Articles tagged “Flash Apps”

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...

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...

How Do I Install Photo Gallery Icons?

The following step-by-step instructions will show you how to install icons for use in CoffeeCup Photo Gallery. Note : When moving the Buttons folder into the images directory, be sure that...

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...

Why Does My Drop-Down Menu Display Behind My Flash Object?

If you have a Flash object on the same page as a CSS menu, you may notice that the menu drops down behind the Flash object. This happens because of the way Flash works — essentially,...

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...

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...

What File Types Can Web JukeBox Play?

CoffeeCup Web JukeBox will only play MP3 files. It cannot play WMA, WAV, AAC or any other type of audio file. However, if you have an audio converter, like the one found in CoffeeCup MP3 Rip...

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...

I Get an Error When I Try to Install Firestarter.

Try downloading the installation file again. If you get a message asking if you would like to overwrite the previous one, click Yes . Before you begin the installation process, make sure you...

Deselecting All Objects

When editing your movie, you may come to a point where you want to change the movie setting, such as movie transparency, movie length, etc. However, when editing your movie, the only properties...

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...

Can I Transfer .swf Files Made in Firestarter Into Programs Like Flash Studio?

No, you will not be able to transfer files from Firestarter into another Flash tool, or vice versa. Firestarter can only edit .fire files created in Firestarter.

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...

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 Images

To insert an image into a Firestarter animation, click the Add New Image button . This opens a window allowing you to browse your computer for the image you want to insert. After inserting the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

How to Remove Captions.

To remove the caption area over your images, make sure no captions are added in the Manage Albums area . If there is even a single caption, this drop-down will display, but if no captions are...

Can I Play Copyrighted Music on My Website Legally?

The short answer: Of course! The long answer: We feel that your website is basically an extension of your home. You are allowed to share the listening experience of your CDs with your...

How to Add Your Own Auto-Holidays (Version 4.2 and Lower).

Note : We've updated Web Calendar, and now it's better than ever (and easier than ever to perform tasks like the one in the article)! Since you already own it, you're entitled to a...

Adding Flash Elements to Shopping Cart Creator

Follow these step-by-step instructions to add a Flash element created with one of our Flash programs (Web Form Builder, Web Calendar, Web Video Player, etc.) to a product description or custom...

I Have a Registered Version, but the Yellow Trial Banner is Still present. How Do I Download My Registered Software?

You will first need to uninstall any trial versions of the programs you are running prior to installing your registered software. Once you have uninstalled you will need to restart your system....

What are the Limitations of the Trial Version of Web Calendar?

The trial version of Web Calendar has the same functionality as the registered version, but it expires after 21 days. In addition, a small link stating that the calendar was created with...

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...

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...