would a flash graphic driven by parameters that defined the curve do it? -----Original Message----- From: aardvark [mailto:roselli at earthlink.net] Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 12:23 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] tricky use of tables(or CSS) > From: Matt <mspiegler at lightbulbpress.com> > > OK, I know this is a mighty tall order, but I'm wondering if anyone > has ever seen an effective use of tables or DIV's to create a curve? I > don't mean a sliced up image, I mean literally a curve constructed > only of table cells, or DIV's. I would want to do this so that the > color of the curve could be changed via CSS. Any help would be > appreciated even if it's just to laugh at my pipe dream :) i've never seen just tables/divs pull that off... by they're very nature, they're squares... two possible ways to handle it: - make a table constructed of cells at 1px x 1px, then re-color entire rows and the like... this *can* be done, since i've messed with stuff like this before, but your table code will be larger (in some cases) than the images needed to do the same thing... just imaging your photoshop file zoomed way in is an HTML table and you'll see what i mean... - make a curve as defined by it's *negative* space (the parts outside the curve)... slice that up, making sure that the part that is the curve is *transparent* and the outside of the curve is the color of the page... then define colors in those cells, and the non-curve portions will mask it... you'll probably be best served with aliased edges so you don't have halos... of course, printing these pages will look funny, probably... --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !