Hello, first time posting here. Im trying to create a wordpress site and sort of learning as I go along. At the top of my home page I want to create a looping images banner as the header. similar to this site www.saminthecity.ca . What exactly is this called if I wanted to google information on how to create it? I know its an SWF file, but whats the exact term used for this type of banner? How difficult would it be to make this? Any information would be appreciated, just trying to get pointed in the right direction, Thanks.
I cannot say that there is any specific name for that design and it could be accomplished in a number of ways. It is pretty much just changing images. For a beginner the eaiest approach would probably be to do it using the timeline, where you quickly fade images in/out. Try it with something simple until you get the basic image transition working, and then you should be able to figure out how to divide it into different areas if you want a similar effect to the example you point to.
One approach could be to have the white soaces you see between images as overlying frames/dividers, wherein you have the full images on lower layers and the individual frame images above the larger ones and eithe r fade them in or out atop the laerger images, giving the effect that whatever is showing up new is fading in, even though the smaller images are the only ones that fade.
The name for this type of thing is a 'Banner Rotator' you'll find thousands of examples online - some you can download and plugin.
If your looking for a ready made plugin for wordpress using flash then look at this
hope it helps.
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