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RE: Flash (swf) object and alternatives


From: Alastair Campbell
Date: Sep 12, 2006 11:30AM

Stephanie Sullivan wrote:
> I believe many times, it's the aspect ratio... It was
> really ugly if you didn't have a 4x3 aspect ratio open

Oh, I had thought that you would just get the canvas around the side?

Trying a quick site (mentioned previously as accessible), if you load
the J K Rowling site's flash directly:

You can't upset the aspect ratio, but you can see the objects that are
intended to be off screen.

I'm sure they could be hidden, are there any other reasons people don't
link straight to the flash? Do you need HTML/scripting for accessing
databases or something?

If that were the case, surely having the flash 100% wide/high in a
standard page (or even pop-up) would be better? (For pure flash sites
that is.)

Kind regards,


Alastair Campbell | Director of User Experience

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