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Offline Cormac Doyle

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Genealogy of the Claimants to the Throne
« on: May 26, 2006, 05:47:35 AM »
This is a bit of a strange question.

In my campaign, I have a complex political situation with multiple claimants for the throne, due to a tangled, inbred bloodline

Does anyone have any recommendations for visually representing this in a graphic which I could then hyperlink using link anchors such that you could click on any name in the tree and it would bring you to a biography.

(I already have each of the Biographies - 37 in total - already half-written ...)

I currently am using "GenoPro" to model the family tree - but that doesn't generate the linkable graphic by default :(

Any suggestions??

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Re: Genealogy of the Claimants to the Throne
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2006, 08:22:11 AM »
So long as it provides you with a graphic, the creation of link spots should not be difficult. There are a number of applications out there that allow for the creation of imagemaps, which is basically what you need/want.

If you wanted to get fancy, you could even put the biographies into different layers, and have the clickable link run a javascript function which makes that particular layer visible, while hiding the rest. Or even have it do it on a mouse-over event.


Here are a few links to some things that might be helpful.....

http://www.frankmanno.com/ideas/css-imagemap/

http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/articles/image_maps.html

http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/image_maps/index.php

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/WebTools/Imagemap/

Those should get you started in the right direction....


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Re: Genealogy of the Claimants to the Throne
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2006, 09:24:34 AM »
The imagemap is the easy thing ... it's converting the flat-file custom database into a graphical image that's the hard-part ...

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Re: Genealogy of the Claimants to the Throne
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2006, 10:22:16 AM »
ahh.. I thought it did generate a graphic image, at least that was the impression that I received.

Will it display the tree in a graphical format, even if it won't create a graphic image?


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Re: Genealogy of the Claimants to the Throne
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2006, 03:19:04 PM »
It creates a rather simple graphic ... but provides no easy way to output it (that I can see)

Even if I could, I'd prefer to be able to add symbols (Crowns for ruling monarchs, etc) that are not really supported by the program. Maybe I just need to play with it more ... but the app is currenly installed on my work PC, so I'm gonna have to set up at home first ...

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Re: Genealogy of the Claimants to the Throne
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006, 05:46:03 PM »
Ah-ha ... it will export the whole tree as an "emf" ... of course that really isn't very dynamic.

now I just need to import that and start cutting it up into various png's ...

hmm...

OK - it'll take some work, but it's doable ...


 

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