What Flash Tutorials will be Published at FlashMint Tuts?
We accept step-by-step tutorials and How-to’s that contain text and screenshots formatted in HTML.
Each tutorial should start with a title, preview image (200*200) and a descriptive excerpt for the main page.
After the introduction there will be a ‘Preview’ heading with your live demo or video embedded under that.
The tutorial itself should be laid out in numbered steps, starting with Step 1 containing an illustrative screenshot. The layout is repeated for each step until the tutorial is complete.
To create the coherent structure outlined above you’ll need to utilize some HTML tags like <h2> </h2>, <p> </p>, <em> </em>. As such, your tutorial will need to be created in a HTML file. It’s best to format your tutorial in a text editor like Notepad or a WYSIWYG program like Dreamweaver. It must be saved with a .html extension (i.e. yourtutorial.html).
Please note that every step in your tutorial should be illustrated with a screenshot unless it is blindingly clear. Image size should be 500*500 pixels. Each image should contain a readable UI area.
Number every image in order of appearance: the first image should be titled 1.jpg, your twentieth should be titled 20.jpg, and so on.
Use the following code for an image to appear in your tutorial:
<div class=”tutorial_image”><img src=”-1.jpg” alt=”” /></div>.
Flash Tutorial Intro Preview
Every tutorial should start with a preview of the finished product. This preview should be 500px wide or less.
Live demo is the best way to preview a Flash effect. On the tutorial page you can embed animations. If you are having trouble creating your live demo or creating a place to host it, get in touch with us and we will find a solution.
What to Submit
Before submitting your Flash tutorial, create a .ZIP file with two folders: ‘Tutorial’ and ‘Preview’. Tutorial folder includes your formatted HTML tutorial and your tutorial images and a Preview folder which includes your preview files and a 200 x 200 pixel preview image. If the .ZIP file is over 10 MB use an online file transfer service for delivery. Send your tutorial to marketing (at) flashmint (dot) com