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01-20-2008, 05:30 AM
Hi All,

A friend asked me to assist with this template

The client made changes to the the layout (small changes) and after swapping images etc., I'm having a hard time getting the links to connect to the corresponding frames within the flash movie. All the pages have are layed out as movies.

ie: if you click on Therapies and Services, the links on that page, should like to another page (movie/frame) in the site.

The site is one scene with various movies embedded in movies. How do I direct the actionScript to read a certain frame on the scene timeline?

2. I want the submit forms to send the data to an email as opposed to a database.

I hope I was clear.

I feel like I'm in someone's house, trying to find where they stashed the pot of gold chocolates!

Thanks in advance,


01-20-2008, 07:58 AM
Well considering I have seen templates from this site, doesn't mean that I can actually directly help you without seeing this template. The reason is that people design the pages and then upload them to the site to sell, so there is no common methodology behind the madness. The template I worked with from this site was designed very differently from how I would have. The only way I figured it out was to keep working with it. Honestly, I have no idea because it depends on how 'Hugo' designed it. So its not the site, but the original designer. From the looks of it, it was designed very well so it will be difficult to swap out things without accidentally causing issues elsewhere.

My advice: start with the original SRC file and make small changes. After each change, resave the file as a different FLA and test it. This will help you to have a backup of files so that as you make more changes you won't accidentally cause a major blunder and have to restart. You are right about the chocolate, you have to figure out how to think like the other designer: and sometimes that is too difficult. I feel your pain, but the only way to do it is to learn from how they did it.

To submit the data as an email, you should have the form send the data to a script which will send an email instead of insert into a database. That way you don't mess up the flash.

Best of luck.

01-23-2008, 07:52 PM
Thank you for your help. It was definitely a learning experience.

I started from scratch and simply went through the timeline and library replacing images. I still have to get the form scripting straight, but at least I'm in the home stretch. Thanks again.

01-24-2008, 12:29 AM
I believe that working through someone else's work is definitely one of the best ways to learn. Glad you managed!