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Is there a dynamic alarm free graphics / text format?
Something with moving ticker tape text that browsers trust?

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Msg#: 3975707 posted 3:50 pm on Aug 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think many people have scripting turned off on their browsers right? So Flash is a blank hole for many visitors.

I have a logo / graphic need which, if I try to put all I want to say onto the logo in static jpg form, it is too much. So I thought have a graphic with various messages coming and going like Flash, but then the whole thing will get toasted (ignored) by many browsers. So I thought have a plain, dynamic and simple logo with the messages I want to display underneath, line by line. So that if that element is seen as a script, only the narrow message ticker tape line is a hole, if you see what I mean.

Any suggestions / thoughts? I really just need to know what to ask for when I put the project up for tender.

:-) ? RSVP ? :-)



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Msg#: 3975707 posted 2:06 pm on Aug 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

many people have flash and scripting on, like about 99%, maybe more depending on your niche. If they are highly technical maybe 2 to 5% will disallow scripts or allow only on a case by case basis. You're better off doing what you want in flash and having a static noscript backup which may be less than ideal but for the few percent that don't have flash enabled it's better than a blank hole


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Msg#: 3975707 posted 4:40 pm on Aug 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Have you looked at SWFObject?

SWFObject is a way of incorporating Flash that first places the alternate content, then if scripting and Flash are enabled writes to the static div/element to display the Flash. No noscript tags are required. Your document looks something like

<div id="flash-placeholder"><img src="alternate-content.jpg"></div>

And if JS/Flash is enabled, it writes to "flash-placeholder." Cross browser compatible, progressive enhancement, SEO friendly, it's pretty much . . . perfect.

And it's open source [code.google.com]


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Msg#: 3975707 posted 5:13 am on Aug 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi Guys, thanks.

rocknbil, thanks especially, sounds perfect. So I can have my cream (the logo part) and eat it (messages coming and going) if scripts are enabled :-)

Very good - now I just need to find a decent line artist to coem up with the logo I want! I am going to have a graphic designer first design my logo, then get a logo maker to take that into what I need (bad experiences with logo designers and lack of artisitic intuition).


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