Following them, long time LFPUG attendee Daniel Todd will be doing a session on Ruby on Rails for Flash.

This months event is sponsored by friends of ED.

I have to say a huge thanks to Influxis as well for their continued support of LFPUG. You guys rock!

London Flash Platform User Group 30th October 2008 (30/10/2008).

We also have a couple of places left for our training course, ‘Essential Away3D Techniques’ taken by Rob Bateman, co-founder and chief architect, taking place 26th & 27th November.

SuperAccordian Updates

Friday, October 24th, 2008

At the request of a few I’ve added the ability to close the SuperAccordian.

To be able to close the SuperAccordian you must set it’s ‘closable’ property to true. This is ‘false’ by default.

When closed you have a couple of styles…

1. verticalAlign:String – “top”, “middle”, “bottom”. default is “top”.
This defines the position of the headers when closed.

2. verticalAlignOffset:Number – default is 0.
This number of pixels to offset the headers from their verticalAlign position.

Note: Closing the SuperAccordian doesn’t change its height, it only changes the height and position of the children/headers inside it.

Again, any bugs, probs give me a shout in the comments.

Updated SuperAccordianExample

The updated source for the component is in our Google Code Library.


Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Here’s a SuperAccordian. What makes it so super I hear you ask??

1. It lets you select more than one index at at time. Clicking on a deselected child’s header selects it and click on a selected child’s header deselects it, unless it is the only remaining selected child.

2. It lets you use a ViewStack as a child, splitting the Accordian’s header using the children in the ViewStack (like a TabNavigator).

I’d be ineterested to know if anyone uses it, or there’s any bugs, improvements etc.


The source for the component is in our Google Code Library.

Efflex – Designer Effects for Flex

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Following my presentation at FOTB I’ve decided to set up and separate site and code repository for the effects work I’ve been doing with Flex.

You can find a very preliminary site over at

Currently there’s just a link to the repository, the presentation, and an example of the current effects.

I’ll try and update it with a list of bugs, an email to submit bugs too, a list etc etc as I get more time. For the time being if anyone has any questions or problems you can email me at

You can also view a test run of the presentation I did a LFPUG a couple of days before here.

Essential Away3D Techniques

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

LFPUG training is back with more 3D.

EDIT – We have moved the dates back to the end of November.
26th – 27th November Rob Bateman, co-founder and chief architect of the Away3D engine will be taking a 2 day course here in London.

Maximum 15 attendees, £200 + VAT (£235).

More info