Can i ebmed a flash animation, instead of an image in the banner?

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I am using the template called swanky. I wanna change its banner. I want something animated. I have 2 options, Gif and flash. But quality of Gif is not very good. So i want to know if it is possible to embed the flash instead of JPEG n Gif image on place of banner?
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Green Girl

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  • going to hit the sack after this question!!

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hmmm - I know how to embed a flash file in the body region of the page, but not the banner. Let's see if anyone else has any ideas. . .
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I have always wondered the same thing so i did a little experiment. Sadly, nothing I tried worked. But that flash in the header is a good idea! Maybe we can have that option later as I will DEF love a flash header. I'll keep searching for ideas...I love being creative :)
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I agree, it would be a great feature
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flash actually does work in the header. for the purposes of this tread, i took one of my unfinished sites. i uploaded an animated gif to the file manager. i clicked on "click here to change this banner". selcted the correct picture and pressed ok. this is the result: http://webmastertools.synthasite.com/

as you see it is possible to add flash to the header. the only real problem is finding a banner that will fit

ps: don't comment on the site.i don't plan on finishing it anytime soon.
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im lookin forward to seein the finish result of that site!
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Well done! I am glad you could get it to work. I need to take another look at this!
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Hey gamedemon, look at mine:http://www.rfparts.synthasite.com/
I even have an animated favicon
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gamedemon

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very nice. did you make that yourself?
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Adrian

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Yes, using very primative tools like Excel and Microsoft Gif animator.
There are 49 pics in total. Took me a long time!!
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Green Girl

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Gamedemon, as far as i know Gif and flash are pretty different. I already said the quality and file compression is much better in flash. Though i can work with gif, but i will be more satisfied with flash.
*i m unable to add comments and smileys :'(
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Hi Monica,

I know this isn't answering your question but i just wanted to show
gamedemon what is possible with Gif animation!

I'm happy to eventually see your site.
It looks brilliant so far. Can see why you having lots of sleepless nights !
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MM, gif works but it really doesn't compare with flash. If anyone knows how to put flash into a banner, please let me know too!! Thanks! Dawn
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Green Girl

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Adrian, i know :-)
Initially i was really inspired by your gif animation, but after seeing better results with flash i wanted the better one =P
And gamedemon says "flash works in banner" and then he explain how he uploaded gif, that confused me :-\

*i m still unable to add comments and smileys, i m frustrated now X-(
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Flash is not the same as a .gif image. All .gif is is a moving picture with bad quality. Flash files like .swf are MUCH better in quality and can take up a whole website. You can build a website in flash. So to say that you used "flash" on your website as a .gif image would be incorrect.
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Green Girl

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Good morning K9 =P
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K9Clothing

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morning monica. I have no coffee yet so please excuse the slight irritated sound of my previous post, lol.
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Green Girl

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ha ha..!! Its morning for you and midnight for me. Its 2:45 AM here ;-)

* i m still wondering why i m unable to submit comments and smileys :'(
*weep weep*
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Hey Monica,

How about this idea?

Most "phone cameras" can take multiple high speed action shots ie. 9 shots per second and save it as 9 seperate photos.
Edit your photos (size and resolution) using "faststone image editor"
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDeta... - its free.

Stitch all your photos together using "Microsoft GIF Animator" - also free.
You should now have a nice little movie ?

Its something I've thought of but havn't tried yet.
It may be a way of getting "photo quality" animated pics.

If Synthasite does'nt suport flash in the banner yet it may be your only option for now. This may not answer your question ?

Adrian
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Green Girl

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Wow adrian!!
How large is your skull size to fit your brain? =P
This was beyond my imagination ;-)
but my phone doesn't has a good camera :'(
But thanks for suggestion, i might borrow someone's phone for few days =P
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Whats with the =P all the time ???
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Green Girl

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okay i will modify it to be understood well :-P
i love sticking my tongue out, like this >>>>>>>>>> =P
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K9Clothing

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Its a yahoo thing, lol.