anyway i have a partial solution to my problem. added these lines to my paint() method.
this is an example that my instructor gave us. it just made sense to redraw the head and trunk again. now i'm still stuck on why the background color doesn't resize with the frame(white where cyan ought to be), and of course the failure of the class to initialize in webpage<ie,mozilla,konqueror> again any help will ...
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