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  1. Adobe says you should merely modify their example for best results. See the article...http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewConten...ernalId=tn_4150Here is their example. <OBJECT classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"WIDTH="550" HEIGHT="400" id="myMovieName"><PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="myFlashMovie.swf"><PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high><PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#FFFFFF><EMBED src="/support/flash/ts/documents/myFlashMovie.swf" quality=high bgcolor=#FFFFFF WIDTH="550" HEIGHT="400"NAME="myMovieName" ALIGN="" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></EMBED></OBJECT>
  2. I do not know of any visual designers for adding pictures to the back, but when I am in a hurry I use www.cssmenubuilder.com, they have some pretty good stuff. What you want to do is use CSS, this will allow you to set one background image for your main item, and have a completely different background image when you hover over it. .menu {background:url('../yourimagefolder/imagename.png'); }.menu:hover {background:url('../yourimagefolder/differentimage.png'); } Obviously there are more you would need to do to make it look good, but that is the basic idea, put that in your CSS and add a class="menu" to whatever tags you are using to make the menu.
  3. I'll be honest, I only read part way through your code, but I can tell you as someone who uses pop-down and pop-out (i'm sure pop-up would be no trouble) most CSS menus that work in all the browsers make use of a list <ul> <li> etc. Also you do not need any Javascript to do this. You can add more animation to it using Javascript, but a simple pop-out menu can be done just fine in CSS. Both examples below work fine in IE7 and FirefoxYou are welcome to check out the code on my site, which ishttp://www.anvilsmithtech.com/scripts/menu.cssor you could get the original one from Steve Gibson which is what I started with and then heavily modified. http://www.grc.com/mainmenu.css
  4. Well a good thing to do would be to simply use a photo editor and resize the picture to what you want... problem solved. But if you don't want to do that you might try adding another div layer and applying the overflow to that. I found that there are a lot of CSS tags that do not work or work properly on the <body> tag, but they work find if you nest everything in a div. I can't answer why, but that is how I get stuff to work.
  5. It would appear that your subscription or free trial ran out....
  6. My suggestion would be to listen to the suggestions already. You seem to recieve criticism well, which is good, but I still see the moving background, there are still popups on both pages, still animated gifs, and music playing in the background should be kept to My Space and other unsecure and annoying social network sites.I am curious though, was blocking the rightclick a joke or an attempt at securing your code? As a joke it is slightly humerous, but there are too many ways to get around it if it was meant for security.
  7. The main reason I like SciTE is because so many other free text editors are based on scite and scintilla. Also has any one used Jedit? it's definitely not a lightweight program, but it is one of the only free text editors that i could find that includes multi-line and multi-file string search and replace. Anyone know of any other free editors that do that?
  8. Hey, I am a newbie, as my title states, and someone may come along with a better idea, but here is one way that you can get it done.First thing to do is to size the images properly. The proper way to do this would be to resize the images to be the exact size you need them to be. Right now the filler image is set to 100% of the div width and this puts the other two images on the other lines. Instead of using a %, us actual pixel for measurement. I believe for your site the filler should be about 176px <div id="sidebar1"> <p><img src="corner1.png" width="13" height="26" /><img src="fill.png" width="176px" height="26" /><img src="corner2.png" width="13" height="26" /></p> <div id="boxbg">Donec eu mi sed turpis feugiat feugiat. Integer turpis arcu, pellentesque eget, cursus et, fermentum ut, sapien. </div> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <p><img src="corner3.png" width="13" height="28" /><img src="fill2.png" width="176px" height="28" /><img src="corner4.png" width="13" height="28" /></p> <!-- end #sidebar1 --></div> Next get rid of the paragraphs on each one, these are giving you empty space between the top images and the central menu background. (This could be bad coding, i dunno, but it works cause I tried it)Oh, and I think adding one more <br> to the list will fix the bottom images. <div id="sidebar1"> <img src="corner1.png" width="13" height="26" /><img src="fill.png" width="176px" height="26" /><img src="corner2.png" width="13" height="26" /> <div id="boxbg">Donec eu mi sed turpis feugiat feugiat. Integer turpis arcu, pellentesque eget, cursus et, fermentum ut, sapien. </div> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <img src="corner3.png" width="13" height="28" /><img src="fill2.png" width="176px" height="28" /><img src="corner4.png" width="13" height="28" /> <!-- end #sidebar1 --></div> The last issue I see is making the background div fit the images on top and bottom. This can be done by (again) changing the percentages to pixel height for the boxbg and adding a little margin. <div id="container"> .thrColLiqHdr #boxbg { width:192px; height:150px; background:#C3C3C3; padding: 15px 0; margin-left: 5px; float:left;}
  9. mmcspadden


    Ricardo's idea is definitely the better way to go
  10. I have been using the open menu from www.grc.com (which is an awesome menu, i recommend going to check it out.) It uses only CSS and HTML to create a multilevel drop-down menu without any scripting at all. I have heavily modified the menu for my own site. I have it working perfectly in Firefox 2 and 3, Opera 9 something, Safari (not sure version), and IE6.... for some reason it refuses to work in IE7. I was wondering if any of you web development guys could tell me why it doesn't work. The original works great in every browser I could test it in, but mine is so heavily modified. Can anyone tell me what I need to change or add to get it working in IE7? thanks. I modified the html side alot and barely touched the CSS, so I think the issue is probably in this code. <div class="menu"> <ul> <li id="home"><a href="index.html"><img src="images/home.png" border="0"width="176" height="30" alt="Home"><!--[if gt IE 6]><!--></a> <!--<![endif]--><!--[if lt IE 7]><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><![endif]--> <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]--> </li> </ul> <ul> <li id="charts"><a href=""><img src="images/charts.png" border="0" width="176" height="30" alt="Charts"><!--[if gt IE 6]><!--></a> <!--<![endif]--><!--[if lt IE 7]><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><![endif]--> <ul> <li><a href="avchart.html"> Anti-Virus</a></li> <li><a href="emailchart.html"> Email Programs</a></li> </ul> <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]--> </li> </ul> <ul> <li id="extras"><a href="."><img src="images/extras.png" border="0" width="176" height="30" alt="Extras"><!--[if gt IE 6]><!--></a> <!--<![endif]--><!--[if lt IE 7]><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><![endif]--> <ul class="skinny"> <li><a href="about.html"> About</a></li> <li><a href="dictionary.html"> Dictionary</a></li> <li><a href="rate.html"> Rating System</a></li> </ul> <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]--> </li> </ul> </div> but just in case here is the link to the CSS stylesheet cause it is a bit long, www.anvilsmithtech.com/scripts/hmenu.css
  11. mmcspadden


    A fairly simple way to do that would be to put them in a table, and define the border size and margins in a CSS stylesheet. <table><tr><td><img src="yourpic.jpg"></td><td><a href="site.html">Your Text</a></td></tr></table> You could toss something like that into your html, then use a CSS style sheet to define the borders. This website has a really nice interactive table builder that lets you see what the table would look like and shows you the code. It shows the code using an internal css sheet. I personally like to keep my css externally out of my HTML and PHP. but that's just me. http://www.somacon.com/p141.php
  12. Thanks for the input Beef. I changed the background of the horizontal menu to match that of the vertical menu. I also redid everything in div's whereas before I had it in tables.
  13. A bit reminiscent of gamespot....but other than that, very nicely put together. I like the look of it, but you might want to run it through validation. http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&am...rzgalore.net%2FI don't know if will stay good, but that's the link for your page. I know when i standardized my stuff it fixed a bunch of small issues, made it easier to edit, and made it much more cross-browser friendly.
  14. The font at the top has a nice effect, but it is hard to read. I don't know if it is the colors or the font. I really like the background, and you've got some cool stuff on your site, I might play around with some of it. The only other thing I noticed was that the home page is a bit bare.
  15. The top part looks a little busy, if you know what I mean. There is alot to look at, instead of having one thing that draws the eye. Also it could just be me, but the font used on the menu is not the easiest to read. But overall, a very nicely put together website. I do like the dual website approach, one for people who have javascript turned off. It takes a while to load, but it works and looks great. Then if you have java script on you can go to the other option and it looks even better.
  16. I would defiently agree with vchris, you may want to consider something other than a flash site, they look great, but if you don't have flash you can't see it, and not too many search engine bots can get at flash to my knowledge. That said, it looks great, one bad link, but you have some pretty nice pics on there.
  17. Here is my websitewww.anvilsmithtech.com***Note, the top menu is supposed to drop down, this works fine in Firefox and Opera (not sure about Safari) but not in IE6 or IE7 (Any notes on how to fix that would be fine)For the record, the top menu has been heavily modified from the open menu on www.grc.comand the search engine is one modified from http://www.php-development.ru/php-scriptsthe rest of it I wrote from trial and error. If you want to give some feedback please do, good or bad I can take it.
  18. The overall scheme looks pretty good, but the current color scheme makes it pretty hard to read.
  19. The site resizes very well between 800x600, 1024x768, and 1280x1024I was going to mention that just about anyone surfing the web should be using a browser capable of changing the text size and so you would not need that options... but then I thought about the audience you made it for, and it's probably a good feature. One thing I noticed, when switching between spanish and english the entire site shifts, I have never liked it when a site shifts like that going from page to page. but that could be just me.
  20. Two things that I noticed 1. The "Terms and Conditions" Link at the top looks a bit off because it is on two lines, maybe you could redo the sizing so it is all on one line.2. This one is just a personal thing, but you might look at putting the pictures that are currently just above the main text at the top next to the logo. Then move the menu that is currently at the top to just above main text, I think that might give it a bit more streamlined and professional look.
  21. Sounds like you are trying to use HTML strict and should be using HTML transitional.If you post all your source for that page or give a link it would be much easier to find out for sure.
  22. I figured out that much from scowering google and various forums , I should have mentioned I'm fairly new to PHP. I don't understand all the posts that I have read on various websites that say use this function or that call thingee. I understand stuff much better if I have an example that I can see working then edit it till I understand how it works. Anyone have a working example that you wouldn't mind me taking and editing?The menu is not meant to be all that dynamic, the site is meant to be a list of downloadable programs and when the program gets updated I'd like to update one document with the new name and link rather than 60 documents. Thanks
  23. In regards to your menu it seems to be related to your classes or defined id's. I was able to grab the source for just the drop down menus and put them in a simple table tag. This made them straight and evenly spaced. As soon as I pasted them back into your source they became uneven again. Do you have a seperate CSS file or something similar? that might help to try to find out the exact issue. Vin_TannerPS I noticed in one of your pages the "(EX)" were simply text and in the second one were part of the link, was that on purpose?
  24. What I am trying to accomplish: Create a menu using PHP that pulls data from a central source for all the pages on my site so that I don't have to ctrl-v on all 60 some odd pages when i update a link. What I have tried: I have tried using a MYSQL table. I have tried to recreating a PAD file which has the concept that I am looking for, where all info is in an XML file and it gets parsed for the text info which can them be wrapped in html. I have also tried several other examples of parsing data from an XML file in other ways. My Problem: I could not figure out how to create, edit, or use the MYSQL table, decided to try to stick with XML file being parsed by PHP if possible. I can get the PHP scripts to work when accessing a PAD file from another domain but have been unable to get a modified one to work locally. It simply says cannot load PAD file. The other examples of parsing data from an XML file are such that they list all the information provided. I need something where I can pick and choose which info gets listed. Example 1 is of a working PAD filehttp://www.anvilsmithtech.com/test/pad/test.phpExample 2 is of a modified local PAD file that I tried and didn't workhttp://www.anvilsmithtech.com/test/pad/test1.phpExample 3 is one I got from a tutorial website but it lists all the items on the list and I cannot figure out how to list only some of them. http://www.anvilsmithtech.com/test/list/list.phpI'm sure it is something simple that I am doing wrong, but if anyone could help me figure it out that would be great. Matt
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