Internet Explorer & FF & Sb4 on PC Flash obscuring CSS menus

I need a little help.

In IE7 on the PC the Gallery pages of this site

   http://dantucker.co.uk/cityscape/

the CSS menus are being obscured by the Flash galleries. The pix for the
Galleries are produced from LightRoom using a Flash gallery exporter.

On Safari and Firefox [Mac] the menus come out on top. On IE, FF and Sb4 on
the PC they’re all behind the Flash panel. I did try de-layering the Flash
item on the age but that made no difference.

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Sometime around 1/3/09 (at 12:12 +0000) Peter Tucker said:

On Safari and Firefox [Mac] the menus come out on top. On IE, FF and Sb4 on
the PC they’re all behind the Flash panel.

I’m afraid you have no way to control layering of items over plugin
content. A few Mac browsers do manage this, but all others relinquish
complete control of that space to the plugin and simply cannot draw
content over the top.

You will simply have to redesign to avoid needing to do that. Sorry!

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Hi Peter,

Try the old wmode transparent embed parameter trick. If you don’t know
how, select the Flash item in Freeway and in the Extended dialog add
wmode into the Name field and transparent into the Value field. this
might do the opposite of what you want it to, though.

Joe

On 1 Mar 2009, at 12:12, Peter Tucker wrote:

I need a little help.

In IE7 on the PC the Gallery pages of this site

  http://dantucker.co.uk/cityscape/

the CSS menus are being obscured by the Flash galleries. The pix for
the
Galleries are produced from LightRoom using a Flash gallery exporter.

On Safari and Firefox [Mac] the menus come out on top. On IE, FF and
Sb4 on
the PC they’re all behind the Flash panel. I did try de-layering the
Flash
item on the age but that made no difference.

Best wishes Peter

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Just out of interest, the site I’m working on has the CSS menu “inline” with a flash animation following inline after that in the same div.

The CSS menu drop downs displays perfectly fine over the top of the running Flash animation on all platforms. without any hacks.

On 1 Mar 2009, at 3:05 pm, Keith Martin wrote:

I’m afraid you have no way to control layering of items over plugin content. A few Mac browsers do manage this, but all others relinquish complete control of that space to the plugin and simply cannot draw content over the top.

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on 01/03/2009 15:18, Joe Billings at email@hidden wrote:

Hi Peter,

Try the old wmode transparent embed parameter trick. If you don’t know
how, select the Flash item in Freeway and in the Extended dialog add
wmode into the Name field and transparent into the Value field. this
might do the opposite of what you want it to, though.

Big cheers for Joe

That trick worked, thanks.

CC: ,

Hi Jamie,

This might be your answer too.

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Thanks Peter

That only helped when I had a framing issue but does nothing for assisting my css menus from having issues when a frame with a flash gallery is on the page. The csss menu still breaks up and drops down behind the flash gallery. This seems to be a fault that Freeway just can’t get around in its current state.

You have to wait for all items in the gallery to load before the css menu works

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Hi Jamie,

Rather than the fault of Freeway I think this is actually happening
because you are displaying the content through an iFrame. Also, the
page being referenced in the iFrame isn’t a Freeway page, it’s
Lightroom/Slideshow Pro output.

This is more likely to be the fault of the browser, or should I say,
the differences between the way browsers work. Try adding the wmode
parameter to the parameters in the page in the iFrame (handcoding I’m
afraid). Change this:

var params = { bgcolor: "#FFFFFF", quality: "best", allowfullscreen:  

“true” }

to this:

var params = { bgcolor: "#FFFFFF", quality: "best", allowfullscreen:  

“true” , wmode: “transparent”}

If that doesn’t work then the only way to get it behave would be to
import the Flash directly into the Freeway file so all the content is
on the same level as it were.

Hope this helps.

Joe

On 1 Mar 2009, at 16:53, Snapper wrote:

Thanks Peter

That only helped when I had a framing issue but does nothing for
assisting my css menus from having issues when a frame with a flash
gallery is on the page. The csss menu still breaks up and drops down
behind the flash gallery. This seems to be a fault that Freeway just
can’t get around in its current state.

You have to wait for all items in the gallery to load before the css
menu works

Regards

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errr

OK how do i do all that?


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The CSS menu drop downs displays perfectly fine over the top of the
running Flash animation on all platforms. without any hacks.

IE6?

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even on the IE6 - can’t show you the site yet, but its one its way.

On 1 Mar 2009, at 6:03 pm, Keith Martin wrote:

The CSS menu drop downs displays perfectly fine over the top of the running Flash animation on all platforms. without any hacks.

IE6?

k

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On 1 Mar 2009, at 17:38, Snapper wrote:

errr

OK how do i do all that?

Open up your favorite text editor (TextWrangler’s great and free <Bare Bones Software | TextWrangler is now BBEdit -- and still free! It's time to switch.

) and then the page that you displaying through the iFrame.

Change this:

var params = {
	bgcolor: "#FFFFFF",
	quality: "best",
	allowfullscreen: "true"
}

to this:

var params = {
	bgcolor: "#FFFFFF",
	quality: "best",
	allowfullscreen: "true" ,
	wmode: "transparent"
}

and then re-upload the file to the server. If you’re using an FTP
application such as Transmit or Cyberduck you can just select the file
on the server, right click it and choose Edit In>TextWrangler. The FTP
app will download the file, open it in TW and then when you save it
will upload the changed document again for you.

If that doesn’t work then the only way to get it behave would be to
import the Flash directly into the Freeway file so all the content
is on the same level as it were.

See this KnopwledgeBase article, it talks about the Flash version of
SSP but I’m sure the uploading and XML editing aspect of it will be
the same, if not very similar:

Hope this helps.

Joe


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Keith, Yes your right, after a double check IE6 does not like it.
I’ll have to detect IE6 and replace the Flash with a static file -
darn IE6 again!

On 1 Mar 2009, at 18:03, Keith Martin wrote:

The CSS menu drop downs displays perfectly fine over the top of the
running Flash animation on all platforms. without any hacks.

IE6?

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