Article copyThe animation below is born out of my repulsion for the teeming of cockroaches protesting for a peace in infamy on 02/15/2003.
Over the past two days, many fine bloggers, webmasters and individuals have been mailing me to get this banner, with the necessary HTML code to display it, to know how to get it so they can send it by mail... Or just to congratulate me, which - needless to say - I sincerely appreciate.
Mails keeps coming today (well, last night... time shift you know) and I'm still trying to catch up and answer everybody. But please, keep them coming!
I'm providing, whenever possible, personalized guidance to add the banner to your site correctly and with as little pain as possible.
It's been a great experience so far, since it resulted in new exchange, meeting fine people - including some much unexpected ones - and discovering great sites I didn't knew about.
I'm still willing to help unconditionally and freely people who need it but in order to facilitate the distribution of this animation, I've decided to offer it as simple downloadable .zip package.
It will spare my laborious explanations on the <object> tags </object> to the web gurus among you and it will facilitate the life of many people who just want to pass it around by email.
I just hope it won't deprive me of your wonderful responses though.
So here we go:
This is the .zip archive containing the movie and instructions for the people who want to put it on their website. You can also pass around the movie alone; it will play on any computer that has the latest Flash movie player installed - just double-click it.
(Please notice that it needs the latest build of Flash Player version 6.0. If you don't launch it from within a web browser and if your Flash player is too old, it can't prompt you to get the latest one. It won't crash or anything, it just won't play at all. The player is available for free at www.macromedia.com - Windows Internet Explorer versions here, alternate browsers and operating systems here)
This one contains a self playing movie. It's an executable that will play even without the Flash player, on any Windows based PC.
There's also a self playing movie for the Macintosh (wrapped into an .hqx archive), thank to some brave testers among you. Get it here.
Finally, we have a German and Italian version.
Of course, if you've never dealt with flash banners before and need guidance, please drop me a mail. I'll send you the animation and the necessary bit of HTML to display it, and I'll be more than pleased to help you put that to work. It easy, you'll see.
Please keep in mind that whenever possible, you should host it on your own server. ♠If you only want to link to the banner, it will stay for a while on my home page I guess, but you can also link to any of these three web pages: here, here and here. ♠Please tell me the address of your site when you're using the banner, for my own satisfaction and so I can link back to you.
I wish to sincerely thank all the people who've been in touch with me since I put this banner online (including the dummy French neo-revisionist who pitifully tried to clear Saddam's responsibility for his crimes against the Iraqis. I think this pathetic fellow citizen of mine now has a clear understanding of what the dissident frogman means when he says "fuck you".) either for spreading it or for expressing their support and encouragement.
You Guys and Gals, Ladies and Gentlemen are great! ♠Once again, if you need help, if you liked the banner or the site so much that you feel like telling me (by the way... I just love feedback you know) or if you just want to say hello, please drop me a mail.
Don't worry, even though I'm French, I don't bite at the first date.