EZRound makes it simple for you to add new life to the site styles that ship with NetObjects Fusion (or any other web design product).
This regular site style has been enhanced by replacing the buttons and adding a rounded area behind the navigation bars. The effect is much like the EndCap feature available with new NetObjects Fusion version 9, but this method will work with ANY version of NOF.
NOTE: For this example both a horizontal and vertical bar are shown at the same time.
All the new buttons and background images were created by EZRound.
( NOTE: Only two buttons and two background images were needed to create this effect )
To create our new site style we selected one that we liked and duplicated it as a new site style in NOF. This allowed us to modify it without making changes to the original design. Our new button images were simply placed in the IMAGES folder for our new site style and we changed the site style settings to use the new button images.
First we used a color picking tool (ours was from ColorImpact software - www.tigercolor.com ) to select the colors from the original NetObjects style.
Then we used EZRound to create and export the rectangular buttons in two colors (the same size as the originals), but with no shadow or accent band.
To create the enhanced navigation bar at the left we created a rounded rectangle with a drop shadow (in matching colors) and exported it as an EZSingle shape. This was used as the background image of a REGION and our regular NetObjects vertical navigation bar was dropped onto it.
To create the enhanced navigation bar at the top we created a rounded rectangle with a drop shadow (in matching colors - but no accent band) and exported it as an EZSingle shape. This was used as the background image of a REGION and our regular NetObjects horizontal navigation bar was dropped onto it.
The entire process took only a few minutes and it made a fantastic difference in the look and feel of this website design!