I've made a gallery slideshow before but wasn't as intuitive looking back at it now and I want to start fresh on this new project. I would like to convert a jQuery lightbox style gallery into a flash XML based AS3 image gallery with categories. I don't want to code the FLA, I want separate AS files.
This is a school project for my website. I would use jQuery and I have more experience with it but this project needs a flash component. I'm just not sure where to start and looking for some advice on how and where I could find resources. I want it to be minimal as I can make it;
- 8 thumbnails to a "page/section" with more flowed into page 2 or 3 etc. (or a srcoller)
- a few buttons for categories
- images fading in full size with a description when hovered over and a close button
- preloader (simple bar)
Esentially something like this > http://www.layeredpixels.com/tf/unibox/#works which is using http://razorjack.net/quicksand/ for the thumbnails. That might be ambitious but I'd suffice with a simple fade effect
I just dont have much time and need to focus on other projects in the meantime so to find a good base with no fancy effects (yet) would really help. I've downloaded some galleries out there but most of the code is messy or outdated.
http://www.republicofcode.com/tutorials/flash/as3gridgallery/8.php < this is alright, but all the code is done in the FLA. I might break it into AS files but it depends. And I would like help with adding categories to that.
I want to look into implementing Greensock, so any pro's out there that can give any advice would help greatly
The best way to get going is to choose a solution path and get started on it. Then, to get help, come with specific coding problems to solve and not a shopping list of wants.