iWeb+SlideShowPro

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  1. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

    pdpfilms

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    #1
    Anyone here using this combination?

    I just started fooling around with it, and am sort of stuck. I need to figure out how to... well, first i need to figure out HTML... but then i need to figure out how to place the slideshow in an iweb page. It's not very straightforward, and was wondering if anyone could provide insight on their methods.

    Thanks!!:)
     
  2. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    I don't use iWeb, but I do use SlideshowPro with SlideshowPro Director. Basically, all you have to do is embed the SWF that contains SSP and make sure SSP is pointing to the XML file (or if you're using Director, pointing to the images.php file).

    SWFObject rocks when embedding SWFs. You might want to give that a try as well.
     
  3. pdpfilms thread starter macrumors 68020

    pdpfilms

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    OK, i'm able to point SSP to the images.php file, but I can't seem to properly embed the swf into my iweb html document. I uploaded my Slideshow folder into the same folder as my website on my server and used the following code in my iweb page:

    <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="550" height="400" id="Slideshow" align="middle">
    <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
    <param name="movie" value="slideshow/Slideshow.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /><embed base="." src="slideshow/Slideshow.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="550" height="400" name="Slideshow" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
    </object>

    But I just get a white box.
    Any tips?

    EDIT: I'm also wondering how I make unique albums for different pages if they all refer to the same images.php file...
     
  4. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    SWFObject is what you need to help with dynamic albums.

    You need to get your hands a little dirty with HTML and I'm not sure if iWeb lets you do that. If it doesn't can you create your own HTML file in Dreamweaver or TextEdit and open that in iWeb?

    First you need to link to swfobject.js.

    Then following the SWFObject example files include the <div> where the content is loaded. The SWFObject will target that div and auto-embed it for you.

    For dynamic albums you need to use SWFObject to tell your SWF which dynamic album to load. It'll look something like so.addVariable("myVar", "http://www.site.com/images.php?gid=3");

    If you need a code example I can post one.
     

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