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View Full Version : how do u customize ur own cursor?



hoogacha
12-23-2003, 02:37 AM
plz help...

can u email mail me the answer?plz

hoogacha
12-23-2003, 02:42 AM
hoogacha@hotmail.com
thanks

Vladdy
12-23-2003, 02:54 AM
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/ui.html#cursor-props

me'
12-23-2003, 10:48 AM
I believe that using a cursor that's not normal (ie: referencing it with a URL/I) is only supported in Internet Explorer (:eek: )

Mhtml
12-23-2003, 01:03 PM
But of course, the very same browser that allows you to change the scrollbar colors and userd to allow changing/removing of chrome...naturally it supports the changing of cursors to maximize your ability to make your pages a usability calamity for each and every IE user.

Mr J
12-23-2003, 01:07 PM
From a previous thread




It's a W3C defined standard supported by IE 6.0 and later which means that most people will now support it (I believe the current versions of Moz/Firebird support it, don't know about Safari or Opera).


http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=157999#post157999

oracleguy
12-23-2003, 05:52 PM
Nevertheless, changing the user's cursor is not a good idea if you wish your site to have good usibility.

Skyzyx
12-23-2003, 07:38 PM
BTW, http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26104

CarbonUnit
12-24-2003, 06:51 PM
Here is a style that changes the cursor to any .ani or .cur file, I think it only works on Windows.

http://www.javascriptkit.com/script/script2/customcursor.shtml

zypher
12-24-2003, 07:00 PM
I would suggest using Cascade Style Sheets. An excellent example can be found on the following site: http://www.stewshack.com/css/mouse.asp

- ZYPHER :thumbsup:

me'
12-24-2003, 07:01 PM
I'm sure these examples are all valid and good, but please take into account the fact that the user won't like their cursor changed a lot of the time, and it is bad for usability.

zypher
12-24-2003, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by me'
I'm sure these examples are all valid and good, but please take into account the fact that the user won't like their cursor changed a lot of the time, and it is bad for usability.

It is very annoying indeed having the cursor change once one enters a website, however changing the cursor to help style once a user goes over an acronym and then telling them what the acronym means is allright.

- ZYPHER :thumbsup:

me'
12-24-2003, 07:09 PM
Yeah, but that doesn't involve a custom cursor, does it ;)

I use acronym, abbr { cursor: help } a lot myself.

zypher
12-24-2003, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by me'
Yeah, but that doesn't involve a custom cursor, does it ;)

I use acronym, abbr { cursor: help } a lot myself.

What did he want, a fancy custom made cursor? :o

- ZYPHER :thumbsup:

me'
12-24-2003, 07:12 PM
how do u customize ur own cursor?Presumably.



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