Frequently Asked Questions

This is a selection of frequently asked questions about drupal curlypage module. If you have any question you can't solve here, please use the contact form to let me know.

This happens on curlypages with fixed position.

Internet Explorer 6 does not support fixed position. If you need compatibility with Internet Explorer 6 for your curlypages you must use absolute positioned curlypages on top right corner or top left corner.

Starting with curlypage version 6.x-3.4 your top curlypages with fixed position will be shown as absolute positioned in IE6 and earlier IE versions, bottom curlypages with fixed position will not be shown at all in IE6 and earlier IE versions.

There are three common reasons:
  • You have disabled javascript on your browser.
  • You don't have flash player plugin on your browser or you have a version prior to version 9. At least flash player version 9 is required.
  • You have an ad filter installed on your browser that blocks curlypage.

Other reasons:

  • You use some kind of web based anonymous surfing. Some of them block javascript, others retrieves the page as it were coming from another domain and some relative urls are not reachable.

Anyway, if you are not able to see curlypage on homepage of this site you can use the contact form or fill an issue in curlypage project at drupal.org to request support.

When you include a flash movie in your page you have to specify some parameters which are send to flash player. One of this parameters is wmode.
wmode - Possible values: window, opaque, transparent. Sets the Window Mode property of the Flash movie for transparency, layering, and positioning in the browser.
  • window - movie plays in its own rectangular window on a web page.
  • opaque - the movie hides everything on the page behind it.
  • transparent - the background of the HTML page shows through all transparent portions of the movie, this may slow animation performance.

If you set "wmode" to "window" for your flash movie or you don't set that parameter at all, which comes on the default window wmode applied, that movie would be render, on most browser, on top of any other content that overlaps it, no matter if the other content is over the movie. The correct wmode values to let other content that overlaps your flash movie to be render in their correct positions are "transparent" if you need any tranparency on your flash movie or "opaque" if that movie does not need tranparency.

In the following examples you can see that effect. To make the test you have to narrow your browser window to make curlypage and flash clock overlap when curlypage is opened.

  • wmode=window.- In this example the flash content on page has its wmode property set to window. In most browsers curlypage goes under the clock flash movie.
  • wmode=opaque.- In this example the flash content on page has its wmode property set to opaque. Curlypage opens over the clock flash movie.
So, curlypage will show over other flash content on page only if that other flash content has wmode set to opaque or transparent.
No. I won't change the curlypage folder name. Why?
  • It is the folder name used on this project from the beginning and changing its name is something I can't do without Drupal Webmasters help.
  • That would avoid ad filters for sometime but not forever.
  • If a user decide to use an ad filter to block ads it is his own right.

But...

You can do it yourself if you still want to. What you can't change is any file or folder name inside the curlypage folder (curlypage inner folder, curlypage.module file, curlypage.admin.inc file, ...) but you can change the curlypage folder name itself to whatever you want and the module would work fine. Nothing on code depends on that. All files in that folder (flash movies, sample images...) would be found no matter the folder name, the code would find the folder name in which curlypage module is installed.

Change curlypage module folder name from curlypage to whatever you want and upload files to your server.