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2D Fisheye Menus Component with Flex

Posted · Category: Menu, MIT License

We have seen a lot of Fisheye menus, however The Fisheye component is a bit different to others. It is built with Flex which shows us how the best of what flex gives you (productivity, development process, consistent component model) with the best of what people have been doing in flash for years (rich, highly interactive, fluid, etc).

The Fisheye component is based around the concept of itemRenderer factories, just like the flex list and charting components. The goal is to use composition to separate behaviour from content, so you can reuse the basic fisheye effect across many different applications and uses. It’s available under the MIT Open Source license, so feel free to use it or modify it in your own applications. Check out the 2D Fisheye Demo, it looks really nice.

Fisheye Component

Requirements: Flex
Demo: http://www.quietlyscheming.com/blog/components/fisheye-component
License: MIT License

  • Eh.. It’s flash..

  • Yes it is flash(flex) what’s your point? It is slicker and quicker than anything jQuery mootools (love them both) could do. Don’t just be dismissive of something based on the tool used to create it, just look at the end product.
    “ooo I don’t like that well fitted sturdy shelf on that wall, it wasn’t fitted with a DeWalt drill”!

  • Bas

    Xghozt: Flex exports as SWF, but it isn’t Flash (ie. it has no timeline)

  • ereinach

    well… flash does sucks still it’s closed source.
    No matter how cool an effect can be… I wanna be able to one user acces to everything I put on a web page.

  • I think there is a javascript counterpart floating somewhere… I cant remember where, but I’ll try to google it

  • ereinach

    Well.. most JS frameworks have a fisheye effet.
    Interface for jQuery has one.

  • nice to try…wonderfull

  • Remy

    Very cool! But with one question, when click outside of pictures, it will select fist pic automatically, is it a bug?

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  • Sean

    I must be the only person who can’t get this component to work in Flex 3. Are there any tips anyone can offer.

  • Mustafa Matari

    I’ve been trying to edit this component but keep getting errors too. Any help?

  • Very cool!

  • very cool!!

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