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From Haykel BEN JEMIA <hayke...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [RT] Awesome FlexNext User Experience (was: Starting with the Whiteboard code)
Date Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:56:02 GMT
Nice proposal Mike. Regarding 'Fully portable', is that not just a matter
of skinning or are you thinking about more?

Haykel




On 10 February 2012 17:00, Martin Heidegger <mh@leichtgewicht.at> wrote:

> Dear List,
>
> it can be hard to find a vision for the next version of Flex. Developers
> like us like discussions about technical details and they are boring.
>
> I think that is not enough! I think we need something that inspires us to
> create something new - something that makes us believe that the things
> created with Apache Flex are awesome.
>
> We can make awesome things!
>
> I propose following: Lets ask everyone who listens for user experience
> concepts - full or partial. Things that they could see Flex is going to so
> the PPMC get a better feeling how awesome they could be.
>
> The proposals should be split in a few categories:
>
>  *) _HTML/JS compatible:_ To compile mxmlc/AS3 -> html/js the concept has
> to work within the restrictions of HTML/JS with a optional royal look and
> feel when being built for Flash without breaking the system.
>
>  *) _Flash super-powered:_ Systems that leverage the power of the current
> version of the Flash Player without thinking for a second about HTML: Stage
> 3D / HD videos / JPEG XR / Slick custom fonts / Pixelbender effects /
> (generated audio) / ...
>
>  *) _Touch centric:_ Focussing on the fingers: Swipe/Zoom/Rotate/Expand/**Swoosh/...
> These concepts don't need to care about a mouse or keyboard.
>
>  *) _Fully portable:_ Interfaces flexible enough to be represented in the
> style of various Operation systems without neglecting our need for style.
> Awesome on Mac/iOS/Windows/Android with few adaptations.
>
> Some rule-of-thumbs I can think of:
>
>   * Responsiveness is key: The more stuff that has to run at a time the
> less likely it will rock.
>   * All assets should be open-source: Don't build on royal fonts or
> imagery.
>
> What would you think of such a request? Is that something that the PPMC
> think is useful? Should we rock that?
>
> Note: The various concepts should be presented in the Wiki.
>
> yours
> Martin.
>

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