PNG I.E Transparency Hack for Signatures

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Feb 5, 2005
  1. dEC0DED
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    well as you can see KyoJi is using PNG transparent siggis.. and our I.E using brethren are all OMG WTF IS THIS GRAY!?

    and at work I have to use i.E [​IMG] so that's something that might need a fix [​IMG]

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    Or Microsoft could actually pay attention for once and release an update that fixes the problem.
    ...Yea, install the hack [​IMG]
     
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    I.E sux ass. it was made in the .com boom and none of the updates follow web standards... [​IMG]

    FIREFOX >*


    ps/ it's not a hack.. but you actually have to tell i.e how to view the pNG.. which is lame :\
     
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    Rather than use PNG, you could be friendly and use GIF's, which IE does support transparency for. [​IMG]
     
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    hm... not good... GIF is proprietary, PNG is free-software... IE has to change...
     
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    GIF's quallity for transparency dosen't match the precise quallity of PNG's
     
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    Ya know you can run Firefox directly off removeable media like a USB memory stick... well that's what I do when I'm at school, google it.

    But yeah MS should really get their ass into gear. It would be cool if Hunter implemented a fix into the forum... GIFs are pretty horrible to work with but so many people still use IE.

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    And sacrifice my beloved 8-bit alpha-blending?!
    Your qrayzie!
    [​IMG]
     
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    do you mean alpha transparency or 256 color with 1 color totally transparent?

    cause if u mean the 256 color mode png then I.E supports it, I know this.

    ok I just checked with I.E and I noticed that Kyoji's pic had grey transparency.. then he's saved the file wrong or with a proggie which doesn't allow transparency for I.E.
     
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    no you're wrong.
    [​IMG]

    Click here for proof on how wrong you really are.
     
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    My signature is not a .gif. If it was, it would appear with a transparent background in IE and Firefox. Its a .png. And as it stands, IE cant display them properly (still) but Firefox can.
    .png's have 8-bit alpha blending. This basically means it "blurs" the edges of your document and makes it progressivly transparent so theres no jaggies that you see in .gif files. Not to mention its not restricted to 256 colors.
     
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    hmm I should start using PNG's....i never used em before because I would use Geocities to host images (yuk!), but going tp be using photobucket now =D

    And yeah, IE should just die [​IMG] the fox owns all.
     
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    [​IMG]
    netscape based>avant based
    browsing
     
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    ok please enlighten me, since I thought this was what you were talking about.
    cause I am most certainly interested in almost anything having to do with the .PNG format
     
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    Ok guys.

    There are TWO sorts of PNG files.

    There are 8 bit PNG's, pretty much just act just like GIF's, 256 colours, 1 of them is the transperancy. Works with IE, slightly better looking then GIF.

    There are 24 bit PNG's, which have millions of colours, but cant be scaled in any way (quality wise), but look awesome and support alpha blending, which looks reaaaal nice with transperancy. Currently not supported by IE (and wont be for ages).

    Kyoji has a 24 bit PNG.
     
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    correction:
    you can have a 1-bit alpha channel or a 8-bit alpha channel with either 8-bit or 24-bit color channel mixed. see my deus-ex signature in the contest topic. it's color(24)+alpha(8) and color(8)+alpha(8) [or at last it should be this after GIMP].
     
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    hmm, i have heard of png files, but never used them before. any suggested programs to use to create png files? perhaps with this alpha bending. I have always used gif images, as i do not own any software, that i know of, to create pngs.
     

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