Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Inserting SWF content , part of Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4.
Another thing you might consider adding to your website is Flash content.…Since this is the web, I really would like some movement, maybe some…interactivity, whatever the case may be.…I want to take advantage of what Flash brings to the table.…Say for instance this page, I want to really add a Flash file up at the top,…an SWF file and again it's made it Flash CS4 Professional and I want to put it…right up at the top, just to add simple animation that's going to add sort of a…nice feeling to this page.…
In fact, I want to add an SWF file to all of these pages. There is going to be a…different one in the About page, another one at the top of the Portfolio page,…and then another one on top of the Contact page at the very top.…That's what I want to do, really just jazz up my page with some SWF content…and how I'm going to do that is I actually want that SWF file to…appear above this content div.…
I'm going to go to Split View and right above this content, right in here,…that's where I want to insert SWF.…
- Exploring the Dreamweaver workspace for first-time users
- Linking to external web pages and sites
- Improving the presentation of text and images on the site
- Building a layout using Cascading Style Sheets
- Making navigation reusable across multiple pages
- Displaying content using the Accordion widget
- Creating a contact form and sending data from it
- Making the final site search engine-friendly
Skill Level Beginner
Q: After creating the website as instructed in the tutorial, and uploading the site to the internet, the website does not seem to work for every browser. How can one make sure that the website will work for all browsers?
A: An important step when creating a website is to check for browser compatibility. To do so in Dreamweaver, go to Window > Results > Browser Compatibility. Click the Play icon in the left corner then go to Settings and target the browsers you¹re after. Then hit the Play button to run it and check the page that’s open. If there’s an issue, best-case scenario, it should show you what the issue is and link out to a solution. Worst case is that it’s a pretty unique issue, in which case further troubleshooting would be needed.
Q: The background image is tiling, instead of being one large image. How is this corrected in Dreamweaver?
A: This can be corrected by using a larger image, something around 1024x768 that will fill up most of the monitor space. The issue is that the background image is just too small. Note that tiling of the background image can be turned off in the CSS Panel, but that would only result in a single small image. So it’s better to just use a larger image for the background.
Q: When trying to import SWF content, I get a message: “This file is outside the root folder of site ‘xxxxx’ and may not be accessible when you publish the site.” What is causing this?
A: Make sure your SWF file (and all files you put on a page) are located in your local site. Basically make sure you set up a local site in the site panel. It will ask where to put your local site on your computer. Just make sure you SWF is in that folder and you won’t get that error.