I am recreating a photo album in Flash Catalyst CS5 so that you can click and enlarge pictures on each page. I have buttons on each page to navigate from page to page. I used flash catalyst becasue it seemd simple enough to do this. I am a photogapher and not really up to CODE on actionscript. This will not be on a website, it is intended to run on a local machine in a flash viewer. The problem is that Flash catalyst does not appear to have the ability to create a button that loads a new swf file. Each page I create in Catalyst is its own swif file. So I have a button on each page that the user will click to go to the next page of the album (a new swf file). I have the pages created and working awesome EXCEPT for the button to navigate to another page or load a new swf filis not working. I opened up the project in Flash Builder CS5 to try and ad some code that I found online at various flash help sites but nothing is working. I am in need of some help with this. The album consists of about 50 pages (50 swf files) Any ideas are much appreciated !
My first piece of advice would be to actually do this using HTML/CSS/JS (jQuery). There are some incredible plugins for jQuery that will give you some great results. With that said....
Have you looked at http://chrisgriffith.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/creating-lightbox-galleries-with-flash-catal yst/ ? It might be easier that what you are trying to do. However, with 50 images you are going to run into the 20 state limit. Meaning you are going to have to nest assets. Without seeing the design, it is hard to advice how you should cluster your images.