A long while back, I released a layout organizer library for Flash. The whole project was essentially an experiment-turned-released-code-collection and, as expected, there have been some growing pains going forward. I have been taking the time to rethink portions of the library and try to clean up and extend its functionality. One big push forward was the introduction of 3d layouts — however, it did not quite fit in with the prior structure. Well, I am very close to completing a fairly thorough rewrite of the library, which will be released in a less haphazard way. I have come to depend on this library for almost every project I have taken on — it just takes care of so much for you automatically.
Below is a quick video of one of the expanded layout organizers. Using the layout organizer library, and with a little trickery, this whole piece could likely be created in 25 or 40 lines of code. What I have come to love about this library is that it removes the redundancy of generating basic layouts in addition to aiding tremendously in creating less standard layouts as well.
I am hoping to get this library out by the end of the month. Since I use this library extensively, there will be frequent fixes and improvements in the months to come. I am hoping that some other developers may find it to be just as useful so I can get some help pushing it further. Check in by the end of the month — it should be up by then.