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Hi everyone,

There's a "Send an Emal" button on the following site:

http://www.eventsbyolivia.com.au/

When this button is clicked, it dims the background and has a form that "animates" on. Can someone tell me how this was done, ie. whether it's possible to do in Dreamweaver CS4 or was it done using javascript etc?

Appreciate any advice.
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by:chilternPC
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actually that comes up with an error for me.
its similar to the lightbox software:
http://www.huddletogether.com/projects/lightbox2/
click on the images to see - its a free download
or this one that uses jquery, again its free:
http://leandrovieira.com/projects/jquery/lightbox/
and instead of an image you can use an html page
what I do use is an add-on from www.dmxzone.com for dreamweaver for popups
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by:chilternPC
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here's another idea ...
http://orangoo.com/labs/GreyBox/
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by:IanTh
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its a flash button and the effect is probably done in actionscript

but it errored for me as well
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by:IanTh
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in cs4 adobe have removed from dw the ability to create the flash button as previously you could do it in dw but now adobe want you to use flash to do that
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by:chilternPC
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its not flash.
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by:IanTh
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<body>
<table width="840" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="border">
  <tr>
    <td width="20" rowspan="4" background="images/Edge.jpg">&nbsp;</td>
    <td height="123" colspan="3" bgcolor="#D8EBC3"><script type="text/javascript">
AC_FL_RunContent( 'codebase','http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,28,0','width','800','height','180','src','swf/BannerWithBG','quality','high','pluginspage','http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash','bgcolor','#D8EBC3','movie','swf/BannerWithBG' ); //end AC code
</script><noscript><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,28,0" width="800" height="180">
      <param name="movie" value="swf/BannerWithBG.swf" />
      <param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="BGCOLOR" value="#D8EBC3" />
      <embed src="swf/BannerWithBG.swf" width="800" height="180" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" bgcolor="#D8EBC3"></embed>
    </object></noscript></td>
    <td width="20" rowspan="4" background="images/EdgeR.jpg">&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td width="280" height="267" rowspan="2" valign="top" background="images/MiddleBG.jpg" class="BG"><p class="style1">Contact Details</p>
      <p class="contact">Olivia Robertson</p>
      <p class="contact">T: 0417 294 079</p>
      <p class="PO">PO Box 140 <br />
        Pymble NSW 2073</p>
    <p><span class="contact">olivia@eventsbyolivia.com.au</span></p>
    <p class="style4">ABN: 2919 305 1575</p>
    <div id="flashcontent"></div>                <script type="text/javascript">
                                           var so = new SWFObject("swf/EmailBtn.swf", "sotester", "280", "60", "8", "#ffffff");
                so.addParam("wmode", "window");
                        so.addParam("allowScriptAccess", "always");
                so.write("flashcontent");
                                          
                                          
                                    // --></script>

erm
var so = new SWFObject("swf/EmailBtn.swf", "sotester", "280", "60", "8", "#ffffff");
yes its flash
 
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the question is about the popup which is javasctipt and is not flash
(yes the button is a flash button but this is not the question)
actually the javascript that site  uses for the shadow is from here:
http://www.shadowbox-js.com/
(its failing to load probably due to being 'downunder')
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by:gwh2
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Thanks so much - shadowbox-js is actually what I'm looking for!
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Nice catch on the Flash calling the js, chilternpc.  Although it's a terrible waste of resources to do that...
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thanks - the flash buttons - what;s all that about? - probably the reason its been removed from DW CS4
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