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How to add "favories" link button on the page

 9:13 pm on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Just when I thought I could move beyond the nube stage, simple questions slap me in the face. I want to have one of my buttons add the page to the users' favorites list. I've searched three Dreamweaver books with no luck. Anybody know how (in Dreamweaver)? Tanks!




 9:17 pm on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Cut and paste the script from this site into your code:



 9:24 pm on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

This might work (cut and paste, make sure you put you own domain and description where indicated):


<!-- This script and many more are available free online at -->
<!-- The JavaScript Source! [javascript.internet.com...] -->

<!-- Begin
if ((navigator.appName == "Microsoft Internet Explorer") && (parseInt(navigator.appVersion) >= 4)) {

var url="http://www.your-domain-here.com";
var title="Put Bookmark Description here";

document.write('<A HREF="javascript:window.ext');
document.write('ernal.AddFavorite(url,title);" ');
document.write('onMouseOver=" window.status=');
document.write("'Bookmark Us!'; return true ");
document.write('"onMouseOut=" window.status=');
document.write("' '; return true ");
document.write('">Bookmark Us!</a>');
else {
var msg = "Bookmark Us!";
if(navigator.appName == "Netscape") msg += " (CTRL-D)";

// End -->


 9:27 pm on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Or... you can do it the easy way with the "Favorites Fever! [dreamweaverfever.com]" Dreamweaver Extension.


 9:54 pm on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks everyone for the responses. I hadn't even hit submit before I recieved your replies. Rockin'!

Martini- Do you know if there is any support for Favorites fever beyond IE? It doesn't really matter but, I'd obviously like to catch Opera and Nav users.

Thanks for the Java scripts. I'll plug them in and, see how it goes. Much obliged!



 10:01 pm on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Support beyond ie? Not that I'm aware of. You may want to dig around at Macromedia's Dreamweaver Exchange, there may be a similar extension that works for NN.


 10:55 pm on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've coped every extension outta the MM exchange that was free. It was lots of fun but, I have no idea what half of them do. Maybe there is one in there that does that, I'm going to install them now. Thanks for the site link, it had a few interesting extensions I DLd. Love Love Love Dreamweaver.



 11:21 pm on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Please don't install every extension. Only the ones that you need. Overloading DW with extensions can cause you problems!


 1:11 am on Apr 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

To make your place on users' favorites even more effective, set your site up with a Favicon.

Those are little icons that replace the standard IE/Netscape/Mozilla document icon next to your site in browsers' favorite places. So if you run a site like WebMasterWorld, you could put up a little globe next to your favorites entry. Pretty neat.

I don't know where it's okay to post a link to it here or not, so sticky me if you don't find it yourself.


 4:23 am on Apr 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Martini- I just had to uninstall one due to some js error that prevented me from accessing the commands drop down. I've had several fatal execeptions in the last few weeks. This may explain those. Are there any resources for deciding which extensions are worthwhile? I wish I had a better understanding of what each did. Need to do my homework on tem.

Filipe- I've been wondering what those were and, how to do them. I've noticed them several times. I'll do some key word searches and, see if I can find the 'fo on my own. Thanks for the offer!

The favorites fever worked like a charm. I tried to plug the first java snippet in but, it was a no go. User error, I'm sure. I'll try the next now.


 4:47 am on Apr 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Only install an extension as you need it. Take your time to browse through their extension gallery, and if you see something you like download it to a folder on your desktop.

Then, when you are developing a web site and need a specific function, install it, or go to Macromedia's web site and download it.

Of course, extensions aren't the answer for all problems, you have to go in to the code and dig around in it from time to time.

If you don't know much about Dreamweaver I suggest you purchase the Dreamweaver Missing Manual, an excellent reference work on DW.


 3:20 pm on Apr 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hard to say exactly where I'm at with Dreamweaver. I'm using forms, events/behaviors, and designing in code view(mostly). I've learned a truck load about its ease-of-use but, the full scope is just now starting to come into focus. Do you think Dreamweaver Missing is a good resource for those with a moderate understanding? I've taken several Dreamweaver Cert classes and, read through several books. None have given me that "Wow" feeling. It seems like I find the wow features on my own. I'm eager to learn everything I can. Hard to find "good" books; easy to find pulp. Thanks!


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