[Pro] Changing Backgroundimage

Hello,

I have done this: http://www.bayrischzell.tv/hauptseite.html

I would like to change the photograph which is in the background without re-doing the entire foreground.

Any ideas?

Mike


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On 15 Sep 2009, at 19:42, Mike wrote:

I have done this: http://www.bayrischzell.tv/hauptseite.html

I would like to change the photograph which is in the background
without re-doing the entire foreground.

OK, you’re maybe aware (depends how you added the picture) of which
‘box’ contains this picture, which is called b138f.png. All you need
to do is find that box, select it, hit Apple-E and choose a new
picture from the resulting dialog.
It might help if you clicked the top header of the ‘page list’ on the
left, where it says ‘Site’, so that it says ‘Page’ instead. That gives
you a list of all the items that are on that particular page, and you
should be able to see it there; simply click it in the list, and it
will be selected, then hit Apple-E as above etc.
While I’m here, I’d also point out that your picture is way, way
bigger than it needs to be; it’s 1.7Mb, so it’s too big by a factor of
about 10. Part of that is because it’s a PNG, whereas it would be much
better as a JPG. I’d make a new file, a JPG, and optimise it as best
you can so that the size is no bigger than around 130Kb or so; that’s
all it needs to be. At the moment, you can see it ‘stutter’ as it
loads, as it’s so huge.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

http://www.paulbradforth.com


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Thanks for the advise. But it seems that I cannot change it because the photo is somehow “clued” to the navigation bar.

I select it, import another picture; I resize the picture and all of a sudden the navigation bar will resize itself too …


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Make sure the menu bar is not “combined” with the image in the back.

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Ok that works but I can’t put the menu bar in the front anymore.


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Got it - thanks :slight_smile:


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Try going into Page View in your pages panel on the left and see if you can grab and rearrange your menu bar on the page.

This may not work, but you can give it a try.

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OK, you’re maybe aware (depends how you added the picture) of which
‘box’ contains this picture, which is called b138f.png.

It is worth noting, too, that this is not really a “background
image”. It is a picture that sits behind the other foreground things,
but in web design terminology it isn’t actually in the background.
That’s set the way you put that blue swoosh thing behind everything.

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Sometime around 15/9/09 (at 15:38 -0400) Mike said:

I select it, import another picture; I resize the picture and all of
a sudden the navigation bar will resize itself too …

This may be because that navigation bar is a graphic that was drawn
into the box that contains the image.

Grab it and start dragging it. Note the blue halo that appears around
the larger box - that shows what is the item’s ‘parent’, the thing
that contains it. If that halo is around the larger image box rather
than the page, then…

While you are dragging it, hit the spacebar on your keyboard. You
should see that it allows you to drag it out, switching the ‘parent’
to the whole page instead.

Then it won’t resize as you apply a scale change to the image - it is
no longer inside the thing that’s scaling. Even if it sits on top of
it.

When you create new objects watch for that blue halo. It appears as
you draw out new boxes, and it’ll show if you’re about to make one
‘inside’ another object. You can either draw it out past the
boundaries of that would-be parent so the focus switches, or hit the
spacebar to do a similar thing.

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Thanks a lot. You guys are great :slight_smile: !


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