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, 28 Aug 2003
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Displaying a split image using a table

Sample screenshot

Introduction

You can create some nice pictures by splitting them up into smaller images. Doing this in Photoshop and keeping the proportions isn't easy (I'm no photoshop guru), instead you can do it using a table. The code below creates the image of the sailboat.

How it's done

The image is loaded into a table as a background image

<style>
#splitimg {
    background:url(http://soderlind.no/s/splitimg/sailboat.gif);
    width:  300px;
    height: 400px;
}
</style>
.
.
.
<table id="splitimg"> 

Or, if you don't like to use CSS:

<table background="http://soderlind.no/s/splitimg/sailboat.gif" <BR>    width="300" height="400">

Next,  place a grid on top of the image using table rows and colums.

<tr>
    <td class="transp"> </td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td class="hide"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td class="transp"> </td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td class="hide"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td class="transp"> </td>
</tr>

A TD with a background color will hide that part of the image:

.hide {
    background-color:  #FFFFFF;
    width:  10px;
    height: 10px;
}
A TD without background color will be transparent:
.transp {
    border: 2px solid #000000;
    width:  300px;
    height: 113px;
}

Complete sample code:

<!-- Insert the STYLE code into the <HEAD> section of your page -->

<style>
#splitimg {
    background:url(http://soderlind.no/s/splitimg/sailboat.gif);
    width:  300px;
    height: 400px;
}

.hide {
    background-color:  #FFFFFF;
    width:  10px;
    height: 10px;
}

.transp {
    border: 2px solid #000000;
    width:  300px;
    height: 113px;
}

</style>

<!-- Insert the TABLE code into the <BODY> section of your page -->

<table id="splitimg" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0">
<tr>
	<td class="transp"> </td>
</tr>
<tr>
	<td class="hide"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
	<td class="transp"> </td>
</tr>
<tr>
	<td class="hide"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
	<td class="transp"> </td>
</tr>
</table>

Split image tool

Doing this by hand isn't easy, so I created a tool you can use - http://soderlind.no/s/splitimg/default.asp

License

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About the Author

Per S
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Norway Norway
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Comments and Discussions

 
Generalhaha,I know what's your meaning PinsussTommyWOo.cn7-Sep-03 15:47 
QuestionPurpose? Pinmemberchong_lim30-Aug-03 16:15 
AnswerRe: Purpose? PinmemberPer Soderlind31-Aug-03 1:23 
QuestionHow does the other side look like... PinsitebuilderUwe Keim29-Aug-03 22:15 
GeneralI like the idea ... PinmemberSébastien Lorion29-Aug-03 21:49 
Generaltable tag PinmemberRui Dias Lopes29-Aug-03 8:16 
GeneralRe: table tag PinmemberSven Axelsson29-Aug-03 12:52 
GeneralRe: table tag PinmemberRui Dias Lopes29-Aug-03 23:54 
GeneralRe: table tag PinmemberSven Axelsson30-Aug-03 0:34 
GeneralRe: table tag PinmemberPer Soderlind31-Aug-03 7:31 
GeneralRe: table tag PinmemberStephane Rodriguez.29-Aug-03 20:12 
GeneralInteresting idea... PinmemberRyan Binns29-Aug-03 4:17 
GeneralRe: Interesting idea... PinmemberPer Soderlind29-Aug-03 5:03 

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