1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 25, 2009 7:39 AM by kglad

    White box where Flash should be




      I don't know if anyone could help me on this (I'm not the main programmer of our company's website) but just the other day we noticed that the main flash animation on our company's website (www.afhu.org) didn't display on some browsers, notably IE6.   It works on IE8, FF, Chrome etc.  What the user sees instead of the animation is just a white box the size of the flash object.


      I believe the flash lines from the homepage are as follows;


        <!-- BEGIN: main column -->

        <div id="MainColumn">

          <div class="Column" id="LeftColumn">

          <img src="files/rothbergampitheater.jpg" width="478" height="478" alt="rothbergampitheater.jpg" title="rothbergampitheater.jpg" />

        <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer">Get Adobe Flash Player</a></p>


      <script type="text/javascript">

        var so = new SWFObject("/sites/all/themes/afhu/flash/afhu.swf", "mymovie", "478", "478", "8", "#EEEEEE");

        so.addParam("wmode", "transparent");




      I've seen postings on the web referring to this but most seem older.  I'm not sure if this issue has always been with us or is new.  We haven't changed any code recently and I would think we would have seen it before but perhaps not.  Can anyone tell me from the code above (or from our website, www..afhu.org) if the Flash coding looks 'correct'?  Thanks $1mil.  !

        • 1. Re: White box where Flash should be
          kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          you must have some code adding swfobject.js to your html but other than that your code looks ok.


          but it's an older version (1) of swfobject.   you might want to update to version 2 and see if the problem is resolved or, read about swfobject issues with older browsers and see if this is something that's been fixed with version 2.