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Why my navigational link is not working?

Apr 20, 2012 2:27 PM

Hello

 

I am a newbie and in the process of creating my first website.  My problem is navigation links.

 

I created a horizontal navigational link using Spry.  I've already written the link address for each tab navigation.  But when I view my web page using "Live View" and or press F12 or Ctrl F12 (IE and Firefox)

the link will only work on the first clicked tab.  Clicking the subsequent tabs would not work.

 

I tried to test a simple link by typing 5 words and linking them to 5 files accordingly.  The same result, that it will only work on the first clicked word and would not work subsequently.

 

Please help and thank you in advance.

 
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:28 PM   in reply to espi62

    You'll get the best responses in this forum if you upload your problem page to the web and post a link so we can view it in our browsers.

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:36 PM   in reply to espi62

    Switch to Code View.  Did you wrap anchor <a>  tags around each text link?

     

    Before anchor tags:

    Some link  |  Some link  |  Some link 

     

    After anchor tags:

    <a href="page1.html"Some link</a><a href="page2.html"Some link</a>  |  <a href="page3.html"Some link</a>

     

     

     

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    Apr 20, 2012 4:07 PM   in reply to espi62

    I tried to test a simple link by typing 5 words and linking them to 5 files accordingly

     

    Have you made sure that the menu items are linking to the same place on ALL pages? It sounds like you have a main page with the correct menu but have not included the updated menu on all the pages you are linking to.

     

    If you are using a template, make sure you update all child pages before testing the navigation.

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 4:11 PM   in reply to espi62

    If you haven't already, you'll need to procure space on a remote web server from a commercial hosting company.  When you've got the log-in details from your host, plug that info into Dreamweaver.

     

    See Setting Up Local & Remote site folders (CS5 & CS5.5)

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/dreamweaver/cs/using/WS753df6af718a350a600 97e0f131686fa2b4-7ffe.html

     

    Upload your test page & dependant files to your remote server. 

    Come back here and post the URL to your problem page. 

    When your question is answered, you may remove the files from your remote server.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Apr 20, 2012 4:16 PM   in reply to espi62

    The problem with only doing the navigation on one page is that once you have clicked to another page, the navigation is no longer there to allow you to get back. I think this is what you are experiencing.

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 7:02 PM   in reply to espi62

    Free hosting (google for options) is OK but if you want your website to be taken seriously then purchasing web hosting is easily the best way to go.

     
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