Build on flash application that has been made. Make whatever changes the client wants to the flash app.
The changes are, though not limited, are the following:
If possible, The Design Lab should be built into the bottom of the oscommerce page web page. Really you'll be taking the flash app as single entity then later putting it in the bottom of the page.
Visitors come to the lab ONLY from an item page.
The Lab will, by default, load the item image and item color for the item they were viewing on the item page. If they were viewing a blue pencil, an image of a blue pencil loads in the preview and the background of Art Board changes to blue.
Background changes to the color of the image. Match the color of the swatch image (tile the swatch as the background?)
The black and white box is proportional to the imprint area. If the imprint area is round, like on a golf ball, a black and white circle will appear. If the imprint area is wide and short, like on a pen, a wide and short box will appear.
The imprint area box is a 1 pixel white line on top of a 3 pixel black line. This way, the line will show up regardless of light or dark background.
Tools: A place object can be scaled, rotated, or deleted (like you have in your current lab design). When you click-OFF the object, these tools should hide until you click on the object. Tools should only appear on the object you’re working on.
There are three buttons at the bottom. Undo, Bring to Front, Send to Back. These should be self-explanatory.
There are two different center sections. “Add/Edit Graphics” and “Add/Edit Text”
For Add/Edit Graphics:
Upload art – they need to be able to upload their art and knock out the white. Default is to knock out white (make white transparent so background color shows through)
Change artwork color – I have a specific list of 26 colors. The file is made with them, but I can provide the exact colors. When you mouse-over a color, the name of the color should pop-up (“Black”,”Brown”,”White”, etc.)
Add Clip Art – We will determine 20 categories later.
Change Item Color – These colors will change based on the item colors available. Clicking on a different color will cause the background of the “Art Board” to change to that swatch plus the “Preview” image will change to the new item color.
Change Item – These are just links to the jump pages on the site.
Add Text - Text box should be large enough to support several lines of text.
Select Font - We will pick about 12-15 fonts to offer. Keep it simple.
Text color - self explanatory
Arch Text – Two options besides “none” are “Arch Up” and “Arch Down” and the slider to adjust the amount of arch. (No “invert”)
Image loads of blank product in the selected color. We’ll have to make a whole library of blank images sized to this size.
SAVE/LOAD your design – Visitor should be able to save their design for later and be able to pull it back up and apply it to another product. Perhaps we could save images for a limited time, like 14 days or so?
Make .jpg – Since this preview image is so small, we’d like to be able to click this button and have a larger .jpg image of the preview open up in a new window or pop-up a “save as” window.
Add design to cart – Clicking this should send the artwork, and the visitor, to the cart for checkout. The art should come to us as the “Art Board” not the preview.
The programmer will need to work with the oscommerce programmer to get the flash app in both of them will work to connect it, so everything works and the proper output is saved.
Saving of the output if of vital importance.