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11-08-2002, 05:52 PM
I've been asked to make the "new" text links on the front page of a site a little more eye-catching by applying movement orf some sort (e.g., like the 'drop in by word' effect FrontPage has; or perhaps a type-writer sort of effect).
To add a little complication to things, it's important that it function in both NS/IE (preferably NS4+/IE4+).
Any thoughts on how to go about this are welcome. It doesn't necessarily need to be a 'drop in by word'-type effect -- just something that would satisfy that 'movement' requirement. There will probably be 2-4 different headlines at any given time that will need to be incorporated, if that affects things at all.
Thanks for any ideas!
11-08-2002, 08:00 PM
You cannot beat this site for all sorts of interesting effects, etc.
11-08-2002, 08:42 PM
Thanks, I had actually checked that one out - it's the first place I normally go for this sort of thing. The problem is that virtually all the text animations at Dynamic Drive are IE only, and I don't know enough to adjust them to be NS-compatible. The few that work with NS are either (a) rather hideous, (b) not suitable for what I'm trying to do, or (c) only NS6 compatible - which I'll settle for, but am really hoping to find something that will work on NS4+.
Any other ideas? Anyone?
11-10-2002, 10:45 PM
11-12-2002, 09:57 AM
You could place a <span.....></span> around each character of your headline. Than use a simple script to change their location randomly (offset +/- 1-3pixels).
<span id="myid" style="position:absolute;left:5;top:6">x</span>
I checked with netscape 6 and opera 5, it seems to work ...
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