[thelist] gradients

Bob Meetin ontheroad at frii.com
Tue Mar 20 20:29:43 CDT 2007

Thanks to both.  Erik got me pointed in the right direction.  I'm using 
GIMP to create the images.  Looking at the preferences it was not 
obvious where to verify that 256 is set, so I checked google and found 
an answer.  It was already set to 255, but Color dithering was set to 
'Floyd Steinberg'.  The tutorial recommended changing to "None" which I 
did and it made a whopping big difference.  I'll check to see if the png 
options are set right as well.  Thanks, Bob

Julian Rickards wrote:
> 8-bit PNG is good if you use alpha-transparency but IE doesn't support
> alpha-transparency unless you use a JavaScript trick (for example,
> http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bobosola/).
> On 20/03/07, Erik Mattheis <gozz at gozz.com> wrote:
>> If it's a GIF as in the example, save with 256 colors. If it doesn't look
>> good from your desktop, change the gradient so it needs less colors to
>> appear smooth.
>> Or save as 24 bit PNG and you're good to go (if it looks OK in your
>> graphics
>> app).

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