Working without Dreamweaver
You can work with Christmas Flash Menu without Adobe Dreamweaver. To do this, for example, take as a basis our example from the package. From this package you’ll need just SWF and XML files. All parameters and settings are situated in the configuration file config.xml, which you can edit with the help of any software. The path to config.xml you can find in parameters of Flash Object: <param name="flashvars" value="configSource=config.xml" /> in HTML code.
The following example shows the simple HTML code of the Flash Object:
<div id="ChristmasMenuBox" style="position:absolute; height:236px; z-index:1; overflow:hidden;"> <object id="Christmas_Flash_Menu" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="500" height="300"> <param name="movie" value="ChristmasMenu.swf" /> <param name="quality" value="high" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="flashvars" value="configSource=config.xml" /> <param name="scale" value="noscale" /> <param name="salign" value="lt" /> <param name="swfversion" value="184.108.40.206" /> </object> <div>
Flash Object must be located in a layer <div> with attribute id="ChristmasMenuBox". Also, you'll need script for resize of the tag <div>. Put this script in the section <head>:
You can adjust all available component parameters by editing the attributes of the tag <config> in the config.xml file. The main difference during the work with Adobe Dreamweaver is that during the setting of parameters you use friendly user interface (FlashDevelopment24 Wizard). And also Dreamweaver automatically inserts necessary HTML code in the page and creates necessary files in the mentioned folder. All these actions you can do independently without any help and without Dreamweaver.
Also, as a variant, you can download Dreamweaver trial version, create and adjust the component. In the future, to update the menu you needn’t Dreamweaver. The content of the menu is situated in the menu.xml file. So you can open and edit XML file in any text editor.
Additional information on adjustment and working with the component read other Help sections.