Archive for the ‘Troubleshooting’ Category

When Your Flash File Won’t Open…

Friday, March 7th, 2008

This has happened to me, I’ve slaved days over a single .FLA file, regularly saving back-ups. One day, the worst possible scenario… I can’t open the FLA file. (I was using Adobe Flash CS3) What eventually happened is that I could open another file, and it was only then that I was able to open [...]

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7 Tips For Solving HTML Problems

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

There’s no really unique way of introducing this list. But rest assured, if you’ve wrestled with HTML because something isn’t showing up or because layout elements are askew, there’s some tips in here that will likely benefit you. 1 – Lose Your CSS (Stylesheet) Extra elements will only make troubleshooting harder. Removing extra elements can [...]

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CSS Elements Different Sizes in IE and Firefox

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

It’s happened to all of us, once upon a time, we might have coded a perfectly valid CSS and HTML file, only to find discrepancies between your website when displayed in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. (If you want to easily test your website across multiple browsers, I have an article on testing on various [...]

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10 Tips For Solving CSS Problems

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Some of us have been through this on multiple occasions, you type out some CSS code, go look at your website, and lo and behold, it doesn’t work. That, or your website appears to be working for a few weeks, but then you check your website at your friend’s house on a different browser, and [...]

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Validating CSS: filter in Firefox

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

If you’re like me and you’re using the Web Developer toolbar, you like it when your site validates in it. If you’re looking to do some AJAX/Javascript effects, for example, where a semi-transparent color (I call them blankets) are put over a background while you pop up a member login, you’ll need to use the [...]

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Why Won’t My FLV’s Display?

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

This is possibly the hardest problem to troubleshoot, because without knowing the reason why it’s not working, you can’t really pin-point a solution, troubleshoot or explain your problem on a web forum. So tell me why: Why won’t my Flash Player load my FLV online? Here’s what you probably did: You created an new SWF [...]

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SWFObject Strange Validation Problem

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Warning: Expected ‘:’ but found ‘undefined’. Declaration dropped. If you have no idea what SWFObject is, you can find an article here. Chances are, if you use SWFObject and you care about having a site that validates, you will come across this very minor problem. If you’re new to validation, don’t worry. This isn’t something [...]

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