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> Here's my problem: because I literally have no knowledge in DW or
> CS I'm trying to create a website and learn as I go.
That's noble and I don't want to discourage you from doing it, but keep in
mind that that's going to cost you and your organization a lot of wasted
Again, this is good stuff to learn, but if it's not your main job, it
doesnt' seem like they should be burdening you with that task.
> I recently downloaded a set of Photoshop templates and after finding one
> i feel would suit the my needs I begin the laborious process of editting
> Everything was coming along fine until I came across a jukebox swf that I
> to put on the site.
Skip that. It's not a feature that really adds any value and if you are a
beginner, jumping into flash is just going to confuse things for you.
so, are you telling me that I should forget about adding this swf to my website or is there a way in which it can be done?
"A lot of times when you drop something into DW it will temporarily "break" your layout. The real time preview that DW has in its design mode can be a bit buggy. I would suggest previewing your page in your browser and then see if the layout is still off. You might need to resize the movie to make it fit as well."
The above was a response I received from another forum that I'm in trying to get answers. How is this done? How do I resize my movie to make it fit into the area that I have set aside for this jukebox swf?
If a) you have no knowledge of web concepts, HTML, etc., and b) you want to
finish the site in a reasonable amount of time, then c) you must stick to
Find a simple template you like, add your content, publish. Learn Flash and
fancy stuff when you are not under the gun. Start your template search
and here -
(look for Page Packs)
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"iceministries" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> so, are you telling me that I should forget about adding this swf to my
> website or is there a way in which it can be done?
I'm generating my questions as I'm looking back and forth at my Photoshop template as well as looking at it in DW...In working with templates, is there a way to designate or make a certain space available so that a swf file can be placed there without destroying the original layout?
>is there a way to designate or make a certain space available so that a swf file can be placed there without destroying the original layout?
Probably not. A flash file will take up space. You simply need to design yur page to provide that space. Starting with Photoshop templates is not a good place to start. Look for HTML templates that can be easily used and manipulated to your needs. (See Murray's post above)