may have noticed this site has not been updated in a while. There are
3 very good reasons for this...
1) I have a new job and am having to learn tons of new stuff which takes
up loads of my time (and brain power, not much left these days).
2) I wasted time trying to change the style of the site and created a
ton of new pages that were xhtml transition compliant (well almost, I
needed it to work in NS4).
3) I was spending a lot of time creating pages on how to install, modify,
customize scripts. I was wondering if there were a way to
a) Easily install a script (just cut'n'paste 1
block of text).
b) Install multiple copies of the script by just
cutting and pasting the EXACT SAME block of text into another place on
your web page.
c) Install multiple different scripts without
Well, I have come up with a solution. It will make scripts even easier
to install and configure. It is harder for the programmer to produce this
kind of script but it makes it much easier for the user to install the
script. I am now working on converting some of the more useful scripts
from this site to this new technique and that too is eating up my time.
However, it is kind of neat to open up your webpage in a text editor and
cut'n'paste a single block of text and see an exact duplicate of the script
appear with no errors and no conflicts. It's like copying the HTML for
an image and seeing another copy of the image appear. No need to change
variable names or create 'objects' with different names or put "this
in the HEAD, this in the BODY, this in the 'onload' command".
Having said all that, I was browsing the web and came across some fading
routines and realized that the ImageFader
script (in the Navigation Section)
could be adapted to fade any kind of HTML element. It is still In
Development but may be worth a look (demo1,