Re: special effect

by Thomas James Allen <tjallen(at)>

 Date:  Wed, 08 Sep 1999 00:09:44 -0400
 To:  "Julie Katzer" <j.katzer2(at)>
 Cc:  hwg-basics(at)
  todo: View Thread, Original
At 07:55 AM 9/7/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I am doing a site for a window washing biz and would like to have the splash
>page come up as black or a transparent motteled dirty window look with the
>home page showing through underneath then a wipe off,  like the "window"
>being cleaned to reveal the home page.  Is this possible? We want to be as
>broad based on browsers as possible. If so, any input on how to do it or
>where to go for script would be greatly appreciated. I have Dreamweaver2,
>Fireworks, Photo Shop, Micrographix, and access to Flash.
>Thank you!
In Dreamweaver, you have control over page layers.
You could create a regular first page, them place a mottled layer
overtop it, which can move and be wiped away. This solution has
problems, though, only 4.0+ browsers support layers, and a whole
layer mottled would probably be a big jpg. But you could try it.
I can't figure any other easy & elegant way to do it.

Also, check out this page at StanleySupport, Cindy is a
regular poster here, and this shows the general idea.
Ask her how she did it (Cindy?)

Hope this helps,

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