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  • Getting JavaScript CSS Dropdown Menu to Render Over a Flash Component
    07/29/2011 7:52PM

    If you are having trouble getting a DHTML drop-down menu to display on top of a Flash movie try adding the following to the <object> tag that embeds the .swf file in your .html.

    Add the following as a child to the <object> tag:

    <param name="wmode" value="transparent" />

    Add the following as an attribute to the <object> tag:

    wmode="transparent"

    I was having trouble getting a JavaScript dropdown to render over a Flash movie under IE and after adding the aforementioned tags it works just fine.

  • Opening a New Window From a Web Page with Javascript that is SEO Friendly
    05/05/2011 11:01AM

    The days of <a href="#" target="_blank"></a> are long gone.? The way to open a new window with a link is to do it using the javascript window.open() method via an onclick callback.

    However, you still want to make your pages SEO friendly, so you don't want to go about generating links with href="#".? The way to do it is as follows:

    Javascript:

    <script>

    function openNewWindow(url) {

       window.open(url);

    }

    </script>

    HTML:

    <a href="someURL.html" onclick="openNewWindow('someUrl.html');return false;">Link</a>

    When implementing links this way, you still include the url in the href attribute making the page SEO friendly and implement the new window functionality via your javascript function.? You must make sure to include return false; in your onclick attribute so that the link doesn't load in the window from which the original click was issued.

  • Open-Source JavaScript Flash Player (HTML5/SVG)
    01/19/2010 2:39PM

    This is quite incredible.? A purely Javascript Flash Player.? Here are some examples.

    I think that projects like this are simply proof that the days of Flash and it's plugin based virtual machine in a browser are numbered.? Along with jQuery and a host of other Javascript frameworks that are being built, once HTML 5 browsers are in the majority there will be many more options for multimedia content/interactivity on a page than Flash.?

  • Validate the HTML for an Entire Website
    09/14/2009 10:06PM
  • Use Any Font On Your Website
    12/03/2008 8:56AM
    FontLab has recently announced a product that allows you to use any photofont, OpenType, or TrueType font on your website.  And it even works in IE 6.0!

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