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FluidGrid flash image gallery

FluidGrid flash image gallery

A dynamic Flash-xml driven image gallery, fully customizable through javascript variables within the html. Features multiple galleries as well as image titles and captions.

Main features

  • XML driven
  • Configurable via the html document
  • Multiple galleries
  • Title and description for each image
  • Dynamic texts (footer)
  • All colors are configured via the html document
  • Preloaders for each image and thumbnail
  • Uses SWFObject to embed flash


Fancy horizontal animation on browser resize – values: “on” or “off”

browser_resize_animation = "on";

The directory of the image files (important: keep trailing slashes)

images_directory = "images/";

The total number of galleries

total_number_of_galleries = 8;

Galleries list
Format: “gallery_1″, “gallery_2″, “gallery_3″ etc. for your xml files
Format: “gallery_title_1″, “gallery_title_2″, “gallery_title_3″ etc. for the gallery title

gallery_1 = "xml/animals_birds.xml";
    gallery_title_1 = "Animals and birds";
gallery_2 = "xml/landscapes.xml";
    gallery_title_2 = "Landscapes";
gallery_3 = "xml/people.xml";
    gallery_title_3 = "People";
gallery_4 = "xml/abstract.xml";
    gallery_title_4 = "Abstract";
gallery_5 = "xml/cityscapes.xml";
    gallery_title_5 = "Cityscapes";
gallery_6 = "xml/computers_internet.xml";
    gallery_title_6 = "Computers and Internet";
gallery_7 = "xml/movies.xml";
    gallery_title_7 = "Movies";
gallery_8 = "xml/cars.xml";
    gallery_title_8 = "Cars";

Galleries title text

title_text = "GALLERIES";

Footer text (you can use some simple html tags like anchors, break lines etc.)

footer_text = "FluidGrid Gallery by malihu - Flash gallery for the masses <br />web: <a href=''></a> | e-mail: <a href='mailto:[email protected]'>[email protected]</a>";

Gallery styling
COLORS – format: 0×000000 (e.g. 0xffffff for white, 0xff0000 for red etc.)

page_background_color = "0x000000"; //document background hexadecimal color code
scrollbar_color = "0x666666"; //document scrollbar hexadecimal color code
menu_title_color = "0xffcc00"; //"Galleries" text hexadecimal color code
menu_background_color = "0x333333"; //menu background hexadecimal color code
menu_text_color = "0xffffff"; //galleries titles hexadecimal color code
menu_selected_color = "0x545454"; //selected gallery background hexadecimal color code
thumbnail_background_color = "0x333333"; //thumbnail background hexadecimal color code
image_background_color = "0x333333"; //large image background hexadecimal color code
thumbnail_border = "no"; //Change the borders of the thumbnails - values: "yes", "no" or "0-100" number which indicates opacity (e.g. "50" for 50% opacity of borders)
thumbnail_border_color = "0xffffff"; //thumbnail borders hexadecimal color code
thumbnail_title_color = "0x000000"; //thumbnail title hexadecimal color code
thumbnail_hover_color = "0xffcc00"; //thumbnail background hexadecimal color code on mouse over
image_preloader_color = "0x000000"; //preloader hexadecimal color code
tooltip_background_color = "0xffcc00"; //tooltip background hexadecimal color code
tooltip_text_color = "0x000000"; //tooltip text hexadecimal color code
exit_button_background_color = "0x000000"; //large image "X" button background hexadecimal color code
exit_button_x_color = "0xffffff"; //large image "X" button hexadecimal color code
footer_text_color = "0x999999"; //footer text hexadecimal color code
footer_background_color = "0x333333"; //footer background hexadecimal color code

In order to have the html/css background visible below flash, set wmode parameter and page_background_color values to “transparent”.

XML format

<myItem title="Image Title"
    description="Image description"

The only thing to remember in order to use the FluidGrid Gallery is that the thumbnails size must be: 240×150 pixels and optimally the size of the large images should be analogous (ratio: 1.6) to thumbnails (e.g. 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1280×800 etc.).


This work is released under the MIT License.
You are free to use, study, improve and modify it wherever and however you like.


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  1. pompeo
    Posted on July 18, 2017 at 18:52 Permalink

    hi Malihu
    i downloaded the source and tryed to run it with chrome in local
    but its show me just menus and when i click on for example animals and birds
    its show nothing.
    And if I open on my cell I have only some text.
    Can you help me ?
    Thank you

  2. pooria
    Posted on January 28, 2017 at 22:40 Permalink

    hi bro
    i downloaded the source and tryed to run it with chrome in local
    but its show me just menus and when i click on for example animals and birds
    its show noting
    can u check ur file maybe its damaged

  3. Jean Marever
    Posted on November 21, 2016 at 19:41 Permalink

    I am french. I admire your gallery a lot. Nice work. I’m trying to use it. One very small problem: I do not have the display of the French apostrophe!

  4. Jenna
    Posted on May 8, 2014 at 12:43 Permalink

    Works like a charm. Thank you because this is exactly what I need right now.

  5. jbpapa
    Posted on November 14, 2013 at 15:06 Permalink

    malihu님! 안녕하세요.
    영어를 못하는 관계로 한국어로 씁니다.
    우선 님의 블로그에 올수록 놀랍지 않을 수 없습니다.
    한마디도 대단 합니다. malihu님의 모든 posting이 하나같이 모두 대단합니다. 물론 당신이 웹 디자인 분야에 종사 하는걸 로 알고는 있지만 여타 다른 사이트와 틀린 marihu님 만의 절대적 매력이 있는것 같습니다.
    flash image gallery를 사용하고 싶지만 저에게는 무리인것 같아 다운받을 엄두도 못내겠네요.
    더욱 공부해서 해볼만 하면 그때 한번 해보겠습니다.

    당신은 정말 대단 한 분이십니다….^^

  6. Bankruptcy Help San Antonio
    Posted on October 15, 2013 at 17:00 Permalink

    Working with responsive design has never been easier. Thanks to fluidgrid.

  7. Ulises
    Posted on June 27, 2013 at 01:42 Permalink

    This is “´” the character i can’t use in the fluidgrid flash image gallery 🙁 and i require it for my project. If i write música, appears: msica; etcétera: etctera. Help! =)

  8. Ulises
    Posted on June 27, 2013 at 01:39 Permalink

    Hi Malihu. First of all, thank you and congratulations for your great work. I’m doing a college project of a website and i’ve included this fluidgrid-flash image gallery, the only issue is that we speak spanish castilian here and with this tool doesn’t appear this character ” ‘ ” and my teacher will be so angry if i don’t put orthographic accents in the words I use in the gallery. Is there any way to enable that charater? If you can, your help would be great. = )

  9. Jaunty
    Posted on March 16, 2013 at 20:03 Permalink

    Absolutely stunning…. marvelous job! thumbs up man 🙂
    Could you just clarify me one thing here i.e. when I click on the thumbnail image the big preview image doesn’t show up. what’s the problem?

  10. Valdeir Gomes
    Posted on December 4, 2012 at 02:45 Permalink

    Fantastic, this site is amazing. Congratulation.

  11. Isaac
    Posted on August 21, 2012 at 08:38 Permalink

    great slide.. thank you

  12. John
    Posted on March 24, 2012 at 15:35 Permalink

    Awesome gallery. Thank you so much for making this! Could I ask, what is the license on this file? Is it MIT, Creative Commons, GPL?

  13. Юрий
    Posted on January 6, 2012 at 16:29 Permalink

    Tell me how to do so and had the support of Cyrillic?

  14. Юрий
    Posted on January 6, 2012 at 16:28 Permalink

    Скажите а как сделать чтобы была поддержка кирилицы?

  15. Rogue
    Posted on October 26, 2011 at 20:46 Permalink

    hi malihu

    i would like to know who do i change the font-family ?

  16. Giacomo
    Posted on June 7, 2011 at 18:15 Permalink

    vorrei usare questa galleria per le mie foto personali ,è possibile avere il file fla?

    • malihu
      Posted on June 8, 2011 at 03:00 Permalink

      I don’t speak Italian, but I assume you want the .fla source file, correct?

  17. Jerome
    Posted on May 27, 2011 at 14:35 Permalink

    You killed it with this one niiiiiiiiiccccccee work.

  18. Roy Gillard
    Posted on April 29, 2011 at 03:31 Permalink

    Great presentation! I would like to adapt it to present my photos which are 1600×1200. If I use Lightroom, I can export my photos easily at 1600×1200 and 240×180. However, the thumbnails in the gallery are 240×150. When I use 240×180 the thumbnails, they display correctly, but, the hover overlay stays at 240×150. Is it possible to change the thumbnail hover size to match? Otherwise, it is astounding. I would also be interested in a sorting engine which would examine the files in a folder, look at the exif info on author, title, description and put this in an xml or other database for your program.

  19. Ana Alves
    Posted on February 18, 2011 at 04:08 Permalink

    Awesome work.
    Can you send me the .fla file to?…
    I’m trying to translate the gallery to portuguese.

    Thanks a lot.

  20. Javi Sánchez
    Posted on January 8, 2011 at 15:44 Permalink

    I’m trying to translate this gallery to spanish and I need th change the charset configuration in the .swf file. Can you send me the .fla file?

    Thanks a lot for your sharings.

    • malihu
      Posted on January 8, 2011 at 16:57 Permalink

      Check your e-mail 😉

      • Javi Sánchez
        Posted on January 8, 2011 at 23:03 Permalink

        Cheers Malihu!!

        You’re doing awesome stuff!

        Thanks a lot for your help.

  21. Edis
    Posted on January 4, 2011 at 15:56 Permalink

    all your galleries are so great,
    i don’t know which one to use . . .

    You have the best freebies outhere and you don’t make a fuss about people using them (you and Chris Coyier are both great).

    Also people learn a lot here, i know i do, plus you really take time to talk to your followers and answer their questions as i can see, what more can we ask for?

    Awesome work . . . Keep it up!

    • malihu
      Posted on January 4, 2011 at 16:44 Permalink

      Hello Edis,

      Thanks a lot for your kind comments, I really appreciate it.

      I love to design and develop for the web (especially frontend development) and I’m a big fan of sharing stuff and knowledge as freely as possible. At the moment I’m trying to find as much time as possible to create and post new and useful stuff.

      Thank you 🙂

  22. Beben Koben
    Posted on December 25, 2010 at 21:54 Permalink


  23. Maxime
    Posted on December 23, 2010 at 11:35 Permalink

    Hey !

    it’s an awesome gallery !

    I would like to know if its possible to add 2 buttons (next and previous) over the loaded photo, like a classic lightbox. It’s the only thing that i missed here… !


    • malihu
      Posted on December 26, 2010 at 03:46 Permalink

      Hello Maxime,
      Thanks for the suggestion. Currently, clicking on the large image loads the next one. I’ll probably revamp a bit the gallery and when I do, I’ll implement a previous button too.

  24. elena
    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 13:06 Permalink

    … you are great! My compliments for all of your jobs!
    From today you’ll be into my bookmark 😉

    • malihu
      Posted on December 14, 2010 at 13:54 Permalink

      Thanks a lot elena 🙂

  25. stefan0n
    Posted on September 15, 2010 at 13:50 Permalink

    I tried the demo but images contents looks very big, with part of image and thumbnails on the bottom hidden, and with a scroll bar on the right, also using my browser window to full size screen on my 1920×1200 lcd (Firefox 3.6.9 Win xp). Thank you.

    • malihu
      Posted on September 16, 2010 at 02:00 Permalink

      Hi stefanon. If you could provide a screenshot it would be nice to have a clear view of the problem.

      • stefan0n
        Posted on September 16, 2010 at 13:14 Permalink

        Thank you, sure, this is a screen capt. of my browser after selecting the cat picture (I’ve resized the original picture to 800x600px to understand well if they’re showed at 100% size or enlarged).
        The capture is at original size.
        It’s the working as expected or not? Please let me know, thank you!

        Screen Capture

      • stefan0n
        Posted on September 16, 2010 at 19:07 Permalink

        …I’m sure I didn’t understand well gallery working in a first time, now looking at it better it start to have a sense, at first looks I’ve missed the bottom half of the page…

      • malihu
        Posted on September 16, 2010 at 20:42 Permalink

        Yes it’s working as expected. I believe you’ve missed the scrollbar inside the flash movie where you can scroll the rest of the content (image, thumbnails etc.).

  26. rojes
    Posted on September 2, 2010 at 10:08 Permalink

    I tried to embed it at my web page but only “>” appear on browser. Help me please….

    • malihu
      Posted on September 2, 2010 at 10:19 Permalink

      I can’t help you unless you give me your web page link so I can check it

  27. rojes
    Posted on September 1, 2010 at 18:35 Permalink

    great job ! thank you…………

  28. Eder
    Posted on August 17, 2010 at 20:46 Permalink

    wow! beautiful gallery! Thx for shared this file.

  29. alpaproductions
    Posted on August 6, 2010 at 21:16 Permalink

    This is one of the best I’ve seen. Animations are very fluid and attractive. Great freebie!!

    • malihu
      Posted on August 7, 2010 at 01:37 Permalink

      Thanks 🙂

    • FEarBG
      Posted on September 6, 2011 at 22:06 Permalink

      Is there a way to use cyrillic text in the gallery ?

      • malihu
        Posted on September 7, 2011 at 12:03 Permalink

        I didn’t include all the character sets in this gallery in order to keep a small size.

        You may download the source fla here:
        and manually include the character sets you want.

        The zip contains the fla and the custom classes ( I’ve used which need to be extracted in the appropriate user dir (e.g. in Windows: C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Adobe\Flash CS5\en_US\Configuration\Classes\com).


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