Thursday, June 10, 2010

And yet another reason to avoid flash

Flash completely ignores the z-index and goes always on top of the page. Why is that bad? Imagine you want a hover menu to go above it -Big problem.

In many forums, people post that this can be taken care of by setting wmode=transparent. However, this does not work on all browsers.

Had to use a brute force solution using Javascript to solve this "minor" flash bug. I get the point why Steve decided to ban that technology from the iPad.

PS: Even big companies do not seem to have figured this problem out. Look at the following page with different browsers:

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