Great Collection of Flash Content Management Systems.

For the past few years Flash developers have been struggling to create a powerful and intuitive content management system, which would allow the developer to quickly manage and maintain there Flash sites, and also a system in which the basic end-user could edit and update their Flash websites with little or no Flash knowledge.

There have been lots of Flash CMS solutions reviews recently but they are useless for the regular users as most of us simply don’t know where and how to implement them. That’s why I have decided to create a review of Flash CMS templates solutions presently available on the market, the solutions that will allow you build your new flash website quickly, easily at without additional costs.

Silex Open-Source Flash CMS

Silex is the first popular French Flash CMS and it’s completely free and open source! Silex is rapidly evolving, due to the international community actively contributing to its development.
Not only can you manage a Flash based web site, with SILEX you can also: create CD-ROMs, manage databases, customizing WordPress blogs, web TV, importing webmaster tools. Silex is a one of a kind mix between editing software and wiki based software.

Silex CMS “Positive” features:

  • Its completely FREE & open source;
  • More thank just a Flash CMS (you can also cerate CD-ROMs, manage databases, customizing WordPress blogs…);
  • Multilingual support;
  • Handy WYSIWYG;
  • Automatic SEO system;
  • Lots of free themes and components;
  • Powerful admin interface.

Silex CMS “Negative” features:

  • A little bit buggy;
  • Built with Flash 8;
  • Not very user friendly.

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Free & Open source Lightweight Flash Video Player – f4Player

f4Player is a free and open source Flash video player that can play .fly, .f4v or .mp4 files in websites or within AS3 projects.

It is lightweight (8kb) and has a skinnable interface (few skins are included with the download).

The player supports progressive downloads (ability to play the downloaded portion of a file while the download is still in progress) and fullscreen display.

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Free Flash 360 View Image Rotator, Download Free

360 degree rotation viewer, with support for play/pause, dragging and scrubbing. The swf is easily replaceable, by updating the path in the XML or in the flashvars.

It can be used for 3D objects (like the macbook), panoramas, products detail view, fashion websites, and much more.

In order to replace the displayed swf file, you need to pass a new one. Remember: you need to have no code on your frames. The swf needs to contain only frames, in which your images are displayed one by one, exactly like in the provided fla file.

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Open source, flexible & feature-rich Advanced Multiple File Uploader – Plupload

Plupload is a very flexible, feature-rich & open source file uploaded that enables you to upload files using:

  • HTML5 Gears
  • Silverlight
  • Flash
  • BrowserPlus
  • normal forms

It can be used via the JavaScript API or the ready-to-go jQuery plugin.

Plupload has great features like image resizing, displaying upload progress, drag’n drop, multiple file uploads, unique filename generation, max-file-size limit & more.

As expected, it has a server-side file to handle the uploads (PHP file is included with the download).

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Free, Simple, easy to use fade effect slideshow image gallery, controlled by XML input.

Fade in and fade out between any number of images, with this simple to use slideshow. You can control the loop function, the use of random playback of images, the transition time between slides as well as the display time of an image. All from the XML configuration file.282_fullscreen_image2355
If you use the component inside a website, you can set the component width and height in the HTML. Otherwise you can easily use it in other Flash projects by drag and drop.

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Free Flash 3D image slider, 3D Transitions Image Slider in Flash, CU3ER

CU3ER is an image slider initially conceived to create 3D transitions between slides, turned out to be a convenient and multifunction solution that can be applied in a range of website building areas, from content slider to feature slider and image & banner rotator.

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If you’d like to experience more creativity in web development, are striving to more visually appealing content, and prefer to have even more unique image transitions on your websites, try the CU3ER. You can use CU3ER free of charge for your personal and/or commercial projects.

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