[Pro] Help with slideshows

I chose freeway as my website designer because it’s so simple. I hardly know anything about coding, flash, or any of that other stuff.

Now I’d like to put a flash slide show, like slideshowpro, into my website, and I have no idea how.

I know I need to do some research, but I don’t know where to start. What program should I learn to use? What stuff should I understand?


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On 7 May 2009, at 17:44, Amanda wrote:

I chose freeway as my website designer because it’s so simple. I
hardly know anything about coding, flash, or any of that other stuff.

Now I’d like to put a flash slide show, like slideshowpro, into my
website, and I have no idea how.

For simplicity, take a look at SWF’nSlide /Pro from:

http://www.verticalmoon.com/products/swfnslide/swfnslidecommon.htm

You just drop the output into an HTML box and away you go. And you can
add the Flash Extras Action for a little more control.

Colin


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Do you have SlideShowPro? How about Lightroom? Flash?

There’s a lot of decent alternatives. If you have some xml editing experience you can get a stand-alone, non-Flash required…version of SSP.

Other alternatives include:

BannerZest:
http://aquafadas.com/en/bannerzest/

Or even better you could use Weaver’s Fading Slideshow Action to make a slideshow that looks like Flash, only it’s Javascript and there’s an Action for it here:

http://www.coastalrugs.com/Actions/fadingslideshow.html

Lots of options.


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Hey, thanks for getting back to me.

I’ve been doing a lot of research today, and I was successful in making a slideshow pro in adobe flash.

Do you know how to put it into the freeway page?

On 7 May 2009, 8:57 pm, Dan J wrote:

Do you have SlideShowPro? How about Lightroom? Flash?

There’s a lot of decent alternatives. If you have some xml editing experience you can get a stand-alone, non-Flash required…version of SSP.

Other alternatives include:

BannerZest:
http://aquafadas.com/en/bannerzest/

Or even better you could use Weaver’s Fading Slideshow Action to make a slideshow that looks like Flash, only it’s Javascript and there’s an Action for it here:

http://www.coastalrugs.com/Actions/fadingslideshow.html

Lots of options.


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If your slideshow is output from Flash as a single swf then it can be dragged and dropped onto your FW page or imported into an HTML box.

If there are other files and folders including an xml file then these will have to FTP’d to your site and the relative links adjusted in the xml file

Exactly what files were produced as part of your slideshow?

David


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I just talked to my dad, and he explained it to me, and he says he’ll help me “FTP” the swf into my site once it’s actually published.

Thanks for your time!


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If it is just a single swf then it doesn’t need to be FTP’d - just added to the page.

That is why I asked what files were produced as part of your slideshow - so that we can better guide you as to what route to take.

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If it’s SSP then it’ll have a SWF and an images.xml file that will need to be uploaded. Unless of course you’re using SSP Director which would require only the SWF.


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It has an xml, fla, html, and swf.
I’m only working with ssp. I suppose Director is something you use when your site is up and running.


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Ah, so then the XML file and the SWF file. Director is fantastic and if you manage several slideshow’s on a website then it’s worth the money.


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I had never used Freeway and found Slideshow Pro through some posts from Dan J. (he’s the expert on this). If you can afford the extra $30, get Slideshow Director, it makes managing your images and uploading so much easier — outside of the initial install of Director to the root folder of your hosting site, all you have to do in Freeway is place the SWF file onto your freeway page (nothing else gets uploaded, since Director handles that). With Director you can easily update images to your site, swap out whole albums of images, add captions, etc.

Just my two cents

Jeff


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Right, it’s a huge time saver. But you’ll want to make sure that the Eolas Workaround is unchecked if you do so because it causes a coding mess to appear in FireFox. It took me about three-four hours the other day trying to figure that trick out.

Who knew it’d be a little check-box causing the problem.


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Thanks guys! I’ll probably get Director.


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Has anyone run into the issue of Safari not showing the slideshow? I used an iframe and linked to the loader swf. It loads fine in FF, and IE but with Safari All I get is the space holder of the iframe and a little corner of text which I think is the slide shows title in the lower right corner.
thanks
DC


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