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Old 7th December 2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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Many websites have a bar or image which spans the entire width of the screen, not just the website page. For example www.optimumplastics.com . Is there a way you can do this in WebPlus X4 or do you have to know HTML to do this? Also, how do you add a "countdown" graphic for a downloading file, such as a flash file or video?

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I haven't had time to search, but there was a thread a few months ago where somebody posted a tutorial on precisely that subject - including a webplus file you could try out.

The 'countdown' is called a pre-loader and is added in the software which you use to create the flash file - e.g. 'SwishMax'- you can't add this later, as far as I know.
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Many websites have a bar or image which spans the entire width of the screen, not just the website page. For example www.optimumplastics.com . Is there a way you can do this in WebPlus X4 or do you have to know HTML to do this? Also, how do you add a "countdown" graphic for a downloading file, such as a flash file or video?

Thanks for any input!

Hiya Julie

What you see on that site is a carefully, but easily, crafted background image.

Search this forum on 'backgrounds' as there are several threads.

Also, find Frank B's excellent tutorial on creating Fast Sites for his method of creating backgrounds.
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Julie,
Here's one I fgound on my hardrive. The image to the left of the page is the background; you can ungroup this and change the colour scheme...
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What you see on that site is a carefully, but easily, crafted background image.
Hi mjh,
This is what I was trying to sort out. Turned out that I had hidden child pages with plenty of images!
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This is what I was trying to sort out. Turned out that I had hidden child pages with plenty of images!
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LOL!!! Steve, that will do it every time.

My smallest background image with nine QS is about 4kb in size.
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My smallest background image with nine QS is about 4kb in size.
nine QS? We're truly separated by a common language - give us a clue!
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Many websites have a bar or image which spans the entire width of the screen, not just the website page. For example www.optimumplastics.com . Is there a way you can do this in WebPlus X4 or do you have to know HTML to do this? Also, how do you add a "countdown" graphic for a downloading file, such as a flash file or video?

Thanks for any input!
Hiya, Julie


Frank B's tutorial is what I used to create this test website for our Rotary Club here in (VERY snowed in!) Lake Arrowhead, CA www.lpleblanc.com/rotest

Is this what you had in mind? Not exactly what your link site showed, but the idea is similar.


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Wow! I love this forum. Just ask and ye shall receive all sorts of great input! Thanks to all of you! I'll give it all a try and see what I can accomplish. And yes, Lon, that is the sort of thing I had in mind. I just wish I knew so much more about HTML than I do. It'd be great to know how to do all the "fun stuff"!
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Wow! I love this forum. Just ask and ye shall receive all sorts of great input! Thanks to all of you! I'll give it all a try and see what I can accomplish. And yes, Lon, that is the sort of thing I had in mind. I just wish I knew so much more about HTML than I do. It'd be great to know how to do all the "fun stuff"!
Julie,

Absolutely no HTML required. FrankB's tut is easy to follow. When you get to it, I just found a little snippet of satin fabric on a fabric site and cut out a small square of it for the ribbon banner across the top. It's really easy, but if you have problems post back, and we'll walk you through it.



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Wow! I love this forum. Just ask and ye shall receive all sorts of great input! Thanks to all of you! I'll give it all a try and see what I can accomplish. And yes, Lon, that is the sort of thing I had in mind. I just wish I knew so much more about HTML than I do. It'd be great to know how to do all the "fun stuff"!
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NO HTML is needed with WebPlus..... yippee!!!
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...and using Ken Cope's WPX2 tutorial, you can create a floating look to your page like www.lakearrowheadrotary.net, in about 5 minutes. This is the "look" that the Rotary Board chose for their newly revised site (still under construction)


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Hey Y'all!

I just tried it and it worked! WooHoo!! Can't wait to play around with it some more. Thanks so much!

I do love WebPlus X4! Like you said, no HTML required (but knowing some still couldn't hurt!)
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Yippee for you, Julie.

We look forward to seeing your site.
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Hey Y'all!

I just tried it and it worked! WooHoo!! Can't wait to play around with it some more. Thanks so much!

I do love WebPlus X4! Like you said, no HTML required (but knowing some still couldn't hurt!)
I've been waiting to hear of your success! That's great news. As MJH said, let us know when we can take a peek!


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Well, since you asked. Here is my site as it exists now, without the new background. I need to perfect a new background before I upload it, but it's so exciting to know that I have new options now.

www.ecstaticdesign.com
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Well, since you asked. Here is my site as it exists now, without the new background. I need to perfect a new background before I upload it, but it's so exciting to know that I have new options now.

www.ecstaticdesign.com

Julie,

That's impressive!! The child page titles look just a little pixelated, but as you say, it's a work-in-progress!! Very nice job! Your design talents might make a good addition to our forum, if you have time to visit from time-to-time. I'll warn you now, however! It's addictive!

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Very, very nice.
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Thanks so much! Your kind comments are much appreciated! need all the positive reinforcement I can get!

And Lon, I'm quickly learning that it can be addictive but so very helpful! Just what I need, another reason to stay up and lose sleep at night!
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way cool! very nice job. luv the buttons.
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