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    <?php echo(witty title)?> Sal Petrarca's Avatar
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    Slicing??

    What the heck does slicing an image mean????
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    Slicing is the term given when a designer creates a layout for a webpage as one large graphic and then uses a program such as Image Ready to cut the graphic into pieces which will then be incorporated into an html table.
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    It generally means taking a larger image and cutting it up into different sections. For example you may have designed a side bar for your navigation and have your text on it that you want to be clickable. You would slice the image up so that each 'button' you wanted was separated from the main image and you could apply rollovers and links to each one.

    Its a similar process for a template where as slicing up our graphic template splits it up into a table format for example.

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    It all makes sense now! Thanks!
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    It can be used, as glenplake said, to create a navbar with rollovers. People also use it when they have a large image, and they want it to load a piece at a time. It can be quite effective.

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    I'm probably bringing a dead topic back to life here, but, if I wanted to slice the following image for a layout (trust me, I'm not going to use that one, it's jsut so I can get an idea of how to do it...), what would be the best way to do it?

    If there's a tutorial somewhere on SitePoint that I don't know about, It would be great if you could link to it for me...

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    It depends what software you use to create the slices.

    Let us know, but here is a tutorial to slicing in Photoshop:

    http://www.icehousedesigns.com/tutor...interface.php3

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    Thank you very much! That's exactly the software I use

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    Basically cuts the image into pieces. I hate it though

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    Basically cuts the image into pieces. I hate it though
    Hmm, any particular reason??

    I know that CSS can be used to position the different layers etc to place all images where one want´s to, but what is wrong with slicing??

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