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9:46 am on Nov 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm new here, and I've been searching this site (and other sites) and reading articles for over 2-days and still haven't found a solution to my dilemma. I KNOW it's something simple, but I just can't find it... and I'm usually pretty good at this stuff, since research is my primary career. However, I'm so frustrated right now that I've given up and decided to post a request here for help.

I'm revising a webpage for a friend. At the "index.html" page there's a Flash object that has a white background, which doesn't match the site page background. In Firefox, the "bgcolor=" code I used works just fine. In Internet Explorer, I get a plain white background.

I found the "If IE, use this code, if not, use this code" references (and code) on several sites, but I CANNOT get the background color to change to the site background color, as it does in Firefox. I'm totally frustrated.

Is there somebody out there who will please look at the "index.html" code I've got and help me fix the Internet Explorer part so the white background will switch to the color of the rest of the page? I'm at my wits end and I have a very low patience threshold.

Thanks for reading my post. I hope somebody will respond and have a solution for me. :)




10:36 am on Nov 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hard to look at the "index.html" code" when you gave no link to it or posted it including the CSS used.



1:03 am on Nov 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Umm, you do have a point. Lol. Sorry about that. Here's the full code for the index.html file. I've noted the beginning and end of the problem area. If you want to see the problem, the url is: [irenesdogs.blodgettranchquarterhorses.com...]
It looks just fine in Firefox, but I just can't get that bg color to display in IE6-8. Thanks for responding to my post. I hope you'll be able to help resolve this pain in the rear end... and again, I apologize for forgetting to include the code with the original post. Regards, Scott.
ADDED AFTER POSTING: I just went to look at it again in Firefox and the Flash object has disappeared. Refreshing the page didn't help. It was working fine last night when I posted my first message. Now I'm REALLY getting frustrated!

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<meta name="generator" content="HTML Tidy for Linux (vers 6 November 2007), see www.w3.org">
<title>Irene's Dogs Official Website</title>
<style type="text/css">
body {
background-color: #f48b8b;
color: black;
:link { color: black }
:visited { color: black }
:active { color: black }
div.c7 {text-align: center}
span.c6 {font-size: 150%}
img.c5 {border-style:none}
span.c4 {font-size: 70%}
span.c3 {font-size: 80%}
span.c2 {font-size: 120%}
span.c1 {font-size: 200%}
<table width="100%">
<td width="20%" height="100%" align="center" valign="center"></td>
<td width="60%" height="100%" align="center" valign="center">
<div class="c7"><strong><img src="skipcolorleft.jpg" alt="** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **"> <span class="c1">IRENE'S DOGS</span> <img src="skipcolorright.jpg" alt="** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **"></strong><br>
<strong><span class="c2">Specializing in Training and Showing dogs in Obedience and Agility</span><br>


<!--[if !IE]> -->
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.bezzmedia.com/swfspot/resources/45-picturecube.swf?bgcolor="#f48b8b"
im0=http://example.com/cubedpics/captmidnight1cubed.jpg&amp;im1=http://example.com/cubedpics/foxylady1cubed.jpg&amp;im2= http://example.com/cubedpics/foxyshamrockcubed.jpg&amp;im3=http://example.com/cubedpics/lucy1cubed.jpg&amp;im4=http://example.com/cubedpics/pard1cubed.jpg&amp;im5=http://example.com/cubedpics/shamrockcubed.jpg&amp;cubesize=250" width="450" height="450
<!-- <![endif]-->
<!--[if IE]>
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" bgcolor="f48b8b" data="http://www.bezzmedia.com/swfspot/resources/45-picturecube.swf?im0= http://example.com/cubedpics/captmidnight1cubed.jpg&amp;im1=http://example.com/cubedpics/foxylady1cubed.jpg&amp;im2=http://example.com/cubedpics/foxyshamrockcubed.jpg&amp;im3=http://example.com/cubedpics/lucy1cubed.jpg&amp;im4=http://example.com/cubedpics/pard1cubed.jpg&amp;im5=http://example.com/cubedpics/shamrockcubed.jpg&amp;cubesize=250" width="450" height="450">
<param name="movie" value="http://www.bezzmedia.com/swfspot/resources/45-picturecube.swf?im0= http://example.com/cubedpics/captmidnight1cubed.jpg&amp;im1=http://example.com/cubedpics/foxylady1cubed.jpg&amp;im2=http://example.com/cubedpics/foxyshamrockcubed.jpg&amp;im3=http://example.com/cubedpics/lucy1cubed.jpg&amp;im4=http://example.com/cubedpics/pard1cubed.jpg&amp;im5=http://example.com/cubedpics/shamrockcubed.jpg&amp;cubesize=250"></object>
<!-- <![endif]-->

*****END OF PROBLEM*****

<span class="c3">View a picture by clicking on it. Return to the cube by clicking on the picture again. The cube changes directions as you move your mouse around the screen.</span><br>
<span class="c4">Click a Doggie to Navigate</span><br>
<img src="skipbuttonbar2.gif" usemap="#skipbuttonbar2" alt="" class="c5"><map id="skipbuttonbar2" name="skipbuttonbar2">
<area shape="rect" alt="" coords="0,33,90,124" href="http://example.com/bio.html" title="">
<area shape="rect" alt="" coords="90,33,180,124" href="http://example.com/photogallery.html" title="">
<area shape="rect" alt="" coords="180,33,270,124" href="http://example.com" title="">
<area shape="rect" alt="" coords="270,33,360,124" href="http://example.com/ireneslinks.html" title="">
<area shape="default" nohref="nohref" alt=""></map><br>
<span class="c6">IRENE'S DOGS &amp;</span><br>
<span>xx RANCH QUARTER HORSES</span><br>
<span>Irene &amp; Ray Blodgett, xx Wade Lane, xx, NV 00000</span><br>
<span>Phone: (775) 423-0532 \ email: <a href="mailto:irene.blodgett@example.com">irene.blodgett@example.com</a></span></strong></div>
<td width="20%" height="100%" align="center" valign="center"></td>

Software error:

Can't locate /home/deploy/webmasterworld/code_format-v6.lib in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.18.2 /usr/local/share/perl/5.18.2 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.18 /usr/share/perl/5.18 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at decode-post-v6.lib line 27, <THREADDAT> line 5.

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