View Full Version : help/advice on png images

21-10-05, 01:13
since there are so many talented members here that are good at photoshop and other progs, ill ask a question about transparency.
ive canceled the 3rd version of the website im building and im now workin on the 4th generation.

since i wanna use my own fonts on the site, im making it image based. and now i also have a fixed background where the text (image) scroll over. because of that the text has to be transparaent so im using GIF to compress the files. but since theres only 1 color in gifs that are transparent, some white pixels around the font still exists. is there any way around this, other then making the font totally aliased(or i mean Anti-Anti-Aliased)?

i tried PNG24 and that works, but ofcouse makes the image much less size effective.
if i stick with the PNG files, which looks stunning when the font is scrolling over the background totally antialised btw, does all web browsers support PNG??? i want everybody to be able to see the text, and not get a red cross instead of te pics...

anyone has any ideas what i should do???

[ 21. October 2005, 02:18: Message edited by: nomedo ]

21-10-05, 11:00
one more thing. i noticed now that on the actual page the PNGs arent transparent. arent pngs able to transparent???

[ 21. October 2005, 12:01: Message edited by: nomedo ]

21-10-05, 12:58
lol, even though no one has read this im gonna say that ive solved the prob with a java script. but got another problem, but that a matter for another forum so u can ignore this thread unless u have a genious idea for me.

sorry for this spam thread. mods, u can be close it if u want. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

21-10-05, 14:43
I read it Nomedo but i'm unable to help you i'm not a PNG's expert. Anyway i'm glad that you could resolve the problem http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

21-10-05, 16:51
yea im a newbie too at the hole homepage building stuff (even though i had all that in school).

anyway it seems that microsoft refuse to add the support for transparent PNG's in Internet Explorer. even though all other browsers have it. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

i managed to fix the problem with a simple java code, but now rollover pics dont work, and no one seems to know how to fix it even thoght the problem have been there in 7 years.

its really frustrating atm.

21-10-05, 17:16
Have you tried to use flash?

21-10-05, 18:00
no, i have forgot all about flash. its a shame cause i had it for a while in school. and its really good once u know it. now i dont anymore...
i got around my problem anyway, or gave up. im gonna use GIF for images, cause they dont really need to be transparent, they will only have transparent background, and then ill use PNG24 for the text. the text will be static, while the images will be rollovers. kinda a compromise. but im not gonna forgive Bill Gates for this http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

btw, do u know how to use flash, Apofiss? u seem to know most programs...

21-10-05, 21:42
Sorry to interrupt but i have a question, i have being working with flash and i made an animation (little one, newbe stuff) and i would like to know where i can upload it to share it, i mean the extension is ".EXE". Filefont support this kind of files?