3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2011 1:03 PM by Ansury

    Looking for a Blog Application

    bitwyse

      Has anyone seen any sample Flex code to build a Blog application.

      Anyone seen anything like that?

       

      Thanks for you help.

        • 1. Re: Looking for a Blog Application
          bitwyse Level 1

          Anyone?         

          • 2. Re: Looking for a Blog Application
            Level 2

            i searched yesterday morning at activeden.net ... nothing ... they have a flex section

             

            here at least is an AS3 flash version

             

            http://activeden.net/item/real-blog/88433

             

            my review of anything i have seen is yikes. even the demo of the above, it took a few passes at it to realize i was in a blog with its super narrow scrollbar.

             

            there are some references out there of people pondering it. deeplinking is always an issue and people making shadow sites. and comments from purchasers of flash ones with missing functionality like categories, searching etc

             

            my recommendation is stay away from the idea but that is my meaningless 2 cents

             

            good luck.

            • 3. Re: Looking for a Blog Application
              Ansury Level 3

              Well deeplinking isn't an issue any more than it is with any Ajax/JavaScript built site, so that's not a big deal.  (That site has examples of Flash deeplinking actually.)

               

              Anyway, technically it's possible to do this, but it's not a popular practice and I wouldn't recommend it.  Mainly because it's not needed, IMO (nor is a heavily Ajax based blog a good idea, for many of the same reasons).  What might make sense would be a traditional blog with a Flex comment submission section (not comments themselves--you want those indexed in HTML), but even then, unless you're after some feature that doesn't currently exist... I can't think of a reason to do it.  Flex provides better return when used for web applications, not web sites.