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Hi Everyone,

I have been running a small business's website for about a year now. I created this complex page demonstrating location of microscope parts using many layers. It took ages to do, and is a real pain in the butt to update, because I used layers of GIFS for the text.

My question to everyone: can I replace the GIFS and use CSS instead?

Here's the link:
www.biovis.com/bodies/automation/automation.html

I want my site to take on more of a tight, textured, sectioned look. I have been messing with Mambo, and I wanted to put this page in a mambo section, but it got severely messed up due to the layers. I thought that by changing the GIF layers to CSS, it would make it more compatible and easier to update.
http://biovis.com/v-web/mambo/

What do you guys think?

Huge thanks to anyone who can help,

Jeff

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Can I use CSS Instead of Dynamic Layers: A complex example

Looking at what you are trying to do (and not completely pulling off, I might say) I am wondering if this type of complex technical interactivity might be better done using Flash. I am not a fan of Flash for "Flash" sakes, but it can provide for some very fine user interaction. However, if easy updatability is required, then that may not be the solution for you. However, creating all the image slices and such must be a huge chore anyhow and might even be better handled in Flash so the option needs to at least be put on the table.

See http://www.bigbug.com/portfolio/sprinkler.htm for an example of technical Flash

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jeffdoto
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So no dice, eh?

So you don't like my design David? Were you referring to the "mambo-ized" site, or the original? What was it you didn't like? What would you do instead of using Flash, since I don't know Flash?

Was it that bad?

I don't know much about CSS - If I could just do a drop down / breakout menu - I'd be happy. I don't need all that complex crap necessarily. I do like how the microscope lights up, though. What's the easiest way to create a simple drop down/breakout menu? Do the pros have some trick I don't know about? Maybe there's an extension for GoLive I could look into.

Cheers
Jeff

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Welcome to the land of Web Designers

If you want a great design for a drop-down menu and you don't want to edit any script you need to go to opencube.com . They created a program called NavStudio and it is awesome. You enter your preferences and you get a 5 line code with everything you want. You can create unlimited menus to. I hope this helps you!