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Resizable Bla-bla List interface thanks to Laszlo 3.0b1

After the initial launch of Bla-bla List, I received many interesting comments and remarks (and a whole shitload of pointless messages too, but I'll just let those be for what they are). One of the features that some people seemed to be criticizing, was that the small and compact Laszlo interface always stayed fixed and never could be resized. Supposedly, Laszlo was to blame for this, which is not true.

I developed most of Bla-bla List's current UI with Laszlo 2.2.1 and ported it over to 3.0b2 in two days, just before announcing it. I did this since I wanted Bla-bla to be able to support international characters through unicode. However, in the haste I overlooked a feature of the previous 3.0 beta release (v3.0b1), which allows your canvas to be specified as percentages and be dynamically resized.

This morning, I thus spent an hour changing all dimensions to correctly adapt to a resizing canvas. The result is a fully resizable Flash application written in Laszlo. Even though I'm still not fully sold on a Flash UI, this brings it one step closer to being a worthy contender to plain HTML interfaces.

posted by Geert Bevin in Laszlo on Mar 21, 2005 12:53 PM : 3 comments [permalink]
 

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Re: Resizable Bla-bla List interface thanks to Laszlo 3.0b1
I can't even type on Laszlo. I'm on:
  • Linux Ubuntu Hoary 2.6.10-5
  • Firefox 1.0.1
  • Shockwave Flash 7.0 r25
Re: Resizable Bla-bla List interface thanks to Laszlo 3.0b1
It seems that this is a Flash installation issue. The flash readme states that a number of fonts have to be installed on the system. Please take a look at point 3 of the faq at http://blablalist.com/faq and this mailing list post: http://www.openlaszlo.org/pipermail/laszlo-user/2005-March/000518.html
Re: Resizable Bla-bla List interface thanks to Laszlo 3.0b1
Good job Geert. Good to see something come up on Laszlo. I am not into the whole argument (pissing contest :) ) that you were having in your earlier posts. I would be interested in seeing your opinions in ongoing development with laszlo and will be following your blog. compared to 2.2, 3.0b2 has had substancial performance improvements.

I will be definately peeking into your code. looking forward to hearing more from you on laszlo.

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