[thelist] Re: RE: link borders on a MAC (Jeff Howden)

Diane Soini dianesoini at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 24 19:35:36 CDT 2003

I was paying a compliment to how nice the images rendered. I do know how to view source and tell the difference between different types of content. 

I can do without the sarcasm. 

I'll be quitting this list now.


-----Original Message-----

   1. RE: link borders on a MAC (Jeff Howden)
> It all looks so smooth I really thought it was flash.

oh geeze, you can't be serious.

no, really.

<tip type="debugging" author=".jeff">

not sure how a particular effect was created, whether by text, images,
flash, or something else?

without even viewing the source you've got a few tools at your disposal --
the cursor, the status bar, and the right-click menu.

if the cursor turns to an i-beam, then you're dealing with text.

if the cursor turns to a hand, you're dealing with a link.  the status bar
might yield clues like seeing "JavaScript:".

otherwise, it's time to use the right-click menu.  flash has it's own menu.
everything else (with obvious exceptions like activex controls, java
applets, etc) uses the ie right-click menu.  pay close attention to the menu
items in the grouping at the top.  if the "save image as..." option is not
disabled then you're dealing with an image.  there are other clues.  see how
many you can find.



Diane at santabarbarahikes.com

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