Wrapping text around a giraffe
It’s 2:00am Monday morning. I’ve just spent all weekend obsessively wrapping text around giraffes.
If you’ve been following my blog, you may remember that a few weeks ago I was blown away by Apple’s presentation of the new iPad. Particularly iWork and “Pages”. Having watched a demonstration of text wrapping around a picture of a giraffe – I only wished that I had time to implement this kind of text wrapping in my e2publish AIR application.
Then another developer left a comment on this blog, that he and his team had done this in an application they’d made.
Not wishing to be outdone – I locked myself away this weekend, deprived myself of some sleep, and implemented a much more powerful text wrapping algorithm for e2publish.
It’s more computationally intensive than the previous way I did things. It takes longer to refresh a page. But the old (fast but less versatile) scheme comes into play when it can.
You won’t be able to play around with the fruits of my weekend labours yet. I have other significant enhancements to make to e2publish before I release a new version with the ability to wrap text around giraffes (or other oddly-shaped pictures). But you can still download the current version here.