Firefox on an Acer Aspire (linux)

Hi chaps - I’ve bought a little Acer Aspire One (really nice bit of kit) - it’s the Linux version and has Firefox as it’s default browser, when I view my site though the couple of swf’s on the home page have white backgrounds (ie no transparency) though they look fine when viewed in Ffox on my Mac- any advice welcome. Have good weekends Roger


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This sounds like a difference between the Flash plug-in versions. Big kudos to Adobe for offering Flash for Linux at all, but maybe that implementation is not up to date with the other platforms. Look to see if there’s a Flash update possible on your Aspire.

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Thanks Walter - I’ll look into that, I suppose I’m more concerned about the browsing experience for visitors to my sites and just how many browsers, platforms, application versions should I try and check in order that the sites I create work well ? - ie rather than trying to update Flash on my Aspire should I be making my site work for Aspire ? isn’t that last sentence complicated ! Best Roger


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Well, if the Linux fork of Flash doesn’t support wmode=transparent or whatever you are using to make a “frame-less” Flash work on your page, then maybe you could design your Flash differently. But really, there comes a point where you have to draw a line, because if you take this to its logical/ridiculous conclusion, the Web would look like 1994, just because someone, somewhere, was still using Netscape 2 to look at it.

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A very good and valid point that even I, as a total novice, can appreciate so thanks Walter for confirming something I have often worried about, just how far back should I be designing for ?

A hundred years ago I worked as a designer in the telly business and when we chose colours that worked next to each other nicely in ‘colour’ we had to make sure that they were ‘contrasty’ enough to keep the people with old monochrome sets happy - what a pain and restriction that was - the kids of today don’t know they’re born :slight_smile: Best Roger


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