I find that creating or importing the graphics within Illustrator, Catalyst, Builder, etc. and attaching
events to those graphics is much more efficient than creating the graphics and manually writing the
to a .swf rather than to manually write Actionscript from scratch and connecting the graphics to it.
Hope this helps,
I respectfully disagree. It would not double the development time to export the UI from one of the Flash packages. In fact, it would drastically reduce the time to reach a completed web application or web page. I have already experienced this reduction in production time from using Catalyst (which is why it was created to begin with) to place the production focus on the graphic development, and have Catalyst generate the code upon file export into an FXP
that code from scratch. Also, there are developers who agree with this considering that there have been attempts to move in this direction.
ones I just mentioned.
completed the functionality that I look for. When comparing the searching I have to do with the short time I took me to export from
Catalyst to create a checkbox or other component, I know first hand from doing it that it would in fact be faster to have Flash generate
But, I guess there is no such way as of yet, if you are the most current source available for feedback on this matter.
Thank you for your feedback anyway.
P.S. the main reason for wanting to do this is so I can use the great tools Flash provides to build a web applications and web pages without
being restricted to having my users be limited if they do not have Flash Player (i.e. ipads and iphones). It is also necessary with
the introduction to HTML5.
I have not looked at Wallaby yet so cannot offer any comments on the tool, it does however sound promising from what I have been told.
I am right there with you when it comes to preferring the Flash platform toolset over others and having to deal with the platforms that do not support the Flash Player directly is most frustrating.