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This may be rather picky and ridiculous to some, but I find the macintosh safari browser to be much more pleasant looking. In most cases, promotions usually include macs due to their design and organization. The internet explorer window is in my opinion, too bloated and looses focus on the website itself. This doesn't really matter as it's a minor thing but I wanted to know if I could add a Safari screenshot instead? Also, why do the logos look choppy? --Gil 23:15, 11 July 2007 (EDT)

Or, we could just do a full screen (F11) shot in Internet Explorer of the site, ;p. You are right though the logos do look choppy and grainy, but if you enlarge them they look better. --Tony Sommer 00:19, 12 July 2007 (EDT)
The grainy graphics are the older types, before we realized there was a problem with using GIF file format. For whatever reason, the Wiki software doesnt seem to like them. They are distorted when resized and occasionally they just frag-out. We now universally discourage the use of GIFs. PNG formats are preferred.--Mr. Ashcraft - (talk) 00:47, 16 July 2007 (EDT)
I avoid gifs when ever possible, even in animations I prefer flash (will the wiki accept flash on the pages?). JPG works well with editing. Once your done sizing. You can cut file size to smaller than gif file size and still have a good graphic. If you have a higher resolution graphic of the creation wiki icon. I can convert to jpeg, size it, reduce file size and give it back for you to use. It will look less grainy.[ Talk] 07:07, 16 July 2007 (EDT)


will the wiki accept flash on the pages?

To my knowledge - no - Flash animations can not be plugged-in to a wiki page.

I'm still not sure how they work, but almost all video and audio files on the wikis are OGG extention. My computer doesnt recognize them, and a search provides no program to open them.

What's the scoop?

--Mr. Ashcraft - (talk) 11:09, 16 July 2007 (EDT)

Here are the help files for playing Wiki media files.

--Mr. Ashcraft - (talk) 15:38, 16 July 2007 (EDT)

What's the scoop?

Basically, I can do flash illustrations from scratch. Looks like a gif animation, but flash usually uses less than half the file size if you know what you are doing. What makes a flash file big is usually photos added into the flash. And currently I only do 2D flash. 3D takes a lot of time, and more or less requires that you have some CAD knowledge. Which I may go to school for. Having this type of animation on the wiki pages would make this wiki unique. And as long as the flash is not to complicated, I have no problem doing them for this wiki. Most flash illustration I can do in 3-6 hours. Easy ones I can do in an hour. As long as I know what someone wants animated, I can usually do it. But no fancy animations (explosions etc...).

If the wiki will display flash, I will take one or two I have already done and try it out on a test page. The html code for flash is the same as windows media, except it has the command to display the flash instead of the WM file. If the wiki works like most forum programs do. You either have to enable the .swf type file. Or put it in the list of files that the wiki will accept and display. I will do some search engine searches to see of anyone has tried this, and what happened.[ Talk] 02:10, 22 July 2007 (EDT)

It looks like that for the wiki to accept a flash file, it would have to be written into the program itself. I could not find any where on the web where it said that the wiki program would accept a swf file. So maybe as programmers learn the wiki code, someone may come up with a mod, or a plugin that will allow a swf file to work. Until then I will just leave a link to any flash movies I have for illustrations of subjects being talked about.[ Talk] 23:46, 23 July 2007 (EDT)
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