Create Flash Photo Portfolio with Moto CMS from Scratch: The Tutorial Goes Live

Tina Zennand 11 February, 2011 361

Today we have got excellent news for you: on February 3, Active Tuts Plus, one of the best Flash, Flex and ActionScript tutorial blogs, presented the ultimate tutorial Create a Professional Flash Photo Portfolio Based on Moto CMS . From this extensive guide you will learn how to create a professional Flash photo portfolio based on Moto Flash content management system from the scratch. We are sure that his effective publication will be of a great use for both professional Flash developers and the users with basic computer skills who would like to try create their own professional Flash portfolio from zero.

The tutorial presents a step-by-step extensive instruction on how to develop a functional Flash portfolio with the help of a standalone Moto CMS version.  As you know, Moto CMS for Flash contains the full set of advanced utilities, components and tools that allow to create a Flash CMS based website with no additional components needed.

The article covers many important aspects, among which are:

  • Creating the content holders;
  • Creating slots;
  • Modules;
  • The website preloader editing;
  • Creating the website pages and content;
  • The advantages of Moto CMS features and functionality.

There are 20 main steps that will pass you through the whole process of Flash CMS Portfolio development:

Step 1 – describes how to download Moto CMS files;

Step 2 – includes the detailed Moto CMS files and folders overview;

Step 3 – shows how to launch the base template on localhost;

Step 4 –  demonstrates how to edit config.xml;

Step 5 – editing Style CSS;

Step 6 – describes the process of creating the preloader;

Step 7 – setting the website background;

Step 8 – creating the website title and tag line;

Step 9 – adding the home page image;

Step 10 – creating the bottom menu;

Step 11 – describes how to create the content holders;

Step 12 – creating the “About” page and adding content to it;

Step 13 – editing the image preloader;

Step 14 – includes the animation aspects: how to animate the default content holder as well as create additional content holders and animate them;

Step 15 – the website content animation;

Step 16 – creating the contact page;

Step 17 – creating a simple slot;

Step 18 – an advanced slot creation;

Step 19 – creating a Flash music player;

Step 20 –  creating a Flash image gallery.

As you see, there is a bunch of extremely useful unique information that has never been published before. We hope it will be of a great use for you, and the web world will see many new stylish Flash websites created by our users. As for us, we are always ready to help you!

Also, we invite you to join our Moto CMS Forum, where you will find the plenty of other necessary info regarding our product as well as professional help of our Support Team.

Author: Tina Zennand
Tina is a writer who has been working with MotoCMS since early 2010. In her articles she covers various aspects of web design and web development. She is also a marketing guru for MotoCMS websites. You can follow her on Twitter or Google +.