How to insert a Flash animation into Yahoo SiteBuilder

Adding a Flash animation file made with one of our Amara Flash Software tools into Yahoo Site Builder is a snap. By following these simple steps, you will be up and running in no time at all and impressing all of your visitors with your talents!

First create your animations in one of our software applications and save the created Flash animation to the root of your website directory.

1. Open Yahoo Sitebuilder.

2. Select the HTML page into which you want to insert the animation, or start from scratch and open a new page.

3. Save the HTML file to your website directory.

4. Go to Insert - Code Elements - HTML (figure 1).

Figure 1
Insert Flash into Yahoo Sitebuilder

5. An HTML box will appear. In this box you must copy and paste the HTML code created in the Amara Flash Software application (figure 2). This HTML code can be found in our software tools after you have saved the Flash animation to your hard disk.

Figure 2
put flash file into yahoo sitebuilder

Important: If you save the file to a sub directory, e.g. /graphics, you should make sure that this path is also reflected in the HTML code. The HTML code automatically generated by Amara Flash Software assumes that you save the file in the root of your webpage. However, if you save the file into a subdirectory such as /graphics, the correct path to the file should be "graphics/myfile.swf" instead of just "myfile.swf"

6. Then go to File - Save your HTML file.

7. To preview your work go to File - Preview.

8. There you have it, a nice simple way to add a little extra pizzazz to your website in Yahoo SiteBuilder. Now all you need to do is to publish the website.

If somehow this does not work for you, the problem could either be with the name of your Flash animation in the HTML code, or the location of the SWF file.

Make sure that the filename used in the HTML code is exactly the same file name as the one that you used to save the Flash animation. Do not use any whitespaces nor upper cases in the file name.

Finally, it might be that you accidentally did not save the Flash animation to the correct directory, so please make sure that your site contents look like Figure 3 - with the index.html and the .swf file located in one and the same directory, and not with the .swf file in a sub-directory, as that won't work.

Figure 3
yahoo site builder swf file

Known problems with Yahoo Site Builder:

1) Having problems with scrollbars in Yahoo SiteBuilder ?
2) Having problems uploading your files to your webserver with Yahoo SiteBuilder?
3) Can't see all the files in the site contents area? (Figure 3)