Transparency & scrolling pages

Hi, is something like this possible within Freeway?

http://www.edenproject.com/our-work/people/gardens-for-life/index.php

If so can someone give some pointers?

Best wishes Peter

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Sometime around 16/11/09 (at 18:49 +0000) Peter Tucker said:

is something like this possible within Freeway?

Surprisingly easy. Really easy. Set your page to have a background
image (not just a regular graphic sent to the back!) and then…

  1. Uncheck the ‘Background scrolls’ checkbox in the Inspector palette
    when inspecting the page’s appearance settings.

  2. Draw out a graphic box, use the Styles & Colors palette to give it
    a black fill (for example) and set the opacity to, say, 30%. Then set
    this graphic to be output as a PNG at millions of colours.

  3. The ‘hard’ work is done; carry on with the rest of the layout process.

Note:
The PNG graphic will output as a tiny file even though it is covering
a large are. Freeway keeps things efficient here by making the
graphic very small and then setting the HTML code to stretch it to
cover the actual defined area.

Have fun!

k


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