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Rounded PHP: v2.0 (stable) released

Rounded PHP, the API for creating anti-aliased rounded corner images on-the-fly, now has the capability of adjusting color opacities (in PNG format) and transparency in GIF formats. This is a major update, worthy of its 2.0 tag. Each color (foreground, background and border colors) can have a different opacity level.

Installation has also been made easier by packing all of the neccessary scripts into one file. Just drop rounded.php somewhere in your accessible web space and start making some rounded corners. So what's the great benefit? There are plenty of solutions that use javascript to create this effect and add loads of problems to mark-up and css layouts. Using an image is the most convenient and standards compliant way to do it. No javascript support required, which means it's safe to take Rounded PHP mobile!... read more

Posted by nak5ive 2008-11-11

Rounded PHP: v1.1 (beta) released

Rounded PHP, the API for creating anti-aliased rounded corner images on-the-fly, now fully supports transparency in both PNG and GIF formats. This update officially places Rounded PHP in a class of its own, including the options to toggle transparency among the background, foreground and border colors.

The initial release of Rounded PHP simply generated rounded corner images with up to three colors: background, foreground, border. The limitations of having no transparency can become a burden for many Web 2.0 designers/developers. This release will hopefully alleviate any of these issues.... read more

Posted by nak5ive 2008-01-01

Rounded PHP: v1.0 (beta) released

Rounded PHP is an API for creating perfect anti-aliased rounded corner images on the fly. Using the internal GD library in PHP 5+ and a very simple set of query variables, a developer will have little need to store tons of different rounded corner images to use around his/her site.

There are a few reasons why Rounded PHP was developed. Programmers, by and large, hate design work. And what better way to skip having to use Photoshop and keeping track of individual corner images than to use a simple query and get exactly what you need. It's also common for sites to rely on third-party hosts to supply rounded corners and various other graphics to a layout. While this perfectly safe practice in most cases, it's always comforting to know you aren't going to wake up to a broken website when your third-party site goes down.... read more

Posted by nak5ive 2007-12-05