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I'll try to answer some of these:
The blue overlay issue - Double click into the list of interest, then double click into the repeated item. You should see three states listed in the state/pages panel. Switch to the Over State, locate the blue overlay and delete it (or change it). Do the same with the Selected State to remove the overlay. If you find that the repeated item moves, go the Normal State, right click on the item, and Select Make Same in All States.
The long page issue - There isn't a solution that I am aware of with FC. If you want that effect, you might need to go with just HTML/CSS/JS or maybe break the pieces into different SWFs
Sticky Side nav - Within Flash Catalyst, I can't think of a solution. There might be something that can be done with Flash Builder, but a more traditional web solution might be the best bet.
Flash Catalyst is not mobile friendly. Current Android devices are capable of running the content, but it is not mobile-aware, not does it use the new mobile-friendly Flex framework ("Hero"). You can prototype the mobile version of the site, but I would not recommend using FC to create it.
Hope this helps,
I see thanks alot for the input.
Im trying to stay away from coding as much as possible, it takes me forever to figure things out.
Im wondering, is it possible to have the datalists scrollable? I know you can click the up/down and thumb buttons that you make. but when I hover over the images they will not scroll when I roll my track ball. If I could do that then it would help huge.
It just makes for better usability.
Yes, datalists can be scrolled. The stock datalist should have had scrollbars included. They will only appear if they are needed. If you deleted them when you were editing the datalist, you need to double click the datalist. Then you can either drag the wireframe scrollbar from the components panel or create your own.
You will need to size the scrollbar to match the height of your datalist.
I think there is a great tutorial over at tv.adobe.com on this.
Hope this helps,
Im pretty sure I am doing everything as instructed on both the adobe tv tut and adc's tut.
And still when I hover over the images or scroll bar I cannot scroll with my mouses track ball. Like you do on normal browser windows.
My problem is I do not want any clicking to scroll. I can get the data lists to scroll but only by clicking either the up, down or thumb buttons. Which to me does not make for nice usability in this situation.
If not then oh well Imma just make a movie file showcasing all the content.
If I am not mistaken, there are still issues with mousewheel on the Mac. I could be wrong. I know there were....
For an interaction like that, you would need to write some code in Flash Builder to have the hover trigger the scroll.
Yeah I am a Mac user.
Boourns, oh well cant have everything easy;)