Posted: 30 Dec 2008 12:00 AM PST
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One of the more common issues with embedding a flash object on your home page (or any page for that matter) is that if it is near the navigation and you have CSS drop-down menus, then you may find your drop-down menu getting lost behind the flash object. If you haven’t dealt with this before it can feel like a nightmare, but fortunately it’s a pretty easy fix.
The Problem: You have a CSS based drop-down menu in your navigation and a flash element near it the menus may get “hidden” behind the flash object.
The Solution: Set the z-index of the div holding the flash to 1 and the z-index of the div holding the nav to 2.
In the flash element:
Look for the flash <object> tag and add the following code:
You’ll want to insert this code right below the <param name=”quality” value=”high”> tag and include the code wmode=”transparent” in the flash <embed> tag .
Posted: 29 Dec 2008 09:52 AM PST
For those unfamiliar with this WordPress plugin, it allows you to select keywords on your posts and pages and automatically convert them into in text ads and affiliate marketing links.
Unfortunately, it looks like there is a problem with this plugin. According to Nick:
Hopefully the author will catch this and get a fix in place here shortly!
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