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pop up Flash Intro

 10:56 pm on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Can anyone tell me how to add an (pop up) Intro Flash in my web site? I already created the flash (using VisionBlazer) and i know to add it to a web page, but what i need to do is to add it to the website and to open automaticaly as a pop up, right after i type the website's address like this one
<sorry, no personal URLs> and i already created the skip intro

[edited by: tedster at 11:57 pm (utc) on April 22, 2003]



 3:41 am on Apr 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

You need to trigger a javascript window.open() function somewhere on the index page (perhaps using onload in the body tag, or perhaps calling the pop-up function from a link.) For an example of how window.open() works, see message #4 on our Generic Javascript [webmasterworld.com] thread.

The document that loads into your new window should contain your Flash movie and probably the "skip intro" button as well.


 3:59 am on Apr 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Do you REALLY want to do this?

Pop-up windows tend to annoy users. So do flash intros.
Combining the two seems like a bad idea. :)

If users have to sit through the same intro everytime that they come to your site then they will soon get very bored with it (no matter how cool it is).


 9:45 am on Apr 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

To echo grahamsteward and tedster, if you really do want to do this (it's gone right out of fashion) make sure to add a skip intro link!

You could look at using a cookie - if the user has been to your site once, skip the flash intro and bring them straight to the content.

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