Setting Link Colours in SpryMenu using Dreamweaver

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archie254

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Hi, to start with, I'm very new to and inexperienced with Dreamweaver! I've created a basic page with a SpryMenu which is good, however I want all the link colours (active, visited etc) to be set at white. The problem is the link colours in the body part of the page are set at blue and I've been unsuccessful in trying to set the code in the CSS for the SpryMenu.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Cheers.

Code for the CSS as below:

@charset "UTF-8";
a:link {
color: #FFFFFF;
}


a:visited {
color: #FFFFFF;

}


a:hover {
color: #FFFFFF;

}


a:active {
color: #FFFFFF;


}


/* SpryMenuBarVertical.css - Revision: Spry Preview Release 1.4 */


/* Copyright (c) 2006. Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights
reserved. */

/
***************************************************************************­****

LAYOUT INFORMATION: describes box model, positioning, z-order

***************************************************************************­****/

/* The outermost container of the Menu Bar, a fixed width box with no
margin or padding */
ul.MenuBarVertical
{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 100%;
cursor: inherit;
width: 8em;
color: #FFFFFF;
}


/* Set the active Menu Bar with this class, currently setting z-index
to accomodate IE rendering bug: http://therealcrisp.xs4all.nl/meuk/IE-zindexbug.html
*/
ul.MenuBarActive
{
z-index: 1000;
color: #FFFFFF;

}


/* Menu item containers, position children relative to this container
and are same fixed width as parent */
ul.MenuBarVertical li
{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 80%;
position: relative;
text-align: left;
cursor: pointer;
width: 170px;
color: #FFFFFF;

}


/* Submenus should appear slightly overlapping to the right (95%) and
up (-5%) with a higher z-index, but they are initially off the left
side of the screen (-1000em) */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul
{
margin: -5% 0 0 95%;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 100%;
position: absolute;
z-index: 1020;
cursor: inherit;
width: 8.2em;
left: -1000em;
top: 6px;
color: #FFFFFF;

}


/* Submenu that is showing with class designation
MenuBarSubmenuVisible, we set left to 0 so it comes onto the screen */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
left: 7px;
min-width: 150px;
color: #FFFFFF;

}


/* Menu item containers are same fixed width as parent */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul li
{
width: 150px;
color: #FFFFFF;


}


/
***************************************************************************­****


DESIGN INFORMATION: describes color scheme, borders, fonts

***************************************************************************­****/

/* Outermost menu container has borders on all sides */
ul.MenuBarVertical
{
border: 1px solid #CCC;
color: #FFFFFF;
}


/* Submenu containers have borders on all sides */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul
{
border: 1px solid #CCC;
color: #FFFFFF;

}


/* Menu items are a light gray block with padding and no text
decoration */
ul.MenuBarVertical a
{
display: block;
cursor: auto;
background-color: #8EC4EA;
padding: 0.5em 0.75em;
color: #FFFFFF;
text-decoration: underline;

}


/* Menu items that have mouse over or focus have a blue background and
white text */
ul.MenuBarVertical a:hover, ul.MenuBarVertical a:focus
{
background-color: #33C;
color: #FFF;
min-width: 150px;

}


/* Menu items that are open with submenus are set to MenuBarItemHover
with a blue background and white text */
ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarItemHover, ul.MenuBarVertical
a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover, ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
background-color: #33C;
color: #FFF;


}


/
***************************************************************************­****


SUBMENU INDICATION: styles if there is a submenu under a given menu
item

***************************************************************************­****/

/* Menu items that have a submenu have the class designation
MenuBarItemSubmenu and are set to use a background image positioned on
the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarItemSubmenu
{
background-image: url(SpryMenuBarRight.gif);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 95% 50%;
color: #FFFFFF;

}


/* Menu items that are open with submenus have the class designation
MenuBarItemSubmenuHover and are set to use a "hover" background image
positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover
{
background-image: url(SpryMenuBarRightHover.gif);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 95% 50%;
color: #FFFFFF;


}


/
***************************************************************************­****


BROWSER HACKS: the hacks below should not be changed unless you are
an expert

***************************************************************************­****/

/* HACK FOR IE: to make sure the sub menus show above form controls,
we underlay each submenu with an iframe */
ul.MenuBarVertical iframe
{
position: absolute;
z-index: 1010;
color: #FFFFFF;
}


/* HACK FOR IE: to stabilize appearance of menu items; the slash in
float is to keep IE 5.0 from parsing */
@media screen, projection
{
ul.MenuBarVertical li.MenuBarItemIE
{
display: inline;
f\loat: left;
background: #FFF;
color: #FFFFFF;
}
 
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If you select the menu itself it should show a help menu telling you how to change such entries in the CSS file.
 

archie254

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Thanks for this. I'm using Dreamweaver CS3 and when I select the menu item on the template, the properties pane for this item appears down the bottom however it doesn't have editable regions for the link colours. No help menu appears showing me where to change either when I select the menu.
 
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Ok, look were you have your Spry Assets saved. and there should be a CSS file for the spry menu, that is were you will do most of the graphical editing for the menu.
 
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