Why can't I see my flash file on my site even though I can in Yola?

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I published my site yesterday and have added a flash banner on the homepage following all of the instructions - which work perfectly!

I can see the flash working properly in Yola, and also when I preview my site. However in the live site, there's just an empty section. (No boxes, crosses, error messages or anything - just an empty space.

I have tried viewing the site in both Firefox and IE but the flash is just not there... help!

(Half an hour later)
Here's some more information: I have just made a second Yola site live. The flash works on this site (www.finallyat40.com) but not on the first site (www.frenchprovincialmag.com). If you go to the frenchprovincial site, you'll see a brief flash of a white box as the page is loading; this is where the flash should be - but nothing then fills it.

I have copied the code directly from the finallyat40 flash code so there definitely aren't any errors. And remember that I can see the flash working properly in the Yola site builder and when I do a preview from there.
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Peter

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Hi Amanda,

there's doesn't appear to be anything obviously wrong with the page. I was looking for rogue code and that doesn't hit me in the face.

For the sake of a possible identifaction of a problem you could remove the HTML widget for the Flash movie. Then reinstall the HTML widget and fill in the details again.

This could possibly get rid of a small glitch in the HTML code that somehow manifests only in the live site.

if that was unsuccessful

Upload the second flash movie into your File manager and copy the HTML for that movie directly from the other site.

If it works then there is some issue with the first movie.

Just jumping ahead a bit if the second movie worked. What I would do is replace the parameters in the HTML widget with those required for the original movie. There really is very little difference other than the file name. If that then doesn't get the first movie working then the problem is with the swf file.

I guess that you just have to be fairly pragmatic in cases like this and just try things that are different. It's a most frustrating situation.

I know that it will work out in the end and you obviously have an experience with it. I hope it's a quick solution.

PS: I can't identify the white flash that you mention so i'm presuming that the movie should be located between the upper banner and the magazine descriptive headings?
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Hi Peter,
Thanks so much for being so helpful and giving lots of useful information.
Would you believe I have solved the problem, and it was as simple as one little letter... the name of the folder my .swf file was saved in the File Manger is flash. In my html I had resources/Flash instead of resources/flash. This little thing meant that I could see the file in Yola, but not in the published site... well, you learn something every day, don't you!
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That's great Amanda,

It's so true the little things will baffle if they're not spotted within the first microseconds then you're in fate for hours. I bet you're feeling happy :)
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Absolutely! It's a great relief. But I just can't stop raving about Yola - I love it!!! I've made three fantastic business sites in as many weeks - completely free - and people think they're fantastic, especially those who were familiar with the old sites.
I'm a Yola advocate!

"Go Yola, go Yola..." [cheer]
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Hi Amanda

Thank you for your support for Yola! Your sites are fabulous. Always exciting to see someone take a style and personalize it so effectively for their own site. I think your 3 sites are very much a credit to your own skill, but it is very gratifying to think that we have been of some help along the way :)

I hope we will see a lot more of you and the lovely sites you are building!
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Aww, thanks for your encouragement Monique! I thought they were pretty special and the lady I made them for actually cried when she saw them... but it's nice to have someone else let me know what they think too! Hey, if you ever want to use them as samples or anything, by all means go ahead! I'll definitely be building more... I'm actually a writer and editor and have my own site to do - when I get the time!
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Excellent! I have passed the links on to our marketing department for consideration, next time they are looking for sites to feature. We would also be eager to hear about any other sites you build. If you have some tips about where you get your design ideas for the different sites, I am sure they would be very welcome in this forum!
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Hi Amanda,

To the non-artistic hemi-brained the workings of the artists mind are a mystery. I would love to know where the inspiration hits! Your pages are clear and beautiful. If you feel that you could teach a little of this I know that quite a few of us would lap it up.
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Hi Monique and Peter,
Thank you both for your encouragement. I will certainly let you know when I've made another site. As for design ideas and inspiration... I haven't had any official training or anything so I guess it's just the creative side of me. I was brought up to love words and images; my parents opened the doors to literature, art and photography, so I think the combination of the visual eye and my love of words just happens to work well together with websites. If I can answer any questions or offer any help, by all means I'd love to!