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on some pages i have a white background and the page that the user is on the link disapears because the text is white. how can i make the link keep showing and still have a white background ?

b) how can i change the theme for my whole site ?

there should be a welcome link next to the madeline page link


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on some pages i have a white background and the page that the user is on the link disapears because the text is white. how can i make the link keep showing and still have a white background ?

b) how can i change the theme for my whole site ?

there should be a welcome link next to the madeline page link


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Not entirely clear what you're asking - but maybe you're using CSS and the hover colour is set to white - you just need to change that to something darker.

I don't know what the 'theme' question means at all.

[edit] OK, so I just realised, you mean the site you have linked in your profile.

It's Working for me. The links are java script and change as you hover over them. If someone is on a very slow connection, the alternative image might take a while to load, so it'd just swap in a blank.

I'd suggest you use CSS anyway - it'll work much faster, and considering how little difference there is between the normal and hover images you're using, you can make it look about the same anyway.
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thanks for replying.

i dont know how to code much apart form marquee's and bold etc.. the basics.

i use iweb and the themes that come with iweb - i would like to use a different theme for my whole site.

is this possible to change the theme for the whole site ?
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Ah, understood.

Afraid I'm not familiar with how Iweb works - I don't know what you can and can't do.

It looks like the way that page works is by using javascript. Each element (your page links) has 2 pictures. One is plain, the other bold. When you put the mouse on it, it swaps the plain one for the bold one using javascript.

If the bold one doesn't load quickly enough, you'd just get a blank show up.

With css, it's quicker, as it just changes the properties of a piece of text - everything you need is already there when the page is loaded.

Whether you can do that with Iweb I don't know. If you want to try it, I can show you what the code should look like.

Ref themes, I can't help at all. Sorry . . .
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ok i will stick with iweb for know.

by the way- i have made a very very basic page with a few videos on it for my site using dreamweaver. check it out here.

http://web.mac.com/christm3/iWeb/Chr...l%20page-1.htm

i would like to improve it. any tips ?
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ok i will stick with iweb for know.

by the way- i have made a very very basic page with a few videos on it for my site using dreamweaver. check it out here.

http://web.mac.com/christm3/iWeb/Chr...l%20page-1.htm

i would like to improve it. any tips ?
I'd suggest you take a look at tables for laying out pages.

There's nothing wrong with that page, but you'll notice if you resize it, the videos go from being beside each other to on top of each other - if you lay the page into tables they'll stay put. It's no biggie for something with 2 vids like that, but if you want to lay out thumbnails etc, you'll really have no choice.

There are other ways to do that, but I'd say for someone with less experience, that's probably the easiest way.

If you want, I'll copy the page, reset it a little and send it back to you so you can see the way it would work.

[edit] You might also change the page title from 'untitled document' to something more descriptive. It's in the code, in the , < head > section between the title tags. In dreamweaver you can just change it in the box above the editing window.
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heya thanks very much for the tips.

i will put the videos and text in a table - can i use layers instead as i find they are easier to move around or will it not work ?

yh your are welcome to copy the page. Please PM me once you have changed it.

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heya thanks very much for the tips.

i will put the videos and text in a table - can i use layers instead as i find they are easier to move around or will it not work ?

yh your are welcome to copy the page. Please PM me once you have changed it.

thanks

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Definitely. The more you experiment the better! The page is fine, but like all things it can be improved. (Well, except maybe for Jessica Albas bum, but that's not really relevant).

I'll have a fiddle around and send you some ideas, but the more you do yourself, the more you'll learn. Keep it up!
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