One of the great things about Flex is that you get to spend most of your time
working on the business logic and workflow, and less on the cosmetic aspect.
This is because the Flex default's look-and-feel is great! The only problem
of course is that most people won't spend much time customizing the look,
resulting in many Flex apps looking the same. In Flex 1.5 many folks
customized the color scheme, but few ventured into modifying the actual skins
of the components.
The designer approach would be to modify the graphical aspects of a theme,
a laborious process of editing many items in various Flash source files
("FLAs") using the Flash Professional IDE.
The second approach let advanced Flex programmers create extremely customized
interfaces; however this approach made it difficult for designers and
developers to hand off the graphical "assets" of a project.
In Flex... (more)
You read the blogs, see a couple of articles, and hear all the buzz about
Flex 2 and how it can really transform how your users can fluidly interact
with information and the business in an exciting and efficient new way.
But at the same time you're under tight deadlines, you're an expert in the
technology you're already using, and are able to maintain a certain pace and
deliver projects within a predictable timeframe.
You want to learn, but don't have the time to scour through thick technical
books (which at this time this article was written didn't even exist for Flex
2). And ev... (more)