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What is Flash?

What is Flash? A little history lesson. What can Flash do? How can I make Flash work for me? Starting out. Where do I start with...

How Does the Convert Animated GIF to Flash work?

This will convert the animated GIF of your choice to the Flash format SWF. This SWF file can be used in a webpage just like any other SWF file. You can press the "View HTML"...

How to Add Flash Objects to Visual Site Designer.

Follow these steps to add a Flash object created in one of our Flash programs ( Photo Gallery , Web JukeBox , etc.) to a Visual Site Designer page. You will need to have both applications open....

Adding a Firestarter Animation or Other SWF File to a Visual Site Designer Website

This article explains how to insert a Flash animation created with Firestarter into a webpage created with Visual Site Designer. You can also follow these steps to add any SWF file to a Visual...

How to Make a Transparent Background.

To make your movies transparent, simply paste this code in between the HTML Object tags. &ltparam NAME="wmode" Value="transparent";> The transparency...

How Do I Use CoffeeCup Flash Photo Gallery in My eBay Auctions?

This tutorial will explain the changes you will need to make to the files created by Photo Gallery in order to use them on your eBay auction. You will need either an HTML editor (like, say the...

Creating Special Effects

Special effects are the heart and soul of any flash movie. Firestarter comes with many different effects, for both text and images. To apply one of these effects first select the image you...

Windows 2003 Server Does Not Stream FLV Videos.

When Macromedia Flash Player movie files that stream external FLV files (Flash videos) are placed on a Microsoft Windows 2003 server and then viewed in a browser, the SWF file will play...

How Do I Make an Animation Where Images Fade Into Each Other?

The following step-by-step instructions will show you how to create a Firestarter animation featuring three images that fade into each other. When you create your own animation, you can add...

Why Flash-Based Programs Can't Run on Mobile Phones

Many consumers are concerned and can even be frustrated by the fact that their mobile phones don’t support the industry standard Flash, a long-standing and highly useful format that web...

What is the Difference Between a Product and a Category?

A product is an item that you sell in your online shop. Each product belongs to a Category . A category is a group used to organize your products. For example, you can set up a category...

Forcing Logins Through the Password Wizard Page

Please Note: This workaround will not function if your website was created with Visual Site Designer. To make sure no one goes directly to the protected page instead of through the login...

Adding a Firestarter Animation to a Webpage

The first step in publishing an animation created using Firestarter is setting up a webpage for the movie to play on. You can either create a new webpage or add the code to an existing webpage. If...

How Do Layers Work?

Without layers, you would only be able to display one image at one spot in the movie. However, using layers, you can have images that overlap, or pass in front of each other. There are three...

How to Create a Music Player for MySpace

We've recently discovered how to incorporate a music player created with Web JukeBox into the now-ubiquitous MySpace . It requires some slight modifications, but once you understand the...

I Can't Save My SWF File After Creating It.

The issue is that the SWF file extension is either not associated with any program or it is associated with a Macromedia program. You will need to change the association to Internet Explorer....

Converting Animated GIFs to Flash™

Firestarter has the capability of converting animated GIF files into Flash™ files, mainly to reduce their file size. Once the file has been converted to a SWF file, you will not be able to...

Adding Actions Links

Action links allow a user to interact with your movie. To add an action link, first click the Add Hot Spot button in the Toolbar . This will insert a "hot spot" in the upper left-hand corner...

Uploading Your Movie

1.) Click on the button. This will open the mini-FTP tool. The first time the mini-FTP tool runs, you will be asked to enter a new server profile. 2.) On the first blank, enter a...

Streaming or Progressive Download?

There are two different definitions for "streaming video": the technical definition and what most people think is streaming. Actual streaming video requires a special server to process...

Web Video Player is Not Showing Up on My Website.

If you only see a white box in the location of where the Web Video Player is on your website, this means you did not upload all files and folders along with your player or that the files were...

I Inserted Several Pictures in My FireStarter Movie — Why Can I Only See One Picture?

This is has to do with the layers of a movie. By default, only the top layer is displayed, hiding the pictures behind it. You will need to use blank frames to hide the image on top and display...

Start Creating Your Movie with Firestarter

The first time you start Firestarter, a quickstart wizard will load, allowing you to create your first movie. If you ever wish to load the quickstart wizard when Firestarter is running, click...

Links in JavaScript, DHTML, and Flash are Not Followed.

Sitemapper scans your website in the same way as the spiders from popular search engines such as Google  &  Bing . This means that it does not follow links in JavaScript, DHTML,...

My Sound is Too Slow/Fast and/or Distorted!

This problem occurs because the sound file you are using was not recorded with the quality needed for Firestarter. The sound file must be recorded at a sampling rate of 16-bit 44.1KHz (also...

How to Prevent the Browser from Zooming In on a Flash Object

By default, Flash objects do not automatically scale the same way images and text do when you use the browser zoom option to enlarge your text. To make this work, you just need to make a...

Adding New Users

To create a new user profile, simply click the New User button under the Users tab . This area also allows you to delete users and import user profiles from a .txt file. You can also set the...

What is an Action?

Using Action frames is the first step to adding user interaction. By clicking on the button, you will be prompted what type of action you want to insert. A play movie action will play the movie...

How Do I Resize the Elements in the Gallery?

All the elements in the gallery can be resized by dragging the edges. The thumbnail strip can only be resized horizontally by dragging the edges; any resizing for height is done under the Layout...

Users Can't Log In to My Live Chat.

The only reason we know of for this is that the Admin area is not open on your computer. In order for users to log in to your Live Chat, the Admin console must be open and running on your...