|I think it has been noticed that there is a Cooliris screen added at the bottom of the page recently. You can find all the 10Steps.SG tutorials laid out neatly in one glance. Here I will introduce this amazing program to everyone and also the simple steps to achieve what you had just saw. Before I proceed further, view the video below for a quick demonstration.|
|What is Cooliris?
Cooliris provides a lightning fast, cinematic way to discover the Web. The plug-in takes you to an expansive "3D Wall" that lets you browse thousands of images, videos, and more with ease and speed. Download now!
For more information, visit the official site at www.cooliris.com
|Basically there are 3 different ways to work with Cooliris, enabling your site, embedding a flash wall or to use its WordPress plugin into your blog. I shall explain briefly on each on them.
Enabling Your Site
This is to perform slight modifications to your website’s header so it can be viewed using Cooliris. Also, you will need to download Cooliris in order to experience the effects. After you have installed Cooliris to your favorite browser ( applicable only for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari ), you can see my example at http://10steps.sg/cooliris/. For a quick configuration, follow through the few steps here and you are done!
Embed Wall ( with Media RSS )
I shall explain a bit more detailed for this part as I had been through several trials and errors before getting things correct like the one displayed at the bottom of this page.
First of all we will need to create two files, a Media RSS ( .rss ) and a XML (. xml ). Open up notepad, and key in the following.
Save this file as crossdomain.xml. Upload the file to the root of your website ( the file location will be something like http://www.yourdomain.com/crossdomain.xml ).
Open up notepad again, and key in the following ( amend those lines in italic ). Duplicate the item tags and their in betweens if you have more than one thumbnail to display.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
Save this file as photos.rss. Upload the file to the root of your website ( the file location will be something like http://www.yourdomain.com/photos.rss ). Now comes to the last step. Insert the following codes ( amend those lines in italic ) at the location where you wish the flash wall to appear.
<object id="o" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
You can download the wordpress plugin here. Ok. I have not gone far in experimenting with the plugin because it requires PHP5. Otherwise you will get the error message like mine below.
Will be upgrading my PHP version and share more information with everyone here at a later date.
Meantime if anyone is also facing some bugs, can post your problems to the Developer Forum. I am also experimenting over here so may not be able to answer well. Cheers.