Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Jeffry Houser

Member since Mar 22, 2010

Recent Blog Comments By Jeffry Houser

  • FLEX On jQuery: Handling Mouse-Down-Outside Events

    Posted on Mar 25, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    @Ben, Of course, adding an outside dependency to a component is always undesirable. But, it all depends on the purpose and goals. When I build components for Flextras; I have a dependencies to The Flex Framework. But, it is okay because I assume that all developers interested in my component... read more »

  • FLEX On jQuery: Handling Mouse-Down-Outside Events

    Posted on Mar 23, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    @Ben, In Flex, I would say that events bubble up implicitly through the ancestor chain; but only if the 'bubbles' property on the event object is set to true. If the bubble property is set to false, then events only go up to the component's parent. It is unusual for non-UI components to dispatc... read more »

  • FLEX On jQuery: Handling Mouse-Down-Outside Events

    Posted on Mar 22, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    @Ben Nadel, Some events bubble, some don't. It is completely optional and can be controlled when creating the event. There is a "bubbles" property of the default event object. If they bubble; the go up the hierarchy chain; being dispatched from the component, then it's parent, then it's parent... read more »

  • FLEX On jQuery: Handling Mouse-Down-Outside Events

    Posted on Mar 22, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    A few comments: First, you said: "In FLEX, there doesn't appear to be much of a difference between a component and the UI that it composes." For all intents and purposes, Flex is a UI Framework. In the Flex 2/3 Halo component architecture, it is very common that display and 'business logic' are... read more »