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Old 03-03-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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All of a sudden I am seeing a border around type set in Illustrator and converted to a PNG using Save for Web. It shows up in every browser.

The image is on a slightly colored background, but the outline shows up even if I change the background-color of the page to pure white, or even if I add a background behind the type in Illustrator.

I have checked the transparency settings, added a background to the type in Illustrator, and still the outline appears. I even opened a new Illustrator document, reset the type, and saved that. Finally, I set the type in Photoshop and used Save for Web — I still see the outline.

I resaved it as a GIF — same thing.

Finally, I dug up an old type image — that I know for sure did not show an outline on the HTML page — and now it too has an outline around it.

I would swear that outline wasn’t there last week, nor in any other type images I have created this way for web use.

Am I going off my trolley? Have I been fooling myself all these years, failing to see a rectangular box around logos on all my pages?

   
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:43 AM   #2
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Am I going off my trolley? Have I been fooling myself all these years, failing to see a rectangular box around logos on all my pages?
Example, please!

   
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It shows up in every browser.
Does the border show up if viewed in an image viewer, i.e. not a browser?
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:40 PM   #4
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This is mortifying: I did it. I put a border on images, forgetting that the logo was an image!

I am an idiot.

   
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Does the border show up if viewed in an image viewer, i.e. not a browser?
Brilliant thought, and no, it does not.

So I figured it out. I had added a border to images, forgetting that it would also affect the logo.

Sigh. It has been a long week.

   
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kt: This is mortifying: I did it. I put a border on images, forgetting that the logo was an image!
ROFL!!!

At least you figured out fairly quickly...'-}}

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Sigh. It has been a long week.
I know the feeling!

I've got a long night ahead - one of my clients, the one who have repeatedly said "It's no rush, I'll let you know when I need it done", just called a couple of hours ago to let me know that he does need it done by 10:00 tomorrow...

At least I am done with the leaflet now and the logo re-design just needs to be fine tuned.

I've been making a vector graphic from a really crappy .jpg, it's got about a million nodes (or is that just the way it seems?)!
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I've got a long night ahead - one of my clients, the one who have repeatedly said "It's no rush, I'll let you know when I need it done", just called a couple of hours ago to let me know that he does need it done by 10:00 tomorrow... [snip] I've been making a vector graphic from a really crappy .jpg, it's got about a million nodes (or is that just the way it seems?)!
It depends. If you auto-traced, yep, a million nodes is about right.

If you drew it by hand, then a million hours is closer to the truth!

Pays yer money, takes yer choice! <g>

   
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It depends. If you auto-traced, yep, a million nodes is about right. If you drew it by hand, then a million hours is closer to the truth!
Auto tracing was not an option...

I didn't really want to stick too closely to the original anyway - a more up-to-date look was requested, so it was more of a guide than anything else.

I'm clocking off now, what's left to do can be finished off in the morning, besides; I need my beauty sleep.
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…besides; I need my beauty sleep.
Me, too. Such as it is!

   
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