as requested by helpseeker
helpseekrr requested a animated notification to allert you of new mail, she requested 1 with sound etc but that would require a flash object
she asked this on 1 of my css animation tips however because of how this was done i decided to go with a traditinal animated gif instead
using the language editor find
<span %1$s>%2$s</span> new
(english version for non english translate the word new or just search for everythung but new)
replace it all with
<span %1$s>%2$s</span> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/d4Ril5vezVJfKtPBnlbGEOCXTmtAwFBEm5XsFaUebFIjNDOnN3ibbjNhesZCpnGXOdMTNntVer65mNHRWtQdAjUgGgnOzxJM/youvegotmail.gif" width="44" height="33" />
now wait for mail and see how it looks
ok spoiler alert this is the image that will be added
Two of my Admins are able to see the icon, but one other Admin as well a myself are not able to - and all four of us have the site theme, therefore THAT is not the problem. But no problems, I am not going to fuss, I am sure it will appear in the future.
Yay! I did it....it's great!
I noticed in your original post that you had been asked to make a sound indicator. I had a similar situation in my Instant Messenger app that I made for Ning. There was a need for a sound when a new IM came in. I found my solution here: http://www.schillmania.com/projects/soundmanager2/
I thought I'd mention that in case you decide to add a sound feature to your alert. It has worked well for me.
Apparently I can't spell the word "HI" correctly! :p Sorry! :)