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Flash always ontop of page content.

I had this problem today with Flash (SWF) content appearing ontop of a JTip popup. I tried changing the z-index within the CSS, but it didn't work, it took me a long time to discover what needed to be done to fix it, but basically it was quite easy;

1. Add the following parameter to the OBJECT tag:

<param name="wmode" value="transparent">

2. Add the following parameter to the EMBED tag:

wmode="transparent"

reference http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14201.html

The dangers of global variables revisited because of PHP. admin 10 July, 2009 - 14:31

In 1985 after about two years of full time programming I had an epiphany; realising that global variables are a very bad idea. Roughly 20% of the bugs that I kept finding were down to abuse or misuse of global variables, so I stopped using them, apart from the time when you really should use one (e.g. for a pointer to global shared memory that never changes).

So here I am over 20 years later, and I've just realised exactly the same thing, except this time it's in PHP not 'CORAL' '66'.

The danger of the using words new latest and old updated newer in any names admin 7 August, 2008 - 15:29

The danger of using the words that relate to time and freshness in names, such as old,newer,latest and updated.