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I'm currently redesigning my site and just came across this awsome
flying link script only problem is there is no spacing in the back and
there are banner adds in the back of it. How can I change this??

Here is the link and you'll see what I mean

http://www.angelfire.com/mn3/abovean...yinglinks.html

Dec 31 '05 #1
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Stargazer <al****************@hotmail.com> wrote:
I'm currently redesigning my site and just came across this awsome
flying link script only problem is there is no spacing in the back and
there are banner adds in the back of it. How can I change this??


Dunno. Doesn't even work in Opera, so I'd hesitate to call it
"awesome".

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Dec 31 '05 #2

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Christopher Benson-Manica <at***@nospam.cyberspace.org> wrote:
Stargazer <al****************@hotmail.com> wrote:
I'm currently redesigning my site and just came across this awsome
flying link script only problem is there is no spacing in the back and
there are banner adds in the back of it. How can I change this??


Dunno. Doesn't even work in Opera, so I'd hesitate to call it
"awesome".


It isn't awesome (IMHO), but it works in my Opera 8.5.

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Dec 31 '05 #3

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Ed Jay said the following on 12/31/2005 3:42 PM:
Christopher Benson-Manica <at***@nospam.cyberspace.org> wrote:

Stargazer <al****************@hotmail.com> wrote:

I'm currently redesigning my site and just came across this awsome
flying link script only problem is there is no spacing in the back and
there are banner adds in the back of it. How can I change this??


Dunno. Doesn't even work in Opera, so I'd hesitate to call it
"awesome".

It isn't awesome (IMHO), but it works in my Opera 8.5.


It's more annoying than anything else.

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Dec 31 '05 #4

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Stargazer wrote:
I'm currently redesigning my site and just came across this awsome
flying link script only problem is there is no spacing in the back and
there are banner adds in the back of it. How can I change this??

Here is the link and you'll see what I mean

http://www.angelfire.com/mn3/abovean...yinglinks.html


Doesn't work in Firefox 1.5..
They simply set a timout on some function and change the position of the
anchor elements. If you don't want ads bahind the links, don't put them
there :)
luph
Jan 1 '06 #5

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I didn't put them there angelfire did!

Jan 1 '06 #6

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Ivo
"Stargazer" <al****************@hotmail.com> wrote
"Lüpher Cypher" <lu***********@verizon.net> wrote
If you don't want ads bahind the links, don't put them there :)
I didn't put them there angelfire did!


If you don't want the ads, move away from angelfire. There are alternatives.
To just free your content from the underlayer, add some <br> tags or a
'margin-top:200px' in an appropriate place.

And please quote some of the post you 're replying to. That 's custom around
newsgroups.

hth
ivo
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Jan 1 '06 #7

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Stargazer wrote:
I didn't put them there angelfire did!


Well, I'd suggest moving to a banner-free provider then :)
The links are simply on on top of whatever is behind them. You get to
move them around, but they will always move around above whatever the
background is. I bet you could remove the banners with some scripting
(has nothing to do with links, though), but I am pretty sure it's
against angelfire's t&c :)
Another thing - if you want to stay with angelfire, see how much space
off the top the banners take, and modify the script to account for that
:) Say,

var bannersHeight = 200;
var centerX = 100;
var centerY = bannersHeight+100;
var radius = 50;
....
...move about (centerX,centerY)..

:)

Anyways, the script is no good as apparently it does not work in some
popular browsers. In my Firefox, not only the links not moving around,
but worse - they are not even there :)
luph
Jan 1 '06 #8

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Where would I put the br tags?? and also the margin-top 200px??? What
also do you mean by quoting the posts?

Jan 1 '06 #9

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Stargazer wrote:
I'm currently redesigning my site and just came across this awsome
flying link script only problem is there is no spacing in the back and
there are banner adds in the back of it. How can I change this??

Here is the link and you'll see what I mean

http://www.angelfire.com/mn3/abovean...yinglinks.html


That page is using only document.all and not document.getElementById
that is required by the newer Mozilla family browsers including the
latest versions of Firefox, Mozilla, and Netscape. Hence the floating
dhtml effect does not work on these browsers. However IE browsers from
at least IE4 to IE6 support document.all and thus the effect can be
seen, at least on IE6. But recent IE browsers also support
document.getElementById, so this modern code should also work on IE6.
Also the code worked for me on the most recent Opera browser which
supports modern code, but also much old IE code including document.all.
There could be other things in the code that will work only on IE
browsers and Opera - I did not have time to check the code in detail.
Be sure to remove all of the Angelfire ad code which is clearly marked
in the source code. If you put your version back up on Angelfire, they
will put more ads back in on a free account. If they still sell a pay
account, it may be ad free. Getting this code to work well on a variety
of browsers could require quite a bit of work.

If you like these types of dynamic effects, you might find something
you like just as well at www.dynamicdrive.com that will work on several
browsers and that likely would require little effort to install on a
page of your own.

By the way, Angelfire is cookie city. I had Opera set to ask before
accepting a cookie. I nearly wore my fingers out at Angelfire rejecting
the cookies they attempted to set. I had to reject over 20 attempts,
but they finally gave up. Also some popups were rejected. So clean out
your cookies after visiting Angelfire. Tripod has much the same setup
as Angelfire. Considering the amount of ad code including popups that
Angelfire puts on free pages, this likely could slow things down quite
a bit if you have a rather slow dialup connection.

Jan 1 '06 #10

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cw******@yahoo.com wrote:
Stargazer wrote:
I'm currently redesigning my site and just came across this awsome
flying link script only problem is there is no spacing in the back and
there are banner adds in the back of it. How can I change this??

Here is the link and you'll see what I mean

http://www.angelfire.com/mn3/abovean...yinglinks.html


That page is using only document.all and not document.getElementById
that is required by the newer Mozilla family browsers including the
latest versions of Firefox, Mozilla, and Netscape. Hence the floating
dhtml effect does not work on these browsers. However IE browsers from
at least IE4 to IE6 support document.all and thus the effect can be
seen, at least on IE6. But recent IE browsers also support
document.getElementById, so this modern code should also work on IE6.
Also the code worked for me on the most recent Opera browser which
supports modern code, but also much old IE code including document.all.
There could be other things in the code that will work only on IE
browsers and Opera - I did not have time to check the code in detail.
Be sure to remove all of the Angelfire ad code which is clearly marked
in the source code. If you put your version back up on Angelfire, they
will put more ads back in on a free account. If they still sell a pay
account, it may be ad free. Getting this code to work well on a variety
of browsers could require quite a bit of work.

If you like these types of dynamic effects, you might find something
you like just as well at www.dynamicdrive.com that will work on several
browsers and that likely would require little effort to install on a
page of your own.

By the way, Angelfire is cookie city. I had Opera set to ask before
accepting a cookie. I nearly wore my fingers out at Angelfire rejecting
the cookies they attempted to set. I had to reject over 20 attempts,
but they finally gave up. Also some popups were rejected. So clean out
your cookies after visiting Angelfire. Tripod has much the same setup
as Angelfire. Considering the amount of ad code including popups that
Angelfire puts on free pages, this likely could slow things down quite
a bit if you have a rather slow dialup connection.


In addition, I now find that they are attempting to consider Netscape
browsers by using old-style browser detection:
var isNS = (navigator.appName == "Netscape" &&
parseInt(navigator.appVersion) >= 4);
This no longer is reliable since many browsers now spoof other
browsers, often to keep from getting locked out by browser detection
code on some sites.

Jan 1 '06 #11

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I get a 404 error when I try to access the link. Is anyone else having
that problem or am I the only stupid one!

Jan 1 '06 #12

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