need some dreamweaver help

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by thenick512, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. thenick512 macrumors newbie

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    I'm building a website using dreamweaver, I'm using flash text as the menu on the left hand side. When I upload everything it takes a single click on a mac to open the page. When I try it on a windows machine it takes a double click. They don't have to be fast clicks either. I can click, give it a second then click again and it opens up. Any ideas? its driving me nuts
     
  2. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    This is a "security" thing with internet explorer. It makes you click it to activate it because it is considered an ActiveX control to microsh*t which they used to like, but now they bitch about it being bad for security (my ass). To avoid this, don't use flash (a lot of people in this forum will agree), just use normal text. BTW: can you give us a link to the site?
     
  3. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    There are workarounds for the activeX issue. Google it.
     
  4. thenick512 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all the help guys, I'll google the work arounds. This is one of my first sites I have ever built, so please try not to be to cruel but I would love some critique.

    www.vrrockgym.com

    There are lots of stuff I'm changing once I get the media for it. Right now all the heading pictures are the same as rotating pictures in the front. This is just the preliminary design.
     
  5. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    I would suggest that you learn the basics of css and xhtml to make your site ready for the future. Table based layouts are not a wise thing and you can recreate the layout you have easily once you know the basics of css. A good place to start is here (for xhtml) and here (for css). I recommend you read these and search up some more. BTW: You can easily do that flash menu in xhtml and css as shown here. Hope this helps.;)
     
  6. thenick512 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm learning CSS now, This is just what they gave me the ideas on and when we get it more nailed down I'll build it in css. I built this site in css. thanks for all the links and the help

    www.chestnuthilllocal.com
     
  7. ambient macrumors member

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