Hello doctype,

z-index is kicking my butt!

I have a swf header with a param wmode=transparent. If you click the login link in the upper right, the login box appears behind the swf.

If you search from the search field, those results are also behind the swf header as well as the navigation menu.

Can someone please enlighten me on what I need to change in order to get the z-index's to play nice?

I've tried so many different z-index values, but nothing seems to matter, I'm obviously missing something fundamental.

I would greatly appreciate any and all help in understanding this.

Link to site.



  • Thanks Tony! Aaron M almost 10 years ago

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Have you tried wmode="opaque"?

I used the deprecated UFO embed to get my divs 'over' a flash movie, see test here:


As I understand it Flash is usually rendered over everything in the browser, unless you include wmode="opaque" or transparent - in the embed tag.

Answered almost 10 years ago by Tony Crockford
  • Yes I had the param wmode = transparent set in the <object>, but I didn't add it into the <embed> Thank you 1833, thank you very much. Aaron M almost 10 years ago