Image Scrolling Gallery FX

Published on Sep. 3rd 2010
21.629 downloads

Features

Version 1.0.6.8126 - 29.11.2011 (view changelog)

- completely customizable gallery which uses the Image Scroller FX component, keeping the same multiple configurable properties of the menu and adding many gallery properties, image transitions and text effects
- you can put the image scroller on any position
- you can customize your XML list of image transitions using the Image Transitions Generator
- you can customize your XML list of text effects using the Text Effects Generator
- the images in the gallery can be displayed according to bestFit, boxFit or forceFit options
- customize all your properties in the full screen configuration panel and hit "generate settings XMLs" button

Here are some specific properties of the image scroller navigation:
- horizontal or vertical alignment
- customizable thumbs width and height
- various roll over behaviors
- thumbs spacing
- optional auto scrolling
- multiple scrolling and speed properties
- HTML/CSS formatted tooltip
- background and shade customizable properties

Installation instructions for:

Download the image-scrolling-gallery.zip package, extract it and copy all the resulted files and folders in the same location as the web page in which you want the product to be displayed. As an alternative, you can copy all the resulted files and folders in a different folder.

From the downloaded package, the SWF file represents the actual product while the other files (XMLs, images) are the assets that the SWF file uses. A short explanation how SWFs and XMLs interacts can be found here.

Open the HTML file with a text editor (like Notepad or TextEdit) and add the following code where you want the product to be displayed:

<div id="DivImageScrollingGalleryFX"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
 var flashvars = {};
 var params = {};
 params.base = "";
 params.scale = "noscale";
 params.salign = "tl";
 params.wmode = "transparent";
 params.allowFullScreen = "true";
 params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
 swfobject.embedSWF("ImageScrollingGalleryFX.swf", "DivImageScrollingGalleryFX", "600", "400", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params);
</script>

Don't forget to replace the 600 and 400 from the swfobject.embedSWF() function above with your own width and height that you specified in the settings.xml file through componentWidth and componentHeight elements. Also, don't forget to update the paths as specified in this FAQ article if you copied the product's files in a different folder.

To use the gallery in fullscreen mode you can use the index.html file provided in the package.

CUSTOMIZATION

You can customize the Image Scrolling Gallery FX using the Live Demo above and then download the image-scrolling-gallery.zip package with the changes you've made or you can edit the settings.xml file with a text editor.

To use your own images, edit the big.xml(responsible for the bigger images) and the thumbs.xml(responsible for the smaller images) files with a text editor and define in each row the image path, the url to go to when clicking the image, the target(_self for the same browser window or _blank for a new browser window) and the text between CDATA tags.

Here's an example to add images for big.xml:

<photo image="images/big/101.jpg" url="http://www.flashxml.net"><![CDATA[<head>Hello</head><body>world</body>]]></photo>

Here's an example for thumbs.xml (NOTE: you can't add url for thumbs images):

<photo image="images/thumbs/101.jpg"><![CDATA[Hello]]></photo>

You can have as many images as you like. To add a new image, add a new row in the XML files.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions.

If you want to get rid of the flashxml.net label from the top-left corner visible in the free version you have to purchase the product and use the paid version instead.

You can see an example on how to add a product in your Wordpress article/page here and how to add it in your theme or as a widget here.

Make sure your Wordpress version is greater than 2.8 and your hosting provider is using PHP5.

 

1. There are two files to download:

    a. WordPress Plugin that you have to install and activate

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your wp-content folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called image-scrolling-gallery-fx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different than the one above, go to Image Scrolling Gallery FX from the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard and update the path accordingly

4. Add [image-scrolling-gallery-fx width="600" height="400"][/image-scrolling-gallery-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page, but don't forget to replace 600 and 400 with your own width and height values

5. If you want to make the Image Scrolling Gallery FX part of your theme, edit the template files and add <?php fximagescrollinggallery_echo_embed_code(600, 400); ?> where you want it to show up

6. Customize your Image Scrolling Gallery FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Generate the settings.xml text and use it to overwrite wp-content/flashxml/image-scrolling-gallery-fx/settings.xml, wp-content/flashxml/image-scrolling-gallery-fx/ImageScrollerFX/settings.xml and wp-content/flashxml/image-scrolling-gallery-fx/holder/settings.xml files accordingly

7. To use your own images, upload them to wp-content/flashxml/image-scrolling-gallery-fx/images/ and update the wp-content/flashxml/image-scrolling-gallery-fx/images/thumbs.xml and wp-content/flashxml/image-scrolling-gallery-fx/images/big.xml files accordingly

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between [image-scrolling-gallery-fx width="600" height="400"] and [/image-scrolling-gallery-fx]. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the text as the third argument of the fximagescrollinggallery_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fximagescrollinggallery_echo_embed_code(600, 400, "Alternative content"); ?>).

 

Additional settings file

To embed the Image Scrolling Gallery FX more than once, you will need another set of settings file and (probably) another set of images. Let's assume your new files are called settings2.xml. Add [image-scrolling-gallery-fx width="600" height="400" settings="settings2.xml"][/image-scrolling-gallery-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the file name as the fourth argument of the fximagescrollinggallery_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fximagescrollinggallery_echo_embed_code(600, 400, "Alternative content", "settings2.xml"); ?>).

 

Change WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the Image Scrolling Gallery FX in the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard. For widgets, this can be done from the widget's settings. If you want to have a different WMODE value in a specific place, it can be done like this: [image-scrolling-gallery-fx width="600" height="400" wmode="window"][/image-scrolling-gallery-fx]. If you're using the PHP function, here's an example on: <?php fximagescrollinggallery_echo_embed_code(600, 400, "", "", "window"); ?>.

 

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label

To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package. Once you'll do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the wp-content/flashxml/image-scrolling-gallery-fx/ folder.

1. Download the free package. You need to host all the included files from the package on your own domain because Facebook doesn't allow file hosting.

2. Log in to your Facebook account.

3. Search for the Static HTML: iframe tabs application and select it.

4. Click on Add Static HTML to a page button and you'll be prompted for the page where you want the app to be added.

5. Once added you'll see on the left side menu of your page a new tab with a star icon called Welcome. Click on it to edit it.

6. Add the following HTML embedding code in the text field:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/swfobject/2.2/swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var flashvars = {};
flashvars.folderPath = "http://www.yourdomain.com/product_folder/";
var params = {};
params.scale = "noscale";
params.salign = "tl";
params.wmode = "transparent";
params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
params.allowFullScreen = "true";
var attributes = {};
swfobject.embedSWF("http://www.yourdomain.com/product_folder/ProductName.swf", "DivFlashComponent", "600", "400", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);
</script>
<div id="DivFlashComponent"></div>

Don't forget to use your own URL for the product's location, name, width and height.

7. Click preview to see how it looks or save changes. The product is now added to the Welcome tab of your page.

8. Optional: To change the tab's name, called by default Welcome, edit your page, go to the Apps tab and click Edit Settings option next to the Static HTML: iframe tabs application to enter the name you want.

9. Optional: To make the tab your default landing tab (first thing your visitors see on your page) edit your page and go to the Manage Permissions tab and change the Default Landing Tab. Note that this option doesn't work with the new Timeline for pages.

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label

To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package. Once you do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the location where you hosted all the files from the free package.

The module is used for adding the product in one or more pages in a given position (e.g. top, bottom, sidebar) while the plugin is used for adding the product inside a specific article.

You can see an example on how to install a module in your Joomla 1.5 website here, how to install a plugin in your Joomla 1.5 website here, how to install a module in your Joomla 1.6 website here and how to install a plugin in your Joomla 1.6 website here.

Make sure your Joomla version is at least 1.5 and your hosting provider is using PHP5.

 

Joomla Module Instructions:

1. There are two files to download (both under GPL License):

    a. Joomla Module (version 1.5 or version 1.6, 1.7 & 2.5 or version 3.x) that you have to install and enable

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your Joomla folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called imagescrollinggalleryfx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different than the one above, update the Path from module's parameters accordingly

4. Customize your Image Scrolling Gallery FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Generate the settings.xml text and use it to overwrite flashxml/imagescrollinggalleryfx/settings.xml, flashxml/imagescrollinggalleryfx/ImageScrollerFX/settings.xml and flashxml/imagescrollinggalleryfx/holder/settings.xml files accordingly

Note that the Joomla Module can only be used once in your website.

 

Joomla Plugin Instructions:

1. There are two files to download (both under GPL License):

    a. Joomla Plugin (version 1.5 or version 1.6, 1.7 & 2.5 or version 3.x) that you have to install and enable

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your Joomla folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called imagescrollinggalleryfx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different from the one above, update the Path from module's parameters accordingly

4. Add {imagescrollinggalleryfx width=400 height=300}{/imagescrollinggalleryfx} where you want the Flash to show up in your article, but don't forget to replace 400 and 300 with your own width and height values

5. Customize your Image Scrolling Gallery FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Generate the settings.xml text and use it to overwrite flashxml/imagescrollinggalleryfx/settings.xml, flashxml/imagescrollinggalleryfx/ImageScrollerFX/settings.xml and flashxml/imagescrollinggalleryfx/holder/settings.xml files accordingly

6. The default name for the settings files is settings.xml, but if you want to use another files (for example settings2.xml), specify the name like this: {imagescrollinggalleryfx width=400 height=300 settings=settings2.xml}{/imagescrollinggalleryfx} where you want the component to show up in your article

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between {imagescrollinggalleryfx} and {/imagescrollinggalleryfx}.

 

Changing WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the module/plugin's parameters. If you want to have a different WMODE value in a specific article, it can be done like this: {imagescrollinggalleryfx width=400 height=300 wmode=window}{/imagescrollinggalleryfx}.

 

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label
To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package.
Once you will do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the flashxml/imagescrollinggalleryfx/ folder.

The Image Scrolling Gallery FX component is available for Flash CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and requires Flash Player 10 or later. To use this product in Flash you need the MXP file that is available only in the paid package.

You can see an example of how to install a component in Flash Professional here.

In this video you will see:
- how to create an instance of the component on the stage: from the Components panel (Ctrl+F7) drag & drop the component on the stage
- how to give a name to an instance for further use in ActionScript: click on the component instance on the stage and from the Properties panel (Ctrl+F3) enter a name in the text input
- how to access the properties of the component (read or modify) during different moments of your Flash application

Any property of the component could be accessed that way. The names of the properties are identical with the ones from the settings.xml file. The properties of the component can be any of these three types: Number, String, Boolean. We assume it’s intuitive of which type each property is.

Warning! Setting the parameters of the component in the Component Inspector window (Shift+F7) and in the same time having a settings.xml file populated with different values for each property, the properties from the settings.xml file will have priority (meaning that a parameter set in the Component Inspector will be ignored if that parameter is also defined in the XML file).

For now, this component does not dispatch events, but stay tuned for an update.

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Comments

Mark Wills

Posted 8 years ago

Hi

I’ve hit a brick wall after installing the image scrolling gallery with plugin. I initially swayed from the typical naming convention of xml files e.g I called all settings, big and thumbs.xml files ***_scrapbook.xml (where *** is original name, like “settings_scrapbook.xml” for example). I did this to easily identify which files were for which galleries. I changed the “assets” string in both the Nav and Holder settings.xml files to point to the changed big and thumb_scrapbook.xml names too. I also changed the folder from the conventional “flashxml/imagescrollinggalleryfx/” to “flashxml/scroller/” and changed the root path under the plugin settings in Joomla to reflect that.

I have used the following string in my article to place my gallery but all that shows up on the website is the same exact string, no gallery.

{imagescrollinggalleryfx width=“955” height=“775” settings=“settings_scrapbook.xml”}{/imagescrollinggalleryfx}

I have checked and re-checked all my pathing and xml files, and it just refuses to work. I have other galleries set up exactly the same way with the same naming convention and they work fine. what might I be missing?!

PLEASE NOTE: I have since reset all the settings, folders and xml files back to default and it is still not working so I’m very baffled.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

As you said, this should normally work, the naming is not that important for the xml files, as long as you set the correct paths to all the files. To tell you what’s going on with the component we would need to see it in action, just to check that everything is loading fine, and also access to your WP-admin. Please send the login details to support[at]flashxml.net

Silvio

Posted 8 years ago

Olá, posso usá-la com conexão a um banco de dados mysql, para usá-la como galeria dinâmica?
Obrigado

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Please know that we only offer support in English. You can make the gallery dynamical by writing your PHP script that generates the big.xml and thumbs.xml according to your database. While we don’t offer an FAQ here on our site, please visit this tutorial that one of our users submitted. Check it here

Nick schneider

Posted 8 years ago

Problems with loading a swf file in the content window. I have set up a image for the nav thumbnail and it point to a swf but it will not load the swf! The xml matches the link to the file in the folder but it will not load the swf. It seems to load the Stage color but not the rest of the animation?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Your .png images is called lipsync.png but in thumbs.xml you wrote lip_sync.png.
Regarding the swf, is not working properly because the SWF has objects placed outside of the stage.
The solution would be to create SWF files having all the objects on the stage and not outside of it.

Michael Edols

Posted 8 years ago

Hi flashxml team,

Am impressed by your Gallery FX, especially in light that I use a professional Adobe 3.2 LR software as professional photographer and cinematographer. Nevertheless my requirement is a Joomla compatible software (that’s you) whereby I can have selected collections on a number drop down menus with thumb nails, critically with a requirement that each jpeg file maintains it’s own specific aspect ratios and text data information on each different image. This application is for fine artist where each canvass is never uniform, the work spreads over 30 years and the image requires text details

Many thanks

Michael Edols
www.edols.com.au

FlashXML Support

Hi,

We recommend you to download the free version and test it to see if it fits your needs. You can find install instructions for Joomla above.

Mohamed Bakr

Posted 8 years ago

thanks for the reply. I Understand now how to make multiple galleries but in different html pages. put I don’t know how to use multiple galleries in same page.
also I want to know how to use right to left languages with this Gallery and with the html content scroller I want your advice if it supports arabic language I’m willing to buy it for my company’s web site.
thanks

FlashXML Support

Hi,

You can find here instructions on how to add a product twice on the same page.

Unfortunately, the right to left text is not supported in our products.

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