5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2006 8:11 AM by Lancs

    Navigation bar

    ChamberSmallBiz
      I know this may seem like a dumb question but I'm ripping out my hair. How do you get things to stay on a page (navigation bar, top menu and bottom bar) and open other documents. I just want the other documents to open to the side of the navigation bar ... but it opens a whole new page.?? Please help me
        • 1. Re: Navigation bar
          Lancs
          Use Frames
          • 2. Re: Navigation bar
            Level 7
            ChamberSmallBiz wrote:
            > I know this may seem like a dumb question but I'm ripping out my hair. How do
            > you get things to stay on a page (navigation bar, top menu and bottom bar) and
            > open other documents. I just want the other documents to open to the side of
            > the navigation bar ... but it opens a whole new page.?? Please help me
            >
            If I understand your question correctly, what you want to do would
            require frames. However, there are a lot of good reasons not to use
            them, and a well-designed page will not cause you problems--i.e.,
            linking to a new page will not seem like "opening a whole new page."
            Run through a couple of tutorials at www.projectseven.com (for "pure"
            css positioning, the Quickdraw McFly tute, for css-styled tables there
            is also a tutorial), and you'll see how it works.

            --
            Bonnie
            in California
            8 ^ )
            • 3. Re: Navigation bar
              ChamberSmallBiz Level 1
              Alright so I added some frames and then I added a link in the frame and when I click on it in the browser it opens up in the frame not in the space below?
              • 4. Re: Navigation bar
                Level 7
                Using DW without a basic knowledge of HTML is going to be a very tough road
                for you. Your incremental steps along the learning curve will be
                infnitesimal and the frustration load will be high. If you are serious
                about creating web pages, you cannot move forward at any appreciable pace
                without an understanding of what is going on under the hood. Please
                consider taking a break to acquire some of this knowledge.

                --
                Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                Adobe Community Expert
                (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                "ChamberSmallBiz" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:ecuutn$eb8$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > Alright so I added some frames and then I added a link in the frame and
                > when I click on it in the browser it opens up in the frame not in the
                > space below?


                • 5. Re: Navigation bar
                  Lancs Level 1
                  Each frame has a unique name (Window>Frames will show you this). You need to target the link to the name of the frame you want the content to appear in. Do this using the target attribute - on the Property Inspector just below the Link box. However, I do agree with what Bonnie says in her post (just did'nt give your post as much thought as she did - sorry bout that). The majority of web sites have a consistant layout without using frames. If you're learning web design understanding Frames comes way, way, behind the ability to design layouts that are consistant throughout the site.