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Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 Classroom in a Book: Preparing a Design Document

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The way you approach the design and organization of your artwork has a significant impact on the structure of the project in Flash Catalyst and the underlying code. This excerpt from Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 Classroom in a Book will help protect the integrity of your design and minimize re-working or re-structuring assets after bringing them into Flash Catalyst.
Create sample artwork for a list of images or text

Create sample artwork for a list of images or text

When browsing the web, you may notice that lots of applications include scrolling lists of data (images and text). In Flash Catalyst, a data list component is used to display a collection of data that is stored outside the application. When designing artwork for a data list component, you don’t need to include every item in the list, just a representative model. A best practice when preparing your design document is to include the first item and a separate group that serves as a guide for alignment and spacing.

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