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    hello. i got sort of a simple/complex problem. i've been doin some graphix, and i want to showcase them on a website. i've built a "frame" to hold the current image viewed, and a navigation bar attatched to the side with 2 buttons. one is for next frame, the other is for previous frame.

    i know it's a combination of an image map and i guess a slideshow. i want the buttons to "light up" when the mouse is over them and clicked, and i want to use an animation of my own as a transition between the images. keep in mind this is all housed inside of a frame image that i have designed as well.

    a basic version of what i'm talking about i found here http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamici...interslide.htm
    but that doesn't give me the how to on using my own frame around the images, nor how to light up the buttons, nor using my own transition effect. like for example, the whole frame looks like a tv set. the actual screen is where the images are displayed, and the buttons on the side control what images are viewed. and when u click on a button, it lights up, and the screen goes static for a moment then the new image loads there.

    is there any way to do this with out having to link to a whole seperate page. i want to keep this all on one page, and only change the image on the "screen".

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    hello,

    yes this is possible, however you are going to use frames. Lets see if I get this right:
    You have to make a frameset that shows the iamges of the TV.
    Then, you have to, I dont know exactly if the static effect would be possible, have to try it out myself, make each images with your images look like the TV for example:
    noimage: just the TV.
    user clicks.
    image in the TV.
    nxt click, etc..nd so forth.

    have you got it?
    The trick is to use frames, and to target the frame link into the TV set frame. User clicks the images link and the images appears in the frame below where the TV Set is.

    Hope this helps.


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    hi thx. shortly after posting this i learned about inline frames. now, i'm headed in sort of the right direction. what i did was set up an inline frame to be the "screen" where the images are to load. then, i took my image frame (tv set) and i cut it out into 4 parts, top, bottom, left, and right. i was hoping to fit these parts around the inline frame box. only prob is i get minor spaces and the pieces don't connect.

    but the inline frame does seem the way to do it. any suggestions on how to get the pieces to connect properly and fit snug around the inline frame?

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    hello,

    you haev just encountered one of the anoying problems as web design.
    no i dont think I can help, since you have to teak and twist the code just right so the images align.

    A tip: use images aligning, <img src="whatever" align="right/left/top/bottom">
    etc.

    well, good luck.


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    If your going to use Inline Frames, just be aware that Netscape Navigator does not display them. Now your getting yourself into cross-browser hell because to make you page Netscape compatible you have to use <LAYER> and <ILAYER> tags along with you <IFRAME> tags. To make matters worse, Navigator 5 does not support the <LAYER> and <ILAYER> tags but does support the <IFRAME> tag finally. Now you have to check for browser versions as well as browser type. Plus any version of IE before 4 does not support the <IFRAME> tag.

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    Chicken
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    I think the whole IFRAME / ILAYER thing only works well as a bonus (lie how UBB uses it so you can see previous posts).


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