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ArBiTaL 24

There is no spoon
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Aug 17, 2002
I'm making a site at the moment, and, not knowing much about web design, have spent much time trying to make it look good.

You see, a while back i made a website, but it was just a simple text based one with 2 frames. However, trying to move ahead in web design, I am trying to make a better graphical one.

The problem is that I spent much time (over 2 days of solid work, plus many hours editing and changing links) for the DHTML menu, which I obtained from opencube. However, I did not realise at the time that when displayed online, it would display an "unregistered" error and cost $189 to register, far too much.

It's a shame because I had tried 3 different flash/DHTML menus before that looking for the right one (plus much time searching for sites offering this kind of thing and reading about the programs) and none of them were succesful, and i spent so much time on this one (when you open up the IE browser offline, the error doesn't appear, and i've only just uploaded a trial version of the site).

I am just wondering if someone who is good at web design may be able to either:
A) Edit the code os that the error doesn't appear (I can't figure out where the line of code is) or
B) take the basics of the code (menu size, shape, colors, font type, colors, effects, etc) and re-construct a replica that doesn't display the error

I don't have much money, as i'm a student but am able to pay a small token fee (up to around $20) for the help.

If you are interested, please reply or PM me with your e-mail addy and i'll send you the zip file containing the menu, an Index page, and a link to the site where it is being used.

Thank you in advance, A24.
 
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ArBiTaL 24

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Hmm, I was thinking that... But if someone took the code and just re-coded the visual styles themselves, to not include the reg message, that isn't piracy is it? Because all it is is visual styles, not program concepts, and it's via a scripting language not a programming language (i think)
 

Smartweb

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Sep 24, 2003
If you are concerned about whether you are pirating the program or not, read your liscense agreement. If there is no liscense agreement, you are legaly free to do as you wish.
 
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ArBiTaL 24

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Yea, but I just need to know if anyone can do this :)
I'm pretty sure taking the colors, fots, links, etc and compiling it into a menu form isn't breaking copyright infringement, the things doesn't even have a wizard, it's just code :)
 

Deathknight

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Sep 8, 2002
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Intellectual property is intellectual property no matter if its a book, a painting or code. Look in the code for copywrite notices.
 

Titan386

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2002
Keep in mind that a copyright exists on the work at the moment its created. There do not need to be any explicit EULAs or legal notices for the copyright to exist.

Also, offering payment for services outside of the classifieds does not sound like a good idea to me.