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    Senior Member GeZe's Avatar
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    Hi, the website I am designing is going to use a lot of transparent PNGs. I know that they don't work in IE, but do they work in Firefox?

    Example: I have and image, a circle with a transparent whole in the middle. This image is in layer 1, which floats infront of layer 2. In layer two I have a photo. Now, I should be able to see the photo through the transparent whole in the circle.
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    yes..


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    They will show up in Firefox correctly, but is it wise to include so many when IE renders them so incorrectly?
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    Senior Member GeZe's Avatar
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    ahh, my school will change browsers.

    How about opacity?
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    Firefox opacity is rather buggy.
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    In what sense do you mean that firefox opacity is buggy? I have never experianced any adverse effects of png opacity with firefox. Or are you refering to the '-moz-opacity' rule witch I do agree could use a bit of work, but still rather solid.


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    if you save-for-web in adobve photoshop(if you have it) then the transparency works for IE too.

    there's nothing wrong with FF transparency for PNGs, only if the image has a shadow, then that may cause problems for intoducting transparency.

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    IE does not discriminate between png's created in photoshop or any other software.. This is an inherient flaw/oversight in IE in witch IE does not support alpha transparency(png24 - 256 levels of transparancy). It only supports binary transparancy(png8 - it is either on or off) wich is exactly the same transparancy a gif produces.

    You might be refering to png8 format working in IE(witch it does since it is binary transparancy) but in that case why not just use a gif since it is smaller?

    Note: firefox does fully support shadow-like effects (aka alpha transparancy), and you can even get IE to do it as well. Look at my(possiable soon defunct) site www.digiffect.com and you will see a few images are in png24(alpha transparancy) format and they work in BOTH firefox and IE.. thats some trickery there!!



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