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Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Phillip, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>What *has* changed is the cleaned up navigation and exquisite-yet-still-small-kb graphics--both in the toolbar and elsewhere, enhancing the look and feel of the site both emotionally and as a web user<<<

    I couldnt have articulated it better! I remember when it was 'geocities.com/muppetcentral', and remembering how cool it was to see a different muppet on th ebanner every day. Now we get hundreds of combinations of muppets at the top, and that's just for starters. Yes, the actual 'content' and direction of the site remains the same, but the brand new site design boosts MC to an unrivaled level. How Jamie hasnt been contracted to do graphics for JHC is beyond me!
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Takin a break for a moment.

    You tell em, Cory! LOL!

    jeffy
    I used the press, release action instead of just release. It is the convention in Flash to use it, but I usually use release only. ActionScript is much like JavaScript so it's easy to understand. I may fix it. There are several upgrades coming. The forum menu will be live soon too.

    THE CODE BEHIND THE CURTAIN!
    I wrote the random code as 6 external string statements that call 140+ external files. There is a hierarchy of placement and having them in separate strings speeds up the page a little bit because it is going through 1/6th of the files at a time. Very slick programming there and to add more characters only takes adding to the external string called by the main bar file. Very simple soft-coding really. I'm more of a graphics man than a programmer but I do enjoy web strategy in small doses.

    Spoiled it for everybody I guess. Or confused the heck out of them!
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>I wrote the random code as 6 external string statements that call 140+ external files. There is a hierarchy of placement and having them in separate strings speeds up the page a little bit because it is going through 1/6th of the files at a time. Very slick programming there and to add more characters only takes adding to the external string called by the main bar file. Very simple soft-coding really. I'm more of a graphics man than a programmer but I do enjoy web strategy in small doses<<<

    It's funny, Ive been using computers since I was 5 years old in 1983(back when they were those nasty green screen ones) and to this day this kind of techno jargon is schwwwiiing greek to me.
    I have these two heavily technically pooter' proficent friends, whom I need subtitles when they get to talking tech. It'ls liek something out of a freakin' William Gibson novel! Yet I still am trying to find out how to get ahold of a 'wearable computer' at a cost effective price^_^
  4. Billy's Girl

    Billy's Girl New Member

    HELP!!!!!!

    Whenever I try to open to the Muppet Central Site my computer is just showing a black screen. Does your new site not work on all types of computers?

    I am very stressed about it - so do you have any suggestions about why this is happening?
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    You must download the flash plug-in. You can find it at the Macromedia site.
  6. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    This is wierd - even without flash the main content should come up and i would have thought you'd be directed to download the flash plug in - it looks like it's in the source code.
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Not in the source code. It has been checked on many machines. It is either a firewall problem or an issue with compatibility with the plug-in.
  8. Billy's Girl

    Billy's Girl New Member

    From the mouth of a non-computer person

    'Huh?'
  9. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Jamie - i didn't mean that there was a problem in the source code. I just meant that the line :-

    PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash">

    ..... is IN the source code and so should attempt to download the plug in should it not ? Outcomes the same as you say, it's probably a firewall or something thats stopping that from happening.
  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It could also be a very slow connection, but is seems to pop up fine on my computer. On a few rare occasions it has shown a black screen and taken several seconds to load. That could be a hosting issue - we have gotten a lot of hits lately. I just don't know. The script should be correct. That portion was written by Flash.
  11. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Yeah it seems totally fine here !
  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Macromedia could have changed the link for MX - this is still Flash 5 programming. I doubt it. Look into it next week. It's a rare problem for the bar not to play. only three out of a hundred that I know about so far have had issues and those where with firewall and OS. The prompt did display. Very weird. Could be some rare OS. Curious.
  13. FozzieBear

    FozzieBear New Member

    Yes :D

    Congrats on the new look of the site, it is 100 times better than it was. It would be so cool if it became the official muppet fans website.

    FozzieBear
  14. Dr. Bombay

    Dr. Bombay Member

    I LOVE IT!

    Wow, the new site design is the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational.....this is what we call THE Muppet website of all websites!


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