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Problem Splicing Image and Applying to a table

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I created a nav bar for the top of my site in Photoshop.  The problem is, now I'm trying to splice the image up and put it back together in a table, so it looks like it originally did, and I can apply links, mouseovers... to each individual part of the bar.

The problem I'm running into is that i can't get all of the pieces back together using tables.  Not all of the columns are the same size, and I'm ending up with whitespace.

Am I doing something wrong?  Could I possible use CSS to get this to work how I want it to?  Can someone point me in the right directions (without using the term image-map (ugh) :)) Thanks!

Nick
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What version of Photoshop? 5.0 and above ship with ImageReady -- use that. It will generate the HTML for you, and everything will line up nice and neat.
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by:ClassyLinks
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Make sure that you have your table set to cellpadding="0" and cellspacing="0"

Can you give us a URL to see what is happening...we can help better that way.
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You can not have rows spanning and cols spanning in the same rows and or columns as each other.  Sort of.  Kind of like having a column spanned across two rows and another spanning two rows starting on the same row as the second row of the first span.  Not making much sense here I am sure.

***********
* * * * * *
*** *******
* * * * * *
******* ***
* * * * * *
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If the layout above renders properly then it is something like above.  If I remember rightly.

Whatever the case, put a border on your table and see where it is messing up.  It may require cutting your image more and putting the same link on multiple cells.
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by:dij8
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Nope, didn't render how I hoped.  Need to set it to monospace font.  Anyway, be careful how you have colspan and rowspan organised in your table.
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by:nimaig
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Along with cellpadding="0" and cellspacing="0" put border="0" since it gives problem in Netscape if you don't do so ........

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by:bruno
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I'll go along with webwoman....ImageReady is THE way to go....the table code might be a bit messy, but everything will look great.


BRUNO
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by:ClassyLinks
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Personally, for splicing I prefer Macromedia's Fireworks.
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by:webwoman
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I prefer Fireworks too, but it was stated that they were using Photoshop, and since it's there...

Would you like to explain why a C grade though?
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by:NJordan72
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Well it wasn't really the solution to my problem I was looking for.  I wasn't using a newer version of photoshop, and did not have ImageReady on my computer.  I was looking more for some CSS pointers then a product to use.  Luckily I knew somebody with Photoshop 6.  I did use some of the code it produced, but mostly just to learn about some CSS stuff I had never used before, and then I rewrote everything by hand.  Thanks though!
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