I would like to tile a little image across the background
behind a flash movie. It's basically the same effect as creating a
100% width and height table and putting a background image into
that table that tiles itself until it fills the entire browser
My flash movie sits in the center of the screen and has a few
transparent areas where I'd like to see the background tiling
coming through. So I can't just put the tiling in the body tag and
center the embed tag with the swf in it, because the swf has its
own background, correct?
Two ways of doing this I see right now:
1) Using a transparent flash movie and doing the tiling in
html. > Any experiences doing this? Are there browser and or
actionscript issues with tranparent flash movies?
2) Doing everything in flash, including the tiling... then
i'd have to code something that keeps tiling the background even
when the user stretches and shrinks the browser window.
Any thoughts on these two sollutions or other sollutions
The first one is the easiest and I haven´t heard about
any issues except that flash will comsume more resources and will
play a little slower. The second one can also be done (repeating an
image all the time with Flash 7 or older, or painting with a tiling
image on Flash 8) even manually, or with some coding.
Ah I was forgetting. The only issue might be the browsers
that support that. I know any of the latest browsers support this
completely but don't know about older ones. IE is the only one that
supports it from IE 4.0.