Flash AdShow Setup

Support for Flash animated AdShow application

Adobe Flash Support
The Flash AdShow is an animated slideshow on the homepage with next and back buttons layered over 4 to 6 images with phrases for each image. The images used are located in the template "picts" or "flash" folders.

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AdShow files
The code that allows the Flash image AdShow to be displayed can be found in the "homeflash.js". You can turn off the Flash by editing the variables near the top of the file using Notepad or any plain text editor. The "homeflash.js" also includes the animation size and background color. The Flash .fla source file can be found in the template "flash" folder.

Images are not working
If you have replaced the AdShow .jpg images and they are not displaying on the webpage here are some possible reasons.
  • Do not save the .jpg images as "progressive". Be sure to save them as "standard" .jpg images. Try re-saving these images using a "save as" and be sure to select "standard".
  • You did not flatten the image layers before saving the .jpg file.
  • You have edited the wrong images or the template is not unzipped properly.
  • If this problem is after uploading see: areas missing after uploading.
Background color not changing
If you edit the color in the .js file the background may not change. This may be because the Flash is setup as transparent and the background will be the color of your webpage, or the color may be defined in your template CSS file.

Re-sizing the AdShow
If you want to have other size images in the AdShow you must edit the .fla file in the "flash" folder using Flash MX 2004 or higher software. See: Flash editing support.

Adding more images
If you want to have more .jpg images show in the AdShow you must edit the .fla file in the "flash" folder using Flash software. See: Flash editing support.

Changing the speed
Some versions may include a timing variable in the "homeflash.js" (see next section). If not you'll need to edit the .fla source file in the "flash" folder using Flash software. See: Flash editing support.

Auto slide change feature
This is included only in some versions of the AdShow. Check your template or addon help page for details on how to set the auto change. The help page should indicate: You can edit the time in seconds between slides by editing the "var slidepause" in the "AdShow.js". The default is "7" seconds. If you do not want the auto change you can edit the "var slidepause" to a large number like 100. If you help page does not mention the auto change you can contact us for an update.


Flash errors:
Solving Flash errors after editing the flash.txt
Solving other Flash errors


Links:
Adobe Flash
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