So here I am... standing at the brink of my first major Flex
project. I've taken a few classes and I'm an experienced Flash
designer and developer. And yet, I can seem to get out of first
Another developer on my team has the project mocked up using
the standard Flex components and functioning as a Flex app but it
really needs some help in the user experience department, which is
where I come in. Enhancing the user experience is going to mean
developing some custom components and probably moderate-to-heavy
use of item renderers.
I've got datagrids, combo boxes, panels and the like to deal
with and ideally, I want to follow a similar process that I'd
typically use for Flash projects... which usually means a
mock-up/comp of the UI and various states in a combination AI/PS
document which is easily imported into Flash.
What are the rest of you doing out there? Using AI and the
Flex Skin Template and/or the symbols from the Flex Skin Templates?
So, as an example, let's say I want to totally re-do the way
a datagrid looks. What's the most effective way to comp it up and
move it into Flex?
Understand that I don't just want or need to change the color
scheme on a few components. I need to do full screen mock-ups, get
those approved and then move it all into Flex... quickly and