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Post Posted: January 19th, 2016, 12:42 pm

ATNO/TW wrote:
Here's the deal Brian, if Steelers win the superbowl, you get to revive the forum, If Seahawks win, I'll revive it...

So what's the fallback when both teams get knocked out of the running?

Post Posted: November 15th, 2013, 8:53 am

Well to answer your question, from a strictly visual standpoint, yes its a fad. The style is usually characterized by the use of blocks of solid color, large thin typography and very little adornment. iOS 7 and Windows Metro are prefect examples of the style. Over time the visual style may change a ...

Post Posted: June 26th, 2011, 10:41 am

Thats like asking what camera you should use to take good pictures. It doesn't matter if you don't know the theory. In the end the best camera in the world can still take horrible pictures if you don't understand photography. In the same way all the image tools around will still make a crappy logo i...

Post Posted: June 26th, 2011, 10:35 am

@jozemaner I'd suggest using a tool made for video like After Effects. Then you just decide how long a flare should exist and your done. This kind of goes for the whole topic. If you want an effect in animation/video Photoshop is a somewhat clumsy way to do it. Everything from colorizing to PS filte...

Post Posted: April 25th, 2011, 2:12 pm

Border radius alone won't work with images. You need to convert the image to a background element and then round the corners on that.

Here's a little more info from Webdesignerwall

Post Posted: April 13th, 2011, 3:14 pm

Wow thats a lot of questions :-) I'll do my best though. I use my tablet with Photoshop/After Effects/Illustrator/Cinema4D/ZBrush with mapped buttons/settings but by default the tablets really just work like another mouse so they'll function with just about any program. I wouldn't worry about spendi...

Post Posted: April 13th, 2011, 2:51 pm

Reading all the instructions seems like so much work for $30...

Its no wonder they're all desperate for work.

Post Posted: April 13th, 2011, 2:23 pm

What you want to do shouldn't be too difficult using CSS3. However a small caveat before getting started is that this will only work in the more recent versions of mozilla/webkit browsers since it uses the vendor specific css3 selectors. If you need it to work in more browsers, you'll want to use a ...

Post Posted: April 13th, 2011, 12:36 pm

Hey Zaiah good to see you around here again (not that I should talk, I've been a bit MIA myself lately). Did you get everything figured out? If not I would recommend trying to combine the css files into a single one. That way you can find things that override each other and specify the order you thi...

Post Posted: January 28th, 2011, 12:27 pm

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Post Posted: January 17th, 2011, 3:50 pm

Your welcome. I would typically recommend making the center column a bit wider, mostly to give you room for text. One of Ozzu's excelent members has written a tutorial that should get you going.


Post Posted: January 17th, 2011, 11:49 am

I wouldn't say its bad by any means. The colors are reasonably pleasing and clean. However, I thing it could use some work with visual hierarchy and spacing. Right now everything has about the same visual priority. Most of the font sizes are within a few pixels of each other and all the content bloc...

Post Posted: January 17th, 2011, 11:34 am

I assume what's causing all the problems is the "left" that you have specified in the CSS for all the columns. That means position from the left side of the item's parent which in this case is the body. So you essentially have on column thats supposed to be 101% to the right of the body me...

Post Posted: January 12th, 2011, 3:46 pm

I thought I'd blow through 200mb pretty quick, but based on the last two years usage (2x iphones grandfathered into ATT's original unlimited iPhone data plan)the numbers don't really add up. It looks like the average for data usage is close to 90MB per month with a max of 138MB in one month. Now gra...

Post Posted: January 12th, 2011, 2:07 pm

I disagree Silvertongue62. Forcing your images to 300ppi for digital applications is a really bad idea. Here's why. No computer screens (at least very few available to any consumer) can display a 300ppi image and will instead display all the image pixels at their native resolution of 72-100ppi. The ...

Post Posted: January 12th, 2011, 12:45 pm

That kinda sucks but if anyone is serving up HTML5 video now they should be serving multiple formats anyway. At the bare minimum we should be serving H.264 (Safari/Safari Mobile/IE9), OGG Theora (Chrome, Opera, FireFox) and WebM (Browsers of the Future). I also tend to think everyone should include ...

Post Posted: January 12th, 2011, 12:31 pm

I ran across this article on Smashing Magazine today and as I scrolled through it I was realizing that I already do a lot of these things on new sites we launch. So now I'm curious if most other people are building sites that adapt to the display device or fixed sites in favor of other solutions. So...

Post Posted: December 24th, 2010, 6:37 pm

Its almost all javascript. It looks like they're using CSS for a bit of the look and feel and the rest is JS. I assume Valve custom made that effect but there are plenty of plug-ins for the various JS libraries to do the same thing. Here are a few for jQuery (my framework of choice) but you can find...

Post Posted: December 24th, 2010, 6:23 pm

I would shy away from using an iFrame since they're a bit hard to deal with. Does it need to be a physically separate page? For example you don't host/control the content? If not I would highly suggest placing all the content on one page, wrapping it with a fixed size div with the overflow set to hi...

Post Posted: December 24th, 2010, 6:16 pm

Get people to stop using Twitter and either way will be fine.

Post Posted: December 15th, 2010, 6:16 pm

Ummm it doesn't work because most mobile devices either don't support Flash or don't have it installed. If you want video to work, learn about HTML5.

Post Posted: December 14th, 2010, 9:11 am

The path being called INSIDE flash is relative to the container page and not the swf file. So you would need a path inside the swf of /photos/pic.xml instead of ../photos/pic.xml

Post Posted: December 10th, 2010, 2:43 pm

What's your experience level with different web technologies? In my experience Air is great if your very comfortable with Javascript or Actionscript. However, if your looking for something thats going to be running on mobile platforms as well as desktop it might be a bit more of an issue.

Post Posted: December 1st, 2010, 10:20 am

After reading a lot of these critique threads over the years, its become painfully obvious that many of the participating users either have no idea how to, or the desire to, provide a worth while critique of websites. If you fall into the latter camp, I’d suggest you don’t even bother since your rev...

Post Posted: December 1st, 2010, 8:14 am

For the most part I really like the changes. Its been kind of fun to watch this site change over the last few revisions. I noticed that the site defaulted to the US version. Are you doing some IP sniffing to detect that or is US the default? If US is simply the default I'd probably change it to Cana...

Post Posted: November 29th, 2010, 3:31 pm

Once you place the illustrator file in Photoshop you get a low resolution preview with the resize/rotate handles until you decide on a size/location/rotation and hit enter. Once you hit enter photoshop will rasterize the file to the documents native resolution. If you go past that step you should ge...

Post Posted: November 22nd, 2010, 9:54 pm

Why don't you just use Tweener for both? I don't think Tweener will allow you to animate multiple properties in the same call but you can stack them... [code=actionscript] Tweener.addTween(__root.navigation.button_info, {_alpha:0, time:0.8, transition:"easeOutExpo&qu...

Post Posted: November 22nd, 2010, 9:42 pm

Well I do like my MPB and Wacom tablet but I also a fan of the cargo pants. Hmmm not sure which camp I fall into.

Post Posted: November 22nd, 2010, 9:40 pm

Why do you "need" to build your own? Its a lot like reinventing the wheel for your first foray into online selling. Why don't you use a prebuilt solution like Google Checkout or PayPal? Both of those have the security stuff already figured out and pay for their own SSL Cert, etc.

Post Posted: November 22nd, 2010, 9:36 pm

You probably need to clear your column floats. Usually the easiest way (there are others) to do that is to simply create an empty div directly after both columns that has a style of "clear:both;". Basically without that clear your wrapper loses its understanding of the "bottom" o...

Post Posted: November 4th, 2010, 9:03 pm

something in your layout is a few pixels wider than the 960px specified for .container If you make it a bit wider (963px) it fixes it. I assume the issue is in the width of the images in your nav but i could be wrong.

Post Posted: October 31st, 2010, 12:00 pm

did you try simply putting the paypal button on your mobile site? It should work just fine in that format. The only reason you would need the API is if you building a specialized app, installed or web that needs to modify the way the information is sent.

Post Posted: October 31st, 2010, 11:50 am

Most of those are put together by the ad network. Look at something like pointroll. They take the creative as separate files and then make all of them intereact.

Post Posted: October 31st, 2010, 11:41 am

wrap it with an <a> just like any other link? Or use a javascript onClick on the id "bannerFlash". Just a word of warning though. Both those methods will destroy any interaction that's built into the flash.

Post Posted: October 31st, 2010, 11:39 am

Active Tuts+ Goto And Learn That should get you started, but really building a website isn't any different than building a banner. I would recommend NOT building a full flash website anyway. Its a much better idea to build a site with Flash components inside an HTML layout so you ...

Post Posted: October 21st, 2010, 6:28 pm

Is it tabular data or are you trying to do a layout? If its a layout then I highly suggest you learn CSS if its tabular data you can nest an HTML table inside the cell of another table by repeating the <table> tag in your code.

Post Posted: October 21st, 2010, 6:25 pm

Lots of it has to do with the ability to host it yourself but I assume for most people its a lot more about the customization ability. I haven't used blogger for a while but vs an installed version is pretty locked down. You can use some themes and plugins but if you really need the si...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2010, 7:48 pm

When Microsoft learns to make a web browser (exhibit: win phone 7 browser based on IE7 and IE9 CSS3 support) I'll consider their dev tools. As of now there's not much benefit if your not writing .net

Post Posted: September 27th, 2010, 12:43 pm

Does it work if you remove all the validation?

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2010, 8:55 am

Google Chrome Frame is intended for enterprise systems using older versions of IE (Most all fortune 500 companies) who won't be upgrading to an OS that will support IE9 anytime soon. Yes you could easily upgrade most hardware made in the last two years, but most companies are running machines upward...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2010, 8:38 am

you don't have to affect all of them. Probably the best bet is to give your ol a class and then go from there. HTML [code=html] <ol class="myList"> <li>Some Text <a href="#">Link</a></li> <li>Some Text <a href="#">Link</a>...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2010, 7:58 am

I'm not saying it's easy and effortless, but, i'm saying staying to xp is not the option. Its easy to say when you aren't the IT manager who has to go to your boss and ask for several million dollars to upgrade the whole company. I'm not saying I like this situation at all but I also understand why...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2010, 7:54 am

set the <a> to display block and give it a negative left margin.

Post Posted: September 22nd, 2010, 9:53 pm

Yes that has performance implications. I would suggest an XML file or similar to track the content and the load and unload each slide. It would help if you could post your code but here's a tutorial that should get you on the right track.

Post Posted: September 22nd, 2010, 9:26 pm

All joking aside, I'm quite partial to Coda and TextWrangler on my Mac and Notepad++ on windows. Dreamweaver has gotten way to bloated to be useful as a daily editor.

I haven't used Aptana in a while. Has it gotten more stable now?

Post Posted: September 22nd, 2010, 8:12 pm

OTHER: My brain. You can write html/css/javascript/php with a pencil if you have to, but unless you know HOW it works its still just text.

Post Posted: September 16th, 2010, 1:26 pm

Hmm I'm wondering if the strange video lag/issues with html over the Flash are being caused by the Linux Flash Player. I've had somewhat similar experiences on some really underpowered Macs that we can attribute to the Flash player and I know they're similar. I may be able to solve it by simply forc...

Post Posted: September 16th, 2010, 12:27 pm

I haven't done a site review in a while so here goes. I appreciate that you've stuck to three colors for the entire site pallet, however the red is a bit overwhelming and it makes the accents (bars, nav, etc)overpower the actual site content. That hierarchy needs to be flipped around. For a site all...

Post Posted: September 16th, 2010, 12:21 pm

Hey All, Just pushed this site live and I'm a little worried about performance. We're pushing a lot of image and video content plus a bunch of AJAX/CSS3/HTML5 stuff. I'm curious if a few people would be willing to hit it and let me know about any performance issues you encounter and if so what OS/Br...

Post Posted: September 15th, 2010, 7:58 pm

Johnkitty wrote:
Do we need to put more ads or something else on this site.

Why would anyone want you to put MORE ads on a site? No visitor benefits from ads only the site owner does.

Post Posted: September 14th, 2010, 10:47 am

Pretty much as long as you have a good reason I say go with it :-) I just talk to way too many people who make a decision like that from an aesthetic standpoint alone. The nice thing with using jQuery is that you can make a custom looking bar that will be visually different enough from the browser c...

Post Posted: September 14th, 2010, 10:34 am

You can't change scroll bar positions with CSS. Those are created by the browser dynamically when the content overflows the container bounds. I assume the only solution would be to create a fake scroll bar and then move the content with javascript in relation to the movement of the bar. That said it...

Post Posted: September 14th, 2010, 10:26 am

In a lot of cases, the client will want what they want and there is nothing the designer can do about it. Thats completely untrue. If you can't help the client see the proper direction to go with content, structure, IA, etc your not a designer your simply a monkey that knows some Photoshop/HTML. If...

Post Posted: September 10th, 2010, 9:25 pm

I'm looking for some simple ways to spice up this site, especially the session detail pages (I don't have images for each session). Anyone have any great ideas? I'm also curious about the general performance and any cross browser bugs (unless your using IE6, in which case I just don't care). Minneso...

Post Posted: September 1st, 2010, 9:50 am

mate i have this same problem...the odd thing is it works with 18 objects in the array....but not 19 - it's driving me nuts! the code below works like a dream without the 19th & final (typical) image... does anyone know a possible workaround? Post your actionscript code. I highly doubt its a pr...

Post Posted: August 28th, 2010, 12:55 pm

I'm just doing something with latex ink and it does live up to the hype. The colors are extremely crisp, esp the blacks. However, I do wonder about how that will stand up over time if its used outdoors.

Post Posted: August 24th, 2010, 11:04 am

I agree with most of that list. Although I don't think that we should stop designing sites to be searchable (understanding how flash, movies, ajax, etc detract from a spider's ability to index content). And it is nice to rank on the first page or two for certain key words. However, I do think that c...

Post Posted: August 22nd, 2010, 1:27 pm

I would recommend using a CSS reset (like This one ) to clear out all the form element structure and let you start from scratch. The problem is that every browser has some default styles that it applies to form elements unless you specifically tell it not to. And of course the kicker is that all bro...

Post Posted: August 22nd, 2010, 1:17 pm

When you're designing websites, do you consider yourself responsible for implementing search optimization elements into your design? Yes but only to a point. Frequently the designers hands are a bit tied when it comes to SEO. Its usual practice for a design to be handed off to a front-end dev who m...

Post Posted: August 9th, 2010, 11:52 am

Typically that emboss look is created by something called a "bevel" or "fillet" in a 3D program. They all work slightly differently but usually you need to select the edge (not the face) and apply the fillet to that object. It's been quite a while since I used Max but I believe i...

Post Posted: August 1st, 2010, 1:38 pm

It doesn't seem to ignore text alignment. There are however some strange issues with getting blocks to line up directly beside each other.

Post Posted: August 1st, 2010, 8:37 am

Well I still don't know what was causing the problem. But removed the floated content and used display:inline-block instead. I haven't checked in IE yet but that designation seems to work well in all modern browsers as long as you provide a width. The nice thing is you don't have to worry about clea...

Post Posted: July 31st, 2010, 11:38 pm

I'm completely confused about this issue. In FF/IE when you click on the links at the top scrolling occurs as expected. However in webkit browsers its as if the content isn't staying attached to its container. I've never seen an...

Post Posted: July 30th, 2010, 12:46 pm

Really? How do you prove success? Do you have data that shows more lead generation, revenue increase etc for all those hundreds of sites? How can you possibly guarantee ranking?

Post Posted: July 30th, 2010, 12:41 pm

None. Show past work that validates and works across most browsers. That's worth way more than any certification. The issue is that almost all certifications test on knowledge of outdated techniques and practice. On top of that there isn't any governing board that creates a standard structure for pr...

Post Posted: July 30th, 2010, 12:37 pm

I'm actually kind of surprised that flash is being picky about variables on the string since it doesn't worry about most other file types. It actually makes me wonder if its some other cross domain security issue than having to end in .flv Your's seems like a bit of a strange solution, but I doubt i...

Post Posted: July 29th, 2010, 1:58 pm

PM me the link. I'll put it up so everyone can see it.

What browsers do you have to support? You might get this to work without javascript in more modern browsers but its going to be pretty rough with any version of IE.

Post Posted: July 29th, 2010, 12:43 pm

I assume you'll have to use some javascript in addition to css to properly swap z-indexes. I don't have a tutorial off hand but try searching for jquery and z-index to see if anything shows up. A note of advise. I wouldn't simply slice this up in imageready. I think its wise to create each object se...

Post Posted: July 22nd, 2010, 6:26 am

Thought I'd report back about this. The Drobo + DroboShare combo is really nice although slightly slow across the network. (I could probably get around this by attaching it to my machine directly via firewire 800). However its been really nice to have self healing NAS that all my machines (mac, win7...

Post Posted: July 22nd, 2010, 6:09 am

Yeah I feel like I try to find that chart once every few days. I don't think anything concrete exists and what does seems to have been created 2 years ago and isn't relevant anymore. Oh well thanks for looking. I'm sure I'll put the selector chart to good use.

Post Posted: July 21st, 2010, 10:13 am

Look into Adobe Air It will let you package flash/html/javascript etc as a local application. I've seen others over the years but they all seem to function in somewhat strange ways. Is there a possibility that you could assume the user has internet access and store all your data online as you normal...

Post Posted: July 21st, 2010, 10:01 am

Thats really handy. I wish I could find something similar with the CSS3 rules (border-radius, background-position, etc) with current support stats.

Post Posted: July 20th, 2010, 8:21 am

From Wikipedia "The Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX) format is a type of XML metafile designed to store a list of Windows Media files to play during a multimedia presentation." Flash doesn't play any windows media native files. It only plays Flash video files (flv) and Mpeg4 (h.264 encoded...

Post Posted: July 15th, 2010, 9:35 am

You could try changing the design a little bit as well. The physical dimensions of images have a huge impact on their data size. It might be worth it to look into using smaller images on the page and doing everything you can to use vector content (stuff that came out of illustrator, indesign, etc sh...

Post Posted: July 15th, 2010, 8:56 am

Yes it does change the quality but thats the trade off. You have to decide if you want your PDF's to download in a reasonable amount of time (50mb is still huge when it comes to the web). I'd try to get file sizes well below 10mb and even then it will still be slow on a lot of web connections. Your ...

Post Posted: July 14th, 2010, 3:07 pm

by making them smaller? I don't know how you created the PDF's but when your using Acrobat (or other Adobe apps) there is a drop down for quality settings. Use the "web" option to compress them way down.

Post Posted: July 12th, 2010, 11:04 am

Does the site currently generate those reports that you could share with your reps? If so and depending on the the technology used to build the site you might be able to find someone who could add in a user management system to the site you already have. If you send me a PM with your site I'll link ...

Post Posted: July 12th, 2010, 9:39 am

Don't worry we're not PO'd. It just seemed like we are trying to give you answers but they aren't what you wanted to hear. SalesForce is probably your best bet for a hosted customer management/lead generation solution. As for the other do you reps need different pricing? Different ordering solutions...

Post Posted: July 12th, 2010, 9:05 am

I'm not trying to be rude here, but if it isn't that hard then why don't you just go do it yourself? We're not here to simply say what you want to hear. As a community we're answering your questions based on our expertise and experience. There's no magic bullet for what you want (if there was someon...

Post Posted: July 12th, 2010, 8:14 am

Barb your asking for something very custom to be created, regardless of the terminology I doubt you'll find anything off the shelf that fits your business process and needs correctly. From what I can glean from your posts you need two sites. 1. an internal customer management system (CRM). These are...

Post Posted: July 12th, 2010, 7:56 am

That and I don't see any place where you define myVar inside of Flash. try tracing myData.myvar instead or possibly just myData. I believe that will return an array or all the other data available.

Post Posted: July 9th, 2010, 3:29 pm

Did you get this working? If not you might want to post more of your code so I can take a deeper look.

Post Posted: July 9th, 2010, 3:28 pm

I doubt its the math your using, but what's the frame rate and what are you trying to rotate? If you moving big images (lots of pixel data) that can kill the CPU pretty quickly. Also the Flash player on the mac is anything but efficient (probably the main reason steve jobs hates it) so you could be ...

Post Posted: July 9th, 2010, 3:24 pm

Did you get this solved? Try saving the file as a different name. Closing flash and reopening it. For years flash has had problems moving between versions and I doubt CS5 is much different.

Post Posted: July 9th, 2010, 3:12 pm

It really depends on what you want to learn. Design and development are two very different things. You can learn a lot of development, especially front-end (html, css, javascript), techniques online via tutorials or blogs. If that's the route your going, I would probably avoid formal schooling altog...

Post Posted: June 30th, 2010, 3:17 pm

I assume your getting that error because your using Actionscript 2 instead of actionscript 3. Open up your publish preferences and change the language back to AS2.

Post Posted: June 29th, 2010, 1:53 pm

Well... If you want them to both be in the same position you need to add the same amount of margin to both of them. #Left has a top/bottom margin of 0 and a left/right margin of 20px. Your #Right has a top/bottom/left/right margin of 15px. And judging from the picture, I'd say that something inside ...

Post Posted: June 29th, 2010, 1:45 pm

I'm not entirely sure but I think what's happening is that your xml data function is overwriting itself. You actually need to declare two different variables for your xml data and two functions so: [code=actionscript]xmlData = new XML(); xmlData2 = new XML(); xmlData.ignoreWhite = true; xmlData2...

Post Posted: June 26th, 2010, 11:06 am

That template is just using a pre-rendered animation as far as I can tell. I assume you should just look for that animation as a movie clip inside the fla (you have to have an fla to change the flash file) and copy/paste it into a new swf.

Post Posted: June 26th, 2010, 11:03 am

I'm only getting a little text that says undefined for everything making me think that its probably not actually working. Any chance you want to post your actionscript code here?

Post Posted: June 18th, 2010, 9:05 am

what's it supposed to do that it doesn't do?

Post Posted: June 17th, 2010, 1:36 pm

wow wish I'd known about that trick years ago. Off to put it to a great use :-)

Post Posted: June 15th, 2010, 6:13 am

Have to agree with Spork. I think the real next step question is when are we all getting gigabit internet?

Post Posted: June 15th, 2010, 6:11 am

I'm thinking Germany has a great shot this year. And your right SB the American media has no clue.

Post Posted: June 10th, 2010, 9:01 am

I tried the method you described for the youtube video player. It seems that I cannot substitute my video clip for the one on youtube. Is that correct? Correct you need to get an account at youtube etc. Upload your video to your account so it displays in youtube and then get the embed code for that...

Post Posted: June 10th, 2010, 8:49 am

It depends on how its done. The tabs on the AMSTD site are actually divs that exist on the page and then are hidden with CSS when the page is rendered so bots would just see that as one long page with lots of content. However, if you wrote the page with a bunch of AJAX calls or serverside stuff that...

Post Posted: June 9th, 2010, 1:45 pm

No problem. I'd really love it if all the browsers and the spec teams would get on the same page with this stuff. I'm just itching to use a lot of it but can't for various reasons.

Post Posted: June 9th, 2010, 12:54 pm

You could get around the preload issue with CSS sprites. That way your just changing the position of the image and not requiring a a second http request.

Post Posted: June 9th, 2010, 12:47 pm

Well there are a lot of arguments about this and its becoming quite a controversial issue across the web so I'll try to keep my personal opinion out of this. Basically if you don't want to understand how all the code etc works, your best bet would be to simply upload the video to a site like vimeo o...

Post Posted: June 9th, 2010, 12:22 pm

Even using the @font-face won't fix the problem. The exact same font rendered in the same browser on win/mac/linux will look different due to the ways each os approaches sizing, anti aliasing etc. Also remember that when using @Font-Face you need to provide different versions of the font for each br...

Post Posted: June 6th, 2010, 3:17 pm

Yeah I agree. I think a lot of those drives are going into networked storage for industries that have lots and lots of data. For example the video/animation industries where 1 minute of uncompressed HD video is something like 30GB. I bet places like Pixar are buying 2Tb drives by the truck load and ...

Post Posted: June 6th, 2010, 3:12 pm

I had one of these back in the day: Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 Minitower. Did desktop publishing on it and probably didn't make the equivalent of the $173,981 that the stock would have been worth. Oh well.

Post Posted: June 4th, 2010, 2:19 pm

navidimran wrote:
You should install the latest version of K-Lite Codec and integrate it with Media Player to run videos of almost any and every format.

A missing codec would mean that the video wouldn't play anywhere as opposed to only online. Besides this post is almost a year old. I assume its been sorted out.

Post Posted: June 4th, 2010, 2:17 pm

I could be wrong but I don't think you can control the sound object with Actionscript 2. You will likely have to migrate everything to Actionscript 3 and target Flash player 10. Then at that point I believe you can mess with the sound object itself.

Post Posted: June 4th, 2010, 2:11 pm

Well.... Flash doesn't have access to the URL string on its own. So you'll need to start by using something like javascript to read the url and pass it into flash. The timer portion is really simple using setInterval() (google it for usage) I would actually look into SWFAddress since it already does...

Post Posted: June 2nd, 2010, 9:07 am

How technical is the info? Can you break it out to things like tech specs and sell sheets that are downloaded independently? When I was involved in the American Standard brands sites a lot of thought went into how to display all the data around a product. I think the results worked out pretty well. ...

Post Posted: June 2nd, 2010, 9:02 am

navidimran wrote:
Java is certainly the one you are looking for. You can also seek help from various YouTube videos showing you how to make flash apps.

That makes no sense Flash and Java are two very very different things.

Post Posted: May 24th, 2010, 2:05 pm

Anyone using one? Thoughts on performance especially with the droboshare? I'm thinking about buying a 2nd gen Drobo + Droboshare combo since I don't want to drop $750 on a Drobo FS.

Post Posted: May 24th, 2010, 8:43 am

I think customizing the look would still have a fallback. The libraries don't remove a scroll bar they just change it. I think the biggest argument against changing scroll bars or other baked UI items in general is more of a usability thing. I don't have anything to back this up other than personal ...

Post Posted: May 24th, 2010, 8:27 am

Thats pretty cool. I'll have to give it a look when I get a chance.

Post Posted: May 17th, 2010, 3:28 pm

Actionscript 3 to mySQL library called assql however, doing this with a server side language and javascript or xml to pass the content to flash is probably a better, more secure solution.

Post Posted: May 17th, 2010, 3:24 pm

Thanks for posting your solution. I'm sure it didn't help very much when you were trying to get the answer but hey sometimes writing about the problem is the best way to force your brain to think differently. Glad you got it working anyway.

Post Posted: May 17th, 2010, 3:16 pm

Its possible but the horizontal text/sub nav thing is going to be a lot of work. I'd say if your serious about dropping Flash that you might want to consider more traditional placement of the menu items as well.

Post Posted: May 7th, 2010, 12:23 pm

Arg I got busy and completely forgot about this.

Post Posted: May 7th, 2010, 12:20 pm

The solution is to build your site so it sizes dynamically and doesn't break when something changes. By the way this is really only a problem in IE since other browsers zoom the entire page not just the text. Browsers makers include this feature for people who have vision difficulties and its theref...

Post Posted: May 7th, 2010, 12:17 pm

Man I wish everyone would agree on a codec for HTML5 Audio/Video. Everyone wants flash to go away but that will never happen if people have to go back to creating several different versions of content to make sure everyone can see it.

Post Posted: April 27th, 2010, 12:49 pm

I'm looking forward to it as well. According to the press release all the Valve games (at least those using the source engine) will be a buy once install on either platform without any extra fee.

Post Posted: April 24th, 2010, 6:30 pm

Depending on the flash version you have. It should be an export option in the file menu.

Post Posted: April 19th, 2010, 2:07 pm

I think your better off designing for all other "Grade A" browsers using their HTML/CSS rendering standards and then adding in specific tweaks for each version of IE regardless if it ends up in standards or quirks mode. This is probably the most future proof plan available unless you know ...

Post Posted: April 19th, 2010, 2:01 pm

Agreed. Or you could always use jQuery's detect, if you need a bit of browser specific javascript or use browser specific conditional statements to load something like an IE specific css file. http://www.web...

Post Posted: April 15th, 2010, 1:43 pm

No they don't have to be separated out. The OP code will work however you need to understand inheritance issues. Inline styles will always override linked styles meaning in the following example: [code=html] <style> .example {background:blue;} </style> <div class="example...

Post Posted: April 15th, 2010, 1:33 pm

Typically this sort of thing is more helpful when you provide examples. However, in this case I should point out that a bit of your list is slightly dated. 800x600 and 60kb hasn't been true for a few years. A better suggestion would be to use a fluid size so it works for everything from HDTV's to mo...

Post Posted: April 12th, 2010, 3:38 pm

There's lots of stuff in the CS5 feature list that will make my life a lot easier. However, I gotta say I'm getting a bit sick of Adobe's continuous "Just click and we'll build it for you" mantra. I have yet to see an instance where the computer can do as good a job as a person. Oh well I ...

Post Posted: April 7th, 2010, 1:24 pm

Obviously reading isn't my strong suet :-)

Post Posted: April 7th, 2010, 1:17 pm

Is this a paid gig?

Post Posted: April 5th, 2010, 3:14 pm

Glad you got it working. Dynamic instance names are a pretty big mess in Flash so thank you for posting your solution. I'm sure may other people will find it useful.

Post Posted: April 5th, 2010, 3:10 pm ... cbbf06dc4f

Post Posted: April 5th, 2010, 1:06 pm

SB wrote:
...and i had to leave my computer for the day.

Poor computer, you should get it flowers. Its probably really angry about being left alone.

Post Posted: April 5th, 2010, 8:40 am

Well there you go Mark to the rescue again. I guess this discussion would help if I had a sony cam of my own :-)

Post Posted: April 4th, 2010, 8:38 pm

Well I was thinking it was a codec issue but it probably isn't if windows media player can play the files. Do you have anything that will convert the file to an avi?

Post Posted: April 4th, 2010, 3:22 pm

Does anything on your computer play the files?

Post Posted: March 29th, 2010, 3:03 pm

I think what's happening is that variables actually do exist across scenes and so the same variable code is fighting across scenes. Try giving each shared object a unique name in each scene. It might also be having problems with your reference to SharedObject. How are you creating the SharedObject t...

Post Posted: March 29th, 2010, 2:54 pm

It should work right out of the box. Are you including a reference to that class at the beginning of your script? The other thing I would check is to make sure you aren't calling the print class BEFORE anything actually exists inside the content_MC. Timing is a really common problem for people getti...

Post Posted: March 29th, 2010, 2:49 pm

I wonder how long it will be until google implements something like that right in the search results page. Seems like it would be less useful if left up the to the site owner or users, however if a "suggest title" link existed right in the search results even sites with very low traffic wo...

Post Posted: March 29th, 2010, 2:45 pm

It might be nice if you posted some examples...

Post Posted: March 24th, 2010, 10:07 am

Glad it worked.

Post Posted: March 24th, 2010, 9:53 am

The issue is the fixed width on the absolutely positioned #nav-bar To fix it simply add overflow-x:hidden; to that element's styles. [code]#nav-bar { position: absolute; width: 1131px; height: 78px; margin: 0px auto; background-image: url(images/navigation-bg.png); background...

Post Posted: March 24th, 2010, 9:32 am

Can you post some code? I'm not entirely clear on what your trying to do but basically what I'm suggesting is that you build a function in your serverside language of choice (php, .net, jsp, ruby, etc) that returns the xml data as the result of the function. This will mean that the xml is always dyn...

Post Posted: March 23rd, 2010, 3:03 pm

what's generating the xml? If you can try moving to something serverside that generates the xml as a result of an http request. Then point your XMLHttpRequest to that so get myresults.php that returns xml content instead of trying to get something like myresults.xml Its been my experience that most ...

Post Posted: March 19th, 2010, 11:23 am

The problem is that your decompiling it. I've yet to see an app that can decompile a swf back to its ORIGINAL state and allow you to publish it. You need the fla file that was used to build the swf in the first place. I'd assume that if you don't have that you aren't supposed to be editing someone e...

Post Posted: March 19th, 2010, 11:20 am

It won't be. Most correctly created web video is in a file format that can be used in flash or alone. Think of HTML5 and Flash as the players and the video is the media. This is all similar to how a sony dvd player and a samsung dvd player can both play the same dvd disc. As for an HTML video editor...

Post Posted: March 19th, 2010, 11:09 am

You don't need multiple copies of actual jquery base. Remove line 28 and line 13. Then move line 30 to be the first js call. The reason it doesn't work is that you simply overwriting the library code each time and causing conflicts. You can have multiple plugins (items that extend the jquery base) b...

Post Posted: March 17th, 2010, 11:54 am

Great, glad it worked! Just a heads up. PNG's are really nice but they aren't fully supported in IE6 and below. So just a heads up on that if your target audience is in that group. If you still want to use a jpeg format you could always go PSD -> PNG -> Jpeg. It adds an extra step but should h...

Post Posted: March 17th, 2010, 11:09 am

I doubt its resolution (I'm assuming your using 72dpi for the original image) but two things come to mind right away. In the "save for web" dialogue box is the "Progressive" item checked under jpeg? This is the thing that makes jpegs look like they load in stages. Also make sure ...

Post Posted: March 16th, 2010, 12:33 pm

how are you saving the images and what file type are they?

Post Posted: March 16th, 2010, 12:28 pm

Will it come with a virus that forces all IE6 users to upgrade? Thats the only feature of IE9 that interests me.

Post Posted: March 12th, 2010, 5:50 pm

You need to do this inside of the swf using actionscript so we need to know what version of flash/as your using. You also need a plan for what to do with the extra space inside your swf (should it all scale, or just the background and not the content, etc?) I wrote a tutorial a while back that touch...

Post Posted: March 11th, 2010, 12:06 pm

When to use Flash - If your streaming content to older browsers (IE6 etc) or if your pulling content from elsewhere like youtube or vimeo. Don't use it if your target audience is iphones (or most mobile platforms right now). Otherwise this is your safest bet with the highest possibility of views. Wh...

Post Posted: March 4th, 2010, 5:01 pm

Ummm that isn't an installer for you. I checks to see if the users version is new enough and if not pushes a flash player update. To use the swf object just incl
the JavaScript file and call it correctly from your HTML page. (see the included examples for correct usage).

Post Posted: March 3rd, 2010, 10:27 am

The point is determine the subject you want and then visually search the sites I provided for the style you like. If you need an image of a kid on a bike in that style then put "kid" + "bike" into the stock site search and look through the results to find what you want.

Post Posted: March 3rd, 2010, 10:19 am

PM me with a link I'll take a look at it.

Post Posted: March 3rd, 2010, 10:16 am

silhouette? Vector? Nature? Its pretty hard to categorize an image of something like that.

Most stock sites have things like that but your better off searching by subject (IE Plants) than a specific style.

The list goes on and on.

Post Posted: March 1st, 2010, 9:06 am

I'm fine with a tie. Congrats Labrego. The cat has been renamed to "shadow" I presume?

Post Posted: March 1st, 2010, 6:48 am

Make sure the parent has position relative and then give all elements an absolute position or float everything left and make sure the parent is wide enough for 3 across plus margins.

Post Posted: February 24th, 2010, 10:29 am

Is anyone doing this heavily? I'm looking into a few different SDKs that build to multiple platforms and the best looking candidate is Phone Gap. Anyone have experience with PhoneGap or able to recommend others?

Post Posted: February 22nd, 2010, 3:53 pm

I'm going to regurgitate a WP7 review I read. "Its got cool features, but is it enough to make anyone care? I doubt it.." This sounds like another example of MS being a day late and a dollar short. Just like the Zune they sell a few but Apple sells way way more iPods. Unfortunately, I thin...

Post Posted: February 22nd, 2010, 3:39 pm

Honestly I'd say its probably easier to just build your own if you just looking for a text menu that goes up instead of down. Its pretty much the exact same as a "drop down" you just change the position of the container.

Post Posted: February 21st, 2010, 6:07 pm

Any specifics?

Post Posted: February 19th, 2010, 10:48 am

For some reason sites that actually do look good never seem to get any reviews here so lets see what I can do. From a code standpoint you have quite a few validation errors Available here . I'd look into those since it is kind of what you do ;-) Also I was a bit suprised that you don't have a "...

Post Posted: February 19th, 2010, 10:24 am

Interesting POV on this topic from Smashing Magazine I have to say I kind of agree with the article. I don't think clients are made bad but we do have a responsibility of sorts to make sure the relationship doesn't go that way...

Post Posted: February 17th, 2010, 8:53 am

did you make the video player? If you actually built the player its pretty easy you just use callbacks to know when the video starts and ends. Start with the still. When the video starts show the player and hide the still. Then when the video ends hide the player and show the end frame. If you didn'...

Post Posted: February 15th, 2010, 12:07 pm

I love coda. It's much faster both to load and get started editing a file. Dw just seems so bloated for simple text editing. However you don't get the same kind of help/prompting as dw if you don't know something well.

Post Posted: February 11th, 2010, 2:55 pm

Its been a while since I wrote a site review so hey why not this one. Besides it just got bumped to the top of the list :-) The site looks reasonably nice, but from a usability standpoint there is way too much, very large navigation on every page. Your header takes up approximately 1/4 of the vertic...

Post Posted: February 11th, 2010, 2:07 pm

Could you at least try to make it look a little bit different from that one has been around a lot longer and people are going to recognize that yours looks like a rip with different colors. If your going to copy a site like that you should attempt to do something be...

Post Posted: February 9th, 2010, 12:16 pm

It would actually help if you post your code. But the general idea is to swap depths so in your rollover you would use something like:
ACTIONSCRIPT Code: [ Select ]
button.onRollover = function(){
  1. button.onRollover = function(){
  2.    this.swapDepths(this._parent.getNextHighestDepth());
  3. }

Post Posted: February 9th, 2010, 11:43 am

create an empty movie clip and place it using getNextHighestDepth() than put your textfield inside of that.

Post Posted: February 9th, 2010, 11:41 am

I wrote a tutorial about this a while ago. It can be found Here

Post Posted: February 8th, 2010, 5:16 pm

Maybe the cat's name is shadow?

Post Posted: February 6th, 2010, 4:28 pm

Hey thanks guys. Nope its not mine. I've killed my two attempts at Bonsai trees and finally decided that I don't have what it takes for that hobby.

The photo subject is actually a prize winner from a local club competition.

Post Posted: February 6th, 2010, 11:41 am

I'm late to the game as usual.

Miniature Tree

Post Posted: February 2nd, 2010, 10:51 pm

Take a look at so simple it almost hurts but with a little creativity it can be really powerful.

Post Posted: February 2nd, 2010, 1:57 pm

Haha story of my life. A day late and a dollar short...

Post Posted: February 2nd, 2010, 7:04 am

I just got an email from google saying they will stop supporting IE6 across their entire suite over the course of the year. The change over includes messages to older browsers (including FF2) pushing for an upgrade. This could be great news since so many people use google apps it could really push l...

Post Posted: February 1st, 2010, 3:07 pm

Glad it worked. You could have done it all with the code but I've found that when your trying to integrate someone elses work into your project the method you followed is usually best.

Post Posted: February 1st, 2010, 2:38 pm

hmm the code is now on the timeline INSIDE the blank movie clip correct? If so try changing line 156 from your code above to this. addChild(imageHolder); I think its still trying to attach the images to the main stage even though it should be inside that clip. If the "this" doesn't work yo...

Post Posted: February 1st, 2010, 1:48 pm

well a blank clip doesn't have a height or width since it doesn't have any content until the script runs so you won't be able to modify that. I assume the script is telling the carousel around the center point of the given parent which was the stage before but is now the little "dot" of th...

Post Posted: February 1st, 2010, 1:08 pm

Create an empty movieclip on the stage in the frame you want to use. Then put all your carousel code INSIDE that blank clip. That way you should be able to position it wherever you want and it shouldn't show on multiple frames.

Post Posted: February 1st, 2010, 1:05 pm

Try now there was a typo. Sorry.

Post Posted: February 1st, 2010, 1:01 pm

I don't have time to look into this today. But here's a CS3 version of the file...

Post Posted: January 27th, 2010, 10:55 pm

I'm sure it'll be awesome in about 3 generations. right now its typical Apple: lots of hype but missing most every feature that could make it useful. Lets hope for Stevie's sake that the "most important project of his life" doesn't end up in the same graveyard as the Apple TV and Newton.

Post Posted: January 27th, 2010, 7:33 pm

Well your doing that a really hard way. I would suggest looking into a prebuilt easing library like tweenlite that will do all of this for you. If you really want to do this by hand you need to use the "onEnterFrame()" function that runs once per frame based on the frame rate. I can't tell...

Post Posted: January 26th, 2010, 9:47 am

Yes I agree with that.... I'm too lazy to draw and not so much of a skill in that ... so I shoot! (photos) Lazy won't make you good at anything. Ask any artist (in any discipline) and they'll tell you that everything they do is the result of lots and lots of practice. Photography, while still a gre...

Post Posted: January 26th, 2010, 9:37 am

Don't dynamically create the container. Instead make an empty movieclip on your timeline (make sure to give it an instance name). Then on the layer above create a shape for your mask. Remember the filled in parts will allow your content to show through. Now load the movie into your empty clip instea...

Post Posted: January 26th, 2010, 9:24 am

Anyone using HTML5 yet? If so how did you get transitioned over and what pitfalls are you hitting? Obviously browser support sucks but whats new there. Anything else? Any good resources?

Post Posted: January 25th, 2010, 9:15 am

Mark its a CS4 file. Adobe changed it so they're not backward compatible. I'll try to grab it today and take a look.

Post Posted: January 19th, 2010, 2:00 pm

Hmm I don't know of any tutorials for that trick but I can tell you how I got the image above. In Adobe Illustrator create two objects (either shapes or paths) They can be different colors, opacity, line weight, etc). In the menu choose Object -> Blend -> Blend Options. I the drop down menu I ...

Post Posted: January 19th, 2010, 1:50 pm

Well that's pretty much impossible to answer without being able to see the code you have and what you want to add.

However, if your already working with a developer on this it sounds like the actual implementation should be done by the developer as well.

Post Posted: January 19th, 2010, 1:45 pm

You can actually get something similar to that in Illustrator with the blend tool. Not as perfect but then I only spent about 5 minutes on it.


Illustrator CS3 blend tool

Post Posted: January 18th, 2010, 3:40 pm

There's a good chance its a scope issue. I assume the code is working correctly but flash can't find the content outside of the on(release). Basically Flash is looking for variables with those names INSIDE the button. Without being able to see the structure of your swf, I'm betting that you'll need ...

Post Posted: January 18th, 2010, 3:36 pm

older browsers do support hover on an anchor tag (<a>) so use mindfulsilence's solution. Its almost exactly the same except it requires a lot less markup and is more likely to work across a lot of browsers.

Post Posted: January 15th, 2010, 12:54 pm

I doubt they're dumping the old way just adding new nicer ones. I gotta say binding event handlers is a nice feature.

Post Posted: January 12th, 2010, 2:01 pm

Enunciation and Pronunciation are not the same beast. Pronunciation does affect this grammar rule since its based on a word's phonetic "first" letter. The general rule is that any word starting with a consonant should be preceded with the "a" while words beginning with a vowel sh...

Post Posted: January 11th, 2010, 2:07 pm

I think I understand what you have going on, but I'm a little hazy on how you've actually implemented what your describing. However, this little background might help you get it all sorted. Basically there are two types of content being loaded into flash. The flv and other swf files and the way flas...

Post Posted: January 8th, 2010, 9:48 am

That was my thought too. Unless there's the off chance that its passing (and tracing) an object reference instead of a string that PHP doesn't understand.

try this:
ACTIONSCRIPT Code: [ Select ]
var selLabelString = selLabel.toString();
varSender.selLabel = selLabelString;
  1. var selLabelString = selLabel.toString();
  2. varSender.selLabel = selLabelString;

Post Posted: January 8th, 2010, 9:22 am

do both these produce the same thing?
# trace (selLabel);
# trace (_global.selLabel);

Also try tracing:

Post Posted: January 8th, 2010, 9:10 am

Do you get any of the varSender data in the PHP? Also what does the trace produce when you hit submit?

Post Posted: January 7th, 2010, 9:54 am

Well you have two issues. First your building a variable that only exists within the .change function. Due to scope issues your going to have a hard time accessing it outside the function. To solve this you need to create a variable outside the function and then set its value when the on change fire...

Post Posted: January 7th, 2010, 9:29 am

Are you trying to do this inside Flash or are you looking for a sound playing solution for your website? If you just want to play the sound without having to build anything check out the soundmanager2 js. I believe this is actually what Apple is using for previews (at least the imagery looks similar)

Post Posted: January 7th, 2010, 9:20 am

Sorry I haven't been around. If you haven't gotten this figured out yet. I think the problem might be that I thought you were playing an flv file and not a swf. (In that cause pause()) won't work.

Instead try loader.stop(); when you goto a new page.

Post Posted: January 7th, 2010, 9:17 am

Do you get this error when you publish the file or when you view the swf on your website?

Post Posted: January 5th, 2010, 12:41 pm

I just ran across this new service and it looks like a great way to provide proof of ownership for digital content. I'm signing up and thought I'd share.

Post Posted: December 22nd, 2009, 3:53 pm

Try converting the HTML content into XML which you can then parse with Flash. This javascript technique called Faust might get you what you need.

Post Posted: December 22nd, 2009, 3:47 pm

search engine web crawlers CANNOT access any of the content inside a swf. There have been several attempts from Google, but as of right now think of a swf just like an image file. You could have an image with a paragraph of text inside and Google wouldn't read that. Basically the same is true of Fla...

Post Posted: December 18th, 2009, 8:38 am

Do other flv files play on the same server?

Post Posted: December 14th, 2009, 4:12 pm

In the release code for all your buttons pause the instance name of the video player or the movieclip target you load into. For example:

Code: [ Select ]

Post Posted: December 10th, 2009, 1:06 pm

Two things come to mind. First is have you checked the paths your trying to link? Can you place the path to the flv in your address bar and have it offer to download the file? Otherwise many webservers don't have a correct (or any) setting for the FLV MIME type. I know this is especially a big deal ...

Post Posted: December 7th, 2009, 9:02 pm

I don't think there's any real problems with your site but I do feel a bit like it misses the mark concept wise. For a design shop it doesn't really help me understand what you do. I've been trying to put my finger on the problem and I think its more of a content strategy issue than anything to real...

Post Posted: December 7th, 2009, 8:30 pm

What component are you using? No guarantee I can help but it might be good to see what the component is expecting.

Post Posted: December 7th, 2009, 8:26 pm

The problem is right here
Code: [ Select ]
pants_btn.onRollOver=function(){ // when pants_btn is rolled over pants_mc alpha is set to 100% pants_mc._alpha=100; }
This assumes that pants_mc lives INSIDE pants_btn while unistart would appear to be looking for the mc as a sibling of the button. So...

Post Posted: December 7th, 2009, 8:21 pm

did you get this figured out? If not I think there are a few namespace problems that you might need to resolve. I'm pretty sure that both "init" and "stage" are reserved words in the Flash IDE so that could be causing some problems for you. Instead try [code]onClipEvent (enterFra...

Post Posted: December 7th, 2009, 8:15 pm

Its been a while but I'm pretty sure the problem is that in AS1 (which your using) movieclips couldn't be used as buttons. This has since changed but you have to go about it a little differently. give your movieclips an instance name and then create a frame on your timeline to contain actionscript. ...

Post Posted: December 7th, 2009, 8:11 pm

Well the easiest way to play a sound on a website is with Flash but there are several javascript solutions that take care of all the Flashness for you.

Personally I've used soundmanager2 on a few projects. It's totally free and pretty easy to implement. Might be worth a look.

Post Posted: November 6th, 2009, 12:19 pm

getURL is intended to load pages OUTSIDE of flash. The best solution is to bring the other swf into your current swf via loadMovieClip() or to create a separate html page containing the new swf and link to the page.

Post Posted: November 6th, 2009, 12:17 pm

Smashing Magizine to the rescue yet again...
15 useful project management tools

Post Posted: November 2nd, 2009, 8:27 am

I ran across this today and thought maybe just maybe a few people who practice these idiotic traits will read it and repent. (a guy can dream right?)

Post Posted: October 26th, 2009, 6:33 pm

what version of IE are you using? IE6 doesn't recognize :hover on any thing other than an anchor tag. you'll have to use javascript instead

Post Posted: October 26th, 2009, 12:55 pm

droid has a few nice features (via Boy Genius): one of the fastest processors available with separate GPU, 5mp camera with flash, large high quality screen, first device to ship with Android 2.0 hardware wise it actually does top the iphone 3GS. Does that mean it'll kill the iphone? probably not but...

Post Posted: October 25th, 2009, 10:13 pm

I think you should be able to post an email address

Post Posted: October 24th, 2009, 8:55 am

If you need to edit Flash fla files you will need a copy of Adobe Flash. There's really only one piece of software to choose from. Macromedia Flash was purchased by adobe saveral years ago. Flash CS4 is really Flash 10. You can always download the fully functional trial from

Post Posted: October 23rd, 2009, 3:15 pm

Basically what thats saying is you need to create static html pages that contain your entire site content and then use a deep linking system to call the correct flash section based on the page that gets loaded into the browser. I'd look into the SWFAddress library to help with the deep linking. Also...

Post Posted: October 23rd, 2009, 2:45 pm

why not use an alt tag on the image and link the image? Another option is to set the png as the background of the link and then style the link text over the top of that. Otherwise DM is correct. Layering something on top of a clickable object will not allow the click to pass through to the lower lay...

Post Posted: October 19th, 2009, 8:09 pm

Would you like to provide contact information?

Post Posted: October 14th, 2009, 9:41 am

yeah they have a chance. they already won big against MS late last year. And now they're taking on a much bigger round up of similar patent infringements.

Post Posted: October 13th, 2009, 12:10 pm

try giving the <br/> a display block, a height and a width. That would force the hasLayout in IE.

Post Posted: October 8th, 2009, 5:51 pm

You claim to be an SEO expert and you want us to tell you how to make it SEO friendly? Seems more like your just trying to get a free link.

Post Posted: October 7th, 2009, 7:40 pm

I'll start this one off. You all know we all love our July 4 in the States.

Post Posted: October 7th, 2009, 3:51 pm

Its all about perceived value and return on an investment. Its pretty much business 101 to charge what the market will bare. If the average "good" designer/shop is charging $5k for a website then its because the average client is willing to pay in that range. However, if you charge signifi...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2009, 10:09 pm

glad you got it figured out.

Post Posted: October 6th, 2009, 6:13 pm

the clear div needs to be inside the body div as the last element. By the way how are you trying to get the height?

Post Posted: October 6th, 2009, 2:00 pm

It could also be the media. I've had lots of problems with different media brands and batches. I'd try a different brand of media and see if that fixes it. You might also want to test a dvd-r I know that some players are fussy about the + vs - but not all of them really fail outright and won't play ...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2009, 1:55 pm

which version of safari? I haven't noticed any issues in v4.

Post Posted: October 6th, 2009, 1:53 pm

that works fine unless you also use a height... the IE box model is messed up both height and width but otherwise you shouldn't have too many problems with it. The biggest issue will occur in areas where you really need BOTH margin and padding. For example a textarea that needs to have inner padding...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2009, 1:50 pm

the float on #leftTalls removes it from the page flow and therefore from height calculations.

put a div at the bottom of your body with a style of clear:both; that should force the container to grow to the correct height.

Post Posted: October 5th, 2009, 3:33 pm

did you try just height? I believe scroll height is giving you the difference between the actual height and the window height (which may not even exist on the document object). Also out of curiosity is there any reason that it has to validate strict? Why not change to transitional and see if it vali...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 5:07 pm

Again if you Purchased the software legitimately why aren't you asking adobe for help? There is a lot more content in the retail version than what the trial comes with. I suggest finding a way to get the origionals back. Also it sounds like you need to worry about fixing your computer before you'll ...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 1:21 pm

ok so you will need to pull your footer out of that wrapper and place it below the rest of your content. That will allow your footer to fill the width of the page. Then place your image as the background of that div and center it with css. Any content should go inside another div so (footer -> di...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 8:30 am

is #shellcontentbottom wrapped in another div that centers the site? If so you might need to pull it outside of that wrapper. Then remove the margin and width from your css and you should get the effect you want.

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 8:06 am

Oh I see what the problem is. Essentially your footer is the widest part of the page therefore causing the scroll when the screen gets smaller than your footer. In that case you will have to give the footer a background that is centered via css. Or create a smaller footer.

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 6:28 am

you can post to ozzu but you can't download a trial from adobe? Where did you buy this from? If you got it from adobe as a download you can redownload it you just have to provide your serial or receipt. If it came on a disc I'm confused how you could delete the files you need...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 6:24 am

Give your footer div a fixed width and then give it a margin of 0 auto

This will force the div to center. So

Code: [ Select ]
#footer{width:800px; margin: 0 auto;}

Post Posted: September 30th, 2009, 6:13 am

True. But something tells me I wouldn't want to get that close in the wild

Post Posted: September 29th, 2009, 10:51 pm

Hey thanks all. Thats a favorite for me as well. I didn't really want to cut off the butt but it just so happens that's where the glass window ends so one of those deals where cropping makes or breaks the shot.

Post Posted: September 29th, 2009, 10:48 pm

I'm not sure exactly what your trying to do, but it looks pretty standard to me. I don't think text shadow will work in IE but it shouldn't break anything. You may run into an issue where your width is actually 217px due to the border being added. That in turn could cause some funny wrap/floats.

Post Posted: September 29th, 2009, 8:50 am

UPSGuy wrote:
You're kidding, right? You had me up to the budget. Got to be a joke.

I think the budget is missing 3 zeros...

Post Posted: September 29th, 2009, 7:02 am

Nice shot. I think I understand why so many people get mauled by polar bears. They just look so friendly and fun.

Post Posted: September 28th, 2009, 8:27 am

Can't say I've had any problems with ATT 3G although its pretty rare that I'm in a place without wifi so maybe that's helping out a bit.

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2009, 8:30 am

ATNO/TW wrote:
polar bears I believe prefer fish - I think the cats are safe on that one
That one actually prefers the big red ball. He'll play catch with the crowd by forcing the ball underwater so it pops back up out of his enclosure to the crowd. Its pretty fun to watch.

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2009, 5:21 am

UPSGuy wrote:
That's one crazy pet you got there gb! :lol:

I've never been one for the ordinary.

Post Posted: September 22nd, 2009, 8:08 pm

Well everyone else is doing animals so why not... Here's my entry.


This guy might eat cats.

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