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John H
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Preston, Lancashire, England
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 03-09-2002 03:55

here's the script :: Wiggle ::

The problem is, rather than moving several layers (48 to be exact) at once. It writes divs into a container div, Netscape seems to want to reload the 2 images used every time it writes to the container div and it just moves empty images around without ever loading the images.

Anyone got any idea how to fix this, I'm planning on incorporating it into an intro to my homepage which I'm currently redesigning.

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 03-09-2002 04:48

First of all, let me say I *love* the concept and the movement you've got coded there. That part is sweet!

However, I don't get the image loading problem at all but something worse. This page crashes my NN4 everytime. I tried it on two different machines and I get the same crash after a few interations of the movement. I'm not sure why NN4 is choking on it but you may want to rethink the implementation.

I'm curious, have you experienced this at all or is it just the image loading issue?

I have heard that NN4 sometimes has a problem with putting the style settings in the DIV tag itself, you may want to investigate that as a possible cause. Try putting the style settings in a class and referencing that from the individual ball divs.

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 03-09-2002 06:45

Using document.write to write an image tag will always do that in NN4, I believe. Your best bet is to actually have the 48 separate layers - I believe it will be faster in the long run. Cool little idea, btw.

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 03-09-2002 06:54

PRETTTTTYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

. . .

DocOzone
Maniac (V) Lord Mad Scientist
Sovereign of all the lands Ozone and just beyond that little green line over there...

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Insane since: Mar 1994

posted posted 03-09-2002 23:34

Hey John! Yah, that is some sweet motion there, nice work with the shadows, excellent. Netscape will explode every time with the style information incorporated into the <div> container, you'll need to write a style sheet at the same time would be my guess. Good luck with the optimizing code, I'd suspect that you'd be best writing your 48 div's and just moving them, but I may be wrong. (You're using 67% of my CPU as it runs right now, my current silly toy eats more like 75% or so, I need to get that down to at least 50% before I'll be happy.

Your pal, -doc-

John H
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Preston, Lancashire, England
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 03-10-2002 01:29

Thanks for all the advice :-)

I've got the netscape problem sorted out now and made it the intro page to my site, not started redesigning the site yet though.

Doc, You're a mac guy arn't you ?

I've based this page on some elements of a little demo I'm putting together for the mac. want me post a link to it when it's finished ? I'm going to try and make a DHTML version of it too but I doubt I could unless I can move 2000 layers somehow or tone it down a bit.

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