Special Effects

As most of you know, Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape
Navigator 4 introduced Dynamic HTML capabilities to the two
major Browsers. Dynamic HTML along with Cascading Style
Sheets (CSS) makes Animation and Interactive input capabilities
possible on your Web Site. These advanced capabilities are
being defined by the WC3 consortium to hopefully ensure that
they are compatible across all Browsers (they still have a long
way to go). We will discuss the capabilities, limitations,
problems and opportunities presented by Dynamic HTML in a
series of articles starting in the near future.

In addition to the Dynamic HTML capabilities supported by
both major Browsers, there are several additional Special Effects
that are only supported by one or the other Browsers but which
may still be appropriate to your needs. Implementing these
Special Effects can be quick and easy provided you are aware
that they may not work for all visitors to your site. The following
Effects are available for Internet Explorer only and may be
viewed at the IMS Web Tips site.

Fixed Background: Internet Explorer only. This effect will fix
the background in place as you scroll the
foreground. Enter BGProperties="Fixed" into the &
lt;BODY> tag.

Dynamic Scrolling: Internet Explorer only. This effect will
automatically scroll the screen to keep an Object in
view. Call the script function 'object.ScrollintoView()' using the
name of the Object.

Transition Effects: Internet Explorer only. This effect will use a
transition as you enter and exit a page.
Add the
Meta Tags:
lt;META http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="RevealTrans
(Duration=5, Transition=0)"&
lt;META http-equiv="Page-Exit" content="RevealTrans
(Duration=5, Transition=1)"&
Duration= transition time in seconds.

Tansition= a transition effect from 0 through 23. Possible effects
0 box in,
1 box out,
2 circle in,
3 circle out,
4 wipe up,
5 wipe down,
6 wipe left,
7 wipe right,
8 vertical blinds,
9 horizontal blinds,
10 checkerboard across,
11 checkerboard down,
12 random dissolve,
13 split vertical in,
14 split vertical out,
15 split horizontal in,
16 split horizontal out,
17 stripes left down,
18 stripes left up,
19 stripes right down,
20 stripes right up,
21 random bars horizontal,
22 random bars vertical,
23 random

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