Flip A Page With These Flash Page Flippers

Magazine style Flash page flip books have been popular over the last few years and for good reason. I’ve seen them used for e-magazines, e-books, retail flyers, and even portfolios.

When in need of one, here’s a list of popular Flash page flip books that will give you some food for thought. Enjoy!

Firefly – AS3 XML Flip Book

Firefly – AS3 XML Flip Book

Flipbook Facebook Website Template by marcfolio

Flipbook Facebook Website Template by marcfolio

Nature Book v3 by flashmaniac

Type: Premium

Nature Book v3 by flashmaniac

We will add more with time – stay posted !

Rotate A Banner With These XML Banner Rotators

With the constant birth of bloggers hosting their own blogs, XML banner rotators have become quite popular. Banner rotators are an excellent way to showcase products, featured articles, or anything you feel that needs that extra attention. I have compiled a list of Flash XML banner rotators that can provide an elegant solution to showcasing important news or content. Enjoy!

Looking for more banner rotators?

Check out a growing collection of the web’s coolest banner rotators!

Also, if you know of any other XML banner rotators that deserve a mention, feel free to comment below or via the contact page.

1 – 3D & 2D Express Banner Rotator with Video Support

A professional 3D and 2D banner rotator with captions and Thumbnail List which will enhance your webpage.

2 – 3D Transition Effect Banner Rotator

A 3D Flash banner rotator with over 10 3D transitions and many customizable options.

3 – Flash Banner Creator and Rotator

Flash Banner Creator and Rotator

A very advanced tool to create professional looking dynamic Flash banners, slideshows, ads and intros.

4 – Block Slider XML Banner Rotator With YouTube

Block Slider XML Banner Rotator With YouTube by igniteflash

A highly customizable multi media banner rotator updated via xml. Play FLV or Youtube Videos, Play mp3 tracks, great for a musician or band website.

5 – Cube Transform Banner Rotator

Cube Transform Banner Rotator

A customizable Flash banner rotator with a 3D Cube transition effect.

6 – Banner / Slideshow with Smooth Text Animation

Banner / Slideshow with Smooth Text Animation

A Flash banner/slideshow with five image transitions: simple fade-in, move, diagonal fade, radial fade and circular mask.

7 – Free XML Banner Rotator

A highly customizable XML Banner Rotator with more than 35 XML options, including the masking size and speed.

8 – Blades XML Banner Rotator

Blades XML Banner Rotator by CrackerJack

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A flexible Flash banner rotator that makes an impression. Easy to customize with several options including 5 unique transitions

9 – Gotham Narrow XML Banner Rotator

Gotham Narrow XML Banner Rotator

A Flash banner rotator and slider that offers 4 different actions (link, download, enlarge, and play a video), is 100% skin-able through XML , can load every file type you can throw at it (gif, png, swf, jpg), and has multiple navigation modes for further customization

10 – XML Banner Rotator with Thumbs

XML Banner Rotator with Thumbs

A highly customizable XML Banner Rotator which supports thumbnail display for the larger images, at any size defined in the XML.

11 – Plus Banner Rotator

A basic XML driven image and SWF slider with 16 different transitions which can be used within Flash documents or as a stand-alone Flash file within HTML documents.

12 – Banner Rotator FX

A Flash banner rotator with over 100 transitions with a boat load of additional settings.

13 – Sliding Image Gallery XML v2

Sliding Image Gallery XML v2

A dynamic Flash image slider ideal for a product showcase that also comes with WordPress and Joomla plugins.

14 – Showcase XML Product Gallery

Showcase XML Product Gallery

A sliding XML Flash banner rotator.

15 – Smart Banner

Smart Banner

A XML based banner rotator. Its simple design elements and classic animation make it ideal for any project that requires a banner rotator.

16 – 3D Door Effect XML Banner Rotator

Digicrafts 3D Door Effect XML Banner Rotator

A Flash XML banner rotator with a 3D door effect.

17 – XML Banner Rotator v3

XML Banner Rotator v3

A XML driven Flash image banner rotator.

18 – Blinds XML Banner Rotator

19 – XML Accordion Banner Rotator

A XML-driven image/swf rotator and viewer.

20 – 3D Fly Through XML Banner Rotator

A Flash XML banner rotator with a 3D fly through effect.

21 – Banner Rotator 3 Pro

A Flash XML banner rotator.

22 – XML Slide Show with Auto Delay – AS3

A XML Flash slideshow with auto delat and animated captions.

23 – 3D Flip XML Banner Rotator

A Flash XML banner rotator with a 3D flip effect.

24 – Banner Rotator With Auto Delay

A XML banner rotator with automatic delay time depending on the number of words used in caption.

25 – Sliding Banner Rotator Pro

A Flash banner rotator/slider which allows to display you images/swf with very cool sliding effect.

26 – Banner Rotator/Zoom Slideshow

A dynamic XML based slideshow / banner rotator with tons of features and XML configurable parameters.

27 – Sliding XML Banner Rotator

A sliding banner rotator with XML supported.

28 – Basic XML Banner Rotator

Display your images in a gorgeous and simple XML Banner Rotator, with a minimalist design and a simple slide effect between images.

29 – Horizontal Image Banner Rotator with Thumbs

A XML banner rotator is easily resizable and customizable from XML.

30 – Image Banner Rotator with Thumbs

Looking for more banner rotators?

Check out a growing  collection of the web’s coolest banner rotators and sliders!

50 Creative Flash Templates

Flash templates have become very popular and very useful for most individuals looking to get a head start on their next project. Check out this list created by Scott of Activeden which exemplifies the quality and diversity of Flash templates that are available for a small fraction of the cost.


Fine Art Gallery – Flash Web Template by dxc381

City – Parallax Landing Page by v4

Designer’s Portfolio by Webmarbles

XML Clean White Portfolio Template by damojo

AS2 XML Mirror Portfolio Template by ParkerAndKent

Art Director’s Portfolio by moular

Creative Portfolio Template by BigZ

Slick Full Website Template with CMS by OXYLUS

Those are only few of the one that caught my eye (Some were removed due to inactivity)

Flash Countdown Timer

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a timer in Adobe Flash that will count down the time to a given date in days, hours, minutes, and seconds. If you were looking for a great Flash tool for counting down holidays, birthdays, etc, this is the tutorial for you.

Also, this Flash countdown timer tutorial allows you to preset any day of your choice with in AS2 and AS3. Have fun!

Create the Flash Countdown Timer in AS2

This tutorial will go over the basics on constructing a Flash countdown timer within Actionscript 2.0.

Step 1: Create a dynamic text field with the string value of “00:00:00:00″. Note:this is simply to get the text field to the size needed for the dynamic content.

Step 2: Delete the string value of text field and name the text field “time_txt”.

Step 3: Create a new layer named “actions” and insert the following code in the first keyframe:

Source File: REMOVED

Update: Based on your feedback on this tutorial, I decided to create a hassle free CountdownTimer AS3 class that will assist in creating your very own flash countdown timer. Learn how to create a Flash Countdown in AS3 using this class.

//onEnterFrame allows for a function to be called every tick
this.onEnterFrame = function()
	//Stores the current date
	var today:Date = new Date();
	//Stores the Current Year
	var currentYear = today.getFullYear();
	//Stores the Current Time
	var currentTime = today.getTime();
	//Creates and stores the target date
	var targetDate:Date = new Date(currentYear,11,25);
	var targetTime = targetDate.getTime();
	//Determines how much time is left.  Note: Leaves time in milliseconds
	var timeLeft = targetTime - currentTime;
	var sec = Math.floor(timeLeft/1000);
	var min = Math.floor(sec/60);
	var hours = Math.floor(min/60);
	var days = Math.floor(hours/24);
	//Takes results of var remaining value.  Also converts "sec" into a string
	sec = String(sec % 60);
	//Once a string, you can check the values length and see whether it has been reduced below 2.
	//If so, add a "0" for visual purposes.
	if(sec.length < 2){
		sec = "0" + sec;
	min = String(min % 60);
	if(min.length < 2){
		min = "0" + min;
	hours = String(hours % 24);
	if(hours.length < 2){
		hours = "0" + hours;
	days = String(days);

	if(timeLeft > 0 ){
		//Joins all values into one string value
		var counter:String = days + ":" + hours + ":" + min + ":" + sec;
		time_txt.text = counter;
		trace("TIME'S UP");
        var newTime:String = "00:00:00:00";
        time_txt.text = newTime;
        delete (this.onEnterFrame);

WordPress Analytics and the Importance of data

WordPress needs Analytics

Are you familiar with the term « WordPress Analytics »? If not, it may be time to start looking into it. WordPress is a blogging platform that was built on top of MediaWiki, which makes it one of the most popular online. With so many people using it, it’s almost inevitable that there would be a place to keep track of which of your visitors came from this site and which ones didn’t.

Wordpress Analytics

How can you use WordPress Analytics to boost your business or website? In this article, we’ll look at some of the main benefits of using analytics on your website.

To start with, with analytics on your WordPress site, you’ll have access to all kinds of data on how many times your visitors come to your site. They will also have access to information on which pages and search terms they hit on your site. For example, visitors that click on your offer banner in the header will be able to see the code that accompanies the offer. This code is essential information about your visitor and how they got to your site.

WordPress Analytics – Who is it for?

It will also give you the opportunity to better serve your visitors by displaying the offer code so they can interact with it. Some sales pages have shortened versions of the offer code, so it can be used as an interactive experience. You can display these codes for your visitor to see.

How many times do you use analytics to help improve your own promotions? One of the major benefits of using WordPress is that you’ll be able to view analytics at any time you want. There are no set periods during which you have to wait for reports to be generated. So you’ll always be able to see how well your promotions are doing.

How often should you be using analytics? While it’s important to track all visitor information in order to increase your conversion rates, you have to remember that your promotion and website could be undergoing maintenance. A maintenance program could be affecting how your website is being viewed. So it’s important to track your analytics at other times, too.

Is your website currently in maintenance mode? Your WordPress stats will still be useful even if you are not in maintenance mode. There’s no point in waiting until your promotion has run its course to be able to use it.

How much time should you be keeping track of your analytics? The amount of time you can realistically put into keeping up with your marketing efforts will depend on a number of factors. The most important factor is the scope of your marketing activities.

What type of promotion are you doing? For example, if you run a blog about toys, then you’ll want to be able to easily access analytics. You may be able to install it right away, but if your blog focuses more on driving traffic to a store than anything else, then you will have to leave it in the hands of someone else to get the job done.

Which plugins to choose

The other reason why you’ll want to look into using WordPress analytics is because it’s free. You don’t have to pay a penny to get access to your analytics. So you can benefit from it right away, without having to spend a penny on your marketing efforts. One of the most well-know analytics provider is Google Analytics

With this simple method, you can benefit from using WordPress analytics for your marketing efforts. You can keep track of your statistics using your regular dashboard, or you can use WordPress-based analytics that will take your analytics beyond what you could ever imagine.

No matter what your site is about, there’s a free way to gain insights into the traffic coming to your site, and WordPress will help you do that. Whether you need a simple traffic analytics tool or a complete system, there’s an option for you. This is a great marketing system for anyone who want to make their business more efficient, targeted, and profitable.

Going further

You can find even better ways to understand your website and improve it to your visitors. Easiest ones are caching and security

WhatsApp in WordPress – Make the Most of it

Why choosing WhatsApp in WordPress?

Wordpress WhatsApp

WordPress WhatsApp for the social media is here! With WhatsApp, users are able to join groups of others, post status updates and get instant notifications from those who are currently in the group. In this article, we take a look at what this social media application can do for you and how you can make the most of it.

First off, WhatsApp is still relatively new to the open-source WordPress community. While there are a number of small open-source communities that are already on board, WhatsApp has not been included. However, as more users gain access to the product, it will soon be included.

I would say that it is a good product for a private or public community. Public communities tend to have smaller groups of friends and families so messaging with other individuals in these groups is convenient and fun. Private groups are also popular for businesses so they can keep their clients and business partners in touch as well.

While not everyone is familiar with WhatsApp, large corporations are starting to include it in their employee benefits packages. This is because businesses are starting to realize how valuable this new social media platform can be. This new technology allows employees to stay connected with their peers and bosses while staying organized in the office and stress free.

Setup WhatsApp in WordPress

The first thing you should do is install WordPress. Then, you will want to create an account for yourself, so you can share messages with your business contacts. This is a great way to stay connected within your business.

One great feature about WhatsApp is that new users can send and receive videos and text messages. This makes it easier to stay connected with your business contacts and your friends, family, and colleagues. You can also choose to send photos or share media files like videos and images that will help you and your business to grow even more.

Next, another important aspect of WhatsApp is that you can easily keep your business’s existing customers informed. You can stay in touch with your clients and they can also find out what is going on with your business. All you need to do is select a particular group of contacts and let them know what is going on with your business.

In addition to keeping your business up to date with your social media marketing efforts, you can also use it to make new connections. You can instantly update your contacts and remind them of what they have missed so far. This will help you connect with new people who are interested in your products and services.

It has become popular with WordPress users to share links to their websites with their Facebook friends. This helps them build their brand presence on their preferred social network. In fact, WhatsApp now includes a widget on Facebook to help you use the new social media platform for your business.

Last but not least, with WhatsApp, you will be able to send a link to your phone number to a group of contacts. This way, you can reach them all at once and communicate directly with all of them, without having to actually be in the same room together. This creates a more social environment within your business, where you can interact with others and share business updates.

Keep it active

Now, that you understand some of the uses of WhatsApp and its new integration with WordPress, it is time to take advantage of its features by sending messages and private messaging to your contacts. It is a great way to stay in touch with your business, with all of its contacts.

Another important advantage of this new technology is that it allows you to see who is calling your contacts, allowing you to block or ignore calls. The contacts list is updated automatically as well, making it a very fast and convenient social media tool. If you want to make your business more successful, then this may be the perfect solution for you.

Feel free to checkout as well our articles on how to optimize WordPress !

WordPress Security – The Best Approach

The WordPress security settings are somewhat complicated. So the best practice is to use an in-depth vulnerability scanning and a WordPress vulnerability scanner together. This will allow you to get an idea of what needs to be fixed in your WordPress installation.

Wordpress security

If you have already created a WordPress website, you should certainly read up on how to set up the WordPress security. There are several great guides available online, which will walk you through the process and show you step by step exactly how to install and use WordPress.

Why do you need to consider security tightly ?

One thing that you need to know about WordPress is that it is something that is going to cost you money for, but the pay off is worth it. I am not saying that you should try to pirate all of your content for free, but you do need to be aware of where it is coming from.

When a visitor visits your site, it is very important that they should feel safe about leaving their information on your site. You want to make sure that they know that they can send you any feedback, and even questions. This can take some time and cost you money.

The good news is that WordPress has a great feature that allows you to post a comment, post a blog entry, and even edit a blog entry. You can also manage blog posts, news, and events. All of this can be done from the admin section of your site.

If you use a WordPress security plugin, you can take full advantage of all the features that WordPress has to offer. It will also prevent you from getting hacked as well.

Do it before it’s too late !

You can get your WordPress security working just by clicking a button. You will also find that most of the plugins that are available are free.

The plugins that are used to protect WordPress are there to help you run your site better. It is not an overnight job, but most of the security features of your WordPress site will be working by the time you are done with this process. It is definitely worth your time to get all the security features working and also check for new updates regularly.

While you are creating your security plugin, remember that you also need to keep the updates. Most people do not realize that these updates come from the original developers, and you really do not want to go to the developers asking them to update a plugin because you didn’t know about them.

The best WordPress security Plugins

Now, when it comes to WordPress security, you do need to be very careful about what you install and what you don’t. The best approach is to create a security plugin for your site, and then use it.

Most of the plugins will have something in common, and that is that they are free and will work with most, if not all, plugins that you download. There is no need to spend money on anything that you don’t need, and if you do use a paid plugin, you will also find that you get a lot of great features.

I think that the best approach for setting up a WordPress security is to get a plugin that works with most plugins you have. Then use it for the rest of your sites, and check for updates regularly.

I personally use Wordfence as I believe it has some of the best detection features out there. Make sure to use their PRO plan as their detection rate is significantly higher than the FREE version. Use my PROMO link and get a discount as well !

Final Words

Don’t forget to checkout our tutorial on WordPress Caching ! Caching and security are the foundation of a great WordPress website

Cache Plugins For WordPress

What is the Cache Plugin for WordPress? It is a small utility that, when used, will create a cache. That is, it will store certain data in a central location on your WordPress site, so that your users can come back to it later and get an accurate view of the content that you have stored for them. This is all done without them knowing they are even using it!

Cache Plugin WordPress

This may sound like a good thing, but it is important to be aware that this isn’t an automatic process, it’s not something that is built into the WordPress system. You have to do a little bit of work in order to build a cache in WordPress.

Setup the plugin

The first thing you need to do is make a change to the settings file for your blog. Inside that directory, there is a directory called ‘cache’. By default, this directory is empty, which means that any files that are cached by WordPress will remain there unless you tell them otherwise.

If you look at this directory, you will see several directories that contain various options for WordPress. The first one that you should take a look at is the one named ‘plugins’. Within that directory, you will find a number of plugins that will work with caching.

Once you find these plugins, you want to open them up and look at their settings and read their descriptions to find out how you can use them to increase the performance of your WordPress blog. Make sure you install the ones that seem to benefit you the most, and that they don’t interfere with any other functions that you might have installed.

Now that you know which plugins you have installed, you will need to install the ones that will work best for your WordPress blog. While some of these plugins will offer a number of functions, some of them will only work in one particular way. For example, the normal cache plugin will work by taking the contents of your posts and placing them into a database.

If you’ve done anything with your WordPress blog at all, then you have probably made use of the word ‘posts’ in one way or another. That means that you’ve placed a post in the database in order to use the normal cache. The information is then passed along as posts are added and removed from the database.

Enjoy the speed !

To be able to use this cache in WordPress, you need to find out what files need to be passed to the cache. You can do this by opening the ‘Files’ tab and clicking on the ‘Add Files’ button. Once that has been done, look for the posts that you want to add to the cache and make sure that they are tagged accordingly.

Then, click on the ‘Save’ button to place the files on your blog. The files are now saved and you can them by opening the Files tab again and clicking on the ‘Open’ button.

The next step that you have to do is to go to the ‘Plugins’ tab and locate the cache plugin for WordPress. Click on it and add the files to your installation.

Finally, you will need to find out what the default settings are for the plugin. Click on the ‘Settings’ link and select the ‘Default Settings’ tab. At the top of the page, you will notice the option for ‘Do Not Use Automatically’.

If you want the cache plugin for WordPress to work, then you need to make sure that this option is enabled. You also need to ensure that you set it up so that you can view the contents of the cache files in a way that doesn’t require the PHP interpreter to run.

Which Plugin are you using? Share with us in the comments below !

Fight inactivity – the guide to stay busy at work

If you feel that you have been dragging behind and that you are not active at work, it is time to fight inactivity: Keep on reading !

The key to fight inactivity and staying busy while you are still employed is to set up the activities that you have to do while working at your job. That way you have no excuses and you will be able to find some time to get something done while you are not actually working.

The first thing you should be doing is the things that you would normally do when you work. This means that you should be checking your emails on a regular basis, you should be getting up in the morning and preparing for work, and you should be checking your computer after work each night. While you are working you will be able to add those things to your daily schedule. It’s also a good idea to set up a list of tasks for yourself to accomplish in the days and weeks ahead.

Fight inactivity with fun

You should also be taking part in fun things that you would normally do when you are not working. Even if you do not enjoy the work itself, you can always find something that you enjoy doing while you are at home, this will reflect on your work.

The best part about having fun activities at home is that you can schedule them in. If you cannot make it to your favorite sporting event or other activities then you will be able to do them when you are not in your office. You can even do them at a time that is not too far from your work hours.

One fun activity is to go to a movie with a group of friends. You can decide on a night that will have a lot of activity and where everyone will want to go. You can even make the movie a special occasion to celebrate the work you have accomplished.

Another fun activity is to take a family vacation and spend time at a hotel or home. This is a great way to enjoy being away from the office and relaxing in a new place. Everyone can enjoy the scenery that the trip brings and will be able to relax and rejuvenate.

These are just a few ideas of what you can do to fight inactivity , stay busy and have fun at home while you are still working. If you plan these things well enough, you can always get a chance to have a day or two off while working. You will have a reason to take that time off and will be able to have fun while doing it.

It is also important to set up activities for yourself. If you find yourself alone all day then you will be very tempted to check your email or turn on the computer. The more that you can do for yourself when you work at home the more likely you will stay busy.

Clear your mind

Having fun at home while you are at work can help you stay busy. It does not matter if you have a baby, spouse, or an old roommate at home, as long as you have some company you can still have a good time while you are working. This will make your work days a little less stressful and help you to remain focused.

If you work a full day at the office then you can make the most of the time by being able to do something else and stay busy. It is when you realize that you are not getting any real work done then you should take a break and do something else. If you do not have anything else to do then you can focus on a hobby that you can take part in with a group of people to increase your motivation.

Working at home can be good for you and can help you have a lot of fun and have good health. Simply focus on 3 things: Get the job done / keep a lot of stress at bay / have a good time at the same time. All you need to do is start planning what you are going to do when you are not working at your desk.

It’s easier than you think to stay busy when you are working at home. The key is to set up some activities and stay active when you are not working.

Do checkout Forbes’s page for extra tips!

Final Words

Those are few of the tips I use to stay motivated, and you should too ! Make sure to comment below if you feel the same or have a different point of view and don’t forget to checkout this other great article on Google Adsense.

Troubleshooting the Writing Process for Technical Blog

One of the most useful methods of working with difficulties of writing a technical blog is to understand them and find a way around them. Often the worst part of the situation is when you have to sit down and start writing.

What better way to get stuck in to start writing than by having a mini tutorial for yourself?

This will take you out of the total ‘mess’ and put you into a much calmer mindset where you can produce quality content for your readers.

To start off with, it needs to be understood that mistakes are part of the technical blog writing process. So as part of your troubleshooting process you need to develop a knack for spotting these errors in your work and fixing them before they have time to cause any major problems.

As soon as you notice any of these errors, write down a list of the issues and then try to make sure that you write the right way. You can do this yourself or you can seek the help of a professional writer. Either way you should be able to fix it without too much trouble.

Mistakes are often an indication that you need to make some changes to your current write up and start again. In some cases these changes might be simple things that are easy to implement but in other cases they may be something more complex and you’ll need to know how to incorporate a new content strategy.

When you are producing your content on a technical blog, you have to make sure that you create content that is directly relevant to the problems you are trying to solve. Remember that your readers will read everything you have to say and they will often click away if it’s not directly relevant to their problem. If you write about some unrelated topic, they may not come back to read your content anymore and you will lose traffic and revenue.

Identifying and fixing problems before they turn into issues that are hard to solve requires you to understand the technical blog content writing process. This might mean that you go back and re-read your previous content or it might mean simply learning more about the technical blog topics you are dealing with. Whatever the case, you must be able to understand why the previous articles were flawed and how to deal with similar problems in the future.

After you’ve understood how to write your content, you need to follow a system that ensures that your posts are as good as they can be. That means you should always have an idea of when to change your content and what exactly you want to write about and what kinds of content should you avoid.

Pitfalls to watch out for include overusing keywords. Try to keep the use of keywords to a minimum and just add them to your text once or twice only. They are powerful tools but you need to use them correctly in order to get the best results from them.

You should also try to keep the content as direct as possible, leaving the reader to figure out exactly what you are trying to get across. Avoid indirect messages or questions.

Finally, you should make sure that you regularly update your web site content. If you don’t regularly post new content, the reader will become lost and it’s often difficult to follow what the reader is trying to do if they’re not clear about what they want.

It is not uncommon for technical blogs to have more than one post per day, so it is vital that you are sure to have your web site content up to date to ensure that it is going to be effective. It can also be time consuming and cost prohibitive to try and update your web site content all the time.

If you’re unable to identify any specific mistakes or problems, just go back and read your posts a few times until you’re sure that they are as clear and as informative as you would like them to be. And remember that any flaws in your writing should always be fixed first before you consider a rewrite.