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On Wed, 26 Mar 2008 18:45:39 +0000 (UTC), "Ken Nielsen"
>I've heard that ywith Flash you can create an HTML wrapper and create a style
>with hidden attributes so meta info can be seen by browsers. Browsers are
>looking for content.
> How is this done?
Offtopic. Read about HTML headers, but not about Flash. Try to search
in Google. You should get tons of info. Flash itself is not visible
for search engines.
Offtopic agreed, but I still appreciate your response, at least to help me settle in the right direction.
Funny that the tons of information I find by searching the internet is mainly warnings about IE and Netscape. How to create a clean placement of browser recognizable text to make pages created written exclusively in Flash become searchable by browsers... is something not made clear or simple in writing I find. Maybe it is not a simple matter, but I find that most articles are engrossed in how weaker, older browsers will crash if there is a mis-placement of searchable text in a document's header.
Does anyone here have a way that they've discovered will do the trick for searchablity of flash generated sites?
Better to have a full, normal HTML page sitting under the Flash. As far as associating text with Flash, the closest I've heard had to do with accessibility so in your Googles include this word, because those using screen readers, no flash, and teg googlies fall under this category and anything made to convert Flash to text would be made for this.
Flash menus are the worst-- as far as I know there is zero way to do more than make the text available. The link itself is out of reach of non-flashers.
So, I gather that I simply need to type in a paragraph, like I would normally if I wanted to see it on-screen in HTML, but then making it invisible to the eye is what I wanted to do.
Good thing I am starting a HTML class this Saturday. When I discover the answer, I'll post it here. Meanwhile, if anyone has the technique down, please share it here. I'll add what I learn about it here later - it's a six week class at the local college.
use SWFObject to embed your SWF, you can supply alternate content that will be overwritten yet crawled by search engines.
So the "Alt" is the key?
How many characters are allowed in an 'alt' field?
On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 16:45:10 +0000 (UTC), "Ken Nielsen"
>Meanwhile, if anyone has the technique down, please
>share it here. I'll add what I learn about it here later - it's a six week
>class at the local college.
I don't understand what is the problem. More exactly it is your little
skills (sorry). Do you know what is <noscript> HTML tag? It was
code (like SWFObject) to put your Flash movie on page, and then you
can insert anything you like between the <noscript> </noscript> tags
pair. In any case you must begin from correct HTML headers definition,
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns=" http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<meta name="description" content="%s" />
<meta name="keywords" content="%s" />
<meta name="author" content= "%s" />
<meta name="copyright" content= "%s" />
<meta name="robots" content="index, follow" />
<meta name="revisit-after" content="7 days" />
I've copied it from one of my projects, so Change "%s" to a correct
There is one problem here. Usual HTML pages have hyperlinks, which
connects pages within one site. Using Flash you can't show these links
to the search engine. What to do? Fortunately there is a solution -
just use siteinfo.xml file at your website to help web crawlers index
all of your pages. Of course, you can insert hyperlinks into
"noscript" area too, but siteinfo file is useful in any case.
There is no limit, you can build an entire page and contain it in there.
It is my 'little' skills that is holding me back at this point - I admit.
But I will study your kind answers here and also take the case to my classroom studies.
Surely I will have more skills to be sure in a couple months from now.