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I'm new to this forum but I'd really appreciate it if anyone could spare a few moments to check this link out: [speedysigns.com...]
and throw in some ideas on HOW these guys were able to do this? I mean I can't figure out what method/ language/ tool they have been using to make the input text change of shape "effects style" and add a border, etc...
Thank you for any help!
Firstly they are running an ASP site so it's likely they are using Microsoft products, and secondly from what I remember the effects on show are *remarkably* similar to those offered by the "WordArt" component of MSWord.
More at php.net [php.net]
It put me on the right track really. Indeed I had been looking for a way of doing it with PHP without too much maths involved... :)
Anyway I think that's what they must be using, but any other input will be really welcome.
I can't tell how well the graphics upload and handling works because they are using an unsigned ActiveX control to do it (I don't allow those to run).
I did a very similar setup for a client a few years ago. That was done with a 3rd party imaging "flat" DLL(flat = traditional, not ActiveX). I also did quite a bit of custom manipulation of the raw image data. The DLL licensing was not cheap. The one we used could open about 60 different file formats and had alpha-layer support, so that was why we selected it.
Sticky me if you want a URL to the site or the name of the DLL.