Nascom was asked to produce a showcase site for the release of Sony VAIOs new P-Series notebook. Due to the forces that be, production could only start halfway through December, meaning my Holidays were spent frantically coding. It’s a minor miracle that we squeezed this baby out on schedule:
As far as actionscript goes, there isn’t really anything revolutionary going on. The biggest challenge infact was to incorporate lots of timeline animation into an application, effectively and fast. I went for an Actionscript project using PureMVC, as I could reuse a lot of the localization and loading logic from the Vaio10 site. I then designed a “template flash” for the various subloaded “stories”, which communicate with the main application via Events. This was quite tricky, as the template needed to be flexible for the copious amounts of animation done by the designers (really nice stuff btw). These “stories” only contain animations, leaving the handing of text and navigation buttons to the main app. Getting all this to synchronize, along with managing loading/unloading etc. was not as straight forward as it might look, but in the end it all worked out
The other challenge was the navigation. It’s possible to navigate through the entire site by just clicking the left and right “scroll arrows”, and naturally through the regular navigation. This kind of “dual access” to the state of the navigation model is famous for causing headaches. Couple that with a third navigation mechanism in the form of the “home page map” hotspots, and, well, I’m beginning to sound like a broken record
This is phase one of the release, look out for more updates in future releases.
To everybody involved, great job!