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Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by Ziggy1, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. Ziggy1

    Ziggy1 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm having a hard time with my pages not showing their buttons, I just published all the pages using Front page 2003 ( server has FP extensions installed)... the buttons are visible until you mouse over, then they does not come back on "mouse out" ?

    I would prefer to just use FP and get it done, I've lost too much time messing around with other things....arghh

    This is my site...

    http://www.sweetpeasmudbog.ca/index.html


    I read this article, and although I could not find the file on the server, I did set the option to transfer "ALL" files, but it didn't help? Do I actually have to Delete it as instructed, or should the overwrite not do it anyways?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    This image path in your coding seems to show the buttons OK when the page first loads
    /*url*/'borders/Left/button32.jpg'

    Your mouseover and mouseout functions seem to be dropping "borders" from the image path
    /*url*/'Left/button32.jpg'

    Not sure if FP would be causing this or if it is just a coding error on your part.
     
  3. Ziggy1

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    thanks cw,

    at the moment I've removed the interactive buttons and just placed the static image ( I just did it)... I am using "Include" pages and I read somewhere that it doesn't work well with the interactive buttons? These button action are built in to FP it's very complicated to change anything... I can see if it will let me edit the code for the buttons without rewriting it.


    I'll add back a test button. (edit) I added the button and the paths all look to point to the same folder?


    one thing I noticed is it does not like the border folder and it even copied my left/right/bottom/top pages out to the root... I deleted them but sometimes I have to close and reopen FP because it won't display the border pages in the folder?

    What program do you use?
     
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    Ziggy, you are best getting rid of FP because of the rubbish bloated code that it produces. M$ has replaced it some time ago with M$ Expression Web which is a pay for programme like FP was. They have also released a free programme called M$ Visual Web Developer Express which is similar to FP but it produces proper code. Alternatively if your pockets are deep you could use Dreamweaver or use something like Notepad++ which is free and code by hand.

    As to your image roll over you are better doing that in CSS rather than with FP extensions. There was a thread on that the other day here have a read of that and come back if you have problems.
     
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    thanks Colin,

    I know, I hear negative things about FP all the time..it's good for basics, but gives me headach if I try to do anything fancy, and I'm still learning so I need to use the programs features to write the code.


    I'll look at what you suggested...anything to relieve this stress :)
     
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    I am using FP2003 at the moment and try to avoid using any special Microsoft / Internet Explorer only features. The borders function always gave me problems where pages would edit OK for ages and then all of a sudden the border contents of all pages would be broken links. Now I just make common footers and navigation menus as simple included pages.

    When I first saw your post, I thought it might have been related to another problem that would hit me every so often. I would have file name extensions change case on me where a graphic changed from using .jpg to .JPG but the link to it stayed at .jpg. It worked fine checking on my computer but showed as missing images on the server.

    I agree with colinsp that the HTML produced by FP can be extremely bloated.
     
  7. Ziggy1

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    I'm using "include" pages also on this site, I just started using them...my problem is I have a left/right side and I'm having a hard time keeping them the same height...any idea how to control this? It's a pain because if I add stuff to one side, I have to fix and never seem to be able to get exactly equal.
     
  8. cwwozniak

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    There might be a way to balance the column lengths using CSS instead of using tables containing empty paragraphs but I make no claims to any expertise in using style sheets.

    On the other hand I can be spelling nit picker at times, I believe the correct spelling is "Alcohol", not "Alchohol"
     
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    Thanks... I'll read up on making them balance.... thanks for the "Spell check" :)
     
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