Chapter . Shapes, Layers & Masks

In this section, I talk about three powerful iWeb features—shapes, layers, and masks. I touched on the topic of layers with respect to text objects in Work with Text, but there’s more to the story.


In iWeb, shapes are exactly what the name implies, pre-drawn shapes that you use to add excitement to your Web site. These include lines, arrows, circles, stars, rectangles, polygons, and even a comic speech balloon. Shapes can behave in three different ways on your page:

  • Inline: If you insert a shape just after clicking in a text block, when a text cursor is flashing, the shape goes in the text as an inline graphic, meaning it behaves just like a regular character.

  • Wrapped: You can change an inline graphic so that ...

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