4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2007 9:37 AM by Alan Musselman

    Fireworks CS3 -- SPRY/HTML Slideshow

    folsombob
      Using Windows XP Pro

      I have tried many times to get the "Player - Black (SPRY/HTML)" to work in Fireworks CS3 Slideshow creator.
      All of the other players work except for this one.

      However, it does work beautifully in Firefox -- just not in Internet Explorer (latest version).

      In IE, I get this error message:
      "Exception caught while loading slideshow.xml: [object Error]"

      Can anyone help?

      Thanks

      Here is the top part of the XML code:

        • 1. Re: Fireworks CS3 -- SPRY/HTML Slideshow
          Level 7
          It's not going to work unless you are running it against a server. That is,
          in your case, it will likely work online once you upload the files. If you
          have Dreamweaver and a development budget, you might want to look at
          something a bit more advanced and automated - though if you like the spry
          thing it should work if accessibility is not an issue.

          http://www.projectseven.com/products/galleries/ssm/ssm_03.htm

          Good luck!

          --
          Al Sparber - PVII
          http://www.projectseven.com
          Extending Dreamweaver - Nav Systems | Galleries | Widgets
          Authors: "42nd Street: Mastering the Art of CSS Design"


          "folsombob" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Using Windows XP Pro
          >
          > I have tried many times to get the "Player - Black (SPRY/HTML)" to work in
          > Fireworks CS3 Slideshow creator.
          > All of the other players work except for this one.
          >
          > However, it does work beautifully in Firefox -- just not in Internet
          > Explorer
          > (latest version).
          >
          > In IE, I get this error message:
          > "Exception caught while loading slideshow.xml: [object Error]"
          >
          > Can anyone help?
          >
          > Thanks
          >
          > Here is the top part of the XML code:
          >
          >
          >
          > <AlbumBook ver='1.5' title='betty2' description='2nd try' firstAlbum='0'
          > width='320' height='240' showThumbnails='true' thumbWidth='80'
          > thumbHeight='60'
          > autoStart='true' allowClick='true' clickAction='_blank'
          > playerName='Player -
          > Black (SPRY/HTML)'>
          > <Album title='betty%5Fphotos02' description='betty2nd'
          > path='betty%5Fphotos02' hasThumb='true' thumbSrc='betty04.jpg'
          > hasBg='true'
          > bgSrc='' bgScale='0' interval='2' useTransition='true' transType='Iris'
          > transTime='2' firstImage='1' dispSequence='0'>
          > <Slide src='betty01.jpg' caption='betty%5F01' width='195' height='240'
          > thumbWidth='49' thumbHeight='60'/>
          >

          • 2. Re: Fireworks CS3 -- SPRY/HTML Slideshow
            folsombob Level 1
            Thanks, Al – for the information and the speedy reply.

            You are right – it did work in IE online. Odd that Firefox worked offline, though.
            Any ideas why?

            Your “Slideshow Magic” and the “Image Gallery” at Project Seven are VERY impressive.

            One of the things I am after is to be able to generate the Flash (code) and then position the elements to fit into an existing webpage.

            With Photoshop’s “Web Galleries”, I have used its code to create a customized template, but this is not an option with the two Flash modules.

            I will likely be sticking with Plan B with HTML and basic JavaScript “swaps”, which works, but is not elegant.

            How flexible and subject to manipulation are the two galleries at Project Seven?

            Thanks,

            folsombob
            • 3. Re: Fireworks CS3 -- SPRY/HTML Slideshow
              Level 7
              "folsombob" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Thanks, Al ? for the information and the speedy reply.
              >
              > You are right ? it did work in IE online. Odd that Firefox worked offline,
              > though.
              > Any ideas why?

              Because of the xml file.

              > Your ?Slideshow Magic? and the ?Image Gallery? at Project Seven are VERY
              > impressive.

              Thanks.

              > One of the things I am after is to be able to generate the Flash (code)
              > and
              > then position the elements to fit into an existing webpage.
              >
              > With Photoshop?s ?Web Galleries?, I have used its code to create a
              > customized
              > template, but this is not an option with the two Flash modules.
              >
              > I will likely be sticking with Plan B with HTML and basic JavaScript
              > ?swaps?,
              > which works, but is not elegant.
              >
              > How flexible and subject to manipulation are the two galleries at Project
              > Seven?

              Image Gallery Magic is constrained to a certain source code order, but Slide
              Show Magic is basically able to be molded into thousands of different
              scenarios and is limited only by one's imagination and experience.

              This is Slide Show Magic:
              http://www.projectseven.com/products/galleries/ssm/ssm_03.htm

              This is Slide Show Magic:
              http://www.projectseven.com/products/galleries/ssm/tweaks/simpleface/

              This is Slide Show Magic:
              http://www.projectseven.com/products/galleries/ssm/tweaks/thumbs_bottom/

              This too:
              http://www.projectseven.com/products/galleries/ssm/tweaks/tools_bottom/

              And this:
              http://www.projectseven.com/products/galleries/ssm/tweaks/run_once/

              And even this:
              http://www.projectseven.com/products/staging/ssmpp/


              --
              Al Sparber - PVII
              http://www.projectseven.com
              Extending Dreamweaver - Nav Systems | Galleries | Widgets
              Authors: "42nd Street: Mastering the Art of CSS Design"





              • 4. Fireworks CS3 -- SPRY/HTML Slideshow
                Level 1
                Hey folsombob-

                I have to agree PVII slideshows are very robust and deserve a look!

                In terms of the flash module you are talking about. Sounds like you want to add a flash slideshow module to your website and not be obstructed by the design of the slideshow? is that correct?

                Can you show a layout (mockup) you would like to see Fw export? We are working on a couple slideshows that are more modularized without design which will allow you to plug the module into any site layout. Im assuming its just the images fading and/or with back and next buttons?