I am trying to create a graphic using gradient and transparency features.
The software I'm using is:
Fireworks MX and /or Fireworks 8
As I understand that you can only use transparent backgrounds in a GIF or PNG file (not a JPG).
I created a graphic in Fireworks using transparent background and the gradient feature. The gradient was linear with a texture of grain and a 0%. I saved the PNG file and exported a GIF file.
Using Dreamweaver, I created a html page. I added a table with background="Assets/Images/test.gif". When you viewed the table and its graphic, the background was transparent but the image was distorted and not smooth. It had vertical bars running from left to right with color from dark to light. When this graphic is viewed in Fireworks it has a smooth gradient from left to right with color from dark to light.
I replaced the GIF with its PNG file. Now the image looked okay but the background was not transparent, it was a light gray color.
If I export the PNG file as a JPG, it looks okay, but as we said above it has no transparent background capabilities so it comes out light gray like the PNG file.
I don't care if I use the GIF or the PNG file, just one that is correct. Am I missing a parameter that needs to be set or something else? Any feedback would be appreciated
Thanks for your time and help.