6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2008 6:46 AM by Newsgroup_User

    links only work once when clicking on them

    mduthler Level 1
      hello gurus...... please keep responses in laymans terms. I am NEW to Dreamweaver CS3 but learning more everyday.

      I am fixing pages in DW CS3 and then dragging them over old pages in the FTP.

      On my index page under one drop down column of links...the links work great the first time I click on them, and they work fine from everyother page, but when I return to the home (index) page again....the drop down doesn't even show up when I hover over it.

      any ideas.....again in laymans terms please..Thanks so much!
        • 1. Re: links only work once when clicking on them
          Level 7
          > any ideas.....again in laymans terms please..Thanks so much!

          Please post a link to the page so we can see this happen.


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          "new2dm" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > hello gurus...... please keep responses in laymans terms. I am NEW to
          > Dreamweaver CS3 but learning more everyday.
          >
          > I am fixing pages in DW CS3 and then dragging them over old pages in the
          > FTP.
          >
          > On my index page under one drop down column of links...the links work
          > great
          > the first time I click on them, and they work fine from everyother page,
          > but
          > when I return to the home (index) page again....the drop down doesn't even
          > show
          > up when I hover over it.
          >
          > any ideas.....again in laymans terms please..Thanks so much!
          >

          • 2. Re: links only work once when clicking on them
            mduthler Level 1
            www.greatopenings.com


            Thanks!
            • 3. Re: links only work once when clicking on them
              mduthler Level 1
              www.greatopenings.com

              ps its the "about GO" oval


              Thanks!
              • 4. Re: links only work once when clicking on them
                Level 7
                Before worrying about any layout issues, you would have to fix the 84
                problems found here -

                http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greatopenings.com%2F

                Some of these relate to javascript functions in the head of the page, and
                you can ignore them. Others relate to a mismatch between the coding method
                used and the doctype on the page. You can fix them by using DW's FILE |
                Convert, and then selecting the desired doctype for this and other pages.

                The rest of them should be fixed (the missing alt attribute is improper, but
                wouldn't cause any layout issues).

                Your specific problem is caused by this -

                You have TWO 'home' pages on the site: index.htm and index.html. The
                index.html page is the one on which the links work, and which is served by
                default by the server when you initially browse to the site. The link on
                your logo take you to the index.htm page where the menus do NOT work
                properly. Just fix that link so that it takes you to index.html and you'll
                be fine. Then delete the index.htm page from the local and the remote site.

                By the way, the method you have used for those menus is pretty old and
                tired. You'll find much better methods described here -

                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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                "new2dm" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                > www.greatopenings.com
                >
                > ps its the "about GO" oval
                >
                >
                > Thanks!

                • 5. Re: links only work once when clicking on them
                  mduthler Level 1
                  Thanks so much!

                  Yes, I agree this system is old and am working on making it much more efficient as we speak. Apparently the person that started the site orginized it in the worst way possible, so we are in the process of revamping it.

                  Thanks again for your expertise...if you need any photoshop, illustrator or Indesign advice I can help you there as I teach those programs.
                  • 6. Re: links only work once when clicking on them
                    Level 7
                    Thanks! I may take you up on that.... 8)

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                    "new2dm" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    news:g76tqi$dh5$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    > Thanks so much!
                    >
                    > Yes, I agree this system is old and am working on making it much more
                    > efficient as we speak. Apparently the person that started the site
                    > orginized it
                    > in the worst way possible, so we are in the process of revamping it.
                    >
                    > Thanks again for your expertise...if you need any photoshop, illustrator
                    > or
                    > Indesign advice I can help you there as I teach those programs.
                    >