Originally Posted by flboy369
After finding and looking through this thread I have to say I am extremely impressed by the talent of the people who have posted pics of their iRule panels. They are gorgeous and really creative. I am also impressed by the generosity of people who put so much work into these images and then allow people to use them for their own systems. It is just nice to see.
I just purchased the iRule builder license last week and have been climbing the steep learning curve of the web based builder. I have a couple of questions related to building the interface that I simply cannot find an answer to and hope someone can help me out.
1.) I have read that you should be able to drag an image from the image browser library list onto my desktop so that I can modify them in photoshop. I have spent a couple of hours trying everything I can think of to make this work and I haven't had any success. I don't know if this capability has been taken away or what. I have to click the eye icon in the image library browser to see the image and that window will not let me drag it anywhere.
2.) With all of these great panels it seems the buttons are placed in extremely precise ways that it doesn't seem possible to place the buttons in the iRule builder and have them stay in the correct position. Is it just an accepted fact that you need to make the visible buttons part of the background image and then just use 100% transparent buttons placed on top of the visible buttons?
3.) How in the heck do I get an .irl file into the iRule builder?
Thanks in advance
Edit: I have found out how to get the images in the image library onto my desktop so that I can modify them in photoshop so disregard #1.
Hi Troy, welcome to AVS.
Regarding issue #2, yes, if you absolutely must have exact image/button placement and the default grid/button/link height and width will not work, it would be best to create these graphics and place them on the background image. Hint: Before dragging any graphic onto your background image make sure your background layer has a height and width of 1 X 1.
I have found that if I play with the graphic's cell height and width and experiment with the row and column placement, I can get near exact placement of a graphic/button. If it has to be exact, and I just can't get there, I use a graphic on the background layer with transparent buttons placed on top. With that, I will tell you that I rarely resort to that in my own UI.
If you are interested in placing graphics around your buttons, such as bezels, rings, boxes, lines, insets, etc. I would start by placing the buttons where you want them on a page and then get a screen capture of that page so that it can be edited in Photoshop. You now know exactly
where to place the graphics on your background.
Hope this helps.