I have created a gallery in Flash with a horizontal thumbnail scroller on the bottom and large photos that slide in with easing. Each photo has a headline, description text, a "learn more" button url, and a "buy now" button url.
I'd like to automate this gallery so I can add images and text via an xml file.
The xml file should look like this:
<thumb>: the thumbnail image for selected slide (in .png format if possible to preserve masking). When selected, the thumbnail will be highlighted.
<thumb_title>: The text description of the thumbnail
<img>: Main image
<header>: The headline in large text
<subhead>: The subheader
<bodytext>: Caption text
<price>: dollar price
<learn_url>: link url
<buy_url>: link url
As for effects, I'd like the following (all of which I can provide through Flash components that I already have):
- each photo should slide in with nice easing
- the xml text should alpha fade in as the photo appears
- each thumbnail image along the bottom should scroll left and right and highlight with mouse over. It should remain highlighted with the selected photo.
I already tried to do this project with a "Getafreelancer" programmer who never finished the project and ended up refunding me the funds. I am therefore going to be very careful with the next candidate. The interested candidate should supply a reliable completion date and provide assurances that all rights to the source files will be transferred to me.