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mikemcalister says

Thanks guys!

Well, I’ve noticed now, that the file IS working when you access it directly: http://countryclubs.com/wp-content/themes/CountryClubs/map/map.swf

However, when I have it embeded, the links don’t work for some reason. My embed code is below:

<object id="map" align="" height="400" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="550" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0">
<param name="movie" value="http://countryclubs.com/wp-content/themes/CountryClubs/map/map.swf" /> 
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
<embed name="map" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://countryclubs.com/wp-content/themes/CountryClubs/map/map.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" align="" height="400" quality="high" width="550" bgcolor="#ffffff"></embed>
</object>
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mikemcalister says

I put the “n” in, but alas, still no dice. You can see on CountryClubs.com that the clicking the states on the map does nothing…hmmm…

Anyone want to take a look at this? If interested, send me a message and I can give you some more details!

Thanks guys!

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mikemcalister says

I posted yesterday here: http://activeden.net/forums/thread/html-target-issue-in-flash-map/32269 but haven’t had any hits yet. I’m willing to pay for someones time if they can solve the issue!

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mikemcalister says

I have a project 99% finished, but have one nagging flash issue that I can’t seem to fix. I’m sure it’s easy, but I’m no flash guy.

Just wondering if anyone knows of a site that works like WPQuestions where I can post a question and pay for answers?

Thanks!

Mike

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mikemcalister says

Good day!

I am having an issue with a flash map I recently purchased (US XML Map State Selector). I finally got it implemented into Wordpress, but it doesn’t accept the “_self” or “_blank” target settings. The piece of code below is where I believe the issue to be.

The directions say leave the taget value blank if you want “_self”. However if I leave it blank, the links don’t work. If the code below can be fixed to just ALWAYS open in the same window, that would work! Any help is appreciated.

// Takes a state ID goes to its link
function doAction(i):Void {
    // Do nothing if the link is blank or a #
    if(_level["us"+i].link!="#" && _level["us"+i].link != "") {
        // if there is a target window, use it
        if(_level["us"+i].win != "")
            getURL(_level["us"+i].link,_level["us"+i].wi);
        else
            getURL(_level["us"+i].link);
    }
}
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mikemcalister says
A framework would only be possible as an optional feature.

That could actually work well I think. An optional feature for authors who don’t already have a framework in place. It would give them something standard to work with. That could cut down on some of the complaints TF is getting about compatibility, etc.

So if an author doesn’t provide support (which, IMO is something that should be mandatory) at least there will be others who know the framework. They might also be able to check out a codex or get help in the forum easier.

I can’t help but think the “stigma” everyone’s talking about is due to some authors just creating quick and dirty themes, miraculously getting them through review process, and hoping they sell without updating or supporting them. As I said on the WPCandy post, from what I can tell, the top authors provide top support, so I can’t see the problem stemming from there.

Regardless of where the issues are arising, they need to be fixed. I have plenty of confidence the staff will handle all of this. They’re probably having a meeting about it right now! :)

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mikemcalister says

A framework is a very interesting concept for sure, and it could work if done right. From Jeff’s comments on the article, it sounds as if a framework is coming anyway.

If it was made mandatory, naturally it would see a lot of opposition at first, but I think eventually authors would see the light. Personally, I wouldn’t mind adopting a framework if it was flexible enough.

plus I think that if envato put a mandatory framework in place the themes were be very very similar(even more than many are now)

Maybe authors would have more time to make their themes unique by spending extra time in the design process, and less time writing code they’ve written 1000 times before. The important thing to remember is, it’s not the tools you have, rather how you use them. Authors who make badass themes would still produce badass themes!

Definitely intrigued on how this will turn out though!

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mikemcalister says
Congratulations! Keep making great designs like you have been and you’ll be “blue steel” in no time.

Hahaha, blue steel! Oh man, can’t wait for that day just to see that image again. I’ll have to watch that movie that day too.

Thanks for the comments everyone!

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mikemcalister says

Thanks to everyone who bought a theme (or two) since March ‘09! I would go celebrate in public but no one would understand our peculiar paw pride 8-)

Here’s to the next step!

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Count me in for a badge! That’s the only reason I came. Meeting all the great people was secondary! ;)

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