Archive for June, 2011

SubMafia (20-Jun-11)

Friday, June 24th, 2011

It’s been ages since I posted any of my recently listening, so without further ado here’s this weeks SubMafia show from Italy.

SubMafia 20-Jun-11 (Dj Foster, Mc Ganji Killah).

Accordion & DataAccordion

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Following on from last Fridays post here’s an Accordion container and DataAccordion control.


London Flash Platform User Group June 2011

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Massive thanks to both Luke Whittaker and Rob Bateman for two great talks last month. Both videos can be found in the presentations section.

This month David Kinross with an ‘Introduction to AlivePDF’ and following him, tag team Andrew Skinner & Tadhg McCarthy with a session on ‘Developing for Kids and Families’.

London Flash Platform User Group 30th June 2011 (30/06/2011).

Sponsored by friends of ED & hosted by Digital Outlook.


Friday, June 17th, 2011

So here’s a spark AccordionLayout that can be used like a standard layout in spark. It’s a class that I’ve been thinking about for some time, means an accordion is a navigator and I’ve put a fair bit of work into spark navigators. I’ve also been meaning to make this post for some time but have been tweaking things and wanted to wait. There’s still changes to be made but I think it’s at a point where I can finally release it into the wild.

One of the main thinking point when it comes to the spark approach and an Accordion is how to handle the position and size of the ButtonBar that makes up part of an Accordion. I finally decided to pass a reference to the ButtonBar through to the AccordionLayout, this layout then takes over the measuring of the ButtonBar and the positioning of the Buttons that make up the ButtonBar.

Two of the most interesting and useful properties are layoutAllButtonBarBounds and minElementSize.

  • layoutAllButtonBarBounds when set to true means that the AccordionLayout takes control of the sizing and positioning of the ButtonBar itself, making it match the size and position of the ISelectableList.
  • minElementSize can be used to make all the elements visible at the same time (note that you will lose the advantage of virtualization).
  • (more…)

    Tink Google Code to Tink GitHub

    Friday, June 10th, 2011

    After a couple of requests from people, the Tink Google Code lib is now duplicated over a GitHub.

    Huge thanks to Shaun Smith for coming round and sorting this out for me.

    Next up versioning, making sure there’s always a recent SWC to download and ensuring that it’s easy to compile.