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Mastering TypoScript: TYPO3 Website, Template, and Extension Development by Daniel Koch

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Creating Graphics Dynamically

The normal integration of graphics is only one of the options and is nothing spectacular. After all, you would not need TypoScript for this, the graphics could be integrated into the design template with completely normal HTML code. TYPO3 really becomes a powerful graphics tool when GIFBUILDER comes into play. This tool allows graphics to be defined and created on the server. If you want, you can insert a graphic and dynamically overlay it with text. GIFBUILDER gives the path to the created graphic as the return value. Knowledge of graphics editing programs like Photoshop is helpful when creating graphics with TypoScript, because here as well levels, positioning, etc. play a decisive role.

To get a feel for graphics ...

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