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    I am trying to create a navigation menu for my website that is translucent but that will blur any image that comes up behind it. It will be over a background slider so new images will slide into place and the translucent nav-bar must blur the content behind it to help make the text more visible.

    If this is possible or you have seen instances of a similar design please let me know. I will try and attach a mocked up image.
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    Never seen anything similar myself, but what you're looking for is http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/css3_pr_opacity.asp .
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264, post: 245258
    Never seen anything similar myself, but what you're looking for is http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/css3_pr_opacity.asp .
    It's mainly the "frosting" or blur effect that I'm not even sure is possible.

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    If you mean the drop shadow (at least that's what it looks like to me), it is:

    http://www.css3.info/preview/box-shadow/

    It's trickier with IE as it's a CSS3 property and older versions of IE don't support CSS3. You'll need something like this to make it work:

    http://www.css3pie.com/

    The other option you have, and it will work regardless of browser, is to separate the menu background and drop shadow as its own layer in Photoshop (assuming that's how you drew the site mockup) and export it as a translucent PNG. It will work and it is cross-browser compliant...the only caveat is that it uses up more resource (probably about 25-30 KB, so it might be well worth the sacrifice).

    Cool layout, by the way. Not sure what it has to do with Rolex, but cool layout.

    EDIT: Never mind. I saw that the layout was a screen capture.

    That particular site is a Flash site, but in all likelihood that menu is a translucent PNG imported into Flash.
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