3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2008 7:51 AM by

    Show/hide behavior is gray

    skleeves
      I have a series of VERY simply constructed pages to which I would like to add hidden layers that appear on selection of text. Two things seem out of the ordinary to me. First, my behaviors menu doesn't allow me to select "show/hide layer." I haven't run into this problem on other pages I've built recently (for example, http://www.allnumbedup.com/numb/cart.shtml). Secondly, none of my layers show up in the "Layers" panel, so that I cannot toggle the eye icon.
      Any ideas why this is happening? An example can be found at http://www.karisteeves.net/lying/hurricane.shtml
      The layer in question appears at the top of the page with a painting by Titian in it. I'd like to position it absolutely at some point.
      Many thanks for any light you can shed.
      Kari
        • 1. Re: Show/hide behavior is gray
          Level 7
          There are no layers on that page. That would explain why you see none of
          them in the Layers panel.

          Just so you'll know, a 'layer' is an absolutely positioned page element.
          You have none on your page. Probably that's why you can't select the
          show/hide as well.

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          "skleeves" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          >I have a series of VERY simply constructed pages to which I would like to
          >add
          > hidden layers that appear on selection of text. Two things seem out of the
          > ordinary to me. First, my behaviors menu doesn't allow me to select
          > "show/hide
          > layer." I haven't run into this problem on other pages I've built recently
          > (for
          > example, http://www.allnumbedup.com/numb/cart.shtml). Secondly, none of my
          > layers show up in the "Layers" panel, so that I cannot toggle the eye
          > icon.
          > Any ideas why this is happening? An example can be found at
          > http://www.karisteeves.net/lying/hurricane.shtml
          > The layer in question appears at the top of the page with a painting by
          > Titian
          > in it. I'd like to position it absolutely at some point.
          > Many thanks for any light you can shed.
          > Kari
          >
          >

          • 2. Re: Show/hide behavior is gray
            Level 7
            And by the way, you'd be well advised to give layers a complete 'bye' until
            you have a better grasp of all the reasons why you WOULDN'T want to use
            them! Here's one of the more important ones -

            http://www.great-web-sights.com/g_layer-overlap.asp

            Give this page a read for alternatives -

            http://apptools.com/examples/pagelayout101.php


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            "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
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            > There are no layers on that page. That would explain why you see none of
            > them in the Layers panel.
            >
            > Just so you'll know, a 'layer' is an absolutely positioned page element.
            > You have none on your page. Probably that's why you can't select the
            > show/hide as well.
            >
            > --
            > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
            > Adobe Community Expert
            > (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
            > ==================
            > http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
            > http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
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            >
            >
            > "skleeves" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            > news:g3ccnc$e7l$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >>I have a series of VERY simply constructed pages to which I would like to
            >>add
            >> hidden layers that appear on selection of text. Two things seem out of
            >> the
            >> ordinary to me. First, my behaviors menu doesn't allow me to select
            >> "show/hide
            >> layer." I haven't run into this problem on other pages I've built
            >> recently (for
            >> example, http://www.allnumbedup.com/numb/cart.shtml). Secondly, none of
            >> my
            >> layers show up in the "Layers" panel, so that I cannot toggle the eye
            >> icon.
            >> Any ideas why this is happening? An example can be found at
            >> http://www.karisteeves.net/lying/hurricane.shtml
            >> The layer in question appears at the top of the page with a painting by
            >> Titian
            >> in it. I'd like to position it absolutely at some point.
            >> Many thanks for any light you can shed.
            >> Kari
            >>
            >>
            >

            • 3. Re: Show/hide behavior is gray
              thanks for making it clear about the "show/hide layer".