Its an easy project for Flash. *You must understand actionscript and how to save into mysql database.
You will provide me with your FLA File.
An Image Map will be used for selecting a Message -to be printed for a "Special Occasion".
A Flash Keyboard allows a customer to type their own message. (similar to http://activeden.net/item/on-screen-flash-keyboard/26876).
LARGE START BUTTON to Start Flash System. (toledo.ttf font)
1. Create Own Message
2. Select Message (from Image Mapped Selection Process)
Image Map pulling up messages from the XML file.
Clear Button brings back to START where user can select Create Own Message or Choose a Message, Choice.
Flash Animated Image Map used to select a Message, which ultimately will be saved into the database and printed onto a piece of paper..
1. Customer Selects a message.
2. Message appears in garbage-php page in browser.. (Browser get manually refreshed to update recently selected messages.
3. Typed message is also retained in browser window, until verified by cashier for saving to database and printing.
A customer/user will move (play with) Mouse over IMAGE MAP, and my messages will appear in the side window. (there are currently 150 messages -and more will be added in the future, so how you assign the messages to the GRID will need to understood when Coding the GRID/Image MAP!!!)
*A second stage action is when the Cashier Confirms the Selected Message with Customer and puts Checkmark into Checkbox, *when the ID# gets added/Saved into Database. Cashier also prints out the selected Message onto a piece of paper.
Another possible approach to make the process simple for user as well as simple for Flash Developer:
A User could Create a List of 3 Choices before actually making a final selection >which would be a process like:
User selects ONE MESSAGE and hits a HOLD/SELECT BUTTON.
User then chooses a SECOND MESSAGE CHOICE >AND has the option to CONTINUE looking for another/final/third choice or choosing between the two.
Lastly, user could select a total of 3 Message Choices, and then have to make a decision about which message is most appropriate for the "occasion". At which time the best choice is "Selected" and "Saved" into the Browser File which the Cashier Will Save & Print.
This Flash Project will fill the screen of monitor 1.
A second monitor displays a second screen (a PHP Page) in their Browser.
Attached Image explains project again.
Selected Message is viewable to Cashier on a second monitor, where confirmed Message Choice is SAVED into DB, and PRINTED.
(Simply reposition the windows to display on both monitors).
*This project requires a little understanding, but really involves a simple image to select a text message, to display that message in a second window where a confirm checkbox is located, thus the Cashier Confirms the Choice Saves & Prints the Message.