The flash component above is a sample from my FeedLoader component. It loads in a given feed (of any type) and animates the posts. I chose to use it for quotes from one of my blogs so that it loads in all the quotes (as posts) and displays the content elegantly by smoothly fading random quotes in and out. If the quote is too big for the enclosed area, it will scroll based on a customizable ‘read-speed’ that will adjust the speed of the scroll based on how long you think it will take the average person to read a single line.
This component loads an external xml file that contains customizable display settings. A background color or image can be set, or it can also take an external CSS file to customize the look of the posts.