Hi all, I have a frustrating problem which I cannot pin down that hopefully someone can help with.
I recently updated my company website and included a couple of flash objects on the home page to make the site more visually appealing but one of them is quite a large file, it's a comapny presentation which lasts a few minutes. In order to get around the blank white space issue we had a preloader made which shows the loading progress and a company logo and address. This preloader displays correctly in Firefox and Chrome but not when I view the page through IE (blank white space is shown). The web page is http://www.expd8.co.uk
I have also added the same flash presentastion file to an IIS web server we own under a dedictaed URL which we have added to our company email signatures and this does display the preloader when using IE. http://www.expd8fieldmarketing.co.uk
Obviously it seems to be some kind of issue with the relationships between Silverstripe CMS, the flash object and Internet Explorer.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Browser differences in Flash or otherwise aren't SS's fault, and asserting that "obviously it seems to be some kind of issue with the relationships between Silverstripe CMS, the flash object and Internet Explorer." isn't going to make it so. What makes you so sure SS is the cause?
From the sound of it, it seems like you're using a js-based preloader. Why not just build a preloader inside the Flash file itself then you wouldn't have to deal with white space issues, if you're at least decent at Flash instead of js.
Either way, I'd try a Flash- or JS-related forum instead of this one.
Thanks for the help Ryan, you're probably right about it being an issue with the way the flash has been embeded into SS, I'm not very experienced with HTML so I wouldn't be surprised if it was just a simple code change to make it work within IE.