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    Exclamation Flash & pop-up html

    Hi!

    First thing first- great forum!¨

    I have just finished building a dynamic flash-site, which is great fun. I wanna use Paypal on my site and therefor I have linked all my pictures & paintings in my flash document, to external html-pages. The html pages containing an enlarged picture and a simple "Add 2 Cart" button. This is my problem: How can I control the size of the Browser-window? I'm not interested in a full page with like 60% "empty waste area". One more question: Will these pages trigger the anti-popup software most people use? And eventually, how 2 bypass / sneak..
    I hope I make myself understandable, took my english classes on MTV

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    Those pesky pop-ups again...

    How can I control the size of the Browser-window?
    You can open a new browser window and control its initial size through a bit of JavaScript; just Google for "javascript open new window" or something.

    I'm not interested in a full page with like 60% "empty waste area".
    That's not your concern, that's the user's.

    Will these pages trigger the anti-popup software most people use?
    Although I don't have experience with it, I guess so; that's what it's for, right?

    how 2 bypass / sneak
    First of all: DON'T. Second of all: I have no idea, but if anyone comes up with such a thing, I will personally send a bug report to every pop-up-killer-maker I can find.

    Bottom line: almost everyone hates pop-ups, most of the time they are unnecessary and they can confuse people.

    If you must open a new window, open a full one, with all the toolbars, and alert the visitor beforehand that a certain link/button will open a new window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sizophyz
    I'm not interested in a full page with like 60% "empty waste area".
    The real skill lies in making that new page look good with 60% empty space.

    For the love of all that's good and beautiful in this world, dont use pop-ups


    Gary

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    Thanx for your reply.

    But the problem is still a problem

    The link's in my swf file (flashmovie) is real basic (Textlink) : maleri1.html (_blank) etc.
    How and where do I trigger the opennewwindow script?
    Look like I need to configure new button with following actions and so on..

    Guess it should be an easier way to fix this?

    Popup sucks, but when a window popup because you made the command, (by pressing a mousebutton etc.) why block it? What triggers it? Is it just because it is from flash to HTML?

    This bothers me because I want to sell the stuff on my site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizophyz
    But the problem is still a problem
    Well, this is what design is about - solving problems

    But, really, I can't see what the problem is? You have a Flash gallery, with thumbnails - when you click on a thumb - it opens an html page, with a larger image, and the add to cart/paypal stuff?

    The general opinion is that pop-ups should be avoided, as they interfere with the user's software, and distract from the user's expectations/behaviour patterns. Plus, there is a growing instinct that all pop-ups are malicious - not good if you are after selling stuff?

    What I would do, is have your Flash front page, but have the gallery completely in html -using a PHP paging system like this:
    On your html gallery page you have all the thumbs of your paintings at the top of the page - with an enlarged image of the selected thumb underneath. When you select another thumb; the emlarged image changes correspondingly.

    Also at the botom of the page you could have something like this:

    << < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

    so people can easily view your full size paintings, one after the other, or even skip a few if they like. Hope this makes sense?

    Projects like this really need to focus on the user, at least if you are hoping to sell anything - the best way is to stick with well recognised & understood conventions.

    Gary

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    [QUOTE=Graft-Creative]Well, this is what design is about - solving problems

    But, really, I can't see what the problem is? You have a Flash gallery, with thumbnails - when you click on a thumb - it opens an html page, with a larger image, and the add to cart/paypal stuff?

    This is all correct. But I want to regulate the size of the new HTML-based "popup" window.( Is it a popup-window, if you open it by pressing your mousebutton?) Ok, for this we use a simple script: 'openNewWindow'. So far, so good. The trouble is that my flash movie needs to trigger/talk2 the script. I'm now trying to make new buttons over the images and use actionscript..

    I guess it aint no easy-way out of this

    You can check out Jola's webpage, (http://www.yolart.net/EXPO/indexphoto.htm#)
    he's got the link features I want on my site. The only difference is that my index is based on Flash, cause flash rules and flash sellz $$$$$$

    Thanx again for your reply's

    Sizophyz "Keep on rolling that rock!"
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    If you use javascript to control the opening of the new window, you can control the width/height of the window as well, solving your 60% empty space problem. Pop up window blockers usually only block windows that open without a request, meaning if you click a link to open pop up window it will work. About 85% of the time.

    As far as pop-ups, I actually don't mind them on some elements, like photo galleries or shopping carts. The ones I hate are when a browser window has the intro to a website, you click on the "enter site" link, and the site opens in a pop-up window. Freakin%%$!# lazy designers.

    As far as Flash rooling and sellzzzzing, well, that's like, your opinion man.


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