Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:30 PM
Feel free to critique anything: colors, imagry, or functionality. The site is not live, however, all I have to do is make one change in .htaccess and it is. Paypal stuff is production mode.
[a href=\"http://www.determinedtofall.com\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.determinedtofall.com[/a]
EDIT: site is live now. The URL has been changed.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 01:24 AM
Posted 17 June 2006 - 02:29 AM
The paypal integration is okay. It'd be nice if I could change the font color (because you can't have a black page with black fonts) -- and the "paypal blue" bar is a rather obnoxious.
Since AndyB responded, I would like to say thank you for the captcha script. I was going to attempt it myself -- but your script was just perfect.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:18 PM
Also on my brothers pc here, all I hear is the sound - I dont see any video - probably some codec issue or something.
You might want to test the popups with the popup blockers out there to make sure they work ok.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:32 PM
So, your version of quicktime is not the latest flavor -- and apparently doesn't know it's not (or doesn't care to tell you). This is probably the most frustrating thing I'm going to run into. The site will detect quicktime. If quicktime is not present, it will use windows media player. The fact that this problem presented itself on your machine means this is going to be a major issue with many other users.
Updating to flash video sounds promising. Do you know of a good method of converting? I have Flash MX2004 (one version back) -- but use it mostly for menus. I haven't done any video with it at all. Also, is flash seseptable to the same codec issues that quicktime is?
Posted 20 June 2006 - 03:47 PM
No - once a video is embdedded into FLASH it should not require any codecs.
Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:21 AM
Personally I have to agree with the post above, I am not a big fan of video on the opening page. Remember, on average when you pull someone to your site, you have 5-8 seconds to grab their attention before they will click away. Video does not load that fast.
Posted 21 June 2006 - 01:55 PM
Also - why doenst your video work with an old version of quicktime??
Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:12 PM
Why doenst your video work with an old version of quicktime??
codec. It's using H.264 which is brand new. Highly compressed with excellent quality. If it tried to install an update on your system, it's a Microsoft ActiveX "feature" built into the browser.
The bad news is I have absolutely no control over the codec. It is what it is because the client wants it that way (and provided it that way).
That being said. I finally managed to get a quicktime detector that's version sensitive. It won't attempt to install anything on anyone's sytem, it will just default to media player if Quicktime 7 isn't installed.
Anyway, if you could give it another whirl, I'd really like to know if it's working better now.
Posted 23 June 2006 - 01:44 PM
OK - well it picked up on my Windows Media player.
It worked the first time in IE6 and then crashed the browser.
I managed to find out what I done.
While the video is playing - if you click in the address bar, the skin of the player changes and well, it crashed my IE.
In firefox I also clicked in the address bar and the skin changed - but the video stopped.
Apart from clicking in the address bar - it plays ok in its defauly skin.
Posted 23 June 2006 - 02:00 PM
If anyone knows the proper way to stop and restart media player, that would be awesome. So far, it doesn't work at all.
One thing you might look into for me. The movie stops with an onblur event. It restarts with an onfocus event. Because Firefox apparently has issues with onfocus, I have PHP not putting the onfocus script if the browser is Firefox. Internet explorer has always worked on my end so I don't have it excluding the onfocus. So, your crash could be caused by the onfocus onblur event combination trying to remove the media from the page, then reinserting it when you return. If it crashes when you click a link, that's weird. But if it crashes upon return to the page (or closing the popup) that's the rewriting of the object tag. I would be grateful to know which one is causing the issue.
Posted 23 June 2006 - 02:06 PM
It crashes if I move the mouse over stuff, click on a link etc. etc. The video also tries to restart.
It could be my IE, so you'll have to get testing on different pcs.
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