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I've generated a couple of little movies which popup okay when an image is mousedover in Firefox but don't work in Safari. I think my problem is that I've got an outdated WSIWYG (Adobe GoLive) and it's not using code which modern browsers use. I've been searching for code to fix this problem and can't find any. Could someone look at this page and see if you can help me? Thank you

http://joshmorris3d.com/3dwork.html

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Please please PLEASE don't pop up new windows on rollover. There's absolutely nothing in the page that indicates this will happen when the mouse is over the image, and if you happen to flick the mouse across multiple images, it pops up multiple windows, which is terribly frustrating/annoying. If you want to create new windows, you need to indicate to the user that this will happen (and, as a general rule, avoid creating new windows in the first place).

 

Here are a couple different ways to approach this:

 

-- rather than using rollover, have the user click on the image (and preferably the preview image itself has a play button or something that indicates it is a video)

-- rather than using popup windows, use a modal window. Something along the lines of a lightbox. For example, http://fancybox.net/ and http://colorpowered.com/colorbox/

-- You could embed the videos directly in the page, and just make sure the user has to click on them in order to start playback. I'm not sure why you aren't going with this approach?

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Please please PLEASE don't pop up new windows on rollover. There's absolutely nothing in the page that indicates this will happen when the mouse is over the image, and if you happen to flick the mouse across multiple images, it pops up multiple windows, which is terribly frustrating/annoying. If you want to create new windows, you need to indicate to the user that this will happen (and, as a general rule, avoid creating new windows in the first place).

 

Here are a couple different ways to approach this:

 

-- rather than using rollover, have the user click on the image (and preferably the preview image itself has a play button or something that indicates it is a video)

-- rather than using popup windows, use a modal window. Something along the lines of a lightbox. For example, http://fancybox.net/ and http://colorpowered.com/colorbox/

-- You could embed the videos directly in the page, and just make sure the user has to click on them in order to start playback. I'm not sure why you aren't going with this approach?

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Siteowner wants the other approach.

 

A good webdesigner's main responsibility is not to just make the client happy - what's better customer service is to explain to a client if something he's asking for is a bad idea and offer better alternatives. If the client's stubborn and insists, then you have no choice, but first, you must explain the entire situation.

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