How to add Flash and Flash movies to your site
Flash on your site is an impressive way to enhance your web pages with animations or presentations. They can be used to visually improve the quality and appearance of your pages by using the new range of Flash creators such as Swish or SWfx is very easy.
Of course, if you have the funds and the time to learn, you can invest in the FLASH 5 tools from Macromedia. But be warned, this is the route for dedicated web designers.
We are currently developing a simpler way of inserting Flash into your web pages. In the meantime, you can add them in yourself by following these simple instructions. We have assumed that you have created your SWF file already and simply want to add this to your web page.
Start by editing the page on which you want to add Flash and select the location where you want it to appear.
Use the Insert New button to add an HTML object above or below your selected point and replace the default text with the following
codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=5,0,0,0" width="80" height="40">
<param name="movie" value="FLASHNAME.swf">
<param name="quality" value="high">
<param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF">
<embed src="FLASHNAME.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"
You should replace FLASHNAME.swf of course with the name of the Flash file that you have created and set the Width and Height to the pixel sizes that you used when you created the Flash.
Note: you can either just specify the filename (in which case all you will see is a blank box whilst in the editor but the flash will show when you publish the page), or you can enter the full URL of the flash file in which case it will show in the editor too.
Save and Publish the web page in the normal way but before you view it go back into your Filestore and use the UPLOAD menu item to search your hard drive for the Flash file that you created. Upload this and then use the PUBLISH menu item to publish this to the web server. When you view your web page you will see your Flash file working inside your web page.
Here is an example of a simple Flash effect that we created using Swish