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A floating java box that bounces around the screen

It wasn't my idea, blame my boss . . .

     
8:11 am on Jun 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've added a hovering image to our company's website which hovers in the bottom left corner (using a Jave script from Dynamicdrive.com). However, the boss likes it so much she wants it to bounce around the screen rather than stay still. Does anyone know of a script archive that has something like this? I'm assuming it would be easier to take a new script from an archive rather than adjusting the one I already have - I know even less about Java than I do about the workings of my bosses mind.

Roddy

[edited by: roddy at 8:19 am (utc) on June 24, 2003]

8:16 am on June 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Welcom to WebmasterWorld Roddy!

I'm afraid I have no idea how to do that and god knows why anyone would want to! ;) What a ghastly, horrible idea.

Maybe you could just point out to her how dreadfully amateurish she'll make your pages look with that kind of useless gimmick?

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8:21 am on June 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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To be fair, we're based in Beijing, and the Chinese are much more tolerant of animations / flash and so on - they're more used to crowded, noisy environments, I think. Compare a Chinese web portal (sina.com.cn is as good an example as any) with Yahoo and you'll see what I mean.

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8:22 am on June 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Fair enough Roddy.

Well, if anyone can help, I'm sure you'll find them here. ;-)

Nick

9:36 am on June 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If you put your image in a layer, there are scripts out there for moving layers around screens (by manipulating the x and y value) - you could modify one of these.

Like Nick, I can see little value in this! You're going to be adding a lot of JavaScript to do something like this....

4:03 pm on June 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Like Blobfisk said DHTML Layers is your solution.

I'm sure Dynamicdrive could provide you with some.

Good luck!

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4:28 pm on June 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hmmmm, did a search for 'moving layers' in Google, and got some hopeful looking stuff. I haven't actually tested it yet so I won't post any links - it might not work.

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I can attest that Chinese and Japenese web sites are always extremely crowded and busy on screen.

Entirely different mindset; the far-East is responsible for almost all of those on-screen distractions like Neko and other screen friends.

Thanks for the little piece of informtion about sina.com.cn as I had no idea what that site was. I note that for a site I helped run for a one-day event at the beginning of May, that that Chinese web site provided about 20% of the day's visitors, while Google (despite a #1 listing) provided about 1%.