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    Default How do I add a "glow" or "shadow" to a layout region?

    I'm not very tech savvy and don't truly understand a web designers vocabulary BUT I do know how to use NOF12...somewhat. Knowing that, can anyone help me create a glow or shadow surrounding a layout region?

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    Charles Edmonds
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    Default Re: How do I add a "glow" or "shadow" to a layout region?

    On Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:04:49 +0000, writermom wrote:

    > I'm not very tech savvy and don't truly understand a web designers
    > vocabulary BUT I do know how to use NOF12...somewhat. Knowing that, can
    > anyone help me create a glow or shadow surrounding a layout region?


    The easy way is to use our EZRound product.

    You can add a glow border on one or more sides, with rounded corners, drop
    shadows and other special effects.

    You can download a free trial from:
    http://www.ezround.com

    For on-page designs we have a Universal Import tutorial for NOF users here:
    http://www.ezround.com/html/universal.html

    For a full-page effect ( such as a border around the entire page ) we have
    a NOF tutorial here:
    http://www.ezround.com/centered/

    EZRound is simple to use with a point and click interface ( no graphic
    design talent needed ) and it is a nice way to breath new life into the
    standard NOF site styles.

    Download a copy and give it a try!

    Good luck on your projects!

    Charles


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    Thanks. I'll check it out. It's what I'm looking for only I'm wondering if NOF12 can handle it rather than downloading another program.

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    This sort of thing is accomplished with a background image, or a series of background images, carefully sized and aligned. There are a few ways to go about it. EZ-Round is simply a tool to simplfy the process using one of these methods.

    Take a look at the Net Objects site, for example, that has a grey shadow or glow around it. The main layout has this image in the background:
    http://netobjects.com/assets/images/background.png

    At the top of the page, in the header, there is this background image, which aligns with the body:
    http://netobjects.com/assets/images/header.png

    And again, for the footer, this image:
    http://netobjects.com/assets/images/footer.png

    They all combine to create a sort of box around the content area.

    The other method is to create a large table, and in the outer cells insert graphics that piece together like a puzzle to create a box. You will have 8 different images for top, bottom, left side, right side, and the four corners. This is the method EZ-Round applies.

    So, to answer your "real" question, NOF doesn't have a function to do this for you. But you can accomplish this with NOF using a few tricks of the trade.
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