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Alpha Preview Screencast

Alpha Preview Screencast

From:
Ben Johnson
Date:
2011-05-17 @ 19:49
I recorded an preview of the alpha version of Mockdown since it's not yet 
in a state that can be easily used.

http://vimeo.com/23869680

It's only 3m46s so it's a quick watch. Let me know your thoughts.


Ben

Re: [mockdown] Alpha Preview Screencast

From:
Ben Atkin
Date:
2011-05-17 @ 22:22
Amazing!!!

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Ben Johnson <benbjohnson@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I recorded an preview of the alpha version of Mockdown since it's not yet
> in a state that can be easily used.
>
> http://vimeo.com/23869680
>
> It's only 3m46s so it's a quick watch. Let me know your thoughts.
>
>
> Ben
>

Re: [mockdown] Alpha Preview Screencast

From:
Ben Johnson
Date:
2011-05-18 @ 03:52
Thanks, Ben!

By the way, I'm having to go in and revamp the text rendering in Mockdown 
so that I can get it to match the iPhone's font rendering. Once I get that
fixed I can get the build fixed for you.


Ben


On May 17, 2011, at 4:22 PM, Ben Atkin wrote:

> Amazing!!!
> 
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Ben Johnson <benbjohnson@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I recorded an preview of the alpha version of Mockdown since it's not 
yet in a state that can be easily used.
> 
> http://vimeo.com/23869680
> 
> It's only 3m46s so it's a quick watch. Let me know your thoughts.
> 
> 
> Ben
> 

Re: [mockdown] Alpha Preview Screencast

From:
Ben Atkin
Date:
2011-05-18 @ 03:54
Cool. Does the font come with the dev tools? Is it also included with Flash
CS4? Can I tell it where my Flash CS4 fonts are located?

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 9:52 PM, Ben Johnson <benbjohnson@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks, Ben!
>
> By the way, I'm having to go in and revamp the text rendering in Mockdown
> so that I can get it to match the iPhone's font rendering. Once I get that
> fixed I can get the build fixed for you.
>
>
> Ben
>
>
> On May 17, 2011, at 4:22 PM, Ben Atkin wrote:
>
> Amazing!!!
>
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Ben Johnson <benbjohnson@yahoo.com>wrote:
>
>> I recorded an preview of the alpha version of Mockdown since it's not yet
>> in a state that can be easily used.
>>
>> http://vimeo.com/23869680
>>
>> It's only 3m46s so it's a quick watch. Let me know your thoughts.
>>
>>
>> Ben
>>
>
>
>

Re: [mockdown] Alpha Preview Screencast

From:
Ben Johnson
Date:
2011-05-18 @ 04:05
The font used on the iPhone is Helvetica. I have the OpenType files for 
Helvetica but it comes as part of the Adobe Fonts package (or you can buy 
them individually online).

The fonts are compiled and embedded which allows them to be anti-aliased 
and tweaked more than if device fonts are loaded at runtime. What I really
need to do is load the fonts with the iOS library itself instead of 
embedding them in the Mockdown application. There's a security risk with 
that, though, that I still need to work around.


Ben

On May 17, 2011, at 9:54 PM, Ben Atkin wrote:

> Cool. Does the font come with the dev tools? Is it also included with 
Flash CS4? Can I tell it where my Flash CS4 fonts are located?
> 
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 9:52 PM, Ben Johnson <benbjohnson@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Ben!
> 
> By the way, I'm having to go in and revamp the text rendering in 
Mockdown so that I can get it to match the iPhone's font rendering. Once I
get that fixed I can get the build fixed for you.
> 
> 
> Ben
> 
> 
> On May 17, 2011, at 4:22 PM, Ben Atkin wrote:
> 
>> Amazing!!!
>> 
>> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Ben Johnson <benbjohnson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I recorded an preview of the alpha version of Mockdown since it's not 
yet in a state that can be easily used.
>> 
>> http://vimeo.com/23869680
>> 
>> It's only 3m46s so it's a quick watch. Let me know your thoughts.
>> 
>> 
>> Ben
>> 
> 
> 

Re: [mockdown] Alpha Preview Screencast

From:
Ben Johnson
Date:
2011-05-18 @ 04:22
I'm digging through code for this alternate font rendering and it's going 
to be a pain in the ass. I'm going to hold off it on for now and there 
will just have to be less than perfect font rendering for iOS.

The font rendering should match fine when we move on to doing web site/web
app mockups.


Ben


On May 17, 2011, at 10:05 PM, Ben Johnson wrote:

> The font used on the iPhone is Helvetica. I have the OpenType files for 
Helvetica but it comes as part of the Adobe Fonts package (or you can buy 
them individually online).
> 
> The fonts are compiled and embedded which allows them to be anti-aliased
and tweaked more than if device fonts are loaded at runtime. What I really
need to do is load the fonts with the iOS library itself instead of 
embedding them in the Mockdown application. There's a security risk with 
that, though, that I still need to work around.
> 
> 
> Ben
> 
> On May 17, 2011, at 9:54 PM, Ben Atkin wrote:
> 
>> Cool. Does the font come with the dev tools? Is it also included with 
Flash CS4? Can I tell it where my Flash CS4 fonts are located?
>> 
>> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 9:52 PM, Ben Johnson <benbjohnson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Thanks, Ben!
>> 
>> By the way, I'm having to go in and revamp the text rendering in 
Mockdown so that I can get it to match the iPhone's font rendering. Once I
get that fixed I can get the build fixed for you.
>> 
>> 
>> Ben
>> 
>> 
>> On May 17, 2011, at 4:22 PM, Ben Atkin wrote:
>> 
>>> Amazing!!!
>>> 
>>> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Ben Johnson <benbjohnson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> I recorded an preview of the alpha version of Mockdown since it's not 
yet in a state that can be easily used.
>>> 
>>> http://vimeo.com/23869680
>>> 
>>> It's only 3m46s so it's a quick watch. Let me know your thoughts.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Ben
>>> 
>> 
>> 
> 

Re: [mockdown] Alpha Preview Screencast

From:
Ben Johnson
Date:
2011-05-18 @ 04:28
Ben-

I removed the Helvetica dependency. The new font system in Flash 10 
doesn't require font embedding so as long as you have Helvetica locally, 
it should work.

Also, you'll have to alter your load path to get the ios-examples running.
In my setup, I have all mockdown projects in a folder called 
/projects/mockdown. To alter the load path, you can add a file at 
~/.mockdown/config that contain one line:

paths=/projects/mockdown

That will tell Mockdown where to look for libraries. Once I get the 
dependency management server written, Mockdown will automatically download
libraries to ~/.mockdown/lib so you won't have to touch the config.


Ben


On May 17, 2011, at 10:22 PM, Ben Johnson wrote:

> I'm digging through code for this alternate font rendering and it's 
going to be a pain in the ass. I'm going to hold off it on for now and 
there will just have to be less than perfect font rendering for iOS.
> 
> The font rendering should match fine when we move on to doing web 
site/web app mockups.
> 
> 
> Ben
> 
> 
> On May 17, 2011, at 10:05 PM, Ben Johnson wrote:
> 
>> The font used on the iPhone is Helvetica. I have the OpenType files for
Helvetica but it comes as part of the Adobe Fonts package (or you can buy 
them individually online).
>> 
>> The fonts are compiled and embedded which allows them t o be 
anti-aliased and tweaked more than if device fonts are loaded at runtime. 
What I really need to do is load the fonts with the iOS library itself 
instead of embedding them in the Mockdown application. There's a security 
risk with that, though, that I still need to work around.
>> 
>> 
>> Ben
>> 
>> On May 17, 2011, at 9:54 PM, Ben Atkin wrote:
>> 
>>> Cool. Does the font come with the dev tools? Is it also included with 
Flash CS4? Can I tell it where my Flash CS4 fonts are located?
>>> 
>>> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 9:52 PM, Ben Johnson <benbjohnson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks, Ben!
>>> 
>>> By the way, I'm having to go in and revamp the text rendering in 
Mockdown so that I can get it to match the iPhone's font rendering. Once I
get that fixed I can get the build fixed for you.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Ben
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On May 17, 2011, at 4:22 PM, Ben Atkin wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Amazing!!!
>>>> 
>>>> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Ben Johnson <benbjohnson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>> I recorded an preview of the alpha version of Mockdown since it's not
yet in a state that can be easily used.
>>>> 
>>>> http://vimeo.com/23869680
>>>> 
>>>> It's only 3m46s so it's a quick watch. Let me know your thoughts.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Ben
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
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