The buttons were made using Apple's ProjectBuilder and InterfaceBuilder
(shameless plug: two Apple OS X tools that work with gcc/gdb for compiling
applications). Then I took a screen snapshot, chopped it into individual
PNG files and massage them further.
Some of the buttons are already finished and posted on my web site. I'm
putting up some more tonight. I'll also include a couple blank buttons so
anyone who wants to can add in their own icons.
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I'm excited about a little php script I found that uses GD and FreeType to
create images on-the-fly. While I don't think it would be very efficient
for PhpWiki to use it to render all images on the fly, this will be very
helpful to create many localized translations of any buttons which contain
<http://www.entropy.ch/software/macosx/php/> look at the Aqua button
example abut halfway down the page.
On Friday, November 30, 2001, at 03:05 pm, Russ Miller wrote:
>> I'm working on some new graphics and optional button images for Wiki. The
>> shadows ae all achieved with PNG alpha channel masks so they will work on
>> any background color, even a texture pattern.
>> Have a look at this screenshot of the first set of buttons. I appreciate
>> any feedback or comments you may have.
>> <http://homepage.mac.com/carstenklapp/wiki-buttons.png> - 76 Kb
> my feedback is that those are great.
> i've got a wiki i've been tweaking, that is due to roll-out Dec. 14th. it'
> based on the 1.2.2 code.
> Any chance of getting these before then? In the next week or so?
> Also, what graphics package are you using? Will you be putting out just
> PNG files, or some kind of source file that could be tweaked (i'm sure
> the new functionality i'll at least need additional buttons to fit the
> scheme)? I have Paintshop Pro available, and I could prolly get the Gimp
> going if i needed to.
> great work!