Page Flip FX

Published on Apr. 9th 2010
109.099 downloads
You need to have Adobe Flash Player installed in order to view the component. You can download it from here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Features

Version 1.0.5.8539 - 23.05.2012 (view changelog)

- a completely customizable and skinnable page flipper
- supports JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, SWF for the pages' images
- the pages can have animations (SWFs) or can be cut (PNG)
- customizable shadow gradients, color and alpha
- slideshow (auto page flipping) as an option
- fully skinnable control bar through the intuitive skin.xml file
- clicking the image enters either in zoom mode or goes to an URL
- customizable page flipping type and duration
- optional flipping sounds through external mp3
- additional animated text over the pages with css style and multiple animation and positioning properties

Installation instructions for:

Download the page-flip.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="DivPageFlipFX"></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("PageFlipFX.swf", "DivPageFlipFX", "600", "520", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params);
</script>

Don't forget to replace the 600 and 520 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.

CUSTOMIZATION

You can customize the Page Flip FX using the Live Demo above and then download the page-flip.zip package with the changes you've made or you can edit the settings.xml file with a text editor.

This is how the Page Flip's layout looks like.

To use your own images, edit the images.xml file 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 display an image on two pages:

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

Here's an example to display two images on two pages:

<page>
<photo image="images/102.png" url="http://www.flashxml.net" target="_blank"><![CDATA[<head>Hello</head><body>world</body>]]></photo>
<photo image="images/103.swf" url="http://www.flashxml.net" target="_blank"></photo>
</page>

You can also add videos. Here's an example:

<page>
<photo image="images/101.jpg" url="http://www.flashxml.net" target="_blank" media="video/green.flv" mediaImage="video/green.jpg" skin="assets/skins/videoSkin2.xml" width="230" height="172" position="CC" paddingH="0" paddingV="0" autoplay="false" displayOn="rightPage"></photo>
</page>

Here's an example for the last page:

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

You can have as many pages as you like. To add a new page, add a new row in the XML file using <page> and </page> tags and add between these tags the content you want as specified in the examples above.

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.

YYou 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 page-flip-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 Page Flip FX from the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard and update the path accordingly

4. Add [page-flip-fx][/page-flip-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page

5. If you want to make the Page Flip FX part of your theme, edit the template files and add <?php fxpageflip_echo_embed_code(); ?> where you want it to show up

6. Customize your Page Flip FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite wp-content/flashxml/page-flip-fx/settings.xml

7. To use your own images, upload them to wp-content/flashxml/page-flip-fx/images and update the wp-content/flashxml/page-flip-fx/images.xml file accordingly

 

Additional settings file

To embed the Page Flip FX more than once, you will need another settings file and (probably) another set of images. Let's assume your new file is called settings2.xml. Add [page-flip-fx settings="settings2.xml"][/page-flip-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 first argument of the fxpageflip_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxpageflip_echo_embed_code("settings2.xml"); ?>).

 

Add as widget

To add the Page Flip FX as a widget, go to Widgets from the Appearance tab in your WordPress Dashboard, then drag and drop the Page Flip FX from Available Widgets to the widget area you want. You can specify a different settings.xml file and an alternative content for users without Adobe Flash Player from the widget's settings.

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between [page-flip-fx] and [/page-flip-fx]. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the text as the second argument of the fxpageflip_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxpageflip_echo_embed_code("", "Alternative content"); ?>).

 

Change WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the Page Flip 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: [page-flip-fx wmode="window"][/page-flip-fx]. If you're using the PHP function, here's an example on: <?php fxpageflip_echo_embed_code("", "", 0, 0, "window"); ?>.

 

If you have PHP4

To make it work with PHP4, add [page-flip-fx width="400" height="300"][/page-flip-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the width and height as the third and fourth argument of the fxpageflip_echo_embed_code() function call. Don't forget to provide your own width and height values, since 400 and 300 are just examples.

 

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/page-flip-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 pageflipfx 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 Page Flip FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite flashxml/pageflipfx/settings.xml

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 pageflipfx 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 plugin's parameters accordingly

4. Add {pageflipfx}{/pageflipfx} where you want the Flash to show up in your article

5. Customize your Page Flip FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite flashxml/pageflipfx/settings.xml

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

7. In some cases the width and height will not be read from the settings.xml file but you can specify them like this: {pageflipfx width=400 height=300}{/pageflipfx}. Don't forget to provide your own width and height values, since 400 and 300 are just examples.

 

No Flash support text

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

 

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: {pageflipfx wmode=window}{/pageflipfx}.

 

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/pageflipfx/ folder.

The Page Flip FX component is available for Flash CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and requires Flash Player 9 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

Luisa

Posted 7 years ago

Hi!
I’m trying to use this plugin in my website, but the plugin doesn’t work on Chrome and Mozilla.
Page Flip FX is only compatible on Safari, IE and Opera? Or there’s something wrong in my configuration?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

I checked your site in different browsers, including Chrome and Mozila and the Page Flip was displayed properly.
Make sure that you have the latest version of Flash Player installed. Also, try to clear your browser’s cache and reload the page.

Missy R

Posted 7 years ago

Love this product! Is there anyway to add – for lack of a better term – ‘named anchors’ to a specific page? Our goal is to send links to individual pages within the component.

Thanks so much.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Unfortunately this is not possible. We will consider your suggestion and maybe will be available in a future update.

Nancy Hoke

Posted 7 years ago

Greetings – I am very new to FLASH. I am working at a University and designing their blended learning. I am working on learning FLASH and I came across your website. I started to play the YouTube video on uploading your content into FLASH – and I never saw anything move so fast and there is no audio on my playback. I am sure that most of the folks who use the product are #1 much younger than me and #2 more familiar with FLASH and the objects built in FLASH. But, the one software i do know is Camtasia – the yellow highlighter is bouncing all over the screen and the path and the actions disappear before I can see let alone understand the process. This site looks great and the objects are very useful – your material posted on YouTube should reflect your professionalism and commitment to customer service.

Nancy K. Hoke
Khlaifa University
Abu Dhabi

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Thank you for your appreciation of our work and we are sorry to hear that our video is not to standards. Please take note that the video is not meant to be a tutorial lesson that instructs people on all the steps of the installation process. We made these videos to give visual hints on the installation process.
The video doesn’t have audio playback as it is made in-house and we don’t have any specialist recordings to help with the audio. But that is why we have added the subtitles, explaining every step of the process.
We will try to better our video tutorials, but for the time being this is what we have. For further questions about component installation/customization, please don’t hesitate to contact our support department.

Image sizes

Posted 7 years ago

I have a series of images sized 400px wide by 445px tall fitting into a div that is 800px wide. I’ve been trying to get PageFlip to display the images correctly and its getting a little frustrating. It looks like I need to size it taller than 445 in order to keep it from cropping, but too much taller and my left page overlaps my right one.

How much added height will the PageFlip component need to display properly?

(note: I may have figured this out to my satisfaction by the time you get to this question, but the answer may benefit others)

FlashXML Support

Hi,

As the average size of your images is 350×400 you will need to set the componentWidth to 700 and the componentHeight to 400, as well as in settings.xml edit

<pozY value="0"/>

if you want the images to fit well in the page flip. Also, it is recommended that all the images that you include in the component have approximately the same dimensions, because I noticed some images that you included which had over 1000px.

Mitesh

Posted 7 years ago

Hi,

Can this project be viewed on an iPad and mobile device?

Please do advise

Thanks

FlashXML Support

Hi,

As you are probably aware, there is a problem playing Flash content on Apple products. This is due to a dispute between Apple and Adobe, which lead Apple to not install Adobe Flash Player in their handsets. Until there is a way to install Adobe Flash Player on Apple devices I’m afraid that viewing any Flash component is not possible.

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