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Thread: how to hide content in html?

  1. #1
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    Jan 2011

    how to hide content in html?

    I have a website that is primarily used in K-12 schools. I have some social media buttons on it like Facebook 'like' and Pinterest 'pin it'. However, I'd like to have these buttons be hidden....where you have to click once on something (like an image that is covering them up but disappears when clicked....or a tab that just sort of scrolls away to reveal the buttons behind it). The reason for this is because these sites are usually blocked in schools (I realize there's probably nothing I can do about this) and these buttons look kind of ugly when they're blocked (it'll show a question mark or or something in place of the button in these cases). However, I do want the people who do not have them blocked to be able to access and see them easily.

    I am in search of a simple solution to this where the buttons wouldn't be immediately visible until you click on something.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Chi town. IL68 ICAO code home airport, literally.
    Why make this complex? Keep it simple. Did you try simply to use a set logo for said websites (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and that way you can always have those buttons look "good/not ugly" and you dont need to "hide them" they wont be accessable since they are blocked but, you can have the logos that way. Unless you really want to hide them (Not sure if that is the case, please explain)
    For want of a nail...the horseshoe was lost. For want of a horseshoe, the steed was lost. For want of a steed...the message was not delivered. For want of an undelivered message.....the war was lost.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    how to do set logo?

    Yes....I'd much rather not do anything complex or have to hide them, but how would I do this? For instance, when you go to get the facebook share code....it gives you something like this:

    <div class="fb-like" data-href="http://www.mysite.com/" data-send="false" data-width="450" data-show-faces="false"></div>
    <div id="fb-root"></div>
    <script>(function(d, s, id) {
      var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
      if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
      js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
      js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=269568313060286";
      fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
    }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>
    So how would I make it so that my own little facebook image appears? I don't see how I could insert my own image. Or maybe you meant something else?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Chi town. IL68 ICAO code home airport, literally.
    Try wrapping a <img> tag around your <script> tag. That should do the trick
    For want of a nail...the horseshoe was lost. For want of a horseshoe, the steed was lost. For want of a steed...the message was not delivered. For want of an undelivered message.....the war was lost.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    I still don't get it. An image tag is self closing....how would you wrap it around something?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Gold Coast (MS)
    Might try these codes instead of FB's: Custom Buttons Mouseover the icons underneath the codes. Many let you use your own image(s).

    There is no such thing as wrapping a script within an image tag. Check Facebook's Developer Pages for better codes that might allow customizing your image.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    .hidden {
    position: absolute;

    left: -9999em;

    top: auto;

    width: 1px;

    height: 1px;

    overflow: hidden;


    <div class="hidden">Hidden content here.</div>
    I am Creating Website for Businesses and Brands to build up online presence.

  8. #8
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    Aug 2012
    1453 Gingerwood ave, Milpitas CA 95035,
    I think you keep it simple... User don't like complex things... They want simple.....

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