Posted Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:14PM
I just completed a project for Plastic Services & Products, Inc. - a Flash website in which I used the very useful Interactive Map created by Georgia Ball (ClosetAni1).
You can view the site here - to see the map in action, go to the Sales section.
I had to do some modification to the state objects to get them to link together in the way the client wanted, and actually split two states in half. They client also didn't want the state identifiers left in, but even so this was a heck of a lot easier than creating the whole thing from scratch myself. Thanks Georgia, for the great piece of Flash! Very useful and a real time-saver! Cheers!!
Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:09PM
You really made that plastic pipe look interesting...LOL. Map looks good, nice use
Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:25PM
You should however make your Skip Intro link in HTML and not in flash. If a person has Norton Security turned up or for some other reason Flash is not allowed ( like in some offices , Flash is seen as a potential virus ) No one will be able to get by your first page. Also , you should put some links on the intro page ( HTML also ) So that a search engine spider can follow your pages.Jim Robinson WPX WEB DESIGN
Posted Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:53PM
Thanks for your input Jim, but I put this in the "In-Action" forum to show my use of another member's map. If I wanted a critique I'd have posted it in the "Critique Forum". I've actually been creating Flash websites for about 6 years, so I think I know what I'm doing - putting the Skip Intro in the HTML is pointless seeing as the entire main site is a Flash movie. If they can't see the Skip Intro button then they're not going to see the rest of the site anyway. That button is there for them to jump over the animated intro and go into the main movie, and thus the inner pages. I put a notice on the splash page warning that the site is done in Flash and if they don't have it there's a link to Macromedia where they can download it. If the visitor's place of work doesn't allow Flash or their security sees Flash as a virus there's bugger all they're going to be able to do about it anyway.
Putting links on the splash page is pointless as well. There are only two pages on the site. The Splash page and the Flash page. Putting HTML links on the splash page would go nowhere because the pages in the main site itself are inside the Flash movie so there are no direct pages to link to.
Posted Wed Feb 2, 2005 9:43AM
Neat! Thank you for showing it to me!