129 Free Flash Clocks

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Let’s have some Flash freebie this time. I have here a variety of free Flash clocks (SWF format) that you can download and easily embed in your webpage or blog. All you need to do is upload it to your host or somewhere where your you can call or refer its location or URL.

Here’s a basic method in embedding a flash animation into your webpage.

1. Upload the SWF file to your web server.
2. Insert the following code into your the html of your webpage source and exactly at the location where you want your flash animation to appear.

<object height="300" width="500">
<param name="movie" value="filename.swf">
<embed src="yourfile.swf" height="300" width="600">
</object>

The above code is the minimum code required to insert a flash file into a webpage. The SWF file can be uploaded to any directory in your host server but most conveniently just place it in the same location as the html file. But remember to give the correct relative path if you uploaded it in a different directory, like src=”/myflashfiles/filename.swf”.

A much easier way to do it is to use a WYSIWYG html editor like Dreamweaver. Just go to Insert > Media > SWF to insert a Flash object, select the SWF file from your hard drive and Dreamweaver will write the code for you. All you need to do is edit the path later on to reflect the actual location of the flash file on your web server.

The code generated will look something like this:

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="260" 
height="250" id="FlashID" title="flashclock">
  <param name="movie" value="filename.swf" />
  <param name="quality" value="high" />
  <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
  <param name="swfversion" value="6.0.65.0" />
  <!-- This param tag prompts users with Flash Player 6.0 r65 and higher 
  to download the latest version of Flash Player. Delete it if you don’t 
  want users to see the prompt. -->
  <param name="expressinstall" value="Scripts/expressInstall.swf" />
  <!-- Next object tag is for non-IE browsers. So hide it from IE using IECC. -->
  <!--[if !IE]>-->
  <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="filename.swf" 
  width="260" height="250">
    <!--<![endif]-->
    <param name="quality" value="high" />
    <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
    <param name="swfversion" value="6.0.65.0" />
    <param name="expressinstall" value="Scripts/expressInstall.swf" />
    <!-- The browser displays the following alternative content for users with 
    Flash Player 6.0 and older. -->
    <div>
      <h4>Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.</h4>
      <p><a href="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer"><img 
      src="http://www.adobe.com/images/shared/download_buttons/get_flash_player.gif" 
      alt="Get Adobe Flash player" width="112" height="33" /></a></p>
    </div>
    <!--[if !IE]>-->
  </object>
  <!--<![endif]-->
</object>
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
swfobject.registerObject("FlashID");
//-->
</script>

Most of the above code you don’t need to touch, so don’t bother yourself trying to make sense of everything written on it. The parameters that you would need to edit are the lines that refers to your SWF file, value=”filename.swf” and data=”filename.swf”.

Go ahead and give it a try. It’s much simpler than it looks like.

Here are some samples of the Flash clocks included in the file collection which you can download from the link provided below.

Download link:
129 Free Flash Clocks (SWF)

7 comments

  1. Flash Clocks 30 January, 2010 at 08:45

    I just want say also that many of those flash clocks i created several years ago, thought i support that that collection should be shared, everyone should have a flash clock on their websites and blogs.

  2. pejman 29 May, 2010 at 04:03

    cool collection, thank’s, is there any way to change the time zone the flash payer uses?like passing a param i html code?

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