Flash price calculator

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by tominated, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    OK, so i need a little help with the original flash mx (not mx 2004). I am trying to make something with components that calculates the price of a computer blah, blah, blah...
    you should know if you have a look at it.

    BTW: if i can do it so the price automatically updates, it would be awesome.
    EDIT: all of the check boxes, drop down boxes, radio buttons, etc. are components
     
  2. ThunderLounge macrumors 6502

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    Esstentially the action of the calculate button should execute the update of a price object, which is the sum of all the options. Action script can do this, but off the top of my head it's a little fuzzy remembering what it would be exactly.




    The only thing I'm wondering is why flash? You could do exactly what you're after with a little java, and use php for the backend.


    The main reason I'm asking is simply because unless the user can see, they won't have a clue what your site is about or what is actually in the page. If this is a simple learning project, cool. But it might at least be something to consider before you get too far into it. Mainly because search engine's won't have much to work with and if a potential client is blind, or has vision trouble, you could lose potential sales. Also, you could lose sales from clients still on dial-up.

    To be honest, you could grab something like CubeCart and theme the heck out of it to make it look like you want. It would provide some really nice features too, and be much more friendly to SE's and disabled users. Just a thought, since I have no idea what you're trying to accomplish overall.

    Granted I don't see many blind people putting computers in their vehicles since they obviously don't drive :)eek:), but it doesn't mean they couldn't potentially be purchasing as a gift.

    Flash has its usefulness in some aspects of web applications, like what Disney did with their "playhouse" for kids site, but for something like this it really would be overkill and hurt in the long run.

    Like I said though, if this is simply something to toy with, code on.
     
  3. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    that's the thing.
    it is just something to play around with, but i don't know actionscript and all that jazz. I am good at front end stuff, but i suck at back end stuff.
    EDIT: i would do it with java or php, but 1 - I don't know how to code in php and 2 - Flash looks a heap better, and i know how to use it quite well
     
  4. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    Well can someone help me on making a component control a variable and adding variables together
     

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