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  1. #1
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    I have a website ( which has a flash navigation which is pretty elaborate and takes about 30 sec to load. I do NOT want the flash movie to load everytime they click on a new link...
    What can I do.
    If you go to my site you will see what I'm talking about..
    Should I use frames or HTML.
    I tried frames, and liked, and it worked, however the page would load in the top frame, not the below frame like I wnated it to.
    Can anyone help me?:surprised:


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    Well, I don't think the flash does anything for your site.
    It doesn't add any necessary functionality, and doesn't
    contribute to my need to find information on your site.

    I would actually eliminate the flash and make the whole
    top graphic smaller, as it fills up my screen (800X600) browser.

    The music too ... doesn't add anything to the site.

    I would be visiting your site for information and help with
    computer services. Show me what you can do, and how
    to contact you ... that's what I'm looking for.

    But to answer your question:

    I would go with an inline frame <iframe> ... where the whole
    bottom section is an inline frame. The links target the frame
    with whatever other HTML page you're inserting in there.

    Do a search on Google for <iframe> tutorials.

    The great thing about <iframes> as opposed to <frames>,
    it that they remain "parent" to your existing page. Another
    alternative would be to use "PHP includes" ... probably the better
    method to use, but would require you to change your page
    extensions to .php ... and do some more learning about PHP
    by using Google tutorial searches.

    I just looked at your other sample site: TJ's Housekeeping
    That's another one with a flash banner. If I was searching for
    housekeeping, I wouldn't stay to wait for the flash to load ...
    I would click my back buton and go to someone else's site.
    Flash has it's purposes, but not eye-candy ... it just doesn't work.

    TJ wants to get a customer to call them and sign-up for their
    services ... tell the visitors what they do, and give them a number
    to call --- it's as simple as that.


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    Well flash with CSS might be a bit tricky. I'm not saying that it can't be done, but it can, just have to be a bit on the creative side to get the two to work correctly in multiple browsers

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