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Author: Jim Tudesco | Website: http://www.Withabee.com

So what's the catch?

There are two catches for this method:

1. The first catch lies in that the button doesn't actually play backwards like the button for flash sites. Remember when I mentioned to try to keep the animations short? This is because when the user scrolls off the button the animation jumps to the over position and animates back to the start position. Here is an example of a button with a really long animation:

If you wait for the animation to finish before rolling out or over it, it works fine. If you roll over it really fast it looks horrible.

2. You might have noticed the second catch when this page first loaded. The second catch is that when your buttons first load they start from the over position and animate to the up position. It's not the end of the world but it somewhat ruins the surprise.

Feel free to experiment with the down stage of the button, just remember that people usually only click the mouse briefly on a button and the down stage animation will only occur during that brief click.

Email me if you have any questions or if you come up with a better method that eliminates the catches:

Jimwithab@hotmail.com

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Added: 2002-06-26
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