1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 23, 2006 2:49 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Using Director for GUI design

    MaxYaffe
      Can Director be used for creating software mockups? Is there any info on how to do this?
      Alternatively, can anyone suggest another approach for rapid software mockups?
        • 1. Re: Using Director for GUI design
          Level 7
          Director is great for software mockups. You can either design in an external
          program like photoshop and bring in the graphics and rollovers, or set up
          some of the elements with the basic tools in Director. There's a behavior
          library which quickly allows you to drop in functionality like rollovers,
          and simple branching to other screens.

          There's lots of info on how to do this, but it would be the same as saying
          "get any good book on the basics" of Director and go through at least the
          first part, and see how to drop in graphics, then put them on the timeline.

          As far as other approaches, there is other multimedia software like Flash or
          Auphorware that could be used to make mockups, but as someone who knows all
          3, I would reccomend Director. Either way you need an easy way to drop in
          your layout and see how things look (or show your client). Between using the
          score, markers and a few navigation behaviours, you can do this pretty
          quickly.

          Cheers,
          Timm

          "MaxYaffe" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Can Director be used for creating software mockups? Is there any info on
          > how to do this?
          > Alternatively, can anyone suggest another approach for rapid software
          > mockups?