2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2006 7:45 AM by novice_dw

    take 2_Newbie question re. tables/frames/layers

    novice_dw
      Hi all

      I have created this as a new post as the original one by DummyPete has become a bit too long and the topic has altered somewhat :)

      DummyPete orignially wrote:
      "Basically, I'd like to create the fairly common design where the left sidebar has hotspot buttons and remains static/consistent across all pages, along with the top header banner. The sidebar and the banner are sizeable GIFs, so I don't want to keep reloading them for every page.

      I tried frames, but couldn't get the images to lineup and all the separate HTML files to work; besides, the book says to avoid frames. Then I tried layers, but neither Firefox nor IExplorer displayed my basic layout properly; I didn't even get as far as hyperlinking the regions. I was able to create the desired effect with tables, but I can't seem to figure out how to update only one cell of the table when clicking the different hotspots in the adjacent sidebar cell -- is this even possible?

      I have a similar query:

      I am trying to create a online folio where you click an image with a link on a menu and it opens up a larger image on the page. Like DummyPete If I use links it jumps between pages. What is the easiest way to make such a gallery?

      I have found a site to show what I am trying to do:

      http://www.nolovelost.co.nz/main.html

      I believe this uses frames. Is there a way to do this kind of thing without frames? Are there any major problems using frames?

      The responses i have had so far are:

      HI! I think this is what you want unless you have a larger gallery.

      http://javascript.internet.com/miscellaneous/gallery-viewer.html#source

      Sales
      Webcan design
      http://www.webcandesign.com

      and

      that opens a new window resized to the actual size of the larger image...
      this extension will allow you to do that: www.dreamweaverfever.com/grow/

      No need to use frames at all.

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      Nadia
      Adobe� Community Expert : Dreamweaver

      Thank you to those who posted:) much appreciated. It isn't quite what I was looking for.

      I have read may other posts about this subject and most point to pre made galleries. I am happy to have each image as a separate page. All I want to do is have a link and when it is clicked it opens somewhere else on the pages without the rest of the page jumping. When I create each image on a separate page (eg image1.html, image2.html) with the same navigation setup on each page it flicks as the each page loads. I really like how in the example i posted you click the text link on the left and the image opens to the right - how can i do this?

      thanks
      Poppit
        • 1. Re: take 2_Newbie question re. tables/frames/layers
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          Investigate either the FREE ShowPic extension from PVII -

          http://www.projectseven.com/

          or do it yourself using the SetTextofLayer behavior in DW, using the method
          demoed here -

          http://dreamweaverresources.com/tutorials/settextoflayer.htm


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          "novice dw" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:e7vanr$ptb$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi all
          >
          > I have created this as a new post as the original one by DummyPete has
          > become
          > a bit too long and the topic has altered somewhat :)
          >
          > DummyPete orignially wrote:
          > "Basically, I'd like to create the fairly common design where the left
          > sidebar
          > has hotspot buttons and remains static/consistent across all pages, along
          > with
          > the top header banner. The sidebar and the banner are sizeable GIFs, so I
          > don't
          > want to keep reloading them for every page.
          >
          > I tried frames, but couldn't get the images to lineup and all the separate
          > HTML files to work; besides, the book says to avoid frames. Then I tried
          > layers, but neither Firefox nor IExplorer displayed my basic layout
          > properly; I
          > didn't even get as far as hyperlinking the regions. I was able to create
          > the
          > desired effect with tables, but I can't seem to figure out how to update
          > only
          > one cell of the table when clicking the different hotspots in the adjacent
          > sidebar cell -- is this even possible?
          >
          > I have a similar query:
          >
          > I am trying to create a online folio where you click an image with a link
          > on a
          > menu and it opens up a larger image on the page. Like DummyPete If I use
          > links
          > it jumps between pages. What is the easiest way to make such a gallery?
          >
          > I have found a site to show what I am trying to do:
          >
          > http://www.nolovelost.co.nz/main.html
          >
          > I believe this uses frames. Is there a way to do this kind of thing
          > without
          > frames? Are there any major problems using frames?
          >
          > The responses i have had so far are:
          >
          > HI! I think this is what you want unless you have a larger gallery.
          >
          > http://javascript.internet.com/miscellaneous/gallery-viewer.html#source
          >
          > Sales
          > Webcan design
          > http://www.webcandesign.com
          >
          > and
          >
          > that opens a new window resized to the actual size of the larger image...
          > this extension will allow you to do that: www.dreamweaverfever.com/grow/
          >
          > No need to use frames at all.
          >
          > --
          > Nadia
          > Adobe? Community Expert : Dreamweaver
          >
          > Thank you to those who posted:) much appreciated. It isn't quite what I
          > was
          > looking for.
          >
          > I have read may other posts about this subject and most point to pre made
          > galleries. I am happy to have each image as a separate page. All I want
          > to do
          > is have a link and when it is clicked it opens somewhere else on the pages
          > without the rest of the page jumping. When I create each image on a
          > separate
          > page (eg image1.html, image2.html) with the same navigation setup on each
          > page
          > it flicks as the each page loads. I really like how in the example i
          > posted you
          > click the text link on the left and the image opens to the right - how can
          > i do
          > this?
          >
          > thanks
          > Poppit
          >


          • 2. Re: take 2_Newbie question re. tables/frames/layers
            novice_dw Level 1
            Thanks for that - the latter link looks good. I'll try them out.

            Poppit