"Waterlily" Design Showcase
Tuesday 11 April 00
We're going with a pond theme here. First the
Dragonfly and now some Waterlilies.
I wish I had some little frogs to add. :)
This design is more graphics heavy than my others, the entire page is
right at 80k.
The design is browser compatible and monitor compatible, which includes
WebTV users. And, as usual, the photos are from
a graphics pack I bought from
I manipulate all my graphics with
Paint Shop Pro 5,
and write my html by hand in
My pride and joy of this particular set is the background over there
on the left. That's a regular photo which I made into a damn fine
seamless tile. I did this by hand using only a cut and paste, a
little motion blur over the seam and my paint brush to clean it up.
I bet you can't tell where the seam is!
And by the way, both this design and the aforementioned Dragonfly design
have text on top of graphics. In Dragonfly, I put the date on top of
the opening "Cheri's Static" graphic. In this one, I put my links on
top of a graphic down at the bottom of the page. This was not accomplished
using CSS or Layers. It's a one-cell table with the graphic set as
the background. I set the position of the text with a couple of
transparent gifs. I have never seen this technique used before and I
really feel quite brilliant for coming up with it. :)
This design took approximately 8 hours to complete.
My work is a game, a very serious game. |
-- M. C. Escher