Well you can engage in use of ":hover" for empty html element, or you could
probably have something like this, <a href="#"><span>home</span></a>  where
span will include valid text which will represent link if css fails to load
or search engine will crawl your site. But with css you can push out the
text within span, either by hiding it or moving it out of rendered
dimensions of <a> tag, hide it by overflow property may be, and then just
use ":hover" to switch between images.

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 11:14 AM, MikeD <photosforl...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Perhaps straightforward is the wrong word...clumsy maybe? Image
> rollovers are so common, I guess I was hoping for a simpler solution,
> rather than having to add yet more markup to my layout and wrestle
> with 100% perfect stacking in all supported browsers.  Simple image
> rollovers can be done with JS calls, I guess I was hoping for smooth
> rollovers to be as easy.  Maybe when I have the time I'll try to make
> it work.
> ...Mike
> On May 19, 6:12 am, Alesei Narkevitch <gnrlb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > May be have multiple gif images with animations switch (JS) between each
> > other?
> >
> > Whats so not straight forward about layers and opacity with css/js?
> >
> > On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 11:02 PM, MikeD <photosforl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi there
> >
> > > I searched in this group and web in general, but haven't found a
> > > solution for this on.  Basically, I'd like to create an image
> > > rollover, except I'd like the effect to be gradual as opposed to the
> > > CSS trick.  The only way I can see to accomplish this is to stack 2
> > > images one on top of the other and play with the opacity of the top
> > > layer. Is there a more straightforward method?
> >
> > > ...Mike
> >
> > --
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Alesei Narkevitch
> >


Thank you.

Alesei Narkevitch

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