Manual > What to do with the downloaded ZIP file

Now that you've downloaded the zip file from your personal file folder (if you are a commercial user) or from the applet test window (if you are a free user), what do you do now?

Unpacking the applet

You must first unpack the downloaded zip-file using a software such as Winzip (Windows users), Stuffit expander (Mac users) or similar (both software are shareware and freely downloadable). If you get an error when unzipping the file, make sure you have the latest version.

Adding Flash applets

The zip file will contain two files, one is the SWF file and the other is the HTML file for the Flash applet. YOU NEED BOTH FILES to make the Flash applet work. The HTML file contains the crucial <OBJECT> and <EMBED> tags that you MUST have to run the applets. They will look something like this inside the file (these are the tags for verticalscroller):

<OBJECT 
classid="clsid
:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" 
codebase="http://download.macromedia.com
/pub/shockwave
/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=5,0,0,0" 
WIDTH=200 HEIGHT=100>
<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="verticalscroller1.swf">
<PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high>
<PARAM NAME=wmode VALUE=opaque>
<PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#ff0000>
<EMBED src="verticalscroller1.swf" quality=high wmode=opaque bgcolor=#ff0000 WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="100"
TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"
PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave /download/index.cgi ?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash">
</EMBED>
</OBJECT>

This sure looks complicated, but you don't need to worry about this. The only thing you need to do is to copy this text completely, and paste it into the web page that you want to put the applet into (the HTML file).

IMPORTANT! COPY THE WHOLE TEXT BETWEEN THE <OBJECT> TAGS.

Then you must put the SWF file into the same folder/directory location as where you have your HTML file.

IMPORTANT! The SWF file MUST be where your HTML page with these tags is located!

Now that you have copied the <OBJECT> AND <EMBED> tags into your HTML page, you can throw away the HTML file that went with the downloaded zip file.

Adding JavaScript effects

Downloading and putting JavaScript effects into your web page follows the same procedure as the Flash applet. But with the difference that the "Applet File" is the file with the extension ".js". You also have a corresponding HTML file included in the zip file. If the effect uses images (like a Slide Show for instance), then they are also included. Note that you must make sure that the folder structure is preserved when you unpack the files, since the images may be located in different subfolders on your personal file folder.

IMPORTANT! Make sure you unpack the JavaScript effects zip file with a preserved folder structure!

The tags for the JavaScript effects, which you must put on your page, also look different. They may look like this:

<SCRIPT language="JavaScript" SRC="jssnowfall1.js">
</SCRIPT>

This is the tag for the JSSnowFall effect, but the name can be anything. Copy this text completely, and paste it into the html file that you want to put the JavaScript effect into.

IMPORTANT! COPY THE WHOLE TEXT BETWEEN THE <SCRIPT> TAGS.

Then you must put the JS file into the same folder/directory location as where you have your HTML file. Don't forget to upload the images that may have been included in the zip file.

IMPORTANT! The JS file MUST be where your HTML page with these tags is located! Make sure to upload the images that were included together with the effect.


 


© 2002-2003 AnfyTeam. All rights reserved.