this is the page. www.visionstudio.com.au/bowralsigns
Its the guy at the top right with the blank sign.
To tell you the truth, it feels like this image was rotated in first place including the man. It doesn't look like the man is standing normally right now and i believe you may try to apply a rotation technique to him as well.
If you can try to imitate the blue colored background (simply using rectangles) and delete the current one. Then you could rotate the man with the banner and apply the new blue background.
If you want to avoid rotating the man, maybe you could try to delete the white rectangle as well and after rotating him, draw a new one.
Will you be swapping out the image dynamically?
Thats what I really wasnt sure of.
the dreamweaver extension for the xml flashslideshow, but didnt know how to
do it, or was it possible, when I want to change an irregularly shaped
Would I need to learn how to do it in flash perhaps? ( which, of course,
would be a rather large learning curve, but if its the only way, I might
Im just clueless, really.
How are you planning to rotate the image? Dynamically?
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Oh, sorry, Panos, I think I didnt explain myself very well.
I didnt mean rotate as in turn it around , I meant rotate as in change for
another image, so that the banner is rotating through different images to
display different signs.]
Well it could be done in Flash I'm sure. But keep in mind, regardless of the orientation of the sign, you're still working with a rectangle. If you shift the guy and sign over a few pixels to the right, you should be able to slice a single image that holds him and the sign. The just create X-number of states (frames) in FW, and add the custom rotated text to each state. Export the files and then use your JS image rotator to do the heavy lifting.
Does this help?
Thanks Jim, Ill give it a try.
BTW, did you do a fw book for CS3?
You're welcome, Fiona, and no, I've only written the two books and they were both for CS4.
I do have a lot of CS3 content on Community MX, though.
all the images to be rotated would need to be created at an angle to suit, and to fit in the space revealed by the transparent banner space.
then set up the image rotation script and absolutely position the man folding the banner over the top of the images (with CSS) so that the rotated, rotating images show through.
oh, sorry, my english are not very good.
Thanks for that Boldfysh,
Im not sure if my skills are up to it, but it sounds like I should try and
figure it out.
Ive never really had a need to use absolute positioning before - always used
floats and stuff, and havent needed it.
So, I just need to work out how to use absolute positioning and transparency
(never had to bother with that yet much, either!)