Hi I'm very new to Flash and have version 7.2, but
I'll have flash CS3 very soon. What I'm trying to do is put a slide
show into an existing HTML page that is XHTML transitional and uses
CSS styles for design and positioning (no tables). What I want to
do is have a slideshow of 6 different jpg's about 500x340pixels
(all the same dimensions). I want them to play automatically on the
homepage only, no forward or backward arrows, and I want a nice
dissolve between images. Can someone please point me in the right
direction? If there's an easier way to do it with a good extension
or plug-in, I don't mind spending up to $100 to come out with a
nice slideshow that is easy to create. All suggestions very welcome
and appreciated. thanks, Deborah
There are two things you need to do, first you need to build
(or buy) a flash, that does the slide-show, and then you have to
place it in the page.
Both things aren't to complicate, but as always that is, if
you know where to start at all. I'd guess that you can find a flash
slide-show template at iStockphoto for about 5 dollars, or even
find some for free. Photoshop for example has build in Flash
slide-shows, that might do the trick.
Placing it in the Page can be done with dreamweaver and most
other HTML-editors, but you will also find a lot of info here. If
you want to do it "advanced", google "swfObject" but that might be
not for now.
to follow along with a tutorial that will give you precisely what
you need (assuming you have SOME experience working in Flash). It
even comes with the source file, so all you really would need to do
is modify the look of it which would require little effort. Then
it's just a matter of changing the source of the images in the XML
file to the where you have them and voila.
If you need more help, feel free to post here with more
questions or you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be
happy to help.