Many of our products are powered by XML, here are some of the basics.
When you purchase XML products from us, you have essentially bought a product that can easily be updated without the use the Flash software. The important elements such as text, images, description, and other elements can be altered by modiifying just one document.
1. When you open up the zip file , you will find many files, but let's focus on finding the XML file, please look at the example below and find the xml document.
See the highlighted file? The file will have a .xml entension.
2. Open Up this file using either Notepad, Dreamweaver, or any other html editor that open up XML documents, most all basic text editors can, we are using Windows Notepad for this example. The image below is an example of what you will see
Change the code by replacing the text in yellow, we only highlighted one entry, but you can see where you make the edits. Very straight forward, edit the name of the image (make sure that you place an image in the images folder with this name). Replace the url to your linking
The yellow highlighted text is where you enter in your own information, in this case it's the name of the image and the hyperlink, change to your linking. Make sure you keep the quotes.
Remember that when you change the name of the image, you will have to place an image in the "images" folder (see example below)
3. Replacing images is very simple, just look at the the default images in the images folder.
Simply replace these images with your own, so fire up your image editor whether it be Photoshop or any other image editor and drop them in the images folder. Note: Keep track of what you name your images! If you name an image to say flower, you will have to type in the name flower.gif in the xml document we saw earlier.
(We used .gif as an example, you may use your own grapic extension like .png, .jpg)
4. Test your product by clicking on the swf file, make sure that you save your xml document and replace your images.
If you run into any problems, like your images are not showing up, or the hyperlinks are not working, chances are that you did not edit the XML correctly, remember to match the name of the images with what you type in the XML document.
5. So lets embed this into a HTML Document:
In Dreamweaver you can do this almost automatically by inserting Flash, but if you do not have this software, you will have to place this code in a standard HTML page, Modify the yellow highlighted area.
<object width="550" height="400">
<param name="movie" value="somefilename.swf">
<embed src="somefilename.swf" width="550" height="400">
6. Here is a video tutorial on how to upload. Click Here