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JavaScript Tip of the Week for April 22, 1996: Tired of using those ugly grey buttons?

JavaScript Tip of the Weekfor April 22, 1996: Tired of using those ugly grey buttons?

I don't know about you, but I'm sick of those ugly grey form buttons , they can really detract from the look of a page. Well there's one easy way to get around that, as far as I know, and here it is. This method, which actually 'tricks' the browser into thinking that the image is a link, works great in most cases, and you can even add a status bar message to it:
    <A HREF = "JavaScript: func()" 
    onMouseOver="top.window.status='Status bar message'; return true"> 
    <IMG SRC = "../menus/shadowgy.gif" 
    BORDER = 0 HEIGHT = 100 WIDTH = 75>
    </A>
In this case, the function after the <HEAD> statement is:
    function func(){
        alert("It Worked! Your forms will never be the same!");
    }
The image, in this example, in an animated GIF89A called "shadowgy.gif", try out this code by clicking on the the waving guy: