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

Roger Mepham

Posted 8 years ago

Hi

I am very keen to use your product for a client to wrap up all the e-elarning content we are developing and make it available as a stand alone book. I have a couple of questions though that need resolving please.

1) How do I go about placing SWF files or FLV video files in on the page simliar to the Demo 2 shown on the page-flip demo page.
2) can a full size SWF be shown (i.e. 800×400)
3) Can the zoom image function be disabled
4) can hyperlinks be placed on the page
5) What licence would we require deploy a single instance on an internal webserver to our customer

Thanks in advance for your kind and prompt reply

Roger Mepham
2e2 e-Learning Manager

FlashXML Support

Hi,

1)Open images.xml and put a page tab just like the existing ones.
To add a swf file ,add the code like in this e.g::

<page>
 <photo image="images/nature/example.swf" url="http://www.flashxml.net" target="_blank"></photo>
 </page>

To add a flv video , add the code like in this e.g:
<page>
 <photo image="images/nature/example_pic.jpg" url="http://www.flashxml.net" target="_blank" media="video/example.flv" mediaImage="video/example.jpg" skin="assets/skins/videoSkin2.xml" width="230" height="172" position="CC" paddingH="0" paddingV="0" autoplay="false" displayOn="rightPage"></photo>
 </page>

2) Open settings.xml and change the value of “width” and “height” from <General_Properties>.

3) & 4) Open settings.xml and change the value of “pageClick” to “url” from <Image_Properties>
Also make sure to put a link for each picture in the images.xml.

5)The personal license.

Sarah

Posted 8 years ago

Hi!
I’m testing out the page flip but the entire image will not show up for me in IE. Works great in FireFox. Any suggestions? I would also like to make it 800 pixels wide but had trouble with that as well.

Would love to purchase if I can make it work!

Thanks!

FlashXML Support

Hi,

I have checked your website and it works fine but you have file missing and that is a image (7.jpg). Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

For your second situation open settings.xml, go to <General_Properties> and change the value of “width” to 800.
e.g:
<width value=“800”/>

Sam

Posted 8 years ago

Hi there, I purchased the comercial package, and I am trying it out on a test server, but its not working and I don’t know what to check. Please help…
I renamed the index file to index1 so that the contents of the dir are visible.

Thanks for your time.

Sam

FlashXML Support

Hi,

You’re missing the images. After you added your own images you have to update the images.xml file accordingly.

josh

Posted 8 years ago

Hi,

Is there any way to reduce the centre page shadow… i,e. make it more transparent?
When page images are white the shadow stands out a little too strong…

thanks.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Open settings.xml, go to <Animation_Properties> and give the attribute “pageGradAlpha” a smaller value.
e.g:

 <pageGradAlpha value="20"/>

Derek

Posted 8 years ago

hi i experimented with the page flip on a temporary site http://www.samplewebdesign.za.net/pageflip.html but have all kinds of security problems with IE 7 even after changing settings. I there some coding I can add to it to make it IE friendly. worked great in firefox

FlashXML Support

Hi,

I have checked your website. You have the Page Flip FX embedded with the hight of 360. Open your settings.xml , go to General_Properties, the value of height is set to 550. That is why the Page Flip FX doesn’t show 100%.

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