Have you checked out my Free Flash Slideshows? Still not? What are you waiting for?
Don't comment on this blog, I do not maintain it: it is just a tutorial.
In this Blog I wrote a tutorial on how to add one of my slideshows to a blog post (visit http://www.flshow.net/)
This is a step by step guide to include my Carousel in your Blog/Forum/CMS post.
If your Blog/Forum/CMS platform allows you to upload any file format (like swf, xml, jpg, png), please refer to http://ffss.splinder.com/.
All you need is:
- a web space to publish your images, the Carousel and the xml configuration file;
- the ability to included a simple Flash file in your post (provided that your Blog/Forum/CMS platform allows you to do this!).
Publish your photos
I have a web space here:
This is my homepage at my istitution; you can use any web space.
I created a folder called carousel4blogger inside my personal folder and I uploaded 3 images there:
Setup a Carousel
I downloaded the Carousel: I got the template with white background.
I edited default.xml to let the Carousel use my images. My xml file is this:
<slide_show> <options> <background>#FFFFFF</background> <!-- #RRGGBB, transparent --> </options> <photo>http://www.dsi.uniroma1.it/~caminiti/personal/carousel4blogger/me1.jpg</photo> <photo>http://www.dsi.uniroma1.it/~caminiti/personal/carousel4blogger/me2.jpg</photo> <photo>http://www.dsi.uniroma1.it/~caminiti/personal/carousel4blogger/me3.jpg</photo> </slide_show>
I uploaded default.xml, and Carousel.swf in the very same folder where i put all images.
With the solely purpose of testing, I also uploaded intext.html and swfobject.js. You can check the result.
For more information on Carousel configuration and options please refer to the flShow dokuwiki.
Now I simply added the Carousel.swf to one of my posts, using it's complete url:
The way/code you should use strictly depends on the Blog/Forum/CMS platform you are using.
Here, on blogger, I used the following code:
<object width="450" height="250" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.dsi.uniroma1.it/~caminiti/personal/carousel4blogger/Carousel.swf"><param name="movie" value="http://www.dsi.uniroma1.it/~caminiti/personal/carousel4blogger/Carousel.swf" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /></object>
Notice that the swf file name is reported twice. Also notice that I wrote this code in the HTML code mode; the system may interfere with your code adding undesired line breaks (<bg> tags): pay attention.