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Offline n2brand

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« on: October 30, 2001, 09:50:00 PM »
I am looking for a Pic slicer for my web pages. I really am open for suggestions.
Also, is there any way to re-assemble them after they have been spliced?    Other than displaying them in a browser ?
Thanks for you help.

[ October 31, 2001: Message edited by: n2brand ]

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2001, 11:33:00 PM »
well if you have a recent version of Photoshop, image ready should come with it, and it can do image slicing and javascript rollovers, it exports the code for you. I don't personally like that, not my thing. If you have Macromedia Fireworks 3.0 or above, it also does image slicing and javascript rollovers, the only difference is they work well. Fireworks also can do those fancy drop down menus for you too. If you use fireworks, it is a hassle to use those features without Dreamweaver (coincidence... hmmm), but it should also work with frontpage. I've done it with hand coding and that is a major suckiness. Now, I don't know if this is exactly what you where looking for, could you maybe be more specific or even have an example of what you want to do? good luck to you.

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2001, 12:40:00 AM »
Just seconding Brian on the Fireworks thing--it does indeed do a superior job. It also comes with a slicing tutorial that'll get ya going real quick.

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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2001, 02:12:00 PM »
Ok... forgive my naivete but what exactly is "pic slicing" ?
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2001, 12:22:00 AM »
well its really a simple idea, but its also pointless mind you with out tables.

image you have a picture, and it is a border, and you want to have text in the middle of it, well there is no such thing as a pic with a hole in the center, so you have to have the text encapsulated with a number of images. Pic slicing allows you to have it appear seamless when there really is a seam. I guess the best way to explain this is to show you. go to my website, (i'll assume you use IE) and left click one of hte pictures and drag it up to the location bar (where the url goes) your cursor should change to the little "drag and drop" one and let go. what should appear is just the picture, what should show up is just one of the "sliced" images. you will notice that my site looks like one big pic with text on top, but its really like 7 or 8 pictures sliced, then reassembled to appear seamless using tables. I don't think i'm doing this topic much justice, i'll try and make up a little tutorial on it later today. i hope that helps a little tho. G'day.

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2001, 03:26:00 AM »
Thank, the explanation was good, coupled with the activity was great.
I got it in one.
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2001, 10:01:00 AM »
groovy, that means i don't need to make a tutorial  

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2001, 09:23:00 PM »
Thank you Brian for jumping in and doing such a great job of answering the question before I was able to get back to it.
Like your site...love the color...

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