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Scythian
10-21-2008, 02:19 PM
Forgive me please, if this has already been discussed,
I checked (almost) everywhere, and didn't find the needed information...

So, I wish to have a scrolling text over a still (non-moving) background.

The viewer has the full background picture under his eyes,
but can read a text that scrolls over that background.

(If it is already treated somewhere in BV,
if you don't have time to answer to this question of mine,
please, at least, give me the link to it.)

All the best.

HalaalPages
10-21-2008, 02:31 PM
Hi,

- Insert the picture where you want it to be on your page

- Insert a marquee using the Marquee button or Insert, Marquee and format it to your liking

- REALLY IMPORTANT: Make sure for the Appearance, that you select Automatic for Background color.

davidundalicia
10-21-2008, 04:12 PM
Are you thinking of constant scolling as in the marqee above or as
manual scrolling as in this page (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/welcome/forum_rooms.php)

Scythian
10-22-2008, 11:19 AM
Hi,

- Insert the picture where you want it to be on your page

- Insert a marquee using the Marquee button or Insert, Marquee and format it to your liking

- REALLY IMPORTANT: Make sure for the Appearance, that you select Automatic for Background color.

Thank you HalaalPages !

I think this will work, I 'll try it right now.

Selecting "automatic" will let
the background picture appear beneath the scrolling text, I guess,
and this is exactly what I need !

Thank you once again, mate !

Scythian
10-22-2008, 11:23 AM
Are you thinking of constant scolling as in the marqee above or as
manual scrolling as in this page (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/welcome/forum_rooms.php)

Oops !

DavidUndAlicia, you put the finger right where it hurts...

:)

I need a "marquee kind of thing"
that will let my background picture visible,
while, manually, the text scrolls upon that picture.

So, to resume :
I need a background picture ALWAYS visible
and the text scrolled manually (even with clickable words) by visitors....

DavidUndAlicia,
vielen dank in advance
if you can help me on this...

Scythian
10-22-2008, 11:34 AM
@HalaalPages :
I tried the marquee technique right now...

The automatic background is exactly what I need.

But, unfortunately,
this marquee technique seems to be available
only with text scrolling alone, all by itself,
while I need a manual scrolling, with words
that will remain/have to be clickable by visitors...

Collectors-info
10-22-2008, 01:14 PM
Hi, like this one? LINK (http://metestsite.co.uk/static-background-image-on-scroll.html) If so! Just change the image url in this script & paste into the "beginning of body" under page properties.

<script language="JavaScript1.2">
if (document.all||document.getElementById)
document.body.style.background="url('http://www.collectors-info.com/Collector-bird-jackdoor.gif') white center no-repeat fixed"
</script

Scythian
10-22-2008, 02:19 PM
Hi, like this one? LINK (http://metestsite.co.uk/static-background-image-on-scroll.html) If so! Just change the image url in this script & paste into the "beginning of body" under page properties.

<script language="JavaScript1.2">
if (document.all||document.getElementById)
document.body.style.background="url('http://www.collectors-info.com/Collector-bird-jackdoor.gif') white center no-repeat fixed"
</script

Yes Collectors-info !

If I undertand you well,
I'll have to open (and deal with)
the HTML section of my webpage....

(sudden headache)

Also, as in the marquee system,
I'd like to adapt the size (width and length)
of the scrolling text zone....

And I forgot to mention :

the scrolling text must not scroll all over the background picture,
but just in a delimited part of it, as is doable with the marquee (customizing width and length) .

Scythian
10-22-2008, 02:40 PM
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This is a drawing I quickly made, to help you help me.

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Karen Mac
10-22-2008, 03:37 PM
Have you tried just using a Form with only a TEXT AREA..or just the TEXT AREA? That will block it in. Not sure if the TEXT AREA in Bv works by itself without putting it on top of a form.. but it should work if all you want is the contained text.

Karen

Scythian
10-22-2008, 04:05 PM
Hi Karen !

I'll try this right now...

Scythian
10-22-2008, 04:41 PM
OK, I went in BV Form Wizard,
selected "create a new form based on a template",
then selected "Comments",
removed the "Submit" and "Reset" buttons.

---> I obtained a sheer "Text Area" only.

A complication arrives, in the "next" window of the wizard :
"were shoud be the data sent to ?"
In this window, I just selected "no action" in the Form Action.

The next window is the "Finish" one.



This "form" is now on my website page...

I arrange this form's size, and enter into the form's "properties"...

In the "Style" window, I check "transparent background".

My background picture is now visible.

But then, I don't know where to paste the text...

(I tried in the "general" window, nothing happens...)

Collectors-info
10-22-2008, 06:01 PM
Hi, you can have a combination of Davids & my one together. Place my version on a page & have it show in an iframe, (Davids version).
If we also place Karen's version on my page, we can have a 3 way version. (I know, its getting silly now) LOL
LINK TO NEW SAMPLE (http://metestsite.co.uk/static-background-image-on-scroll-2.html)

davidundalicia
10-22-2008, 07:07 PM
This "form" is now on my website page...

But then, I don't know where to paste the text...

(I tried in the "general" window, nothing happens...)

double click on the field to open the properties and enter your text in the box.

Scythian
10-22-2008, 09:32 PM
double click on the field to open the properties and enter your text in the box.

This is what I wrote :

"(...) enter into the form's "properties"...

In the "Style" window of the form properties, I check "transparent background".

My background picture is now visible.

But then, I don't know where to paste the text...

(I tried in the "general" window of the form properties , nothing happens...)"

There you have it :
I double-clicked in the form properties,
but once there, didn't know where to paste the text...
Which is still a trouble for me at this hour...

Scythian
10-22-2008, 09:38 PM
Hi, you can have a combination of Davids & my one together. Place my version on a page & have it show in an iframe, (Davids version).
If we also place Karen's version on my page, we can have a 3 way version. (I know, its getting silly now) LOL
LINK TO NEW SAMPLE (http://metestsite.co.uk/static-background-image-on-scroll-2.html)

The link to your new sample is very nice, neat.

I wish I could do something like this as easily as you seem to do....

I'll try and try again, until exhaustion...

Scythian
10-22-2008, 09:45 PM
OK, I tried anew, and this time, it worked !
--->in the form properties, in its "general"window,
I pasted, successfully this time, the text.

When previewing the website, still, a problem occurs :
the text, meant not to be altered by visitors,
is alterable/deletable and what not...
(---> All of this certainly due to its FORM nature ?)

Do you know a way to get this text un-altered/untouched by viewers ?
While you think about it if you please, I'll try and see
what I can do about this...

davidundalicia
10-22-2008, 10:45 PM
Create a "SHAPE" the same size of the text box
Double click the shape for properties and in the
Effect box choose transparent.
cover the text box with the shape
(leave the scroll bar uncovered)

Scythian
10-22-2008, 10:53 PM
Thank you very much for your kind help, DavidUndAlicia.

I'll try this suggestion of yours right now.

Scythian
10-22-2008, 11:00 PM
OK, I created a rectangular shape,
put "transparent" in the effects section,
and in the text section, pasted my text :
nothing appears, nothing is written...
Something is "wrong" with the textbox of the shape properties...

EDIT :
I didn'tread you well, DavidUndAlicia, forgive me.
I didn't do the covering of the box...

I'll do it right now, and keep you informed asap.

Scythian
10-22-2008, 11:22 PM
OK.
I did what you say, DavidUndAlicia,
and now, when previewing, I can see the text
is not alterable any more, which is excellent.

Thank you very much for this.

Now, I have my text scrolling on my picture,
and that text isn't "touchable" by viewers.

Thank you also Collectors-info, Karen Mac and HalaalPages.

Every single one of you gave one or more useful information(s).

I hope I will be able to help you one day...

I now have another question.
I'll check by myself throughout the forum,
and if I don't see something related,
I'll ask it here...

Best regards to you all.

Karen Mac
10-23-2008, 02:28 AM
Youre welcome. Glad the shape worked and Glad David got back to you on it.

Karen

Scythian
10-23-2008, 02:24 PM
You know, building a website, ESPECIALLY with BlueVoda, gives the intuition that it is easy.
Although meeting difficulies at almost every step of the building process,
like in most things in life, with a bit of work, it is doable.
And belonging to the BV Community makes things even easier.

;)

L3xicon2
11-24-2008, 01:59 AM
Hi, like this one? LINK (http://metestsite.co.uk/static-background-image-on-scroll.html) If so! Just change the image url in this script & paste into the "beginning of body" under page properties.

<script language="JavaScript1.2">
if (document.all||document.getElementById)
document.body.style.background="url('http://www.collectors-info.com/Collector-bird-jackdoor.gif') white center no-repeat fixed"
</script

Thank you very much for this script tip!
I used it and it took care of my problem!

Collectors-info
12-22-2008, 01:33 AM
Hi, i can only assume the center in box is not ticked. Do you have a link.