[thelist] Database merge with a gif

Toby Mills toby at tobymills.com
Mon Feb 2 07:25:34 CST 2004

The only way to do this is to use a server side like 

toby mills
web developer & programmer



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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Ken Schaefer
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Subject: Re: [thelist] Database merge with a gif

From: "Ed McCarroll" <Ed at ComSimplicity.com>
Subject: RE: [thelist] Database merge with a gif

: > I need to create a generic gif banner that will be populated with
: > different text. I want to create the basic image in Photoshop (or
: > illustrator, Freehand, Fireworks) and leave a space or text area
: > and dynamically generate the image as a saved file.
: No replies?  Perhaps because nobody else can think of a
: way either. Maybe you should make the text area of the
: GIF transparent, and use CSS to position text therein.

I think Scott needs to tell us what technologies he has available. Lots of
server-side technologies include some functionality for
generating/manipulating GIF file on the fly.


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