Inserting BannerZestPro into Freeway4Prp

Let me start by saying I am new to both BannerZest & Freeway4 and I don’t know code.

I have created a ‘Sliding Image’ 550px x 150px’ using BannerZest and I have published it to a folder.

Can I copy the code created in the folder and place it directly within Freeway4 and if so I need to know what I have to do within Freeway to achieve the end result of having the Sliding Image appearing when someone opens up the site.

http://www.aquafadas.com/bannerzest/

Thanks, Bob


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From the looks of the AquaFadas site, it looks like the finished
product from Bannerzest is a regular Flash movie. In other words,
just drag and drop the finished banner.swf file into Freeway, or draw
an image box, and use File > Import to get the banner into your
Freeway layout. From there, it’s just another picture to Freeway.
Drag it where you want it to appear on the page.

That’s it, no step two, etc.

Walter

On Dec 18, 2007, at 2:08 PM, Bob wrote:

Let me start by saying I am new to both BannerZest & Freeway4 and I
don’t know code.

I have created a ‘Sliding Image’ 550px x 150px’ using BannerZest
and I have published it to a folder.

Can I copy the code created in the folder and place it directly
within Freeway4 and if so I need to know what I have to do within
Freeway to achieve the end result of having the Sliding Image
appearing when someone opens up the site.

http://www.aquafadas.com/bannerzest/

Thanks, Bob


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On 18 Dec. 2007, 6:37 pm, waltd wrote:

From the looks of the AquaFadas site, it looks like the finished
product from Bannerzest is a regular Flash movie. In other words,
just drag and drop the finished banner.swf file into Freeway, or draw
an image box, and use File > Import to get the banner into your
Freeway layout. From there, it’s just another picture to Freeway.
Drag it where you want it to appear on the page.

That’s it, no step two, etc.

Walter

On Dec 18, 2007, at 2:08 PM, Bob wrote:

Let me start by saying I am new to both BannerZest & Freeway4 and I
don’t know code.

I have created a ‘Sliding Image’ 550px x 150px’ using BannerZest
and I have published it to a folder.

Can I copy the code created in the folder and place it directly
within Freeway4 and if so I need to know what I have to do within
Freeway to achieve the end result of having the Sliding Image
appearing when someone opens up the site.

http://www.aquafadas.com/bannerzest/

Thanks, Bob


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Walter, I tried what you suggest but iIt doesn’t seem to be that easy. These are the type of files that are generated by BannerZest.

If you feel so inclined and have a bit of extra time, download their trial version. It really is very simple to use. The problem I’m having is related to my lack of knowledge on these things.

Thanks, Bob

AC_OETags.js
bz.html
bzAnimation.swf
bzAnimationExport.html
history.htm
history.js
history.swf
img
playerProductInstall.swf
script.js


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Wow. Considering they have a Freeway icon bobbing around on their
home page, you would think it would be a little more buttoned down
than all that.

Try putting bzAnimation.swf on your page, and see what you get. The
rest looks like it’s for a gallery or lightbox to go with the banner.
Are you using that functionality as well?

Walter

On Dec 18, 2007, at 3:19 PM, Bob wrote:

Walter, I tried what you suggest but iIt doesn’t seem to be that
easy. These are the type of files that are generated by BannerZest.

If you feel so inclined and have a bit of extra time, download
their trial version. It really is very simple to use. The problem
I’m having is related to my lack of knowledge on these things.

Thanks, Bob

AC_OETags.js
bz.html
bzAnimation.swf
bzAnimationExport.html
history.htm
history.js
history.swf
img
playerProductInstall.swf
script.js


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Here is a snippet from the html document included when you download BannerZest. It basically tells you what to do with the output. It appears it is multiple files and not just a flash file.

Publication 101
Nov 17, 12:00 AM
Structure of a banner

A banner produced by BannerZest does not consist in a single SWF file. Instead, there are a number of html files, some javascript files, swf files and your images. It is a good idea, when publishing a banner, to create a folder where all these files can be grouped. The option to create a folder is given when publishing through FTP, .Mac or via a folder.

All the files that constitute the banner need to be online for the banner to be visible on the web. You have several options to put these files online:

either you publish the banner locally and then upload these files from your computer to your server,
either you publish the banner locally and somehow declare in your web site editor (Freeway, Dreamweaver) that these files are needed. You the rely on your web site editor to upload these files when the web site is uploaded,
or you let BannerZest do the publication either via .Mac or via FTP. This is by far the easiest solution. It has another great avantage: it lets you modify the banner without requiring any changes in the web site.
Putting your data online
In order to integrate a banner into a web page, you will add some HTML text to your page that makes reference to the flash file. The easiesy way to do that, is to copy and paste the code given by BannerZest at the end of the publication."


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On Dec 18, 2007, at 4:56 PM, chuckamuck wrote:

In order to integrate a banner into a web page, you will add some
HTML text to your page that makes reference to the flash file. The
easiesy way to do that, is to copy and paste the code given by
BannerZest at the end of the publication."

Okay, then. What you need to do is set BannerZest to collect the
files into a folder, and allow it to FTP the files up to your server.
Then copy this code they speak of, and finally in Freeway, insert a
Markup Item on the page and paste the code into it. You can drag the
corners of a Markup Item into any shape you need, and drag it to
where it needs to appear on your page. Upload the site and preview
from your server (it won’t work locally, unless you also copy the
folder of files into the same relative part of your Site folder).

Walter


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I think you can also use an iFrame referencing the bzAnimationExport.html file as long as its associated files are with it on the server.

David


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Aquafadas’s website is made with Freeway.

BannerZest works perfectly with Freeway if your enter the code that you’ve previously been given by BannerZest (Go to Menu > Insert > Markup Item).

Pierre Sicot, Aquafadas


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Bump!

Has anyone had any joy with BannerZest? It does look intriguing and I’m considering giving it a spin.


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I jst came across this thread. Wow, very interesting company -100% mac orientated. Regarding FW clear explanation: http://aquafadas.eu/wiki/BannerZest:Freeway

Good stuff, I’m gonna try this, for sure!


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Don’t forget, you will also have to upload the files into your Web
root, unless BannerZest already does that for you.

Walter

On Apr 5, 2008, at 2:19 PM, paulvw wrote:

I jst came across this thread. Wow, very interesting company -100%
mac orientated. Regarding FW clear explanation: http://aquafadas.eu/
wiki/BannerZest:Freeway

Good stuff, I’m gonna try this, for sure!


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I tried it and it works well if you follow their instructions about the insert markup item and paste code.

Here is a link to a page which includes a banner.

http://www.thecallanishgroup.com/Other/callanishstones.html

The only thing I had to tinker with was the drop down css menu just above the banner. Sending the banner to “back” allowed the menu to drop over the banner correctly.


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On 2 Jan. 2008, 8:11 am, psicot wrote:

Aquafadas’s website is made with Freeway.

BannerZest works perfectly with Freeway if your enter the code that you’ve previously been given by BannerZest (Go to Menu > Insert > Markup Item).

Skitch | Evernote

Pierre Sicot, Aquafadas

Downloaded v1 on to a iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. OSX v10.4.11 QuickTime v7.4.5. ‘FreeWay v5’. Loaded BannerZest OK and started to use it. First of all it seemed to slow the iMac down but i got some results. Having another look at the program this morning and BannerZest started to shut itself down. Has done this about 4 or 5 times. Looks like a great little program but should it be shutting down by its self. Has any body had this problem. Have sent error report to Aquafadas. Just waiting now for an answer.

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Well I’ve downloaded it and had a play and overall I’m quite impressed, but it does feel like a beta. When I tried to upload my banner, the core files were uploaded but I was told I didn’t have access permission for the jpegs. The BannerZest forum is down at the moment.


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