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DVD Covers and HTML

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Is it possible to make DVD covers using HTML?
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Darkwing wrote:
Is it possible to make DVD covers using HTML?


Possible... maybe.

It wouldn't be all that easy given that for DVD covers you need rather
precise measurements and then have to deal with browsers adding headers and
footers et al.

You'd almost certainly be better off using something line PNG.

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Jul 20 '05 #2

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David Dorward wrote:
Darkwing wrote:
Is it possible to make DVD covers using HTML?

It's possible to drive down an expressway in reverse given the right
modifications. That doesn't make it a good idea.
You'd almost certainly be better off using something line PNG.


I was thinking PDF but I guess PNG might work too.

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Jul 20 '05 #3

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Darkwing wrote:
Is it possible to make DVD covers using HTML?


It's possible to mark up virtually any document content, and you
could use a print media style sheet to style the document using
measurements in mm and/or cm, and others that are appropriate for print,
to size and position everything exactly where you want it, and then
print. Since I believe a standard DVD cover is smaller than A4, you
should be able print it and just cut off the header and footer that most
browsers add when printing. However, you should be aware that the
quality of documents printed from a browser may not be as good as can be
achieved using other applications.

Personally, I recommed using a cover making program, such as those
included with DVD burning software like Roxio and Nero, or any other
product you can find (just search for DVD cover programs, or similar).
If not, then try using an image format, such as PNG or a Page Layout
program like Adobe PageMaker or Microsoft Publisher, but the use of
those programs is not relevant for any futher discussion in this newsgroup.

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Jul 20 '05 #4

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Lachlan Hunt wrote:
Darkwing wrote:
Is it possible to make DVD covers using HTML?
It's possible to mark up virtually any document content, and you could
use a print media style sheet to style the document using measurements
in mm and/or cm,


[snip]

If the nature of HTML appeals to the OP for this task, I'd suggest using
SVG instead. Keep meaning to do this myself so I can easily knock out a
batch of covers with a bit of Perl.

I've done a little investigation into printing & think I can get good
enough results for my personal use out of SVG via Firefox & the Adobe
SVG plugin.
not relevant for any futher discussion in this newsgroup.


Likewise.

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Jul 20 '05 #5

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