7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 14, 2008 8:14 AM by Touranty

    come on guys, save my day

    lchales
      Hello, i'm designing a website http://www.ahcagency.com for wich i create a nav bar in FW and exported the html to DW and inserted in a template so that way i update all the pages from the template. Everything works fine, but i have a login page for a secure area inside the same website and on the http://www.ahcagency.com/login.php page i have the problem. The nav bar has 7 buttons, if i insert the first 3 buttons on the login.php page works very nice, but when i insert all the 7 buttons the login.php does not work at all. Also i insert the nav bar in all the php pages inside the secure area and all works fine, the probles is only in the login page.
      ANY ADVICE, I'M DOING SOMETHING WRONG?

      Also when i create the buttons i gave them the four stages, but only the 1st stage and the rollover work.
      what i want is if i click on the services page, the services button stay down while i'm on the services page.
      ANY HELP HERE?
        • 1. come on guys, save my day
          Gayle Duncan Level 1
          It would probably help if you posted the code you wrote for the login page. When I look at the source code on the page you linked, I see that your menu bar code isn't in it. I have no idea why that would happen.

          Secondly, when I needed a menu bar with different states of "down," I ended up writing and exporting the down-state menu bars all separately. There's a thread here that explains a different/better way of doing it. I don't remember what it says. Try searching the message board.
          • 2. Re: come on guys, save my day
            lchales Level 1
            at this moment the navbar is not inserted in the login page, because i realize that was the problem and i need to keep working on the other pages.
            • 3. Re: come on guys, save my day
              Level 7
              The very best way (as you alluded in your other recent post) is to NOT use
              FW to write your HTML at all. Make your graphics in FW. Build your page in
              DW. That would mean to make your menus in DW too. And, in my opinion, the
              very best way to make menus is either as styled unordered lists, or if they
              need to have fly-outs, read on.

              Check the uberlink and MacFly tutorials at PVII -
              http://www.projectseven.com/

              and the Navbar tutorial/articles at Thierry's place
              http://tjkdesign.com/articles/dropdown/

              Or this one (more recent article):
              http://tjkdesign.com/articles/Pure_CSS_Dropdown_Menus.asp

              Or to get it done fast, go here -

              http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/navigation/auto_hide/index.htm


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              "Gayle Duncan" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > It would probably help if you posted the code you wrote for the login
              > page.
              > When I look at the source code, I see that your menu bar code isn't in it.
              > I
              > have no idea why that would happen.
              >
              > Secondly, when I needed a menu bar with different states of "down," I
              > ended up
              > writing and exporting the down-state menu bars all separately. There's a
              > thread
              > here that explains a different/better way of doing it. I don't remember
              > what it
              > says. Try searching the message board.
              >

              • 4. Re: come on guys, save my day
                Gayle Duncan Level 1
                But Murray, that "export HTML" option in Fireworks is SO TEMPTING. Even I've fallen victim to its siren-call. And so long as it doesn't have to do anything complicated...it "works-ish."

                However, I have to admit, I'm so embarrassed by the ridiculous amount of code it produces that if one ever broke on a page I made...I wouldn't ask someone on the Fireworks board to fix it. I do have my pride. And a bunch of books on HTML coding. :(

                I know the party line. The party line is "don't use Fireworks to write HTML code." I can toe the party line. I can recite the party line. But, dang. Fireworks makes it so easy to stray from the party line!
                • 5. Re: come on guys, save my day
                  JoeDaSilva Level 4
                  Are all of your pages in the root directory? Why don't you just open the homepage, save it as login.php, and then add the logic you're using to process the login?

                  The login page you posted up there is using a different template altogether, so I don't have any way of telling what is getting messed up...

                  • 6. Re: come on guys, save my day
                    Level 7
                    Yes. It's unfortunate, isn't it? As far as I can tell, the HTML part of FW
                    was never intended for PRODUCTION work - it is really only useful for
                    prototyping. But then, marketing steps in and well, the rest is history.

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                    "Gayle Duncan" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                    > But Murray, that "export HTML" option in Fireworks is SO TEMPTING. Even
                    > I've
                    > fallen victim to its siren-call. And so long as it doesn't have to do
                    > anything
                    > complicated...it "works-ish."
                    >
                    > However, I have to admit, I'm so embarrassed by the ridiculous amount of
                    > code
                    > it produces that if one ever broke on a page I made...I wouldn't ask
                    > someone on
                    > the Fireworks board to fix it. I do have my pride. And a bunch of books on
                    > HTML
                    > coding. :(
                    >
                    > I know the party line. The party line is "don't use Fireworks to write
                    > HTML
                    > code." I can toe the party line. I can recite the party line. But, dang.
                    > Fireworks makes it so easy to stray from the party line!
                    >

                    • 7. Re: come on guys, save my day
                      Touranty Level 1
                      ye i think it has alot of major floors still