1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 16, 2006 10:58 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Text Link Colors

    mr19th Level 1
      I started this site with a basic set up for a text link bar when I started. The colors change when rolled over, visited, ..., but all of my text links do exactly the same colors. How can I change the colors for text links in a different page without changing the ones in the other pages? I am using DreamWeaver 8.0 and all of the page files are saved .asp. I have tried going to the CSS styles and selected current and not all. I then changed the properties for the links in that and made sure that they were all changed the way that I wanted them. I made sure that I changed the properties for a:visited, a:link, a:hover, and a:active, but the set up that I started with in the other page is still what appears. Can anyone fill me in on what I need to do to control the text links by page and not for the full site?

      I have gotten so frustrated about this that I have started making 2 small .gifs images of each link and change the color of one of them as a rollover. That's how frustrated I've gotten. Look for yourself.

      www.idermed.com

      Each of the word links, except for the bottom menu, are two different images. They're the same, but in the second I changed the color of the word. Just think about how many extra image files that I have because of this. On this page, you can see the titles of the products are links, but I can get no color changes with them. The only color change I can get with them is the exact same way as the bottom links.

      Last, I have tried downloading a set up that a man made for DreamWeaver (MX211864_TextLinkRollover.mxp) to control the colors, but whenever I use it and set the colors how I would like them, the response that I get reads:
      Making this change would require changing code that is locked by a template or a translator. The change will be discarded.
      So that was no luck.
      Please help me if you have the time and can.

      Thanx,
      mr19th
        • 1. Re: Text Link Colors
          Level 7
          Pseudo-classes and container styles are what you need - here are some
          tutorials.
          http://www.mako4css.com
          http://www.thepattysite.com/linkstyles1.cfm
          http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/pseudoclasses/index.htm

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          "mr19th" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:ebvlof$eoo$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >I started this site with a basic set up for a text link bar when I started.
          >The
          > colors change when rolled over, visited, ..., but all of my text links do
          > exactly the same colors. How can I change the colors for text links in a
          > different page without changing the ones in the other pages? I am using
          > DreamWeaver 8.0 and all of the page files are saved .asp. I have tried
          > going to
          > the CSS styles and selected current and not all. I then changed the
          > properties
          > for the links in that and made sure that they were all changed the way
          > that I
          > wanted them. I made sure that I changed the properties for a:visited,
          > a:link,
          > a:hover, and a:active, but the set up that I started with in the other
          > page is
          > still what appears. Can anyone fill me in on what I need to do to control
          > the
          > text links by page and not for the full site?
          >
          > I have gotten so frustrated about this that I have started making 2 small
          > .gifs images of each link and change the color of one of them as a
          > rollover.
          > That's how frustrated I've gotten. Look for yourself.
          >
          > www.idermed.com
          >
          > Each of the word links, except for the bottom menu, are two different
          > images.
          > They're the same, but in the second I changed the color of the word. Just
          > think
          > about how many extra image files that I have because of this. On this
          > page, you
          > can see the titles of the products are links, but I can get no color
          > changes
          > with them. The only color change I can get with them is the exact same way
          > as
          > the bottom links.
          >
          > Last, I have tried downloading a set up that a man made for DreamWeaver
          > (MX211864_TextLinkRollover.mxp) to control the colors, but whenever I use
          > it
          > and set the colors how I would like them, the response that I get reads:
          > Making this change would require changing code that is locked by a
          > template or
          > a translator. The change will be discarded.
          > So that was no luck.
          > Please help me if you have the time and can.
          >
          > Thanx,
          > mr19th
          >
          >