Firstly ,let me appreciate the help I have been given on this forum for another DW CS6 problem which was solved by the very helpful technical department.
Thanks guys and that is why I am here with another annoying problem.
I normally design my sites in Fireworks CS6 because of the amazing range of styles available. So I resized and optimised an image of my model and saved it as png because that means a transparent background. But the moment I inset it into DW CS 6 (Insert-image-) there she is but with a white background. I have tried reediting in PS and FW and also as a last resort illustrator, trying gif, tiff, png, psd grin but no luck. Yes, there they are- the image floating as it were in air in PS and FW but the moment I place it into my index page in DW, up pops the white background obliterating all other content on my site.
Can anyone help me please.
Also, I wanted to see if there was any CSS rule which would get rid of the white background if there is no other editing option .
It is showing up as a white background here too! The background is transparent, (crisscrossed ) in the software.
This is what it looks like in DW CS6 in live and design.White background.
Also same thing on preview online on IE
So what do I do now? That white background does seems to be an occupational hazard spoiling the looks of my site!
I don't want a background! The lady's head is supposed to rest halfway on my header banner and the placing is done by CSS (between "Motivated" and "The") if you look at the image. But thanks to that white background I won't be able to see any words on my banner if I position her where she has to be positioned. Are you following me, my friends? She has absolutely NO White background . But the moment I place her on DW, she comes attached with a white background which is very irritating. The background color of the site is grey (gradient) and it gets covered up with the unwanted white.
Thanks guys for any help.
Thanks Murray, Kenneth. Just one more bit. FW- Saving as GIF do I enable index transparency or alpha transparency to remove that white background? I was enabling transparency in PS, but the best web optimized photos are best saved as png or gif so that's why I am asking you this.
Thanks guys, both of you are life savers!
Thanks for being here on this forum.
> FW- Saving as GIF do I enable index transparency or alpha transparency to remove that white background?
If your original has a transparent background choose Alpha Transparency. If your original has a solid background, choose Index Transparency, then nominate a colour(s) you want to make transparent using the colour sample tools in the bottom left corner (I think FW automatically selects the background colour to make it transparent for you but you can adjust with this.)
See Screenshot from Photoshop: Save as PNG-24 with transparency. This will give you a transparent background with good image quality.
GIF only supports 250 colors. Photos saved as GIFs tend to be very pixilated and flat. GIF is mostly used for logos or drawings with only a few solid colors in them.
JPG does not support transparency. Backgrounds are always opaque.