Web design help: flash based photo album using Adobe Bridge.

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Marcquito, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Marcquito macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2008
    Okay, I'm a bit confused, so I'd appreciate any help at all.

    I finally was able to afford Adobe Creative Suite CS3 and I'm slowly learning how to use it. I have not purchased any books yet since i'm completely broke, so I'll ask my simple question here.

    I'm interested in creating a flash photo album for my website. I was able to create a flash based album using Adobe Bridge. I would highlight the pictures I need, go to Tools > Photoshop > Web photo gallery. Once done the pictures generate within photoshop and are saved to whatever folder I choose. Here is where the trouble starts... I can view my creation through a web browser but how do I take this album and put it into my own website? I'm playing around with dreamweaver, but also use ClassicFTP or just the file manager in CPanel.

    I am used to opening an html file within textedit and viewing the source and pasting the html where needed. This flash stuff seems to need a different route on how to get it online.

    Any help?

  2. Definity macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2008
    United Kingdom
    You need to make sure on your html code, that the flash .swf files are not hard linked, in that they don't contain a file path, such as

    Macintosh HD/Directory/flash/flashcomponent.swf
    Instead, switch it to a remote path, such as /flash/flashcomponent.swf, presuming your index file would be held in the "Directory" folder.

    You should then be able to upload it onto your server and view it fine.

    If you still have probs, just post a link to your site.
  3. Marcquito thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2008
    Still having a bit of trouble with getting it to work. it doesn't seem right after I upload everything. I don't see what I did wrong.

    The web address is: www.animadvertofilms.com

    This is JUST a web gallery on the site. I'm using this page (for now) just to experiment with different web designs, so it's empty other than the gallery.

  4. snickelfritz macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ
    Are you attempting to code the flash gallery in Flash CS3, or are you using a batch function in Bridge/Photoshop?
    I would highly recommend that you try simpleViewer, if you are not skilled in Actionscript.
    This is basically a script plugin for various programs.
    Photoshop, for example, will list Simple viewer in the File>Scripts menu.
    Creates a configurable XML image gallery that works very nicely.
  5. Marcquito thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2008
    I'm using a batch function in Bridge/Photoshop.

    Thanks for the link and the alternative. I'll try it out. Thanks! I'd still like to learn the other way as well. It's time for me to invest in some books.

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