Thanks all for taking the time to look at that site for me.
I've purposefully tried to stay away from this thread for a little while before replying as sometimes I think the thread starter can tend to jump in to fend off or embrace comments too quickly and that can divert the site check, and sway any future comments.
Anyhow, good to know that it works and loads in well, as that was my main priority. Matt just got made redundant and he needs a basic site with which to approach agencies regarding his work. He didn't want it to be flashy because it's his work he's trying to sell, not my crappy coding. Hence no music, no gimmicky anims, no sounds to annoy agency folk.
email link - totally agree with you, I much prefer intregrated forms, but my server is cheap and I have no access to scripts. I did get an offer to access someone else's script on his server (you know who you are and I thank you very much and would still like to maybe take you up on that in the future *bounce* ) but I decided against it for this site, mainly for personal reasons which I won't bore you with here.
(this did however draw my attention to the fact that I seem to be missing contact details when you click that link too! - contact phone number and location seems to have gone astray - doh)
design - heh at least no one pointed me to Freeserve and said "hmm, that's a good site, it should look more like that" (oh no, that just happens at work! arrghh)
buttons - again fair point, though Matt wanted them like that, he's been working for a company creating kids educational cd roms and big buttons have been drummed into him by the educational guys there! (Not trying to deflect criticism, just thought I'd explain why they are like that.)
pics - are that size because that is the size of the pics. Would've been nice to click on them to get an enlarged view or something but hard drives got formatted and the artwork no longer exists.
Text - yep, point well made. You know what? I hate text in Flash. Drives me crazy. You'd have thought Macromedia could have sussed some way of making text look half-decent without you having to resort to miniml fonts or imported graphics by now. booo!
a lot of possibilities for the site to progress.
oh gawd I hope not I'm sick to death of it! It's history and I really hope the chapter is now closed, I need to move on!
I just want my voddy to cradle now. *sigh*
heh, anyhow, what do you expect for a bottle of vodka? damn I'm cheap, maybe I should have stuck out for two? *grin*
Hmm, didn't mean to do the defensive routine, have taken all comments seriously and into consideration, honest!
Thanks again all! Keep 'em coming?
Bleeda: from what I can remember offhand (I'm rather forgetful) the cv sections load into the text box on screen, but there is also a mc off stage which contains a textbox for each section arranged to fit onto a sheet of A4 paper. Then !#p is put on the first frame of anything I don't want to print (ie the rest of the movie) and on the frame in the cvtext movie I put #p. (possibly with a bounding box set on the frame after)
The print button then just calls an action to print the appropriate frame from the cvtext movie. I'm sure I've posted how to do it in more detail before if you search under my name