Using Flash and HTML together

Posted on 2008-02-02
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I am using Flash CS3 and Dreamweaver CS3. The top third of my page is a Flash swf and includes a simple site navigation with 5  simple buttons. When I click on a button(the flash button) I want an html page to load in the bottom third of the page. Is this an appropriate use of innerHTML or is there a better solution?
Question by:MarleneAyers
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Do you know html frames?

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Yes but I thought those were frowned upon?
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Well it makes the website very fast. Here's one I made with a template that has top third  swf flash and middle third html and lower third frames: http://www.mntnsoftware.com/solutions.html
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And yes there are some drawbacks to frames when it comes to maintaining a site. So are there also drawbacks to using flash.
frames bad: http://www.html-faq.com/htmlframes/?framesareevil
flash bad: http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/tips/webdesign/flash_web_site_intros_usage_advantages_disadvantages.php3
and innerHTML is confusing and non standard for doing what most use ajax for doing now - these solutions (ajax = latest thing) are for bringing in lots of data without refreshing the page - very useful in yahoo beta mail so I can scroll through 2500 email messages - it's all about the user experience afterall. Different methods are going to be used all over the web. There is the latest thing but there is no standard way of doing things. My advice pick one of the solutions your comfortable with and be prepared to rebuild the site in 18 months

Here's a reference for use of innerHTML: http://domscripting.com/blog/display/35


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