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    CSS works in preview but not on website

    When I run the 'Preview' function on FrontPage 2002 the CSS works fine. When I publish to my site http://www.optioncaddie.com/test.htm it has errors.

    I am a novice and can't figure it out.

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    Did you remember to upload your CascadeMenu.css along with your page?
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    No, I did not. As I said, novice.

    Now how do I change the font color and the color the background changes to when the cursor goes over a link? It is so badly colored you can't read the links.

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    Put this CSS below the code for the anchor class:

    a:hover {
    color: blue;
    background-color: red;
    }

    Adam

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    Novice.

    What is or where is "below the code for the anchor class:"

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    I woul just suggest instead of color:blue put color:black - it would be more visible on the skyblue background
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    Try this: put this into your *.css stylesheet:

    a.nav {color: black;}
    a.nav:hover {color: red;background-color: grey;}



    Then edit your link reference (for example, for Refco Express, in your html as follows:

    <a TARGET="_blank" href="http://www.futuresorders.com/refco/cgi-bin/GetFrames" class="nav">

    see what happens.
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    Yes, if you want to apply it to all links automatically do this:

    a {color: black; background-color: transparent;}
    a:hover {color: red;background-color: grey;}

    The section starting "a" is what I meant by "the code for the anchor class".

    Adam

    P.S. I know red/blue is an awful colour scheme, but I just needed some colour constants to demonstrate the use of the code.

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    Ok. I know what the *.css is but where exactly do I put

    a.nav {color: black;}
    a.nav:visited {color: black;}
    a.nav:hover {color: red;background-color: grey;}

    After BODY
    After .menuBar
    ??

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    doesn't matter

    That superdark blue and white you just put in look good in contrast.
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    AdamGundry is right: what I've suggested will change only links with class="nav", leaving you an option of having unclussified links to appear standard.

    If you use what AdamGundry suggested, you'll get uniformed links (that unclussified) by default throughout your document.

    I agree that red/blue is an awful combination, which is also constantly abused, but it's good to play with.
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    So I add this anywhere to the *.css file to change colors?

    a {color: black; background-color: transparent;}
    a:hover {color: red;background-color: grey;}

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    YES
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    OK. Got the colors working and now the menu drop down stays down even when the cursor isn't on the link.

    http://www.optioncaddie.com/test.htm

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