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Old 03-27-2001, 07:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy Seeking javascript and gif animation knowledge..


I'm just wondering how you make some fields in forms "required".. As in, if you don't fill out that specific field you'll get an error message which prevents you to go on and contains the text that you must fill out that field...?

Another thing is, do any one have any gif animation knowledge? I need a gif file which gives the impression of searching a database/processing a input ( from a field ), which gives the result "One match found" or something like that..

I need both these things for my new website..

The domain isn't active yet, so please go to too see a temporarily version of the "processing input" gif animation.. It's really important that the new animation contains the "one(1?) match found" text...

DO NOT send this site to your friends as the tell a friend script isn't active yet and just links to my other site ( Fun Dimension )...

Best Regards,
Raymond Hansen, webmaster http://www.fundimension.com

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Old 03-28-2001, 09:33 AM   #2
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Hey all!

Well, here's the story.. I've figured out the javascript ( form validation ) problem I had.. Now.. All I'm looking for is some sort of gif animation which gives the impression of searching a database and shows the result "one match found"..

Does anyone know where do look for it? Is it hard/difficult to make one? ( I have no experience with gif animations )

The url is also active : http://www.newbornphotographs.com

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Old 03-29-2001, 03:16 PM   #3
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We used two different outside services to make custom gif animated banners for our site that will be opening soon. If you are interested in that, you can check http://www.joebanner.com . The other escapes me at the moment.

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Old 03-30-2001, 05:43 PM   #4
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Hi, Animated GIFs are like little movies - they contain frames that have still pictures, and when the frames are run at a certain speed the pictures appear to be moving smoothly in action.

If you like your current searching GIF, all you have to do is add a frame of the same size at the end of the GIF that says "one match found".

The easiest way to do this is to download a trial version of Paint Shop Pro (www.jasc.com).

Using it, you can easily create a new frame picture (your frame size is 150x30 pixels). You can color the frame, choose a font (typeface) and type in your message.

Paint Shop also has a built-in GIF Animator Program. After making your frame picture, you can load your searching.gif animation into the Animator, and add your new frame to the end. You can also adjust the timing between the frames to make the delay longer or shorter.

To show you what I mean, I quickly made a blank white frame, typed in "One Match Found", and added it to your searching animation. It's a bare-bones frame, and you'll probably want to use something more colorful or catchy, but you're welcome to use this animation if you want.

E-mail me, and I'll send it you, and it'll cost you....nothing!

Hope this helps,

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