SPARK - Creative Website w/ Deeplinking & Twitter

SPARK - Creative Website w/ Deeplinking & Twitter - ActiveDen Item for Sale


Update 16.09.2009

  • bug fixed with auto-resizing of copyright textfield.
  • stray object from contact module.
  • added supports Latin/special characters.
  • added “follow me” link on the twitter icon.
  • added twitter step by step setup checklist.

Update 12.09.2009

  • bug fixed with video player when switching categories.
  • added extra xml style settings.
  • template now plays all video formats supported by Flash Player 9 (flv, mov, mp4, m4v, h.264 etc.).

Note – if you have downloaded this template before these dates above, you should download the package again.









Named after the moment a idea is born, the SPARK portfolio website is designed for creatives. Featuring 3 levels of deep-linking with an innovative scrolling deeplink engine, url error management, multi-category portfolio and integrated twitter reader.

General Features:

  • Full deep linking support. A link can be created to any piece of content.
  • An innovative Scrolling Deeplink engine means that the browser url and title automatically change while scrolling through the portfolio items.
  • Advanced URL Error management. Auto correction in sub items (back to parent) – while error in main module urls loads custom 404 Error Module.
  • Back/Forward browser’s buttons support.In the portfolio module, hitting back button scrolls you to the previous portfolio item.
  • Modules may be used multiple times. Use the same swf file and specify different xml content file.
  • Portfolio supports Images, Text, Flv Videos, Swf sub modules (eg. Slideshow / Banner Rotator), or any combination of these.
  • Mouse wheel support, PC & Mac in Text areas and portfolio carousel.
  • Xml driven menu – Any Module may be selected as the homepage module. (via xml) Menu buttons can also open external URLs .
  • Many XML settings to change color scheme and appearance of items.

Main Structure:

  • Logo image and X & Y position specified in xml.
  • Menu may be customised in xml. X & Y position of menu
  • Menu items may be organised into a grid or left as a single line
  • Third party swf modules may be loaded into this template but due to the deeplinking they will need to conform to a few structural requirements. Details can be found in the help documentation.
  • Background Image list specified in xml, random image or only 1 may be loaded. Aspect ratio of image remains intect.
  • Backgroung color may be used if no image is requried.
  • An optional Pattern swatch may be specified in the xml and then applied to the background photo or color.

Deeplinking:

  • Fully deeplinked. Some modules contain 3 levels of deeplinking.
  • Deeplinking titles and site title chosen in the xml file.
  • An innovative Scrolling Deeplink engine means that the browser url and title automatically change while scrolling through the portfolio items.
  • Links are auto formatted to be SEO friendly.

Error Module:

  • Template contains url error management. If a link is not found the deeplinking eror management defaults back to the next available level in the specified link.
  • If there is an error in the root module url then a custom 404 error module is loaded. This module contains an image and text descripotion and a link to redirect the user.
  • This module can be completely customised in the xml.
  • To view this module, in the preview, manually remove several characters from the module name in the browser address bar and press return key. When the template cannot located the specified module, the error module is loaded. Try it out!!

Intro Page

  • Site tagline editable from Xml
  • Tagline supports html tags
  • Optional blur may be added on a line by line basis.
  • X & Y position of tagline set in Xml file

News

  • Images, Swfs and Flv Video supported
  • Each category, image/video is fully deeplinked and error managed.
  • Each news item mat be text only, image only, video or swf or a mixture of everything.
  • Video player with aspect ration fullscreen play mode is included.
  • Video fullscreen background color and opacity editable via xml.
  • Full height images may be used without a description.
  • Spacing of news items may be adjusted.
  • Many categories supported.
  • Scrollable text description of each category.

Portfolio

  • Images, Swfs and Flv Video supported
  • Each category, image/video is fully deeplinked and error managed.
  • Fully customisable description box can be associated with each item.
  • Items can be Image only, Text only, Video only, swf (slideshow) & all with or without a description.
  • Slideshow with animated captions included.
  • Video player with aspect ration fullscreen play mode is included.
  • Video fullscreen background color and opacity editable via xml.
  • Full height images may be used without a description.
  • Spacing of portfolio items may be adjusted, and can be set to zero for sequences of images.
  • Many categories supported.
  • Scrollable text description of each category.

Text Module:

  • Reader contains optional image, external links, and auto scroll of content.
  • Height of the reader is defined in the xml (for target audience screen resolution) and if content outgrow this size, scrolling appears.
  • Text module which supports html tags
  • Social media profile links
  • Icons, titles and link destinations are easily editable in xml.

Twitter Reader:

  • Loads in your latest Twitter status using a PHP proxy setup.
  • Insert your Twitter ID into the xml file.
  • The code searches twitter status for url’s and styles these accordingly. Links are launched in new tab/window.
  • Date of status update autoformatted for aestethic reasons.
  • Cookies used to store the status update to avoid too many calls to the twitter api.(100 per/hour limit)
  • Option to hide Twitter reader module in each module or completely, if you ar enot a Twitter member.

Mp3:

  • Default site tracks are specified in xml. Autoplay and starting volume options available.
  • Scroll enabled playlist where users can view and edit the track list.
  • Auto scrolling of long song titles and Album thumbnails loaded from xml.

Contact:

  • Contact Form with thank you email.Checks all fields and validates email address. Thank-you email editable in the php file.
  • Optional CV/Bio download link.
  • Icons, titles and link destinations are easily editable in xml.

Notes:

  • You will need a PHP compatible server for the Twitter & Contact Modules.
  • Twitter also requires a crossdomain xml file (included)
  • Photos thanks to www.photos8.com
  • Preview Video Deep thanks to Generator over at VideoHive
  • Thanks to www.campivisivi.net for the beautiful Titillium font used in this template.
  • A clear and concise help file is included which walks you through the xml files describing each tag and it’s associated options.
  • Code is well commented.
  • This is an AS3 file.

For customisations of this file, feel free to contact me through the form on my ActiveDen profile page.

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