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Re: Flash (swf) object and alternatives


From: ben morrison
Date: Sep 13, 2006 3:40AM

On 9/12/06, Alastair Campbell < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.jkrowling.com/f7b3qash/level_0.swf
> 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?

Some browsers may have difficulty with playing the swf and try and
download the file instead.

> 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.)

You can make flash behave like liquid layouts, its just upto the
individual programmer.

Quick google for 'onResize flash'


Ben Morrison