View Full Version : fluid design - Flash content

02-05-2009, 02:08 AM
Hello Everyone

I have a Flash site that I'm customizing. I'm designing the pages according to my widescreen monitor (a page flip layout) and I know I am going to run into trouble when someone with a more standard monitor wants to view the site. I've heard of the "fluid design" that will resize the Flash content according to the user's monitor settings, just not sure how to incorporate that. My Flash site is built in Flash 8/AS2. On one side of the page I have a Flash video player, on the other side static text. I'd like to be able to use my whole screen width, but not sure I can because of the smaller monitors situation.

Any tips?

02-05-2009, 09:03 AM
If you have a flash movie 500x300 pixels, then if you increase that size in an html document it just expands the contents size.

Its not a good idea to design for huge and then try to make it small, its a lot harder. When you make it smaller things will quickly become too small to read.

However if you have the size of your flash elements based on the size of the stage, you can make sure the contents resize better.


02-05-2009, 05:21 PM
Hi - thanks for the link. Here's an example of the site I'm trying to customize: http://www.dbqksite.com
My goal is to make the pages wider, ideally using most of the width of the screen, as well as have a much larger flash player for my movies. So how am I supposed to resize the pages? I work off a 20" widescreen display, so I've been resizing according to that.

Also, I don't see any input area in the flash File --> Publish Settings to adjust to the 100% setting.

02-06-2009, 01:11 AM
ok- found the place to enter in the % - I had the HTML unchecked. I also checked my index.html and it already has 100% instead of pixel size.

02-09-2009, 03:31 AM
what about using the swffit script to automatically resize the Flash content?

How big is my stage supposed to be if I want to maximize the page flip size?

02-09-2009, 09:39 AM
Well I don't know, it depends on what you can do. I have a widescreen, so it will fit better since your page has a wider stage. If you resize the stage, it doesn't matter what the original is...

02-11-2009, 03:36 AM
so you haven't used the swffit script?

02-11-2009, 03:48 PM
Nope, try it I guess.