A new twist on an old widget:
Fisheye Lens Component. How cool is this? A great component from Samel Wan demonstrating the advanced interface work that can be done with Flash. [ Flash Blog ]
Extremely cool. As per the commentary , this approach will not necessarily outperform the conventional listbox for goal-directed search, but could be an effective complement for scanning and browsing.
Peeking at the ActionScript, I find it very interesting to see that -- as claimed by Macromedia -- this new generation of MX controls can be straightforwardly extended, in script, from core components. We could be on the verge of some really powerful UI advances.
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