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Old 08-08-2004, 01:36 PM   #1
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Creating Business card cd's

Good afternoon.

Have a question for anyone who could help. I wasn't sure which forum to put this in, so I thought here might be a good place to start. I would like to create business card cd's for my wife's business. I am a very poor programmer, so I would need something moderately easy to use. What would be really great would be to put her website on a cd, and have an autorun that would start up a program which would display the website on the cd and allow people to navigate around, just like they do on the web. Her website does have Flash on it, so I would need the program to do flash. I would rather do it myself so that I could change things, adjust, add pages and photo's, etc. She is a photographer who would want to put new pictures on the cd's every so often. If this should go to another forum, please give me the correct forum. If you know of software packages that would accomplish this, feel free to recommend. If it would involve learning a programming language and building something from scratch, I am more than likely incapable of getting this done. Thanks for any help that you can give.

Jim Macdonald
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Old 08-08-2004, 01:58 PM   #2
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I'm not sure that you would ever bother putting a viewer on the cd. One of the great things about html is it's portability.

Just keep the html pages, images etc on the cd and let the user choose the browser.
Old 08-08-2004, 03:34 PM   #3
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You can put an autorun.inf onto the CD for those customers who use windows, look at some other windows autorun CD you own, open autorun.inf in notepad and you should be able to use it. I don't think there is a standard way to have autorun apps in Linux though.
Old 08-08-2004, 05:53 PM   #4
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Hi david_ross and max_sipos

Thanks for your responses. First David. The reason for that would be to control the display of the information. IE and Mozilla render things differently. I would like complete control on how the use sees the information. I wanted the flexibility of html, and an interface that everyone would understand. I was thinking of something like putting Firefox on the Cd if there isn't a good enough viewer out there. I did some checking and there is one app for about $350 which I think is close to where I am going, but wasn't sure. And I thought someone else might know of other programs out there that I didn't or couldn't find. For Max, I realized that but was thinking using a mini-distro, like Movix or something similar if I couldn't find the app to do the job. Linux people would be smart enough to run this as a Live Cd that directly pulls up a browser. If that isn't possible or not feasible, a good shell script could also start up a Firefox with the information. The optimum would be a Business card creator that could be done in less that 100 mb and would have a Windows and Linux version. I would then put both of them on the Cd and pass it around. Thanks again for your responses.



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