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    Extremists Beware! Rockrz's Avatar
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    Hello,

    I'm just finding out about "Glowing Text", and I'm wanting to know if anyone can direct me to someplace on the net that has some good tutorials on all the different aspects of this type of text styling.

    I've got it down alittle, but I'm having problems with positioning. Here's the URL....
    http://pub66.ezboard.com/baustinsingsdiscussionforums

    Here's the site where I found out about this....
    http://mercyswake.com/

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    Are you referrign to creating a glow using stylesheets or just a normal graphic?

    If it's the stylesheet, then that only works with IE 5.5.

    If it is the image then that is a cinch.

    1) Create an object on a new layer (can be type or an object) color it blue (or whatever you want).

    2) Duplicate that layer.

    3) Color the new object on the new layer white.

    4) Move the white object behind the blue object.

    5) Blur the white object and presto.

    That is the down and dirty way to get a glow. There are some other things you can do to get the glow working better, but you have the basics now.
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    The Hiding One lynlimz's Avatar
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    pardon me once again. what glow?
    onmouseover colour change or what?


    [edited]
    oh...image glowing effects...
    Last edited by lynlimz; May 2, 2001 at 23:11.
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    You talkin to me? Anarchos's Avatar
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    It's one of those proprietary filters I believe.

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    If you are looking for some other "How To" resources for creating Glow Text, here are some websites that you might like to take a look at.....WebKat
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    @russellg RussellG's Avatar
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    Glowing text works in IE5 as well, I'll give you an example:

    Code:
    <table style=filter:GLOW(color=blue, strength=#+7)>
    <font COLOR=white size=5>
    Glowing Text
    </font>
    </table>
    So basically, you chuck some style into a table and create a filter called glow, and add some properties to it. The <font> tag is responsible for what color the actual font will be..
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    OK, now I see what you are wanting to get. The Glow effect on plain text in a browser. Keep in mind that is an IE only filter and as such will not work in Netscape. It won't break anything, it just won't be visible.

    <opinion>
    I think that a Glow done using the CSS filters looks crappy. I would wholeheartedly recommend that you DON'T use them.
    </opinion>

    Since you asked though, here is a link to the Glow filter as well as plenty of other ones done using CSS.

    http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/...l?tw=authoring
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    @russellg RussellG's Avatar
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    I also think it looks bad, I wouldnt bother if I were you. It's more of a newbie thing:

    "H3Y Y0 CH3K 0UT MA C00L GL0\/\/!NG T3XT LOL!!!!!!"
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