Absolute Flash novice here. I've been assigned to make an interactive lot map for a subdivision using Flash, Coldfusion, MySQL. I'm hoping someone can break this down into bite sized pieces so I know where to get started.
Visitor appearance: One of the common overhead-view lot maps. Each lot can be moused over to show it's size and perhaps price in a info box. Each lot can appear as three colors depending on whether it's sold, reserved, or available.
Admin: A form where the lot number, status, size, and price can be entered.
I'm guessing that Flash will receive the data as XML. There could be up to 200 lots so I'm concerned about rendering speed. The lot number and lot size won't be changing so I wonder if they need to be in the actionscript or in a flat file.
Could someone give me a roadmap as to the best way to make this work and also a recommendation for a good book that would help me?