[ubuntu-web] My Count down bannder prototype

Sam Ducker sam at theduckers.net
Wed Jul 9 18:51:42 BST 2008


As in its to much work to save 9kb we have more important work to  
focus on
On 9 Jul 2008, at 18:46, Johnny Jelinek IV wrote:

> @Brett: You wouldn't necessarily need to use any images at all.   
> Example: http://www.romancortes.com/blog/homer-css/ (Homer is not  
> made out of any images, just CSS).
>
> @Sam: 1kb of CSS is less intensive than a 10kb PNG
>
> Just sayin'.
>
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Sam Ducker <sam at theduckers.net>  
> wrote:
> 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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