Misc. UI Elements

It's an interesting thing to see how Google is working on its Chrome OS, in an OpenSource fashion, letting everyone know where they are going and how all this will/may look like. As a UI nerd I find it absolutely lovely to be able to sneak a peek at what's coming next, and have techy details on it, such as hexadecimal values and gradient stops...

Firefox also provides similar documents on its Wiki, and Chromatic Pixel tells you everything about it.

Speaking of UI design, here's a nice article about crafting subtle and realistic ones. You'll find gems like this one in it, and how it is achieved...

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Hey, did you notice I didn't say anything about Flash and/or the iPad? Thank me.

FFFFOUND AS3 API

I recently released FFFFOUND Desktop, this AIR app uses a home-made API that I'm open sourcing today. The code is hosted on Google Code and is available via SVN, I also uploaded a zip archive if you prefer.

You'll find the (asdocs) docs in the repository and in the archive.

By the way, I love feedback. If you use it: please share!

Also, if you need examples on how to use it, ask. I think the sources are self-explanatory but I might be wrong.

A few important things (also posted on the project's page):

  • For now, this API will only work in AIR projects because ffffound.com's crossdomain.xml is too restrictive. I've contacted them but at this time they don't want to change it.
  • The API relies on FFFFOUND's RSS feeds but also on the site's pages' HTML, so some functionalities might break at any time without warning. Use with caution.

Watch the comments for any update or news!

Google Maps Flash API!

Quick post: great news!