7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2006 12:04 AM by james_designs

    swap text

    james_designs
      Hey, I was thinking there was a way to put a behavior on an image to swap web text in a cell? Maybe I am wrong but if there is a way to do this id really appreciate it if someone could tell me. What I am trying to do is make it so when you roll over certain image links, the text changes to give a breif description of whats in that link. So yeah is this possible?
        • 1. Re: swap text
          Level 7
          Yes. Check this page -

          http://www.neapco.com

          where you will see it happening in the clear window of the dashboard. It
          does require a bit of trickery, though. How good are you with HTML?

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          "james designs" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Hey, I was thinking there was a way to put a behavior on an image to swap
          > web
          > text in a cell? Maybe I am wrong but if there is a way to do this id
          > really
          > appreciate it if someone could tell me. What I am trying to do is make it
          > so
          > when you roll over certain image links, the text changes to give a breif
          > description of whats in that link. So yeah is this possible?
          >


          • 2. Re: swap text
            Level 7
            You can do this by placing the text in a hiden layer (div) and then applying
            the show/hide layer behaviour to the image.

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            "james designs" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:e64ra0$3nl$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Hey, I was thinking there was a way to put a behavior on an image to swap
            > web
            > text in a cell? Maybe I am wrong but if there is a way to do this id
            > really
            > appreciate it if someone could tell me. What I am trying to do is make it
            > so
            > when you roll over certain image links, the text changes to give a breif
            > description of whats in that link. So yeah is this possible?
            >


            • 3. Re: swap text
              james_designs Level 1
              not that great with html, i took 1 basic html class, which was not very good, then a dreamweaver class, which again was only slightly helpful, I am a print designer and dont really like web work, but i want to get in this companies good graces because they work with some great big name clients. I posted another blog about fitting design to size of browser screen, check that out if you can please, and ty for the site suggestion, ill look at it.
              • 4. Re: swap text
                james_designs Level 1
                Yes that is exactly want I want to do with the index page, well not the design but the text swap. Do you think they did the div tag with that? Iv'e never used em cuz my web design teacher told me they are kinda messed up when u use div/layers because not everyone has new web browsers that can read them. I think she is kind of outdated but I dunno.

                >Yes. Check this page -
                >
                > http://www.neapco.com
                • 5. Re: swap text
                  Level 7
                  Don't get me wrong, but how is a cobbled web page (pretty much all that is
                  going to come from someone 'not great with html') going to get you into
                  their good graces? If this is an important job, I suggest getting someone
                  good to do it for you. I'm not trying to be sarcastic or snide here....

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                  "james designs" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > not that great with html, i took 1 basic html class, which was not very
                  > good,
                  > then a dreamweaver class, which again was only slightly helpful, I am a
                  > print
                  > designer and dont really like web work, but i want to get in this
                  > companies
                  > good graces because they work with some great big name clients. I posted
                  > another blog about fitting design to size of browser screen, check that
                  > out if
                  > you can please, and ty for the site suggestion, ill look at it.
                  >


                  • 6. Re: swap text
                    Level 7
                    > div/layers because not everyone has new web browsers that can read them

                    Your teacher is uninformed.

                    > Do you think they did the div tag with that?

                    Yes, I did that with a div tag.

                    The trick is this:

                    Put a layer on the page. Use DW's SetTextOfLayer behavior to do the text
                    swaps for each button, all swapping the text in that layer. When you are
                    finished, remove the absolute positioning from the layer, and you will have
                    exactly the same effect.

                    But - this depends on your ability to have a page layout that can
                    accommodate positioning such things.

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                    "james designs" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                    > Yes that is exactly want I want to do with the index page, well not the
                    > design
                    > but the text swap. Do you think they did the div tag with that? Iv'e never
                    > used
                    > em cuz my web design teacher told me they are kinda messed up when u use
                    > div/layers because not everyone has new web browsers that can read them. I
                    > think she is kind of outdated but I dunno.
                    >
                    > >Yes. Check this page -
                    > >
                    > ><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge
                    > >href=" http://www.neapco.com
                    > "> http://www.neapco.com
                    > </a>
                    >


                    • 7. Re: swap text
                      james_designs Level 1
                      yeah that sounds pretty simple, nah i dont get you wrong but i think you misunderstood, im not bad at html, im much better than the average guy, but my major is in graphic design not web design, and having someone do it for me is not gonna benefite me at all aside from turning in someone elses work. if i learn to do it myself and give them a page with my good design skills then it is much more beneficial, and they like me for it.