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Now I know it was / is an embedded .swf movie file - I looked at the source, but I am still not smart enough to know how they do it. She had no background as in transparent it was just the spokes person in front of the text on the webpage, such that as she spoke and moved her head and arms, it would hide/reveals the static text content behind her. I hope that I am describing this enough so you al can understand.
I'm mean it would have been no big deal to me if a flash movie was opened some where on a web page that would hide whatever was behind it, but I've never seen this affect before, very professional presentation, she walks on to the page, does about 30 seconds of introduction, then walks off the page at the end and the page looks normal.
WOW, something I have only seen before on TV.
Any one know? - Also I didn't see any co-ordinate specs to force the swf movie to be placed at the lower right screen position, It may not have been as effective if the movie was positioned say in the center or left margin.
The code in the area that called the flash/shockwave movie
looked fairly normal to me, but how could they make the lady
walk in and out of the movie with a transparent background?
Happy New Year all
trying to learn something new for the new year already
Hope this helps.
As you say, "To each his own!"
I'm kinda slow on the up take about all the new tech stuff, for example I stuck with dos and completely skipped windows 3.2 or whatever it was called before win95 came out, so I skipped a whole generation of MS operating system.
I've skipped a whole lot of stuff that has been widely used by ecom and other website developers since '96 but when I saw this flash intro movie , I really thought that it might really be a neat thing for our website, something to definitely set our retail website apart from my competition.
Nobody that I know of has any thing like this in our trade area, yet. Or at least I don't know of any website that uses an actual spokes person to introduce the website.
I've seen plenty of animated flash thingies with all kinds of bits and pieces flying around the screen with and without music in background, but never a person speaking like this.
The thing is we have a niche product website - a subset of jewelry and gifts aimed at a specific subset of buyers, and I know that I would be among the first in my trade area to use this kind of intro movie until it would be copied by others. I would have to learn how to make it not play when visitors would return, maybe set a cookie or some java program that could check if the IP address had already seen the intro, don't play it again?
I certainly don't want to piss off new or old customers, but just try to find a fresh way to greet visitors and let them know we appreciate their time and their business.
I know that I would be among the first in my trade area to use this kind of intro movie
Henry Ford was the first to produce an Edzell. ;)
I am being facetious of course and I do appreciate that things may change wrt video but I don't think it is happening yet. If you feel must do this I would offer it as an option rather than imposing it on people.
I can't seem to find the page inquestion.