3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2006 8:07 AM by Newsgroup_User

    hotspots on specific frames

    bruce tovsky
      hi all
      i am a newcomer to fireworks, and i am having fun working with it, but i am having the newbie problem of knowing the limitations of the app. here's my problem:
      i'm creating my homepage with a nav bar on the left, swapping out images in a slice to its right. i want to add hotspots to various places in these images that come up in the right slice, but when i do they are active in other frames that get swapped into the slice. after a bit of research it seems that this might not be possible in fw and that i should add this in dreamweaver, but i thought i would check. is there a way to associate a hotspot with a specific frame or image within a slice? or is that hotspot always associated with the slice? i began playing with adding layers of slices within the one area, but this seemed to be a confusing and inelegant way to do this. i could do this quickly in flash, but i'm trying to keep my text "hot" so that it can be selected and found by search engines. i'm sure there's a boneheaded thing i'm doing wrong....
      thanks
      bruce
        • 1. Re: hotspots on specific frames
          Level 7
          Allowing FW to apply hotspots to images gives one the mistaken impression
          that the hotspot is somehow part of the image. It is not. The hotspot only
          exists in the HTML that is exported by you when you export your slices.

          Since most people who use FW HTML get bitten by using a graphics editor to
          write HTML (unless they already know enough HTML to feel comfortable with
          it), I don't recommend you use this procedure.

          Export your graphics from FW and use DW to build your page, including your
          hotspots. This answer may clue you to the fact that you cannot apply a
          unique hotspot to anything other than the space which an image occupies on
          the HTML page.

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          "btovsky" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:ei5tug$86p$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > hi all
          > i am a newcomer to fireworks, and i am having fun working with it, but i
          > am
          > having the newbie problem of knowing the limitations of the app. here's my
          > problem:
          > i'm creating my homepage with a nav bar on the left, swapping out images
          > in a
          > slice to its right. i want to add hotspots to various places in these
          > images
          > that come up in the right slice, but when i do they are active in other
          > frames
          > that get swapped into the slice. after a bit of research it seems that
          > this
          > might not be possible in fw and that i should add this in dreamweaver, but
          > i
          > thought i would check. is there a way to associate a hotspot with a
          > specific
          > frame or image within a slice? or is that hotspot always associated with
          > the
          > slice? i began playing with adding layers of slices within the one area,
          > but
          > this seemed to be a confusing and inelegant way to do this. i could do
          > this
          > quickly in flash, but i'm trying to keep my text "hot" so that it can be
          > selected and found by search engines. i'm sure there's a boneheaded thing
          > i'm
          > doing wrong....
          > thanks
          > bruce
          >


          • 2. Re: hotspots on specific frames
            bruce tovsky Level 1
            hi murray
            i suspected as much, thanks for confirming my lack of integration knowledge.... ;-) i was having so much fun making my photoshop temp layout interactive i just wanted to keep going....
            cheers
            bruce
            • 3. Re: hotspots on specific frames
              Level 7
              Graphics editors are great at creating graphics and relatively sucky at
              writing HTML.

              Good luck! 8)

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              Murray --- ICQ 71997575
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              "btovsky" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:ei7rq9$i6l$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > hi murray
              > i suspected as much, thanks for confirming my lack of integration
              > knowledge.... ;-) i was having so much fun making my photoshop temp layout
              > interactive i just wanted to keep going....
              > cheers
              > bruce
              >