a:Tag Question

What are the 4 a:Tags for in the tag pull down menu of the Edit Styles pallet. Was hoping that these would give some advanced CSS functionality. If these don’t give advanced CSS functionality would still like to know what they are and also how could we achieve greater CSS functionality.

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A quick Google search reveals.

  1. a:link - Unvisited link state: Unvisited link state of hyperlink anchor tag stands for the HTML link that has not been visited by the visitor. HTML hyperlink remains in unvisited state until user clicks on it.

  2. a:visited -Visited link state: Unvisited link states turns into visited link state when user clicks on the HTML hyperlink. Hyperlink is considered as visited when user traverses the links of a web site and moves on to different pages of a website.

  3. a:active - Active link state: The HTML hyperlink anchor tag is considered as in Active link state when user sets focus on the Hyperlink.

  4. a:hover - Hover link state: When mouse moves over the HTML hyperlink then Hover link state of anchor tag gets activated.


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Thank You for the descriptions. This is helpful but I was hoping someone had a tutorial as to how to use these in the freeway environment.

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You need those tags when you must hand-code your styles. Meaning outside the -normal FW methode- of styling links on the page itself (in the Inspector)

Hope that helps.

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Those tags are used (from the Freeway interface) to set more elaborate
visual properties to your links. The actual meaning of the words were
explained earlier. But what you do is create four (or fewer – you can
repeat them if you like) HTML text styles using the Styles palette
that look the way you want your links to appear. Then in the
Inspector, you can apply those styles to the four cardinal points of a
link: Link, Visited, Hover, and Active. If you only want to adjust the
color of the text and the presence or absence of an underline, then
there are simpler style controls available in the Inspector. But when
you want something fancier, that’s what these link styles are for.

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How about some documentation with pics!

Found at:

http://home.comcast.net/~fwtuts/

Click on:

Creating Hyperlink Styles In Freeway

Creating hyperlink state styles in Freeway is essentially styling various versions of any hyperlink on your page or website. Hyperlinks, in web terms, is a reference (or address) to a resource on the web. Hyperlinks can create links to another page, an image, etc.

Let me know if that helps.


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Thank You All For You Input,

Dan J, Thank you for the link, very helpful. I get what is going on here after reviewing the tutorial but I am having a couple of issues with the last two sections of the tutorial, “Styling Site-Wide Link States - Advanced” & “Class And Styles And Link States - Advanced”.

Styling Site-Wide Link States - Advanced: There are two issues I am having with this section. First when applying styles complete with color and style settings the text remaines blue while working in freeway and outputs with a line. Neither of these conditions seem to change regardless of the settings. Note that the settings in the inspector pallet were not touched and when the “More” tab is selected none of the a:Tag states have any parameters defined. Can you expand on this a little or is this a Freeway 5 bug?

Class And Styles And Link States - Advanced: This was really the feature I was looking to use but I cant get the a:Tags to affect the style that has been applied to the link. The tutorial seems pretty straight forward and as I understand it the link state Tag just needs to have the style name included. Can you expand on this a little or is this a Freeway 5 bug?

Any input here would be appreciated,
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K, let’s see here.

Styling Site-Wide Link States:

I just started a new Freeway document (5.3.2) and created link state styles in the CSS palette, like in the tutorial, and it changed my normal link state after I chose a:link from the Tag drop-down. It actually changed it in the Freeway document. Is there a URL or a way to post a sample so I can see, or you can see, if there’s something else applied to already.

Class and Styles and Link States:

I made an error in the tutorial. It’s been updated and fixed. Also, it’s important to remember to apply your styling first and then do the hyperlink or else Freeway goes nuts. I apologize for the inconvenience and hopefully this works right for you.


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Thank You Dan J,

I will give all this a try. I wont be able to do it right now or upload as I am stepping out for about a week. It looks like the “Class and Styles and Link States” was just an issue of the Tag order as it was represented in the tutorial?

By the way, your tutorials are very helpful and nicely put together, great Job.

Thank You, Team SDA


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Yeah, the tag order was off. I had tried it in the wee hours of the morning and hadn’t had my coffee.

Thank you for your comments and I’m glad they could help out.


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