This book is a fast-paced step-by step-guide. It is loaded with examples and lots of illustrations showing configurations and their results on the screen. If you are a Joomla! web developer who wants to integrate Flash into your web sites, then this book is for you. Knowledge of Joomla! and basic knowledge of Flash is assumed.
What you will learn from this book
- Create Flash objects and choose some popular flash tools for working with them
- Set up a development environment with Apache web server and Joomla!
- Embed and display flash movies inside Joomla! contents using a simple video flash player
- Provide better user experience by adding streaming videos, animations, and other interactive objects inside Joomla! modules and articles
- Create attractive Flash-based menus for your Joomla! web site
- Build stunning photo galleries with Flash animation effects and display photos on your Joomla! web site from a Flickr account using third-party extensions for Joomla!
- Display interactive Flash maps on a Joomla! web site using YOS amMap extension
- Show the contents on your site in any font even though the font is not installed on your computer using sIFR3 technology
- Transform your Joomla! site into a streaming media site using Jvideo! extension to embed videos in Joomla! contents
- Create mind maps based on your Joomla! site’s structure with the help of Joom!FreeMind component
- Convert your Joomla! site into a music station using a Flash-based MP3 player
- Customize your Joomla! template to display Flash logo, header, and banners
- Display Joomla! contents in Flash objects using amfPHP and J-AMFPHP extension for Joomla!
- Maintain and troubleshoot your Joomla! and Flash web site
- Improve the overall design and look & feel of the site, with the help of Flash templates and tickers in Joomla!