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Creative web development

Percentage or Pixel?

All of us that dedicated ourselves to designing web pages, at one time or another we have been asking ourselves this question, should I use percentages or pixels to define the width of the tables in my site? What is better?

March 14, 2003 Author: fabio nuñez Rating:

Uploading files on a RaQ4 with Chilisoft/MySQL

File upload on a RaQ running MySQL/Chilisoft is relatively simple but has practical limitations that have been overcome on MS platforms using Pure ASP Upload. The key issue is that the CHili ASP engine on the RaQ will only allow a single file to be uploaded at a time and the VBScript used on the upload page prohibits the use of any other Response or Request handlers.

The method describes here allows a user to upload a chosen file to a folder location on the RaQ server. Ideally the file name should be changed from the browsed fileName to something shorter. It can then be accessed using a database call from the MySQL database whenever it needs to be displayed.


March 10, 2003 Author: Jim Raff Rating:

Disable - Enable the Flash Plugin (5 - MX) easily

This will allow you to Disable - Enable the flash plugin ( v.5 or v.MX ) installed in IE by a simple click.

This is quite practical when testing to see what the users without the Plugin will see.

The way this works is quite simple, by running this .bat files we just rename (using DOS) the Plugin files, making them unavailable for the browser to use. To re-enable them, the enable bat files renames them back to their correct names.


  1. Unzip the "" file.
  2. (OPTIONAL if you allready have both plugins installed) - Copy the 2 .ocx files into your C:\WINNT\system32\Macromed\Flash or C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash (WinXP users)
  3. Put the 3 .bat files somewhere in your c: Drive
  4. Thats it! Close any browser Window and just double click any of the self explanatory .bat files for the desired setting

ONLY WORKS IN WINNT - For XP users in the .bat files change the Path on the first line from :

cd C:\WINNT\system32\Macromed\Flash to cd C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash

The .zip file contains 5 files:

> disable_flash.bat - This disables flash alltoghether

> enable_flash5.bat - This enables the flash 5 plugin.

> enable_flash6.bat - This enables the flash MX plugin.

> swflash.ocx - This IS the Flash 5 Plugin ( in C:\WINNT\system32\Macromed\Flash )

> enable_flash6.bat -  This IS the Flash MX Plugin ( in C:\WINNT\system32\Macromed\Flash )

Contact Me if you have any problems!

nb: .bat files have the potential to be harmful for your PC. You can right click on theses files and open them in Notepad to see what they do.

March 6, 2003 Author: mani Jaquet Rating: