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How does this Flash website work?

     
7:45 am on May 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I've been seeing more and more of these types of websites appearing on the web and am wondering how they work. They have urls like this:

websitename.com/#/portfolio/project3/

Which are links to specific pages in the Flash animation - are these built on something more than just Flash and I'm interested to know whether they work as a Content Management System? I always thought Flash was very difficult to use as a CMS and that you couldn't have links to specific pages...

Thanks,

mn
6:13 pm on May 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Most likely, you would use mod_rewrite to convert the URL to a query string, then output a script that passes it as a flash var to the Flash. Something like

websitename.com/#/portfolio/project3/

rewrites to

script.php?category=portfolio&item=project3

then script.php outputs a page containing FlashVars that are read in by the Flash.

There are other ways to do it, but that's one.
 

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