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Flash Object And Z-Index: How To Make Them Play Nicely Together

Friday, April 7th, 2006

I’m currently working on a site with the wonderful Hong Vo from Namaste Interactive that has an embedded flash video object on the home page. This site also has a horizontal drop-down menu. All was great until one of the drop down lists became long enough to overlap the flash video. Apparently, when embedding a flash video into an html page the embed code automatically puts the flash video on top of everything else. I could not for the life of me get the menu to lay behind the video no matter what I tried.

It was one of those “little problems” that was eating away my entire morning and most of my patience! ;o) In sadness, I discovered several forum discussions in which, apparently, it was agreed that there was simply nothing to be done.

Thankfully, I was stubborn and continued to dig further (I don’t give up easily!) and found this discussion, which contained a simple solution, which I will summarize for you:

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