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

Nicola

Posted 8 years ago

Hello flashxml team.
I have uploaded a imagescrolling on my Joomla site.
The problem is i can’t upload my Photos, and the gallery run with your default photo.
I didn’t found instruction about how to upload the user gallery.
Can you help me please?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Instructions on how to add your own images to the gallery are provided also in the Installation Instructions for General Website, at Customization and the method is the same for Joomla, too. So, you need to put your own images inside the gallery, in the images folder and to specify the big images through the big.xml file and the thumbs through the thumbs.xml file. After adding a new image, you have also to add a new item tag in the XML file.

Jure

Posted 8 years ago

Hello, I dont get: how you made order of thumbs and big images presentation at the left and right side? They dont work with the order of pictures (look at the text)...: Looks little confusing… The small starts with 04.jpg, 05.jpg, 06.jpg and then 01.jpg, 02.jpg, 03.jpg;
But the biggest starts from 01.jpg to 06.jpg..

THANk you!

BIG.xml
<images> <photo image=“images/big/01.jpg” url = “http://www.nesa.si/zimski-vrtovi-2/”> <![CDATA[<head>Zimski vrt</head><body>Od ideje do resitve!</body>]]></photo> <photo image=“images/big/02.jpg” url = “http://www.nesa.si/zimski-vrtovi-3/”> <![CDATA[<head>Nadstreski</head><body>Projektiramo izvedbo in svetujemo pri gradnji nadstreskov!</body>]]></photo> <photo image=“images/big/03.jpg” url = “http://www.nesa.si/okna-vrata/”> <![CDATA[<head>Okna</head><body>Kvaliteta in zanesljivost</body>]]></photo> <photo image=“images/big/04.jpg” url = “http://www.nesa.si/okna-vrata/”> <![CDATA[<head>Vrata </head><body>Lep design in veliko variant izvedbe</body>]]></photo> <photo image=“images/big/05.jpg” url = “http://www.nesa.si/zimski-vrtovi-2/galerija-in-skice-izvedb/”> <![CDATA[<head>Imate problem?</head><body>Vodilni v Sloveniji pri izrisu in svetovanju! Nacrti gratis!</body>]]></photo>
</images>
Thumbs.xml
<images>

<photo image=“images/thumbs/01.jpg” title = “Pozdravljeni pri NE-SI”> <![CDATA[Imate problem? V NE-SI ste v varnih rokah!]]></photo> <photo image=“images/thumbs/02.jpg” title = “Projektiranje”> <![CDATA[Ideje in zasnova<br>GRATIS!]]></photo> <photo image=“images/thumbs/03.jpg” title = “Izvedba”> <![CDATA[Tradicija in znanje]]></photo> <photo image=“images/thumbs/04.jpg” title = “Paleta izdelkov”> <![CDATA[Domiselna<br>izvedba]]></photo> <photo image=“images/thumbs/05.jpg” title = “Nadstresek”> <![CDATA[Za vse vrste zunanjih prostorov!]]></photo> <photo image=“images/thumbs/06.jpg” title = “Okna”> <![CDATA[PVC okna!]]></photo>
</images>

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Send to support[at]flashxml.net the login details to your FTP and we’ll try to fix it.

Cindy

Posted 8 years ago

using multiple products. I wish to use thew scrolling gallery on my website in conjunction with the 3d revolving menu. I love the menu and would love to update my various artists’ galleries. The xml files and swf files seemed to all be named the same though and I would need to install them in the same folders I installed the 3d revolving gallery to make it work. Can you tell me how to save them and what lines of code I would need to change to make them work properly with multiple products from your website? I am so excited about your products. They have made my site much more dynamic. I am thinking about getting the unlimited download package as well, but I need to learn how to make my products work on my site. Also, I have a message board hosted on another server and would like to add the revolving menu there as well. Is there a way to point the code back to the files on my website as I am unable to install the files on the message boards sevrer? I have no idea what lines need the http://url to be added. I tried playing with this on my own, but could not figure it out. Thank you for creating these.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

1. To be able to add multiples products on your website you have to follow our tutorials.
2. Yes you can do this, in the embedding code you have to write the absolute path for swfobject,js and SWF file, and you have to set the folder path for assets:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://your_domain/swfobject.js"></script>
 <script type="text/javascript">
 var flashvars = {};
                        flashvars.folderPath = "http://your_domain/assets/";
 var params = {};
 params.scale = "noscale";
 params.salign = "tl";
 params.wmode = "transparent";
 var attributes = {};
 swfobject.embedSWF("http://your_domain/ImageScrollerFX.swf", "ImageScrollerFXDiv", "600", "220", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);
 </script>

And also you have to create a crossdomain.xml file on your server that will allow you to access these file from the other site.
e.g:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM "http://www.adobe.com/xml/dtds/cross-domain-policy.dtd">
<cross-domain-policy>
 <site-control permitted-cross-domain-policies="master-only"/>
 <allow-access-from domain="message_board.com"/>
</cross-domain-policy>

Yamakashi

Posted 8 years ago

Hello again,
Actually i have not published my website yet, because it is only a seminar work on my univercity and i don`t have to.Like i said before after installation i have done nothing so it might be an issue why i`m not seeing just about anything on my web page?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

In this case is very difficult to know what have you done and what you missed that’s causing the gallery to not work. Make sure you followed the install instructions carefully.

Yamakashi

Posted 8 years ago

Hello,
I`ve installed everything but i didnt understood quite well part with generating settings.html text ;S what exactly i had to do after i install module/plug in ? Because so far after i open gallery page, nothing shows up

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Send us the link to your website where you’re trying to add the gallery and we will check it.

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you will get an answer in 24 hours, tops.

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