Internet programmers, why are parts of the CP hompeage invisible?

Friday, June 2, 2006 10:27 PM
Recently, I went to the Cedar Point site only to find out that it was off-center and besides the .gifs at the top of the page, nothing else was visible. I thought I hit the website on a bad day, so I tried again tonight and got the same results. If I take my pointer finger down the left side of the screen, I can see the titles of what should be there in the bottom bar. If I click in that area I get an empty box and it'll take me to that page. The pages have a .index.cfm attached to them. Does .cfm stand for Cedar Fair Media, or something else?

Also, is this an Internet Explorer problem, or is this an I.E.5 for Mac problem? My computer is only four years old, but I'm still running 9.2.

Thanks for your help guys.

Friday, June 2, 2006 10:37 PM
You need to get Macromedia Flash to view Cedar Point's website -- and a LOT of other websites. There is still a version for MacOS 9 (search Google for "flash player macos 9").

You really need to get to MacOS X if your system can handle it though (most G3's and all G4's can run it if you have at least 256 MB); MacOS 9 is end of life and not much is being developed for it anymore. If all else fails, Mac Minis are cheap and will also run Windows :)

.cfm = Cold Fusion. It doesn't have anything to do with Flash (or Cedar Fair).

Friday, June 2, 2006 11:34 PM
Four years is pretty old in computer years! ;)
Friday, June 2, 2006 11:37 PM
I already have Flash, and I can view other sites just fine. BUT, if they're using Flash8, which a lot of people are moving up to, I'm screwed as there's no support for 0S9. Most sites I go to that use Flash usually tell you that they do and will stop you from going any further if you don't own the particular version needed (they say something about Flash8 not detected).

So you say, why are you living in the past with OS9? It's tricky. I own a music program called Logic that used to be owned by Emagic, and is now soley owned by Apple. During the Apple takeover, they upgraded several times, still providing support for OS9. I'm currently running the last version for OS9–6.4.2.

After my dongle stopped working, a technician provided me with a new key and a burned a CD for 6.4.2 with both OS9 and X. But, to upgrade to OSX's current version Tiger and Logic Pro (aka 7), I need the one thing I cannot find–an 0S9 compatible DVD drive (found a Laci OS9-compatible Firewire drive just fine at Best Buy a few months ago).

So basically, I'm like all the people who are still running Windows 2000 and will continue to do so, even when Vista finally hits the shelfs sometime in 07' (?). Once the car is payed off, I'll look into getting another Mac, and it won't be a Mac Mini because there's no room for my other hard drive, nor my soundcard. Sorry this was so long and thank you for your reply. *** Edited 6/3/2006 3:42:03 AM UTC by Intamin Fan***

Saturday, June 3, 2006 9:39 AM
IE for the Mac was one of the worst browsers ever made, but it was better at the time than anything else you could get.

Your computer is a dinosaur because there isn't a lot of software out there that it can run anymore. Check out the new MacBooks, they're way inexpensive, and have serious balls. The new iMacs are pretty amazing too. And hey, you can run Windows on them too if you're so inclined.

I have a MacBook Pro. Best laptop I have ever owned (out of four total).

Saturday, June 3, 2006 1:11 PM
.cfm is Macromedia Cold Fusion.

IE for Mac is a really bad browser at this point, it could be a combo of that and that Flash 8 is not installed. The nav for the Cedar Point is really JavaScript dependant too, could be that as well.

Saturday, June 3, 2006 1:41 PM
Mozilla Freaking Firefox
Saturday, June 3, 2006 1:53 PM
Yes, I know I'm running a dinosaur, even if it is a Power PC G4. It's all I could afford at the time. Like I said, upgrading is going to be tricky, and it's not because most of the programs don't have OSX versions. It's because Apple has upgraded the animal-based operating systems multiple times since I first purchased the software in 2002.

I don't think anything I own-from Macromedia MX to Logic would be compatible with Tiger, unless I did multiple upgrades that would cost some serious cash that I don't have right now. For instance, to get to Logic Pro (7), would cost me $299, then another whatever they're charging to get to 7.2 that is Tiger compatible. Perhaps I can still track down one of the earlier versions?

I could always scrap my coaster trip in two weeks and not ride the Voyage and attend Beastbuzz, but I've already sent off the registration form, and I think my riding partner would be just be a wee bit upset:)

Just curious for the PC crowd, how much longer do you think they'll support Windows 2000, with Vista to be introduced at some point in the near future?

Saturday, June 3, 2006 2:00 PM
Did you even read what I said you computer-illiterate peice of trash?
Saturday, June 3, 2006 2:33 PM
Saturday, June 3, 2006 4:48 PM
Hey, CX, thanks for making all of us Firefox users look like total asses through your bashing and name calling.

I promise not all Firefox users are as rabid and inconsiderate as CX up there.


Saturday, June 3, 2006 5:11 PM
CP has a link at the bottom for a non flash based site.
Saturday, June 3, 2006 6:09 PM
Saturday, June 3, 2006 6:11 PM
CX: There isn't a version of Firefox for OS 9. Who's computer illiterate now?
Saturday, June 3, 2006 6:59 PM
Google it, and you'll see there is.
Saturday, June 3, 2006 7:44 PM
"Due to the lack of developer interest, build machines, compilers and testing resources, the last software built for Mac OS 9 was Mozilla 1.2.1, released in December 2002."

Mozilla != Firefox

Saturday, June 3, 2006 8:03 PM
Told you!
Saturday, June 3, 2006 9:46 PM
I will restrain myself because I don't know CX360, and for all I know he could be some 350lb. bouncer with a gun. Or he's just some incredibly lonely computer nerd who has nothing better to do than to insult other users to try to show his superior knowledge of the computer.

Computer illiterate? I don't think so. I just went to the Firefox site and OS9 IS NOT SUPPORTED. What part of that CX360 do you not understand? How would running another browser dated back to 2002 help me? It still doesn't solve the Flash8 issue.

Did you even bother to read my post? I said that I'm not running OSX due to various software reasons and lack of funds to upgrade at this time. Again, I'll will spell it out for you–the software I own that can be run in OSX is NOT Tiger compatible until I can upgrade.

Since you've called me out and called me a piece of trash, I think it would be wise of you not to hide behind the computer like a high school myspace user. You calling me computer illiterate is based on using a certain web browser? What can you do in the computer that makes you that much more special than me? Go back and read the terms of service. You're clearly violating one of the rules.

Keith 2005, thanks for the tip, but in IE5 the non-flash link doesn't show up. *** Edited 6/4/2006 1:50:03 AM UTC by Intamin Fan***

Sunday, June 4, 2006 12:08 AM
He won't be bothering us anymore.
Sunday, June 4, 2006 12:42 AM

Try that.


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