to insert a Flash animation into Yahoo SiteBuilder
Adding a Flash animation file made with one of our Amara Flash Software tools into Yahoo
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
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
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.
Go to Insert - Code Elements - HTML
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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)