I am using frames and have a question regarding hover buttons. I created some hover buttons on my left frame which stays there all the time. When I activate the button hyperlink it replaces the left frame page with the link rather than putting the page on the right side where I want it to go. Is the any way that I can make the hover button, when activated, replace the html page in the right side?
some time ago i tried to do the same thing with the FrontPage generated hover button. i concluded it could not be done. i created by own hover button using onmouseover and onmouseout. i suggest you do the same. in fact i suggest you quit using all of the FP generated effects as they all have brick walls you will find as you use them.
The big advantage with this is that
* you can reuse the same buttoneffect on many pages.
* If you want to change to eg another "onmouseover" color, you only have to change 1 value in your 1 externally linked CSS file and your entire site will be instantly updated.
anderdea - there you have two good options, using the button form or a link with CSS. try them both - as they will look different. so it depends on the effect you want.
but thinking about my earlier post - i do not mean to be negative about FP. using its generated effects is a great way to learn - as proven here with this situation where you want to branch out from its limitations. so when i said you should stay away from its generated effects, what i should have said is you may quickly outgrow them but they are a great way to learn, and a great way to get up and running fast.
Originally posted by Beach Bum
[B]try them both - as they will look different. so it depends on the effect you want.
The CSS version can of cource be modified to exactly mimic a form button if you like.
CSS buttons will also look the same cross OS as well as cross browser. Form buttons will change appearance, especially from 1 OS to another.
It does however require a little more effort to learn some CSS to work with them compaired to a simple cut and paste form button, but the benefits are quite large
Also, the CSS you learn can be applied to any other part of your webpage too, not just buttons.