I am assuming IE8 is using the only Flash player that is installed on the two computers I used for my tests: Flash 10 Plugin, v10.2.152.32.
I just tested my gallery page with Safari v5.0.3 on one of the same two computers I used in earlier tests and the gallery looked fine. Both of my test computers are PCs running XP pro with Service Pack 3.
I do not understand how IE8 is able to present the gallery including its properly functioning thumbnail navigation at all if it is not using the only Flash player that is installed on the computer. It is very mysterious that you cannot reproduce the yellow tint error on your computer while I get the same error on two different computers here and only in IE8.
Should I be including an IE comment in the Embed Code regarding the need for Flash 10? Is there any kind of workaround to make the gallery on my page appear correctly to viewers who do not have Flash 10 installed on their computers?
I know that a huge percentage of web surfers use IE8. I do not yet have other versions of IE to test my page with, but I am already very worried about the uneven experience my viewers might have when I cannot even get my own IE8 browser to work with an available Flash 10 player. Browser inconsistencies definitely make web design a real challenge.
I like SimpleViewer a lot, but if I cannot be assured of a consistent viewing experience across a variety of fairly recent browsers and versions I will have to find another gallery presentation solution.
Thanks in advance for any further help or feedback you can offer. I would love to solve this puzzle.
:) Good News :) (added 2 days later):
After further tests on other computers with different Internet connections, I have found that the yellow color overlay is only visible on my 2 local computers. I am very relieved and will now complete the building of the site, which will include 3 SimpleViewer-Pro galleries.
The best news for me was when I tested the gallery appearance on my iPad. Wow! It looks great.
Thanks for making such a terrific product and thanks for the speedy response to my questions.