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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Why is Flash Pro not the preferred design tool for Flex ? Is/was there any point in Flash Catalyst?
Date Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:39:50 GMT

On 10/3/12 8:47 AM, "Gary McGhee" <> wrote:

> Considering how HTML websites and apps are prototyped and designed these days
> either in Photoshop/Fireworks or by hand-coding and refreshing the browser,
> why do/did we need a third kind of tool that lets you layout an app, but not
> really design or code it?
To act as the translation tool from PS/FW to Flex.

> Also I used to like the idea of a design view, but
> it quickly 
> became useless for dynamically laid out or very complex screens, and once you
> really knew MXML it became superfluous.
> So I don't see the point in reviving such a thing - I would prefer to see
> better support for vector assets in Flex, and better support in Flash Pro for
>  mocking UIs and exporting meaningful symbols for Flex. Many designers already
> know Flash Pro too.
Flash Pro's timeline-first UI is a turn-off to many.  But it would be good
to have better support for Flash assets someday.

> Lastly, with Falcon on the scene, would't it be possible to emulate the
> hand-coding/browser refreshing style of development in near realtime?
I don't think it will be that fast for big apps.  But maybe someday...

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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