1 Reply Latest reply on May 2, 2006 9:51 AM by Newsgroup_User

    calling 1x1 .gif from web into director

    nuclearfish
      Hi,

      My client is sending out jump drives as a giveaway to Reps, and they want to track usage of the piece. The goal is to be able to do this without opening a browser. Our idea is to have director call a 1x1 transparent .gif when the piece launches. I've never done this... can anyone help?

      Thanks.
        • 1. Re: calling 1x1 .gif from web into director
          Level 7
          On Tue, 02 May 2006 14:27:05 GMT, nuclearfish posted in
          macromedia.director.basics:

          > My client is sending out jump drives as a giveaway to Reps, and they
          > want to track usage of the piece. The goal is to be able to do this
          > without opening a browser. Our idea is to have director call a 1x1
          > transparent .gif when the piece launches. I've never done this... can
          > anyone help?

          You could use downloadNetThing, but that wouldn't give you anything more
          than a number of hits in your server logs.

          Or you could use postNetText to send data to a cgi script (perl, PHP,
          etc.) and store information in a database, email the client, or whatever.

          Check out http://www.shocknet.org.uk/ for some really helpful information.


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          Mark A. Boyd
          Keep-On-Learnin'