View Full Version : Threaded text (linked containers) on the web

07-21-2009, 10:37 AM
You don't really see threaded text (where you break up text into linked frames, like in a printed article) on the web. It's pretty easy to do in print, like with a DTP package, but next-to-impossible in HTML or even stuff like Flash.

Well, now you can. The new Adobe Flex 4 (now in beta) has some neat text capabilities, one of which is threaded text. Check out my blog Flex 4: Threaded Text Using TextFlow (http://blog.allurefx.com/2009/07/flex-4-threaded-text-using-textflow.html) for details on this. And share your thoughts!

FYI, the snake animation in this is using animated UV. If you're interested, check out the thread Snake (http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100357) for details/nodal setup.

07-21-2009, 11:30 AM
i just want to double check on the terminology. are threaded text/linked containers the same as text box linking in inDesign? i just wanted to be sure because if they are this is great :thumbsup:

also a note on the example. it is hard to tell that you are trying to convey linked text since your two text areas are starting new sentences. it may show your point a little better if you have a sentence stretch from one text box to the other. example from inDesign below. just my opinion :D

07-21-2009, 12:49 PM
Yeah, it's the same thing. In fact, this (TLF) was developed by the InDesign team. Pretty cool stuff. WRT splitting the sentence, I'll play with the sizes/font a bit to see, thanks.

07-21-2009, 06:46 PM
Looks great :thumbsup: