View Full Version : How does this site work?

12-08-2008, 10:25 AM
Hi, i am starting to learn how to build sites and am finding sites all the time and wondering how they work.

This site in particular has caught my eyebecause it has the dynamic image resize.

Can someone please explain in the simplest terms they can what sort of structure is behind it and what I would need to build similar.

Thanks in advance


12-08-2008, 12:36 PM
What site?

12-08-2008, 02:55 PM
oh now i feel pretty stupid

its http://www.j-carrier.com/splash.php

Thanks again

12-08-2008, 03:15 PM
Looks like they did the whole site with Flash.

12-08-2008, 05:24 PM
Are you talking about just the background image on the front page or are you talking about the actual site that has the rest of the photos?

12-08-2008, 05:24 PM
Yeah. They have just used Flash for all their site.
I find it slow loading and frankly annoying...

Check this sticky for some Flash tutorials. (http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=18405)

(But the image resize thing is pretty cool)

12-08-2008, 06:51 PM
The image resize thing on the front page can be done with html/css.

12-08-2008, 09:09 PM
Thanks everyone, yeah it's the front page I'm interested in as that was something that i hadn't seen before.


12-08-2008, 09:32 PM

12-08-2008, 10:41 PM
Hi, thanks for the links. This is how far i've managed to get


There are a couple of things that bug me compared to the website i mentioned. There is a strange border around the edge that i don't know how to change.

The image on the site i mentioned will load in the background before showing itself.


12-09-2008, 04:17 AM
Did you upload your reset.css?

You could use javascript to try and hide the image in the div and then onload change the divs display to block.

12-09-2008, 08:32 AM
No I hadn't, thanks aerospace. Done it now and it has got rid of the scroll bars :)


The main design elements that i wanted to be able to reflect from the other site were;
- Full browser picture
- When image is loading then the browser is just black
- the image displayed is random

are these possible with the html/css method that i'm using?

Thanks again


12-09-2008, 04:49 PM
You'll need to change the background color to black. For the random image you'll need to use javascript or some kind of server side language so in short no not with just html/css.