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This is a request for a Flash AS2 slideshow application based on my specifications. This is ideal for someone who already has a similar AS2 source to work from. There are existing solutions, but I'm looking for someone who can build something more specific, if I don't end up building it myself.
The purpose of the slideshow is to load various swf or image files from a variable directory. When an swf (slide) has reached the end, the slideshow must load the next file, starting from the first alpha-numerical file to the last;0-9,a-z. If you need server side scripting (PHP) to provide you a list of files in a tokenized string like; [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view]; but you do not know how to use PHP, I will produce what you need.
You may use outsourced scripts providing there are no commercial or copyright issues to worry about. Your own work is prefered.
Please state all the technology you are savvy with; just incase there is something else you can do for me.
I need a demo folder containing a demonstration of the thing in action.
Some of what I explain here may not apply, it depends how you will work, but please head the following.
Default the slideshow directory to the relative path if not set.
I need the code structure to fit in with my code. I would like all variables in titlecase; myVariableName. If for some reason you want to use MySQL, which you may, please seperate table name words with an underscore, in lowercase. With the table name in plural, and indexes suffixed with _id; 'name_id'.
Please capitalize constants with words seperated in underscores like; MY_CONSTANT
Try to avoid using literals anywhere, use constants or variables. EG: fullSize = 100; setSize('fullSize') instead of setSize('100')
Please name functions and variables in a way which explains what they do, without too much commenting. Avoid abbreviations and short names, particularly for function parameters and globals. EG: backgroundColor, or backColor, not, bColor or bC.
Please double space branch statements, place space after commas, seperate functions with '\\\' and place a description of what a function does like the following:
This function does the following...
function name(variable1, variable2 )
(Use 4 space tabs)
I want the FLA in order to tweak it and export it at the size and framerate I need, but go ahead and export a few SWF files at these sizes for quick general use, at 24 fps: 50x50, 64x64, 88x31,100x100, 125x125,128x128, 120zx240, 200x200, 256x256, 392x72, 400x300, 468x60, 160x600, 800x600,1024x768,1280x1024. You can name them something like [url removed, login to view] etc.
Stretch to fit parent by a percentage, EG: a DIV or TD, proportionately
Stretch to fit parent by a percentage, EG: a unproportionately
I need all of your code placed in a folder with its files prefixed with either your initials or your company's abbreviation; or anything close to 3 or 4 characters long; like 'mike-slideshow\[url removed, login to view]'
Seperate file word spaces with a minus sign. Like: [url removed, login to view]
Load a config file in a format of choice, be it INI,CSV,XML or TSV. (Preferably INI or XML)
If this file is not found, or gave problems, please provide an error alert, and stop the movie.
Refresh: Get our directory from #directory#, every #variable# seconds. Default 5.
Create an empty textbox at 0,0 at the size of the movie
Set the background color to a #variable# color
Load '#variable# + [url removed, login to view]', if it exists; and place it at the back of the movie, in the middle; at the x,y offset specified by the config file. Provide means of fixing to top left, and stretching to fill; as alternative options.
Fade this background image in from 0 alpha, at the speed of a config setting
When fully visiable, load the first file, be it SWF,PNG,JPG,TXT, GIF; what ever loadMovieClip can load. If it is a txt file, then load it into a text box based SWF; in animation mode; no text selection.
Fade in at a 'slideFadeInSpeed' and vise versa for fade out.
If this is an SWF, play it until the end, fadeOut, then.
If the file is a text or image, set the duration at a 'imageSlideDuration' / 'textSlideDuration' setting in the config file of #directory#
Fade out, hide, stop and disable clicks on this slide
Load the next file or repeat from file 1 until #directory# variable changes.
Charges and features:
Each feature has been numbered and described, in order of importance. Please post your charge for each feature so I can pick and choose. Do this before submitting the final bid; or go ahead and add it altogether and submit your bid, along with charges for each item respectively. What ever you feel; just remember, it may turn out that I just ask you to do one, such as export image.
All described above with a sample folder showcasing it in action. No interface required, just the code and placeholder images. Provide a description of your functions; perhaps by copying and pasting the comments into a PDF, DOC or HTML file for reference.
Perform all of the actions above on a custom quantity of layers in a single slide, independantly. So for example, a bottom layer of slides might be used to loop through photos in one directory, and another layer would load Text in another; all at their own speeds based on their config files. Therefore, a tokenized #directory# variable would be used per slideshow OBJECT; with the first slide layer set at the bottom level, underneath other slides.
Display a faded in-faded out SWF of choice in the middle, above all slides, whilst there is a slide being downloaded. 3a quote for the standard slideshow, 3b for the multilayer slideshow
Size & Position Transitions
Provide variables which set the start size/position and end start/position of each slide. This is per slide, so image1 and image2 would have their own settings specified in the HTML. Quote B for the multilayer version
Provide optional flash scroll bars with images of choice, which scroll all content in the document; if any content is outside or larger than the OBJECT size. Provide the option to specify on or off state for verticle or horizontal scroll. You may choose to load external SWF for buttons or just load images. Please provide an option to scale the scroll position indicator based on the size of the content, like with typical windows lists. This must go above all slides to avoid clicking the slides when scrolling. Assign page up, page down, end and home keys to advance through, if the slideshow has keyboard focus.
Save / Load Frame
8a, 8b, 8c
LoadAll, drag, snap, hide, show, duplicate, delete and deleteAll functions
Allow option for user to drag slides around, an option to snap to a given grid size and a further feature to snap their edges together. Provide a few buttons near the selected slide, to hide, show, or delete it. LoadAll should load all slides in the directories; deleteAll will effectively unload slides restart the show and stop it. Duplicate slide will naturally duplicate a loaded slide. Consider making a third quote for using duplicates with Save / Load frame option if I choose it, since there is only one of each slide in the directories.
Export what you see as an image for download or upload
As above, for PDF files
Do not hesitate to ask any questions. I would like to stick with the winning bidder for future work, stay tuned for any other jobs I might post this site.
11a, 11b, 11c