I am still stuck

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  1. jro

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    Hi. I am still trying to make iweb to work with this software but I haven't been able to do so. I had tried using the html code, I had tried the code that was suggested in one tips website that was suggested, but I haven't been able to make it work. Its like if iweb don't allow me to do it. Its there any other website creator for apple other than sandvox?

    Thanks.


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  2. Randy...

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    try uploading the stand alone file to your site. Then type the location into your address bar, just like any other website. If it comes up as playable, and it should just be the template, then you can indeed upload those files to your server / host.

    Ryan
     
  4. Randy...

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    Ryan,

    If you read some of the info that I've found, I don't believe iweb supports flash upload 'easily'.
     
  5. jro

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    Ryan: I tried to do what you suggested. It in effect was up. How do we tied that to iweb. I think that's the challenge.
     
  6. jro

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    By the way, I checked the two discussion that you referred me to, but I understand it is out of date so, it is useless.
     
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    Thanks Randy. I made it work yesterday but just for a few moments. After a while it did not work.

    Peace.

    jro
     
  9. OldenGray

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    You'll have two files that LB Flash Creator will make for you. Upload the yourflash.swf (my name for your file) file to your host (probably in the public.html folder) and the yourflash.html file. You will need to create a place on your index.html page where you want the flash file to appear, make it the same dimensions as the output in LB Flash. I pulled a sample from a page I did where I added a Flash object.
    After an end div tag (</div>) I added a new div
    <div style="position:absolute;left this is the location from the top left border of the page:316;top:0 it butts up against the top;width:678;height:151;">
    <object classid (LB creates this for you))="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
    width="690" height="146" this is whatever width your flash file is codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,65,0">
    <param name="Movie" value="yourflash.swf">
    <param name="Play" value="true">
    <param name="Loop" value="true">
    <param name="Quality" value="high">
    <param name="Scale" value="showall">
    <param name="Menu" value="true">
    <param name="BgColor" value="#0000ff">
    <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
    pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"
    src="yourflash.swf"
    width="690"
    height="146"
    play="true"
    loop="true"
    quality="high"
    scale="showall"
    menu="true"
    bgcolor="#0000ff" (hexadecimal and LB creates this) ></embed>
    </object>
    </div> (end of object, end of division)

    this can go anywhere between the <body> and </body> tags, but be sure it's in its own little div, set off by the appropriate tags.

    I use the "yourflash.html" file as a source to get the code. You can open the file in your browser and use the pull down menu "page" to "view source". Once you have that, it's just a matter of plugging it into your index.html page, or whatever your intro page is called. This might work - no guarantees, o.k.? HTML is crazy sometimes. Good luck.

    Olden

    Note: I fudged a little on the dimensions as it needed a little tweaking even after I added the file. O.K., all you html experts, help me out here. Also, don't know where the little smiley face came from. There should be an "=" mark there.
     
  10. KD-did

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  11. OldenGray

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    I don't know what iWeb does as it's a MAC program, but wouldn't it still create the universal html code so that the website could be read by all browsers? As you know, if everything is not 100% correct, even the tiniest mistake can make the flash file unworkable.
    Olden
     
  12. KD-did

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    Really couldn't say that I know much about the workings of websites in general but to me if one program wants one thing like the contents in one folder and another only wants everything in one BIG folder that there might be issues. You are right the one thing I do know is everything MUST be 100% correct for flash to work correctly and that is why I provide custom graphics for webmasters who are graphically challenged.
     
  13. OldenGray

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    KD-Did
    I guess we don't really have a lot of info from JRO other than he is stuck. Why he is stuck is the big question. Is it that the animation does not work?

    Locating everything in one big folder would be o.k., but you would be better off separating "images" into its own folder, as you can get a heck of a lot of gifs and jpegs cluttering up the public.html folder, not to mention the html forms themselves (i.e., your index.html, your javascript, your css files and all your other html page files). Every line, shape, button, in short, every image file will be stacking up in that one folder. Just to preserve some semblance of order, organization is always preferable. But, you will need to go in and check all your paths (if you revise things) to make sure everything connects. And, that can get tedious.
    Olden

    And, BTW, an FTP client can make it a lot easier to upload multiple pages and images to the host. I use FTP Cute, which is a great program. Of course, you will need to go into the control panel in your host to set the prefs and set a login/password for the FTP folder.
     
  14. Topcatz

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    Web site builder

    What software are you building your site with?
    Topcatz...........
     
  15. KD-did

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    He is using iWeb which creates websites and publishes them via .Mac and other web hosting services.
     

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