Mapping Weirdness

Can anyone help me why I can’t get the “map area” command to work properly on this page:

Middle of the page “sample of our newest offerings”… It is a flash slideshow/strip. I’ve drawn a “map area” rectangle around the flash and the title, which should link to here:

http://www.rentoys.com/newstuff

The title part of the link is working, but that is because I did a separate link for that part from the map area box.

Thanks for any clues!
Doty

Flash cuts a (virtual) hole through the browser window, and nothing
can exist above it, except for more Flash. If you need to add a link
to the area occupied by a flash movie, you must make that link within
Flash itself. HTML elements cannot exist “above” a Flash movie.

Walter

On Feb 5, 2008, at 3:14 PM, Doty Shepard wrote:

Can anyone help me why I can’t get the “map area” command to work
properly on this page:

http://www.rentoys.com

Middle of the page “sample of our newest offerings”… It is a
flash slideshow/strip. I’ve drawn a “map area” rectangle around the
flash and the title, which should link to here:

http://www.rentoys.com/newstuff

The title part of the link is working, but that is because I did a
separate link for that part from the map area box.

Thanks for any clues!
Doty


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Walter,

Thanks for this. Knowing this will keep me from banging my head against a
wall trying to do the impossible!

I used SWF 'n Slide Pro to create the flash. I found a place to include a
link in that program, but when I reimport the file into Freeway the link
does not work. I’m assuming it is a problem with SWF 'n Slide, not Freeway.
At any rate, unless someone has another suggestion, I’m thinking I’m stuck.

Thanks,
Doty

From: Walter Lee Davis email@hidden
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Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 16:22:46 -0500
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Subject: Re: Mapping Weirdness

Flash cuts a (virtual) hole through the browser window, and nothing
can exist above it, except for more Flash. If you need to add a link
to the area occupied by a flash movie, you must make that link within
Flash itself. HTML elements cannot exist “above” a Flash movie.

Walter


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Doty, I may be stating the obvious or you may have just missed it, but
when you write your link in SWF’n’Slide Pro you must put the full URL
to where the linked file will be on your server - (not your computer)

  • http:// and all.

Colin

On 6 Feb 2008, at 20:32, Doty Shepard wrote:

I used SWF 'n Slide Pro to create the flash. I found a place to
include a
link in that program, but when I reimport the file into Freeway the
link
does not work.


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I know these things can be done on-line globally, but I wonder
whether there might be any Aussie (preferably Melbourne) -based
Freeway aficionados I could contact for help with Freeway, perhaps on
a commercial basis. Someone with a graphic arts background would be
ideal.
If the rules of the group allow it, I can be contacted via
email@hidden.
And best wishes to everyone in what I reckon must be one of the most
active and helpful groups around.
Philip Lock


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