6 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2006 11:48 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Dreamweaver Flash Embedding Problem...

    Jimbopne
      Hello all,

      Just stumbled across a slight issue which im hoping some of you may be able to help me with...

      Firstly I will give a slight bit of background...

      As part of a University assignment, a small Dreamweaver based website is to be created. In this case I am doing a small website for a local architecture firm (it is a live brief).

      As a total beginner with dreamweaver, ive come across a problem which is the final piece of the jigsaw, once this is sorted it is pretty much finished!

      Anyways, onto the problem...

      The background to the site is one simple jpeg, with the bulk text and the links as part of the jpeg, with basic hot-spots covering each element.

      However, I also want to integrate flash movies onto the page...

      To do this I created a new layer and placed the flash movies into their relevant places.

      When published, the flash elements seem to align themselves with the browser window itself, as apposed to the page as a whole (which is centred).

      Here is a URL to the test upload (there is a spelling mistake and a few other things that I have now sorted ready for a final upload once sorted)

      http://www.pnefans.net/LMP/home.html

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.

      Thankyou in advance....

      James Lawson
        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver Flash Embedding Problem...
          Level 7
          > When published, the flash elements seem to align themselves with the
          > browser
          > window itself, as apposed to the page as a whole (which is centred).

          This is how layers work. Their position is offset from the location of the
          closest positioned ancestor contaner. When there is none, the position is
          relative to the <body> tag. That's what you are describing.

          To change that, create a 'closest positioned ancestor container' that just
          happens to be one that will center along with the rest of the page.

          Change this -

          </head>

          to this -

          <style type="text/css">
          <!--
          body { text-align:center; }
          #wrapper { text-align:left; width:720px; margin:0 auto;position:relative; }
          /* change the width to suit */
          -->
          </style>
          </head>

          change this -

          <body ...>

          to this -

          <body ...>
          <div id="wrapper">

          and this -

          </body>

          to this -

          </div><!-- /wrapper -->
          </body>

          and see if that helps.

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          "Jimbopne" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:e3ko0j$pof$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hello all,
          >
          > Just stumbled across a slight issue which im hoping some of you may be
          > able
          > to help me with...
          >
          > Firstly I will give a slight bit of background...
          >
          > As part of a University assignment, a small Dreamweaver based website is
          > to be
          > created. In this case I am doing a small website for a local architecture
          > firm
          > (it is a live brief).
          >
          > As a total beginner with dreamweaver, ive come across a problem which is
          > the
          > final piece of the jigsaw, once this is sorted it is pretty much finished!
          >
          > Anyways, onto the problem...
          >
          > The background to the site is one simple jpeg, with the bulk text and the
          > links as part of the jpeg, with basic hot-spots covering each element.
          >
          > However, I also want to integrate flash movies onto the page...
          >
          > To do this I created a new layer and placed the flash movies into their
          > relevant places.
          >
          > When published, the flash elements seem to align themselves with the
          > browser
          > window itself, as apposed to the page as a whole (which is centred).
          >
          > Here is a URL to the test upload (there is a spelling mistake and a few
          > other
          > things that I have now sorted ready for a final upload once sorted)
          >
          > http://www.pnefans.net/LMP/home.html
          >
          > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
          >
          > Thankyou in advance....
          >
          > James Lawson
          >


          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver Flash Embedding Problem...
            Jimbopne Level 1
            Excellent!

            Your solution has worked and the website has now been finalised...

            You can go to http://www.pnefans.net/LMP/index.html to have a look!

            It will be up on their official domain (www.lmp213.com) tomorrow!

            Thankyou for all your help, its greatly appreciated.

            x
            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver Flash Embedding Problem...
              Level 7
              I'm left wondering why you even needed to use Flash there....

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              "Jimbopne" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:e3l202$75d$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Excellent!
              >
              > Your solution has worked and the website has now been finalised...
              >
              > You can go to http://www.pnefans.net/LMP/index.html to have a look!
              >
              > It will be up on their official domain (www.lmp213.com) tomorrow!
              >
              > Thankyou for all your help, its greatly appreciated.
              >
              > x
              >


              • 4. Re: Dreamweaver Flash Embedding Problem...
                Level 7
                On Sun, 7 May 2006 12:19:41 -0400, "Murray *ACE*"
                <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote:

                >I'm left wondering why you even needed to use Flash there....


                Good question. I'm wondering if they're expecting anyone to find it with
                a search engine.

                Gary
                • 5. Re: Dreamweaver Flash Embedding Problem...
                  Jimbopne Level 1
                  Well Murray and Gary...

                  not sure why I have to justify my actions to you both but anyway...

                  I am a total 'newbie' to website development, this being my first ever 'site', thus there are bound to be some things that you 'experts' may bring into question.

                  However, I dont kid myself that I am, or ever will be among your 'elitist' group of web-developers - this dosent justify your tone of response.

                  Flash was used as it HAD to be used as part of my assignment, which also included a self drawn map, digital photography amongst other elements. I combined the photography with the Flash to create the slideshow effect - which regardless of your opinion, I (and the clients) believe is suitable.

                  To answer Gary's quip about the search engines, I will be adding Metatags to the final site which will be uploaded tomorrow.

                  Again, let me thank you (Murray) for your help, as it sorted the problem (however 'easy' or 'basic' it may seem to you guys) and as I posted, I appreciated it greatly.

                  Hope that helps...

                  x

                  • 6. Re: Dreamweaver Flash Embedding Problem...
                    Level 7
                    > To answer Gary's quip about the search engines, I will be adding Metatags
                    > to
                    > the final site which will be uploaded tomorrow.

                    Better read up on Search engines then, as they now ignore meta tags. Your
                    page rank is arrived at on the basis of content on the page. In the case of
                    your page, well, you read Gary's post....

                    > Flash was used as it HAD to be used as part of my assignment, which also
                    > included a self drawn map, digital photography amongst other elements. I
                    > combined the photography with the Flash to create the slideshow effect -
                    > which
                    > regardless of your opinion, I (and the clients) believe is suitable.

                    Honestly, I never went into the site. I just looked at the opening page.

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                    "Jimbopne" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    news:e3lerg$ltl$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    > Well Murray and Gary...
                    >
                    > not sure why I have to justify my actions to you both but anyway...
                    >
                    > I am a total 'newbie' to website development, this being my first ever
                    > 'site',
                    > thus there are bound to be some things that you 'experts' may bring into
                    > question.
                    >
                    > However, I dont kid myself that I am, or ever will be among your 'elitist'
                    > group of web-developers - this dosent justify your tone of response.
                    >
                    > Flash was used as it HAD to be used as part of my assignment, which also
                    > included a self drawn map, digital photography amongst other elements. I
                    > combined the photography with the Flash to create the slideshow effect -
                    > which
                    > regardless of your opinion, I (and the clients) believe is suitable.
                    >
                    > To answer Gary's quip about the search engines, I will be adding Metatags
                    > to
                    > the final site which will be uploaded tomorrow.
                    >
                    > Again, let me thank you (Murray) for your help, as it sorted the problem
                    > (however 'easy' or 'basic' it may seem to you guys) and as I posted, I
                    > appreciated it greatly.
                    >
                    > Hope that helps...
                    >
                    > x
                    >
                    >
                    >