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Dreamweaver CS3: linking content to layers/apDivs

...or maybe something else?



9:01 pm on Jun 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Hi all!

I've been searching the internet like crazy but just can't find any answers to my problem.

I want to make it so that my navigation buttons links content to be loaded inside a smaller layer/apDiv or perhaps something i've yet to discover.
I just can't for my life understand how to do this nor what tools and options to use.
I am using Dreamweaver CS3 in design mode and have no clue how to hard code in html, CSS etc..

I really hope someone can help me or perhaps atleast point me in the right direction. :)

Best wishes and have a nice day ahead!


[edited by: engine at 8:03 am (utc) on June 18, 2008]
[edit reason] no urls, thanks [/edit]


9:44 pm on Jun 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Hi Jasper,
Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

Have you tried a few dreamweaver tutorials to help you learn about the program a bit?

Also, just a suggestion as I don't know if you plan on doing more than one site, but have you considered taking a few tutorials on css and html?

I viewed your image that you posted, and am curious as to why you would want things to appear in a small div instead of just letting them go to a new page?


5:58 am on Jun 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi 4css, thanks for the reply!

Yes i have read and viewed quite a few tutorials and have a basic knowlegde of Dreamweaver CS3.
I have searched for a tutorial on how to do this,
haven't been able to find any. Either i'm searching for the wrongs things, this isn't possible or it's so easy that noone eer had to ask about it. ;)

I want it this way because i think it gives the site a pretty modern feel instead of seeing a blank page make blink while you load the scond static page.
I guess what i'm looking for a is a dynamic way of doing this. :)


8:34 am on Jun 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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ok, i decided to skip that idea and make the navigation links to load a new page instead.
My new problem is:

How do you make text effects to get triggered by page load.
(when you press "about" ie. the new page loads and i want the the text effect "grow" to start on the content when the new page loads)

i tried the typing the "onLoad" string under the tag, but Dreamweaver doesn't recognize that command.
Any ideas?


12:07 pm on Jun 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I think that it is good to have the navigation pages open as a new page.

Ok, what type of text effects is it that you want? I'm not really clear on what it is that you are looking to do.

Are you asking how to get the link to work? When you click about, how it brings up the new page?

Also, have you tried switching to code view to see what the code looks like in there? If this is something that you are interested in getting into, let me know. There is a place online that has tutorials that you can sign up for. It is only 25.00 for the first class, and the rest are only 20.00.

There css and (x)html classes are excellent. And the teachers are fabulous as well.

Also, there are many good books out there for you to learn from as well. I have a couple of dreamweaver books on hand I can look through them and see which ones might be good to help you out. Amazon is a good place for ordering books from.



12:45 pm on Jun 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Hi 4css,

Thank you very much for your time and help!
I have found a way to do it. =)
Have a great day!



1:07 pm on Jun 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Hi Jasper,
In order to help others who might have the same questions as you do, would you mind posting your solution for others to read? It would be greatly appreciated if you could share this with others.

Thanks, and you have a great day as well!



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