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    Drop Down Menu not transparent in IE6

    Just started to design a site ( I am relativley new to CSS) and have got a drop down menu working ok in FF but is not transparent in IE6, have tried all sorts of fixes but this is driving me insane please please please help.

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    I can't see the attachments yet because they are pending approval, but you should read this article on CSS transparency. All browsers handle it differently.
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    Your attachments haven't been approved yet so I can't see, but most probably it's using a semi-transparent PNG as a background for the drop down. IE6 does not support PNG alpha transparency.

    Can you post a link to where you're having the problem just so I can be sure?
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    I am using using a semi-transparent PNG as a background but believe there is a fix for this? Website not posted yet (Trying to build before posting)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkbrooner72 View Post
    I am using using a semi-transparent PNG as a background but believe there is a fix for this? Website not posted yet (Trying to build before posting)
    The fix is to have everyone upgrade their IE

    Do GIFs not give you the quality you need?
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    WHy would gifs be any different? Tried them but still not transparent, Am running java file from

    "IE7, version 0.9 (alpha) (2005-08-19)
    Copyright: 2004-2005, Dean Edwards (can't put link as new to site)"

    But still no luck!! Arrgggg this is frustrating

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    I think you mean JavaScript?

    Yes, there are fixes for PNG alpha transparency in IE6. My favourite is SuperSleight, however it won't work for background images.

    You won't find a PNG alpha transparency fix that will work for background images I'm afraid.
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    The GIF is not transparent? Did you save it with transparency enabled? Could you post your code here since it's not approved yet?
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    Possibility GIFs do not support semi transparency. Only 100% transparency. The guy wants the drop down menu to be semi transparent. This is not achievable with GIFs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alecrust View Post
    Possibility GIFs do not support semi transparency. Only 100% transparency. The guy wants the drop down menu to be semi transparent. This is not achievable with GIFs.
    Ops, my misunderstanding. I'm intrigued to see a workaround for this...
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