[ubuntu-web] My Count down bannder prototype

Sam Ducker sam at theduckers.net
Wed Jul 9 18:39:19 BST 2008


That would be ridiculous no offence but thats to much when an png  
would suffice :p
On 9 Jul 2008, at 18:33, Johnny Jelinek IV wrote:

> Would it be impossible to make this graphic drawn out completely in  
> CSS?  That wouldn't be intensive, would it?
>
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 11:10 AM, Georg Schmidl <georg.schmidl at vicox.net 
> > wrote:
> I attached an examle that shows how I've dealt with the IE-png issue  
> in the past. (example.html)
>
>
> Shashank Chintalagiri wrote:
> Well, here is the script. Its ~2kb in size, so it shouldnt be a big  
> issue in
> that regard. The dependency on javascript in IE5.5 / 6 is a bit  
> unfriendly,
> but I guess its a small price to pay for using IE. I have used [1]  
> (abput
> 1.45 kb) with success in the past, but the author says its now  
> unmaintained
> and points to Supersleight[2], which is a bit bigger (2 kb) but  
> seems a bit
> more robust. I havent yet tried to see how well it works.
>
> [1] http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bobosola/pnghowto.htm
> [2] http://24ways.org/2007/supersleight-transparent-png-in-ie6
>
> Hope this helps
> Shashank
>
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 6:53 PM, Vitaly Babiy <vbabiy at verizon.net>  
> wrote:
>
>
> Well I think it all depends on what the total sizes is. Because we  
> don't
> want it to get to large.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shashank Chintalagiri <shashank.chintalagiri at gmail.com>
> To: Vitaly Babiy <vbabiy at verizon.net>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-web] My Count down bannder prototype
> Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 12:03:58 +0530
>
> There is a small piece of javascript which makes png transparancy work
> in IE6 and (i think) IE5. I dont know if you would like to introduce
> that into the webpage though, as it would mean every page view from
> IE5/IE6 would require downloading the script too. If there is  
> interest,
> I can try to find and post the script here.
>
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 7:14 PM, Vitaly Babiy <vbabiy at verizon.net>  
> wrote:
>       Hmm, well I guess I will have to play with it so we can have
>       good
>       transparency on the image. Because anything before IE7 does not
>       support
>       PNG transparency.
>
>
>       -----Original Message-----
>       From: Matthew Nuzum <matthew.nuzum at canonical.com>
>       To: Web Presence Team <ubuntu-website at lists.ubuntu.com>
>       Subject: Re: [ubuntu-web] My Count down bannder prototype
>
>
>       Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 22:52:05 -0500
>
>       On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 9:22 PM, Vitaly Babiy
>       <vbabiy at verizon.net> wrote:
>       > Here it is with the old counter, Now I want to format it to
>       web standers
>       > banners. And if everyone approves I would like to start
>       working on a php
>       > script that will generate the image with the correct
>       background color.
>       > so we don't have to worry about png transparency issues in
>       some browsers
>
>       The server that hosts this will only support static content, not
>       PHP.
>       However you can use Python or PHP (or whatever) to generate
>       static
>       images and we can use Javascript to allow users to select which
>       image
>       to show on their page.
>
>       Believe it or not, the load on the servers just serving static
>       content
>       was quite heavy when we first started using the countdown
>       banner.
>
>       --
>       Matthew Nuzum
>       newz2000 on freenode
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