Friday, June 26, 2009

Make Flash XML Slideshow With Free XML Slideshow Template

This tutorial is mainly about how to make flash xml slideshow with free xml slideshow templates. First you should know something about XML knowledge. If you don't know much about XML please use another free flash slideshow software which need no xml skills and can make various flash slideshow instantly and easily.
So the tutorial will include two parts:
  • 1. How to make free xml flash slideshow
  • 2. Another free flash slideshow tutorial without xml skills
Now follow my steps and I am sure you will pick up flash xml slideshow tutorial soon.
Step 1: Download free xml slideshow flash source file
Click here to download free xml slideshow flash source file and unzip it. The package should include images folder, xml.fla file, xml-gallery-slideshow.swf file, and images.xml file.

Open xml-flash-slideshow.swf fileto see the original samples as below thumbnail:
free xml slideshow screenshot
Step 2: Add your digital photos to image folder
Choose your favorite photos to add into image folder. There is no quantity limitation for digital photos. However, in order to get a good presentation, the size of your digital photo should not exceed 300px*200px.
Step 3: Edit XML file for adding digital photos
Open images.xml file with a text editor, such as Dreamweaver MX. You will notice that all images are described with the following XML tags located between the <pic> and </pic> tags. You can place as many images as you want by copy and paste the content between the <pic> and </pic> tags. You just need to revise the red content according to your own requirements.

<image>images/1.jpg </image>

<caption>First </caption>

Step4: Upload your flash xml slideshow on website
Copy and past the following HTML code to your website, such as MySpace, Blogger. So long as your website support HTML code, you can put it anywhere as you like. Don't forget to revise the red URL blow to your own URL.  

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowScriptAccess="never" allowNetworking="internal" height="264" width="550" data="">

<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="never" />

<param name="allowNetworking" value="internal" />

<param name="movie" value="" />

<param name="quality" value="high" />

Step 5: Create a new category for flash xml gallery
You may found that there are some different categories in the sample xml gallery. If you also want to create new category to grouping your photos, just copy and paste the content between <category> and </category> tags and revise its name. Then the flash xml gallery will be made. You can open the gallery.html or gallery.swf file to enjoy it.

Another Easy Way to Create Flash Gallery with Wondershare Flash Gallery Factory

Wondershare Flash Gallery Factory is an easy to use flash photo gallery software which provides 55+ free flash gallery template for you and need not edit XML code at all. All the processes are automatically and instantly , you just need to move your fingers to click some buttons in the software.
Watch the following flash gallery sample made by free flash gallery templates:
Watch Presentation Flash Slideshow

Note: If you can't open watch slideshow, please refresh your browser or wait a litter longer.

Simple steps for making flash gallery without xml skills:

  • Setp 1: Add your digital photos & music to Flash Gallery Factory;
  • Setp 2: Choose image gallery template or just custom your own template;
  • Setp 3: Ouput and save the gallery as SWF or HTML format.

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