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Author: Jeffrey F. Hill | Website: http://www.snowvids.com

Introduction

 This tutorial shows you how to create a simple counter that you can use anywhere in your flash movie.  The most obvious place is for either the intro or the main part of the Flash Movie that you are working with.  You can also use this in other parts of your movie as well.  For example, say you needed to keep track of how many users are viewing a certain section of your website, you can add one line of code and one text file - and you'll be able to keep track of that section.  This can be advantageous because sometimes it's good to know what users are viewing and what the most popular sections of your website are - if for no other reason then just making sure that you've got that section designed as good as possible.  Another reason might be that you need to place a banner ad or other form of advertisement on the most popular section of your website.  If you happen to visit message boards where you can use a Flash Footer - you can also add this to that to keep track of how many people are viewing your posts - not that useful though except as a gimic.  

Included Files:

  •  PHPCounter.fla - the Flash source code.  
  • PHPCounter.php - The php Source Code
  • PHPCounter.txt - The text file where you store the current count (Site Visits) - be sure to change the permissions to 777 on this.
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2001-08-23
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