How to move an object from left to center?

Posted on 2007-11-30
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I know almost nothing about javascript, so please bear with me... I have an object (picture) that I want to have move from the left side of the web page to the center.  I can't imagine this hasn't been done before; is there a "canned" javascript that would do this for me? (hopefully with instructions, like a tutorial)?

I appreciate the help.
Question by:rmmarsh
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Expert Comment

ID: 20384405
Are you wanting it to animate, or simply move from the left to the center in 1 quick step?

Author Comment

ID: 20384423
kind of like "amble" across the page (not slow, but now fast either)... what I have is a jpg that I want to have move from left to the center of the page where it is now... just wanted to spiffy up the site a bit... :D

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bdichiara earned 250 total points
ID: 20385636
I would check out some of the pre-built packages like Scriptaculous and Mootools. With the help of some javascript that detects the width of the browser window, you should be able to find the center of the screen and execute a MOVE or SLIDE with one of those scripts. It may even have a built-in center option. Check out the documentation.
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Author Comment

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I have looked at Scriptaculous, and it looks like it would do what I want... however, getting it integrated with D.H.E. (Dynamic HTML Editor) is where the problem is.  I don't know where to start, where to put what, and that obviously is the problem.  I'm reading a Javascript textbook now to get up to speed, but would like to get this done before the New Year! :D

Do you know D.H.E.?
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Expert Comment

ID: 20388071
I am not familiar with DHE, but if it is just another Javascript package, you can include both in your <head> section just by including the right <script> tags. Libraries are usually built well enough so that conflicts can be avoided.

Author Comment

ID: 20388085
No, it's a HTML editor (pretty cool, at that!)... so everything goes in the HEAD section?
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Zyloch earned 250 total points
ID: 20388089
Yes, you almost always want to include external Javascript in the <head> section. I am more familiar with jQuery than Scriptaculous, but you should be able to find demos on their pages that show you how to use it. All of the popular Javascript libraries today come with very nice animations.

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