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  • #46
    Yep, i forgot to mention, i did mean that.

    But for me its half the functionality, so it doesnt work

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    • #47
      Well you can still set transparency of any page element with CSS, including images.
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      • #48
        Yeah i found something similar you point out just now, i tried to make it with css - i found a small tutorial once -, but i did not get it to work properly in IE. If you have any suggestions, it would be highly appreciated, because i love those PNG's very much.

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        • #49
          http://www.alistapart.com/articles/pngopacity/
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          • #50
            Originally posted by JPnyc
            Well you can still set transparency of any page element with CSS, including images.
            Are you talking about the -moz and IE filters? Or something I've never heard of/forgot about?
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            • #51
              simple answer

              It's GIF or JPEG and that's it.
              (if you don't know which file format to use, you don't need to be using PNG so don't even worry about that right now)

              GIF - file is compressed by the amount of colors so it's used for 'flat-color' graphics (ie. 4 colors, 8 colors, 16 colors, etc)

              JPG - file is compressed by a quality setting so it's used for situations where specifying the amount of colors would just be ridiculous -- like a photo or a gradient (40% quality, 60% quality, 80% quality, etc)




              You can have a flat-color illustration exported as a jpg and it will do alright -colors won't be as dead-on, but exporting a photo as a GIF just looks stupid.

              Now, what web designers do is they use slices to 'cut-out' or 'slice-out' different parts of the layout and export a whole bunch of little pieces (little graphic chunks) and then assemble them with html.

              2 reasons:
              1) little chunks download faster because of the way the internet works and
              2) because you can set the 'flat-color' area of your layout to export as a GIF with 8 colors and a different area of your layout to export as a JPG with a quality setting of say 60%

              IF YOU DON'T KNOW WEB DESIGN, the best thing to do is to export the whole thing as a JPG and accept a longer download time.

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              • #52
                I think the best graphics for web sites are jpg's, because of the good quality/file size ratio. I personally use png's because it offers the best quality and my files are not that complex, so the file size is irelevant.
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                • #53
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                  • #54
                    Hi,
                    JPEG file is the best way for your portfolio work. It is quite faster and helps to make the files download in a short duration of time. To get an idea about web design visit the site given below..

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by JPnyc
                      You can display PNG in IE, you just can't use transparency with it.
                      Doesn't IE7 support PNG transparency?
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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by JT214
                        Doesn't IE7 support PNG transparency?
                        Yes, it does. IE7 just wasn't out when he first posted that in 2005.
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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Virgo Nightingale
                          Yes, it does. IE7 just wasn't out when he first posted that in 2005.
                          Early 2005, no less.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by reuber1
                            Early 2005, no less.
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                            • #59
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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by morea
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