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Creating Visual Experiences with Flex 3.0 by Andy McIntosh, Juan Sanchez

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Chapter 8. Indicators and Cursors

Using any application can be an adventure, but it must be easy to navigate in order to be successful. One way to guide the user through your application is to use indicators. Indicators can be a variety of things including icons and cursors that act as experience “road signs” and promote discoverability of workflows and features. In this chapter, you will learn techniques for incorporating indicators like icons, cursors, and tool tips into a Flex application.

What is the value in guiding the user? Well, have you ever been working within an application and not know where to go? Clicked on something only to discover that it does something completely unexpected? Things like that create stumbling blocks and can kill ...

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