The package consists
of a flash movie (swf file), 1 PHP script (getimglist.php),
1 text file (getimglist.txt), 2 sample pages (sample.html
& sample_php.html) and a folder of sample images
To run a quick
Unzip the package on
your local machine or your server and open the html
file "sample.html". You should be able to
see your slide show working!
To Pupolate your
Flash Slide Show folder:
First put all the files
in the package to your server (if you didn't do so yet).
Then place your image (jpg) files to the "img"
If your server support
PHP 4, test the installation by browsing the "sample_php.html"
If you don't have PHP
4 support (or you plan to use the tool on a client machine;
or you plan to burn your slide show into a CD!), you
have to change the "getimglist.txt" file manually.
Basically, you need to put the filename of each image
into that file. The file starts with the string "files="
and followed by a list of filenames separated by '|'.
The filenames need to be urlencoded (you may find our
tool useful). Then test the installation by browsing
the "sample.html" file.
Feel free to modify the
sample.html or sample_php.html to the style that fit
your web site!
Change the behavior
of your Slide Show:
First search for the
'<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="flashslide.swf?..'
tag and the '<EMBED src="flashslide.swf?...'
tag, you should be able to see a few parameters following
the "flashslside.swf?". The parameters can
be configured to change the behaviors of the slide show
tool. The meanings of the parameters are as follow:
|this is a required parameter, you can simply leave
it as is.
||must be "flash-here.com"
|this is the file that contain the image list.
You can change this to a script filename if your
server support the corresponding scripting language.
|the path to the folder that stores your images
|time interval (in mini seconds) between images
|a flag to turn on / off the navigation bar
||0 (off) or 1(on)
|the width of the slide show area
|the height of the slide show area
to change the display area size, you also need to change
the size of the <div> where the slide show is
embeded. Search for: <div style="position: relative;
width: 400px; height: 300px; overflow:hidden">,
set the width and height to the same as the "w"
& "h" parameter above).
For Version 1.x:
Updates in Version 1.2:
- added an optional navigation bar (with prev/next
& slideshow on/off buttons).
To turn on the navigation bar, please set the "navbar"
parameter to "1" in the html code, e.g:
<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="flashslide.swf?src=flash-here.com&imglist_fn=getimglist.txt&img_path=img&interval=3000&navbar=1">
Updates in Version 1.1:
- we've improved the smoothness of the fading transition
between different images
- and added an extra parameter to the slide show tool
for setting the time interval between images
To set the time interval between slides, please look
<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="flashslide.swf?src=flash-here.com&imglist_fn=getimglist.txt&img_path=img&interval=3000">
the "interval=3000" part tells the flash
slide tool to wait for 3 sec (i.e. 3000 ms) between
consecutive slides. If you want 8 sec, you can set it
to 8000. The settings for sample_php.html is similar.