Can this be done without Flash?

If you go to this page of this site: HugeDomains.com

Then click on any image in the Interactive Publishing samples. A new page comes up and you can flip though a book.

Is there a way in Freeway Pro to do this without Flash? If not, id there an inexpensive Flash-type app that can do this?

Thanks…

Bob


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This is not Flash – it’s Lightbox or one of its friends from the
planet JavaScript. You want Weaver’s Slideshow Action (part of the
Mootools Action Suite) http://www.coastalrugs.com/Actions/index.html
to do this in Freeway without pain.

Walter

On Feb 4, 2009, at 10:22 AM, Robert Bovasso wrote:

Is there a way in Freeway Pro to do this without Flash? If not, id
there an inexpensive Flash-type app that can do this?


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Hi Bob
A lot of these page turning books do use Flash as the animating system. There are quite a few of these systems about and even though a few of these don’t force you to work in the flash environment they quite often export to flash to create the final presentation.
If you have indesign CS4 you can even make a flipping page portfolio book from that app though again it creates a Flash file.
Others on this forum may have come across other systems but the other methods I have come across so far require you to host on there server.

All the best max


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Hi Waltd
I think Bob was talking about the second set of links down
Interactive Publishing Samples
they are the flash ones

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Yes, the page turning effect on the Interactive Publishing samples.

They do use Flash on those.


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Oh, okay. I did this a week or so ago with JavaScript, just to see how
it’s done:

http://scripty.walterdavisstudio.com/flip

There’s an example document to show you how to set it up, too.

Walter

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Yes, the page turning effect on the Interactive Publishing samples.

They do use Flash on those.


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Hey Walt, that’s pretty neat.

Is there a way you can also flip the page back, as in click the left hand pages and flip back through the book?

I have NO idea what your code means, but I’ll try to recreate it.


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Sure, it would take a little work, but it’s perfectly feasible. You’d
need to add another block of code that handles the left. Copy the code
starting with the line that begins ‘r.observe( …’ on down to the
end, paste it in, and change it so that left is right and vice-versa.
You’ll need to replace all references to r in the new block with some
other variable that hasn’t been used yet. Try this:

var t = $('right');
t.observe(...
	//continue what's there, replacing r with t,
	//and flopping right and left wherever they appear

Walter

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Is there a way you can also flip the page back, as in click the left
hand pages and flip back through the book?


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Not what you are asking but wow is it so much less easy than a click!
regards
Brian

Robert Bovasso said recently:

If you go to this page of this site:
HugeDomains.com

Then click on any image in the Interactive Publishing samples. A new page
comes up and you can flip though a book.

Is there a way in Freeway Pro to do this without Flash? If not, id there an
inexpensive Flash-type app that can do this?

Thanks…

Bob


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Well, I’m sure i’m doing something wrong, because I can’t get it to work clicking on the left side.

Where should I be pasting that block into?


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Make sure that your Actions palette is showing (and you did install
Protaculous.fwactionb, right?). Click on the top Function Body button,
and paste the code in there, at the end of the existing code.

Walter

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Well, I’m sure i’m doing something wrong, because I can’t get it to
work clicking on the left side.

Where should I be pasting that block into?


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Yep. Downloaded the Action and pasted the code in the top box after the existing code.

Since i know nothing about coding, there’s a good chance I just did something stupid.


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I’ve posted a reworked example at the same URL. Delete what you have,
download again, and see if it makes sense. I went through and changed
the variable names to be more descriptive, too.

One thing that caught me out when trying to implement the “back”
effect was the fact that I had used the image 1 (left and right) as my
container for the effect, so that made it a lot of hassle to restore
the starting point. This example has a DIV #left and a DIV #right, and
then all 12 of the images get swapped in and out of that generic
container.

Walter

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Yep. Downloaded the Action and pasted the code in the top box after
the existing code.

Since i know nothing about coding, there’s a good chance I just did
something stupid.


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You know, I think it may be easier and quicker to do it another way without all this faffing about.

Why not go to an online publishing site like www.issuu.com and publish your set of pictures /pages or whatever for free and then take the result and embed into your page?

my 2 cents.


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Walt, that last one works great. Thanks for taking the time and sharing the file.

I assume, when I use my own images, that I set it up exactly the way you have it on the sample page. I noticed the first two boxes are empty now.

Bob


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Yes. Pay particular care to the naming of your images, and also their
dimensions.

You can use as many images as you like. Simply adjust the first line
of the function (where it currently reads $R(1,6)) to reflect the
correct number of image pairs. (Just change the second number to 8 or
10 or whatever half of your total number of images would be.) Make
sure each left and right image has one of these numbers in the range.

You will need to adjust the number 172 (found in a couple of places)
to be the width of your images in pixels.

Other than that, it should just work.

Walter

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Walt, that last one works great. Thanks for taking the time and
sharing the file.

I assume, when I use my own images, that I set it up exactly the way
you have it on the sample page. I noticed the first two boxes are
empty now.

Bob


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[OT] @walt: Nice to see another RustBoy fan :smiley:


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