The package consists
of a flash movie (swf file), 1 PHP script (getpages.php),
1 text file (getpages.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 see the Flash
Flipping Book working nicely!
To Add your images:
First put all the files
in the package to your server (if you didn't do so yet).
Then place your image (jpg) files into 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 catalogue into a CD!), you
can specify the image list in the "getpages.txt"
file manually. Basically, you need to put the filename
of each image into that file in the order you want.
The file starts with the string "imgs=" and
followed by a list of filenames separated by '|'. The
filenames need to be urlencoded (you may find our url
encoding tool useful). Then test the configuration
by browsing the "sample.html" file.
Since the tool loads
external images dynamically, in theory, you can have
as many images/pages in the book as you like. However,
please be remined that in the current version, only
even number of pages are supported.
To fit the size of the
pages on the flash tool, we suggest your image dimension
to be 325(W) x 450(H) or a bit smaller (if you want
the page to have a border). The flash tool will resize
your image if it is too big to fit into the page area,
so, even if your images are having different dimensions,
the tool should still work properly (although the border
for each image may look different).
About the file size of
the images, there is no limit be set in the flash tool.
However, please be remineded that larger file require
longer loading time, which may have impact on your users'
(Note: Flash can only
load external images in the format of non-progressive
jpg. So make sure your images are in the right format.)
Finally, you can modify
the sample.html or sample_php.html to fit the style
of your web site!