Cache “nudger”

With web technologies generally, and flash specifically, managing cached assets can sometimes feel like walking a tightrope. If you’ve got a simple slideshow and have occasional updates to the image you want immediately reflected to the client, you’ll often see traditional “cache-busting” methods like appending a random number of the current UTC time to the […]

Flash Objects and Z-Index

If your flash object is overlaying other elements on your page, set the wmode param in the object markup to ‘opaque’

spend a few minutes on google if you want to know the internals – this post is just the upshot (!)

XHTML Flash Object – 100% Viewport with min-height

As relates to my previous posts on XHTML compliant flash objects here and here, occasionally you might want a 100% viewport flash application, but allow the browser to show scrollbars if the window is beneath a certain size. There are ways to do this using JavaScript of course, and in theory setting the min-height of […]

XHTML valid Flash Object – 100% viewport

My post on XHTML valid flash objects in general is here. The markup for an XHTML valid 100% width and height flash site follows. The catch is height in certain browsers (FF) – which will render at about 150 pixels if the height of the body and html elements aren’t explicitly set.

XHTML Flash Object

Despite a tremendous lack of XHTML compliant flash sites – it’s surprisingly simple to have a valid Flash based page. Step 1. XML Declaration, doctype and namespace.

Step 2. Title and Meta Data (in the HEAD element – both required to validate)

Step 3. Correct object markup (“embed” is NOT valid, nor necessary, […]