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  1. Hi there Jack Right now i am out of office, but let me post a quick update from what i have found out yet: I am using FF for testing purposes only and left it as default as default can be from what i know. I talked to our IT and they told me that FF is installed with tracking protection on. Maybe they have pushed those settings to a higher level or so (cannot check the settings right now) A recherche on the error message lead to this page: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox/Privacy/Tracking_Protection which describes the case pretty well. Also my client was not able to see the animations on my preview environment as the TweenMax.js hosted by google has been blocked on their end as well. BUT It seems the situation is less dramatic than i initially feared: I am using the google hosted libs in my preview environment already - no problems so far and all clients were able to see the charming animations. Though, with the tracking protection active on a more or less restrictive level that one lib will be blocked now and so the whole framework is not available --> no animations. LEARNING Never use the google hosted libs if you're not already hosting the project on their ad servers. In case you were using the google hosted libs on a non-google-ad-project because its so handy: bad idea. Sorry for spreading panic - i think the learning is worth being shared anyways. Oh and Jack: thanks for this awesome superhero framework!!!
  2. Hi everyone, not sure if this is a new issue, but it scared me to death today when i noticed my banners won't work in Firefox all of a sudden. I'm using the Google-hosted GSAP since most of my banners run inside Googles ad universe. Now FFs console error message told me that https://s0.2mdn.net/.... is blocked. URLs based on this domain seem to be listed as tracking pages and therefore are blocked by default in FF. Not funny... Switched to the cdnjs links now which still work in FF Just wanted to let you guys know quickly so you can check if your latest projects using any google hosted libs are affected as well. Hope it helps. Cheers and happy tweening!
  3. As a former craftsman and someone who learned HTML from scratch with windows plaintext editor almost 20 years ago i absolutely prefer hand coding. I've been testing many tools since these days and really none could satisfy my personal needs/preferences in "what clean efficient code should look like". Furthermore i had so much pain debugging tool generated code cause it already took me hours to even understand the code before i was able to fix a bug (I bet we all agree: many tools have a questionable approach ) - so i really got tired fixing a whole lot of auto generated crap before dealing with the actual task. I'm not saying no tool CAN generate efficient and clean code - it's just that i feel hand coding is the only real way to - exactly get the result you want - get it the way you want - deeply understand the "what" and "why" of every code line This way i am sure i always have 100% control of whats happening. The only tool i use is Dreamweaver, cause its in my CC package anyways and i like the code highlighting and the site/file management - ummmm, so it's more like shy assistant to me. But well, thats just me, i guess it's a thing of personal coding history and preferences. Hope you get enough inspiration from all the posts to find your personal best way Cheers!
  4. Hi everyone Just in case it has not been mentioned yet whenever you use svg in your htmls, make sure to explicitly close the all elements: i just had an issue with a set of banners to be uploaded to adwords and would like to share the essence: for AdWords always use <path..></path> instead of <path .../> while all browsers seem fine with the shorthand closing, adwords actually is not. it took the adwords technical support 3 days to realize: Hope it helps to save you time and frustration Cheers Gatekeeper74
  5. Lately I found a prototype of a fireplace ad in Googles Rich Media Gallery which includes the tools you need to get the single ads in sync: https://www.richmediagallery.com/detailPage?id=8135 it took me a while to get it - but basically you need to 'connect' the ads and broadcast messages between them to control the animation start. check out my (rough) try based on the above prototype - and please don't be afraid of the (design and code) eyesore you will find: it's been just a test!!! http://dev.vadvance.com/project/demo/fireplaceAd/test/test_index.html a few things i noticed: since communication between the ads takes a little while it's not enough to broadcast a simple "go". The trick is to refer to an independent timer, in this case i decided to refer to the users system date/time. I ended up calculating an overall delay for message transfer and processing, added a few ms as a buffer and calculated a start date/time to broadcast. This way i got an 99.9% sync when starting the ads. You might need to modify the delay caluclations according to your environment. starting the ads synced is only half of the trick. Depending on a bunch of factors (total duration, loop or non-loop, other ads on the page handbreaking the anims,...) you might have to check if the ads are still in snyc every now and then (and maybe bring them back in sync). As my customer cancelled the project all of a sudden i didn't have a chance to investigate any deeper yet. Hope it helps Cheers Gatekeeper74