Don't want a link color

How do you set it so a link doesn’t change the color or underline the text? And is it possible to apply this on a link-by-link basis as well as globally?

I’m using Freeway 4.3.1.

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On 10 Apr 2008, at 20:28, wurliuchi wrote:

How do you set it so a link doesn’t change the color or underline
the text? And is it possible to apply this on a link-by-link basis
as well as globally?

It is possible, but how do you propose to inform visitors to your
site that there are links on the page?

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I’ll make the links obvious other ways. Please tell me.

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On 11 Apr 2008, at 16:04, wurliuchi wrote:

I’ll make the links obvious other ways. Please tell me.

There are two main methods for this.

To do it on an item by item basis, you can apply the Text Link Style
Action and control various characteristics through the Actions palette.

On a more global scale, so it affects every link on every page
(preferably via a master page), you need to set up styles for each
state of the link

  1. In the Styles palette, click the cogwheel icon and choose New
    Style…

  2. In the Edit Styles dialog, click the Permanent checkbox to on,
    enter a name (for example “Link” without the quotes), then click the
    Extended button.

  3. In the Extended dialog, click New…

  4. Enter “text-decoration” in the Name field and “none” in the Value
    field (sans quotes).

  5. OK your way back to the Edit Style dialog, and repeat for the
    hyperlink states Hover, Active and Visited.

(Note that you could also set a text style and colour at this stage
for each hyperlink state if you wish.)

  1. OK the Edit Style dialog, and ensuring nothing is selected on your
    page, switch the Inspector to the Appearance panel (paintbrush icon).

  2. Reveal the Links section at the bottom of the Inspector.

  3. Choose the appropriate style from the Active, Hover, Link and
    Visited pop-up menus.

And that - hopefully - will kill the underline from your hyperlinks.

The section about the pop-up menus in 8 will let you apply a colour
to each state. You can use this to make all the link states a uniform
colour.

Hope that helps. I’m keen to see how you’ll get around making the
links obvious to your visitors, so please post a link to the finished
site when you’re done.

=o)

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Thanks for the information, Heather. Very helpful. However, I can’t seem to get rid of the underline on any of the links. How do you do that?

Here’s something simple that I’m trying to do right now. I have a text link on a black border that I want to be white (not blue or any other color) and not underlined. The rest of the links on that page I want to be normal. How do I change that one link so it’s white and not underlined, and so it will turn red on a hover. Except for getting rid of the underline, I figured out how to get what I want for all the links on the page, but not for a specific link, like this one that needs to be white.

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Doesn’t the ‘Text Link Style’ action work with v5? I’m sure it does, then you can apply it any text block and choose link colour, hover, visited and also underlines.

I have it installed, but not sure where it came from.

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On 11 Apr 2008, at 19:39, wurliuchi wrote:

Thanks for the information, Heather. Very helpful. However, I can’t seem to get rid of the underline on any of the links. How do you do that?

Here’s something simple that I’m trying to do right now. I have a text link on a black border that I want to be white (not blue or any other color) and not underlined. The rest of the links on that page I want to be normal. How do I change that one link so it’s white and not underlined, and so it will turn red on a hover. Except for getting rid of the underline, I figured out how to get what I want for all the links on the page, but not for a specific link, like this one that needs to be white.

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Here’s a simple and very ugly example that you can pick apart to see how to create multiple link styles on the same page.

<http://anoptic.com/demo/links/index.html>

Todd

On Apr 11, 2008, at 1:39 PM, wurliuchi wrote:

Thanks for the information, Heather. Very helpful. However, I can’t seem to get rid of the underline on any of the links. How do you do that?

Here’s something simple that I’m trying to do right now. I have a text link on a black border that I want to be white (not blue or any other color) and not underlined. The rest of the links on that page I want to be normal. How do I change that one link so it’s white and not underlined, and so it will turn red on a hover. Except for getting rid of the underline, I figured out how to get what I want for all the links on the page, but not for a specific link, like this one that needs to be white.

Would Tim Plumbs “Non-underlined Links” Action
http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=beta
not be of any use to you for your underlining query.

Like yourself, I don’t like underlined links, and use a variety of
non-standard colours to illustrate where the links might be.

Works for me, but difficult to say whether Site visitors find it confusing
or not !!!

HTH

Neil

On 11/4/08 19:39, “wurliuchi” email@hidden wrote:

Thanks for the information, Heather. Very helpful. However, I can’t seem to
get rid of the underline on any of the links. How do you do that?

Here’s something simple that I’m trying to do right now. I have a text link on
a black border that I want to be white (not blue or any other color) and not
underlined. The rest of the links on that page I want to be normal. How do I
change that one link so it’s white and not underlined, and so it will turn red
on a hover. Except for getting rid of the underline, I figured out how to get
what I want for all the links on the page, but not for a specific link, like
this one that needs to be white.

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On 11 Apr 2008, at 19:39, wurliuchi wrote:

How do I change that one link so it’s white and not underlined, and
so it will turn red on a hover. Except for getting rid of the
underline, I figured out how to get what I want for all the links
on the page, but not for a specific link, like this one that needs
to be white.

For a specific link, apply the Text Link Style Action to the item
that contains that link.

So, if you have an HTML box with text that contains your link, apply
the action to it and make the various settings in the Actions palette.

It should be fairly self-explanatory. I have a tutorial on this kind
of thing:

<http://homepage.mac.com/heatherkay/Tutorials/linkstyles/
linkstylesintro.html>

(Desperately in need of updating to cover Freeway 5.)

Cheers

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Thanks, everyone. I now have it where I can do everything I want, except getting rid of the underline. I just don’t see any way of getting to it. I’m going to look through some of your examples and the tutorial to see if I can figure it out. I must be missing a step or two.

I appreciate the help.


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Oh, for gosh sakes. The Actions’ window wasn’t wide enough and I didn’t see the check boxes for Underline on/off. Once I saw it in Heather’s tutorial (thank you, Heather) I knew exactly what I was missing. I resized the window and there they were. What a dork.

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I was impressed to see that Freeway 5 lets you use the Links portion of the Inspector selectively. If only the page (nothing) is selected, the link styles set are global. If you select a layered html box (div) then FP5 writes link styles specific to the name (id) of that box. In either case, underlines are simply a button on or off. One downside to this improvement is Freeway writes the style code in the page header, moving away from the external stylesheet. Not much of a problem for non-purists (hehe) while having the advantage of simplicity to implement multiple link styles.

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 11:56 AM, Todd wrote:

Here’s a simple and very ugly example that you can pick apart to see how to create multiple link styles on the same page.

<http://anoptic.com/demo/links/index.html>


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On 12 Apr 2008, at 17:44, Ernie Simpson wrote:

One downside to this improvement is Freeway writes the style code in
the page header, moving away from the external stylesheet. Not much
of a problem for non-purists (hehe) while having the advantage of
simplicity to implement multiple link styles.

Purists can easily give items a class and make their own link styles
in the styles palette that will go into the external sheet though.
The Inspector functionality is for ease, much like the text formatting
that creates temporary styles for those that don’t know how to roll
their own.

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Grrrrr. Bad mood alert.

Where by “easily” you mean, apply an Action or use the #%$*&
ExtendedDialogStack™/RSI Generator.

Class really ought to be a first-class Inspector attribute, right up
there with ID (or Title, as the Inspector quaintly puts it).

Walter

On Apr 12, 2008, at 1:00 PM, Joe Billings wrote:

Purists can easily give items a class


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On 12 Apr 2008, at 18:24, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Class really ought to be a first-class Inspector attribute, right up
there with ID (or Title, as the Inspector quaintly puts it).

Yep, I completely agree.

Joe


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