Ok, now I really mean that I’m going to learn AS3! In November, I started to work in a new web site framework, in AS3, as a practice exercise. I’m also trying to do it right, picking up a few design patterns along the way.
The main player is about 35k. All graphics and fonts (except for the opening preloader) are external. The content is driven from XML files and each page is it’s own reusable SWF template.
It’s got a few predefined design aids – text boxes, images, FLV player, hot spots, a transition system and event an event system for controlling other items on the page.
There is still a lot of work to do, mainly around sound – but it’s shaping up pretty nicely!