Welcome to the impossible lesson.
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1. Insert a
background. The one used is blue-checkerboard.jpg. This does not
2. Insert a
positioned container and set all of the edges to 0. Under this
container, insert a left, right, bottom and top container. Make sure
that all of these named containers are lined up evenly and indented under the
main container. Under each one of these place a 1 pixel inset frame,
default color or color of your choice. Also, under each one of these
named containers, insert a background. The one used here is
blue-checkerboard-2.jpg. None of these backgrounds are to scroll.
3. Insert a
new main positioned container (it goes all the way over at the left) and set
all of it's edges to 15.
this container insert a 2 pixel outset frame, default color or color of your
choice. Insert a background and use blue-checkerboard-2.jpg.
5. Click on
the positioned container that you just made and copy it. Paste this back
at the bottom, making sure that it is over at the left margin, which as you
know by now, makes this one a main container. Change the settings to 35
from all edges. Change the background to blue-checkerboard.jpg.
Change the frame to 4 inset, default color or color of your choice.
this container once more, move it over to the left and change the edges to all
be 55. The background here is the first one, so you should not have to
change it, blue-checkerboard-2.jpg. Change the frame to 2 outset,
default color or color of your choice.
paste this container and set all of the edges to 60. Change the
background to blue-checkerboard.jpg. Change the frame to 4 inset,
default color or color of your choice.
this one more time and change the edge settings to 80. Use the blue-checkerboard.jpg
image. Change the frame to 4 inset, default color or color of your
9. Insert a
new main positioned container, make sure it is over at the left margin, and
set all of it's edges to 0.
under this we will insert several positioned containers. The first one
should be set horizontal from the left with a distance of 90, size of 5.
Now set the top and bottom edges to 90. Put in a background,
blue-checkerboard-2.jpg and set this to scroll up and left.
that sub-container which has a background and paste it under the last main
container four more times. The last thing you should now have is a main
container with five sub-containers, each with it's own background.
the second sub-container to 100 distance horizontally and edges should now be
changed to 100. Change the third one to 110 for horizontal distance and
edges, change the fourth one to 120, change the fifth one to 130! Each
time you change the horizontal distance, also change the edge settings to the
click on the main container which holds all of the sub-containers that you
just made and copy it. Paste it back at the bottom and move it over to
the horizontal to be 'from the right'. Change all of the backgrounds to
scroll right and up! This now gives you two sets, one on the left and
one on the right.
15. Insert a
new main positioned container. This one will hold ten sub-containers,
instead of doing two more, I put them all into one main container. It
doesn't really matter here, you can do two if you want to keep your top and
bottom separated. Each one needs to be set at 0 from all edges.
This is simply a 'holding' main container and when you do it this way it makes
copying and pasting a lot easier.
16. If you
want, copy one of the sub-containers with it's background and paste it into
this new main container ten times. I will give you the settings for each
one. Basically it is the same as the others except we will set the left
and right edges of this one instead of the top and bottom edges. The
numbers will be the same.
Left-right edges to 90. Vertical 90 from the top with a size of 5.
#2 Left-right edges to 90. Vertical 90 from the bottom with a size of 5.
#3 Left-right edges to 100. Vertical 100 from the top with a size of 5.
#4 Left-right edges to 100. Vertical 100 from the bottom with a size of
#5 Left-right edges to 110. Vertical 110 from the top with a size of 5.
#6 Left-right edges to 110. Vertical 110 from the bottom with a size of
#7 Left-right edges to 120. Vertical 120 from the top with a size of 5.
#8 Left-right edges to 120. Vertical 120 from the bottom with a size of
#9 Left-right edges to 130. Vertical 130 from the top with a size of 5.
#10 Left-right edges to 130. Vertical 130 from the bottom with a size of
18. All of
these containers use the background called blue-checkerboard-2.jpg. If
the container is set from the top, scroll the background up. If it is
set from the bottom, scroll it down.
19. Insert a
new main container (make sure it is at the left margin) and set all of the
edges to 140.
20. Put in a
background and use the blue-checkerboard-2.jpg, non-scrolling. Now add
in a 2 pixel inset frame using the color #004668.
21. Copy and
paste that container as a new main container. Set the edges to
145. Set the background to color only and use #0080C0.
insert a positioned image. This goes to the left margin and does NOT sit
under the container you just did on #21. Use the graphic called
bluecheck-main.jpg. This goes 160 from the top vertically and it is
message area is next. Set the margins to 160 for the left, right and the
bottom. Use 425 from the top. Center your text. The text
color is #C6ECFF. The scrollbar color is #0080C0.
your ticker next, if you'd like to use one. Then insert a sound.
The one used here is called fineflwr.mid.
25. The last
thing to add if desired, is a loading message. I inserted one and set it
That is it!
If you followed the instructions and put your containers in the right places,
you should now have something exactly like the finished product!
Although this looks complicated, being able to copy and paste your containers
makes it a lot less difficult! I hope yours turned out well!
As always, this
lesson is copyright ŠOzmee 2002, however permission is given for personal
reuse of it. In no way, at no time may it be used for commercial gain
and all rights remain with the author (Ozmee).