Anyone combine a BannerZest banner with the Carousel Action? I’d like to to have the the carousel scroll with the banner or be able to click on the image within the banner and have the carousel scroll to the appropriate pane.
In BannerZest Pro you can specify a url to go to when clicking on an image, but that doesn’t seem like a good solution.
One other question. How do I get the banner to show up? It shows up fine in Preview, but after uploading my site, nothing appears. Is this because it is a trial? I also tried to upload all of the files it generates, but no luck. Those who have used Aquafadas products know their documentation is sorely lacking.
BannerZest just makes a Flash movie, I think. Try using its export tools to make a complete site (html page + flash movie) and see what other stuff it creates in the process. You might need to move a folder of external resources into your Web server at the same relative position to the Freeway page as the test html page generated by BZ has them. For example, if you end up with a folder that looks like this (and I haven’t tried this app at all, just guessing here):
folder you published into
…then you might need to move all of the non-SWF contents of the assets folder into your server’s Resources folder using a third-party FTP application, and let Freeway manage the upload of the banner to your Resources folder itself.
It’s going to depend a lot on what the banner.swf is expecting in the way of external resources.
If BZ doesn’t create a bunch of separate elements, but just makes a single SWF file, then simply drag that SWF file into the Freeway page, let Freeway manage everything about the upload process, and you’ll be all set.
Sorry, forgot the other part of your question. To link to a particular “pane” of a Carousel, just make an anchor link to that pane’s name. This is how the Carousel Tabs action works, by the way.
When you make each pane of your Carousel, the name of the layer that forms its base becomes the ID of that pane. If you leave Freeway to its own devices, your panes might be called item4, item4a, item4aa and so on. You might have changed these to something more rational, but it doesn’t matter. Just make a link to #item4 (or to #products, or whatever else you called your pane) and when you click that link, the carousel will slide over to that pane.