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SleepingWolf
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

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Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 07-28-2006 00:18 Edit Quote

Just when I thought my site was coming along well...I go to my sister in law's place, they ask to see my site, and it barely renders at all....first thought is that it was hacked..nah, not even crawled by the googlebot

..then I notice it's an IE6 version - all nicely decked out with SP2 and a 2nd popup blocker to supplement the one IE already packs.

My sister in law mentions that a technician came in and made sure all the security settings were to the max...now even flash is blocked.

I installed FireFox for her and showed her my site without any problems, but I realized that my site is definitely not IE-ready..at least not for an SP2 version which so much security it won't even run local content with activeX.



back to the drawingboard.

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 07-28-2006 10:19 Edit Quote

Well, that's not really an IE issue, it's more of an accessibility issue.
Are you talking about your site with a photo gallery in Flash ? ... what did I say I my last post in Text Rollover without flicker

You should search for some accessible xhtml+css gallery. Check Stu Nicholls | CSSplay | CSS demonstrations, and also Lightbox JS v2.0 by Lokesh Dhakar.

With an ounce of server-side scripting you could make all this dynamic and use the EXIF informations embedded in the images to fill in the captions and what not.

Hope that helps,

SleepingWolf
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 07-28-2006 13:35 Edit Quote

Hi Poi
No, I was aware of the issues between Flash and and IE - there is even a patent lawsuit against microsoft related to this.

The gallery was affected but also the WordPress blog/cms part - the themes did not show up as if the css had been blocked...all the content was there, but none of the style elements.

My site is slowly coming together...many of the photos on the site were posted without adjustments - unsharpened, uncropped, "uncurved" (i.e. adjust tonality thru curves or levels), etc. This started out as a weekend project but it is slowly consuming my whole life!


Thanks for the advice. Eventually I'll get to that point where I make all the proper changes.
Just a note on the exif data - I do not have any plans to use on it the site for now - the file names are not descriptive so they can't be used as captions - the only time I have used the exif data is on the PixelPost powered photoblog - it gives you the option to pick a date or use the date from the exif data - this is great for posting older pics.

cheers et bonne journée

strange note: when I typed Alt 130 to get the french character I also found it is a shortcut for quote??
at least the alt part was.

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 07-28-2006 13:53 Edit Quote

Could you get a screenshot of the result on your sister in law's IE ?
I tried in IE and beside a few security warning ( I've also increased the "security level" ) your gallery worked and was styled correctly. It sounds like the 'technician' has been a bit an*l on the settings.

My bad about the EXIF data, I was actually thinking about IPTC metadata. You can set them in PhotoShop, in the File > File Info > Description menu.

SleepingWolf
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 07-28-2006 14:17 Edit Quote

I'd have to go back and do it myself..hitting the PrintScreen button might be too hard to explain.


To visualize it, imagine the Grail without any colours - just plain white, all fonts set to their default settings, all hyperlinks are underlined regardless of whether the decoration is set to none. It essentially looked like an html page from 1996 - that was for the home page.

The Flash gallery that you helped me with just showed a black background, not flash.

The strangest part - the forum loaded/rendered perfectly. It was the only component of the site that loaded.

The photoblog gave a 404 - can't explain that one.



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