Essential Buttons, Bullets and Bars by Carel Help

Color and Palette Information

File Downloading and Naming Conventions

Information on Button Functions

Preview Page Informatioin and Options

Interface Trouble Shooting

Am I Complying with the Terms of Use?

Where to Direct Additional Questions

 Color and Palette Information

All of the graphics in this collection use the non-dithering internet palette.

The palette on the far left will change the background color attribute of the upper frame unless the background image prevents changes.

The palette to the left of the background palette allows for the selection of a shadow cube or color cube from within the non-dithering palette. The bars, buttons and bullets on the site only have a 3 depth toning option available via the shadow cubes. Backgrounds are available in both 3 tone shadow cubes and single color. The single color backgrounds have neutral colors added to allow for shadowing.

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 File Downloading and Naming Conventions

To download an image:
 Windows users
right click mouse on image and select 'Save Picture As...', 'Save As...', or similar option from the pop-up menu.

 Mac users
click and hold down the mouse button over the image and select 'Save Picture As...', 'Save As...', or similar option from the pop-up menu.

 Naming conventions
The graphics in the Essentials by Carel Collections all use the eight dot three naming convention (filename.ext).
All images available for use have a unique name that will not conflict with other graphic files in the Essentials by Carel Collections.

 File Naming Details
 An a-e or '_' in the graphic indicates a border background.
 An r indicates a bar.
 An l indicates a bullet.
 An n indicates a button.
 The first number indicates the number of shades in the palette.
 The rest of the numbers before the letter indicate the color cube.
 The numbers following the letter indicate the design number.

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 Information on Button Functions

 File Folder
Takes you to your file cabinet which displays images you've saved in your file cabinet cookie.

Images may be added to the cookie via the file folder button that appears on image view pages. Images may be deleted from the cookie via the file folder using the '-' button which appears on file folder pages.

 Title Bar
This does nothing, but it does help you to know which section of the site you're in.

 Envelope
Displays the www.byCarel.com contact information page.

 Page Back
This is not the same as your browser's back button. It takes you back one entry in the page selection dropdown list.

 Color Back
This takes you back one color in the palette selection choices.

 Next Color
This takes you forward one color in the palette selection choices.

 Next Page
This is not the same as your browser's forward button. It takes you forward one entry in the page selection dropdown list.

 SiteMap
Opens up a page with quick links to the pages in the bycarel.com site.

 Terms of Use
This is the END USER LICENSE agreement and/or rules for using the graphics from the Essentials Collections. Answers to some FAQ'S (Frequently Asked Questions) are available in the Am I Complying with the Terms of Use? document.

 Home
This removes the frameset and takes you back to the www.byCarel.com homepage.

 Help
This is the help button and brings you to this page.

 Design drop down menu
This is a selectable list of image view pages arranged by category.
You may need to click the view button to make the selected page appear.

 View
Some browsers will require you to click this button before your selection from the design dropdown menu will appear.

It will also take you back to the last page you were looking at before accessing an informational page (like this one).

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 Preview Page Information and Options

The preview page gives a display of the graphic(s) on the current design page selected from the design dropdown menu.

In the case of background images, the preview page background will be the selected design. Buttons, bullets and bars will display several graphics on each page.

The preview page also offers several options for quickly relocating a graphic from the collection and color information for creating matching graphics and setting the hex values of background, text and link colors in html.

 Interface Buttons

There will be one set of buttons for each graphic displayed on the preview page. In the case of backgrounds, there will be just one set of buttons on the page.

The button colors are specific to each area of the site and will vary from those shown below in all areas except the backgrounds.

Add to File Folder
When clicked on from the navigational menu, this button takes you to your file folder. To add items to your file folder, click on this graphic from the design page. This uses cookies to allow quick access to graphics you'd like to view again. The cookie is set to expire after 30 days and all saved information is deleted.

Download from New Window
If your browser does not allow you to save via a popup menu, select this icon from the design page to display the current graphic outside of any HTML. Use the save feature of your browser to save the graphic (usually located in the File menu). You can also email this graphic to yourself if your browser provides such a feature.

View Graphic on a Page for Bookmarking
This option displays the graphic on a web page outside of the frameset. This allows you to bookmark the page and return directly to the graphic you have selected. (Note: this is the most reliable method of returning to a graphic.)

Transload Graphic

This option is provided for WebTV users. It makes use of the free Transloader service to transfer graphics from this site to your web site. (Note: This is a 3rd party service and is not under the control of byCarel.com.)

 Background Color

This gives you the hex and RGB values for the current background color.

The graphics in this collection have transparent areas that allow the background color to show through. If you would like the image to appear the same way on your site, you must put the HEX value from the background information form in the BGCOLOR value of your page's BODY tag. (example: <BODY BGCOLOR="#000000" BACKGROUND="blue.gif">)

The RGB color can be useful for creating images that match the background color in your graphics program. The specifics of entering RGB values varies, please see the help documentation for your graphics software package for information.

 Color Cube Information

This gives you the hex and RGB values for the current color cube or solid color selected.

If the selection is a 3 tone color cube, the colors are listed from darkest to lightest.

The hex values can assist with the selection of text and link colors and other html elements that accept hex code values. Some graphics software also accepts hex code values in color selection. Please consult the help documentation of your graphics software to see if this option is available.

The RGB values can be useful for creating images that match the background color in your graphics program. The specifics of entering RGB values varies, please see the help documentation for your graphics software package for information.

 Layout Dropdown Menu

This option applies only to background graphics.

There are several layouts available for the backgrounds. Some layouts have only a left margin and others have a left and right margin. Once you have selected a design, you will be given a set of layout options on the design display page. The numbers in the layout list represent the number of pixels in the width of each area of the background.

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 Interface Trouble Shooting

 Most troubles such as
 JavaScript Error Messages
 Prolonged Hourglass (wait state) on Cursor
 Failure to Move to Page Selected, Etc.
Are caused by refreshing, resizing or going back in your browser.

 These can be cured by
 First, selecting either the terms of use or this help page.
 Next, using your browser's refresh button.
You will lose most or all stored selection values when you do this, but it should end the troubles. (IF you have a cookie set for the file folder, this will not be effected by refreshing).

If you are having troubles with the layout dropdown menu in the backgrounds areas responding to your selection, make a selection and then click outside of the selection menu on an area that does not contain a link. This will cause the dropdown menu to lose focus and acknowledge your selection.

If troubles persist, please contact webby@bycarel.com with details of the troubles you are having with the javaScript Interface.

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 Where to Direct Additional Questions
Please direct additional questions about this site to webby@bycarel.com.

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