This software is a news reader cum photo show that can be customized through a XML file.
This is a news reader flash component. There are a range of parameters that can be set through a XML file to completely customize the news reader display. News items are presented with a smooth scrolling motion and drop down with shadow. Width and height of display area can be set through the file. You have styles for title, date, content, link, and "LATEST NEWS" etc. You can also modify/translate "LATEST NEWS" title. The CSS style sheet lets you change classes for all the text descriptions such as News title, News date etc. The scroller used can be resized through the XML file again. Since all the tweaking is done through the XML file and by simply changing the respective parameters, no flash knowledge or core XML ideas are required either.
To make the news reader display news that looks properly formatted, the software will fill the image area appropriately, if a relevant image is not available for a news item. You can have images for each of the news items being displayed. The scroll controls disappear when not moused over. Each of the news items can have an external link. These links can be made to open in a new window optionally. The code supplied is in OOP style and a lot of help material makes it easy to fine tune. The source code is available in FLA, SWF, HTML, XML, JS and PHP. So, though not much hard core coding is required, anyone making the changes should be able to understand these sources well enough to make the changes correctly.