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 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.