The good news and the bad news about cartoons

About: GD Graphics Library (to the rescue?)


The good news is that the cartoon maker which was built on Walter Zorn's drag and drop  JavaScript DHTML library works pretty well. 

if people will use it they will discover a new media of experssion.

The bad news is:
  • Apparently there is a bug in the z-index handeling in IE 6 which makes all the text div(s) slide under the images regardless of which layer the object actually resides in. The work around being ... use Firefox.
  • I don't know how to make the cartoons show correctly in the feeds.  This is because it requires absolute placement which many aggregators like Bloglines rightly filter.  There may be a way, but i don't know how.
  • If you manually size your font in your browser, you may distort the text in the cartoon. So the cartoon is not stable.

This gd Library might be the solution to both problems.  With this library, which has been nicely integrated with php, I should be able to make the cartoon into a jpeg or png or whatever and store that in the content.  This will not interfear with the ability to clone and edit the cartoon as all of the components and also stored elsewhere in the db record.

Another interesting aspect of the cartoon maker is that we may be able to cut and paste the entire pallets between different domains

If anyone wants to help here please chirp in with some smarts.

Stay tuned ...

Tags

  1. cartoons
  2. graphics library
  3. tools
  4. walter zorn
  5. dhtml
  6. mashup
  7. graphics

Comments


Seth says
Apparently the gdLibrary is installed and functional here url http://fastblogit.com/imtest.html

Seth says
tutorial url http://www.phpfreaks.com/tutorials/105/3.php

Seth says
url http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.imagecopy.php#58014 is the overall structure of the routine. Output to a file in media, rather than the browser. Will always produce a png in /media, rather than generate the file to the browser. No sense in using cpu resources to generate it every time it is displayed. Generate only once when it is published.

Seth says
Shelley asked about the technology url http://weblog.burningbird.net/2006/03/26/for-the-birds/#comment24156

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