Getting Rid of Underscores on Links

I’ve tried everything, but can’t seem to get rid of the underscores on my navigation links. I’ve set the links how I want them in the Page inspector, but when I highlight the text the Text inspector has it underlined and won’t let me get rid of it.

These are on links that are set up and active.

Thanks.


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For the “a” link style click the Extended button and add this:

Name: text-decoration
Value: none

This will remove it for all link states (a, hover, active, visited). If you want to add it back for one specific state then just add it to that style, for example to the a:hover state:

Name: text-decoration
Value: underline (or some other style option)

Todd

On Jul 7, 2008, at 5:01 PM, Robert Bovasso wrote:

I’ve tried everything, but can’t seem to get rid of the underscores on my navigation links. I’ve set the links how I want them in the Page inspector, but when I highlight the text the Text inspector has it underlined and won’t let me get rid of it.

These are on links that are set up and active.

Great. Thanks very much.


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Where do I do that, exactly…


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Styles palette

  • add a new style ‘a’
  • hit the Extended button
  • Add values ‘Text’-decoration’ / ‘None’

While you’re at it, why not add the following value : ‘Outline’ / ‘None’


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Sometime around 8/7/08 (at 02:28 -0400) Richard van Heukelum said:

While you’re at it, why not add the following value : ‘Outline’ / ‘None’

Is this not an issue regarding accessibility? Tread carefully here,
you could be limiting people’s ability to use your site for the
slightest of reasons.

k


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Does this tutorial no longer apply to Freeway 5?

http://freewaytalk.net/thread/view/2334

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


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On 8 Jul 2008, at 11:58, Joe Muscara wrote:

Does this tutorial no longer apply to Freeway 5?

I think it fundamentally does, but I really need to spend a bit of
time and go through the tuts to make necessary changes for FW5.

Heather


“Freeway - Web Design for All”


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I truly hate to be the one to bring this up, but we “old timers”
probably should consider sharpening our vocabulary with respect to
this topic and begin incorporating some of the FW5 changes into our
repertoires.

All pseudo-class states of the anchor tag (link, visited, hover,
active) are still anchor tags. While the old method of relying on CSS
inheritance and manually styling only the a and the a:hover tags was
(and still is) an excellent workaround for Freeways stylesheet
problems, FW5 introduces an interesting Links pane in the Inspector
that makes link styling much easier for the novice, but also demands
that we be more specific when handling anchor tag styles.

The beauty of this new pane imo is in its ability to create styles for
either the whole page or specific divs, depending on how the user
focuses Freeway’s attention. Click on a div/box, and styles defines in
the Links pane will automatically refer only to links in that div.
This way it becomes superbly easy to create more than one set of link
styles per page, something that used to be for advanced users only. If
nothing is selected, then the Links pane will set the generic links
for that whole page. The major drawback (other than this new method
places the style code in the page head and NOT in the external
stylesheet) is that you cannot easily get away as we did previously
with ignoring most of the four link pseudo-classes. I experienced
major problems using the Links pane until I had set a style for each
of the four pseudo states (even if it was just to copy the Link style
to the Visited style and Hover to the Active). Only then did I
experience predictable results.

The interface is simple in concept - you can take an existing style
(or create one) then choose which of the four anchor pseudo states to
apply it to. Freeway takes care of the naming conventions so the user
doesn’t need to bother with that. An intermediate user can even set
the styles (including Extended styles) right at the pane itself. And
there is a handy button just for the underline decoration attribute,
although it is not very intuitive and took me a few tries to get the
hang of. Essentially it has three states – off, on, and none. Trial
and error helped me understand which was what, and is the best method
I can prescribe for finding one’s way around this new addition.

As a reminder to new users unfamiliar with the pseudo states, Link is
the Normal Link appearance, Visited is the appearance for link
destinations that are already in the browser’s history, Hover is when
the browser user is holding the mouse cursor over the Link, and Active
is when the browser user is “pressing” the link.

Todd wrote:

For the “a” link style …


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Well, the thing that I originally thought was weird, was that the underline was in the html attribute (character inspector). I’ve basically turned it off elsewhere, but it won’t “unstick” in the html attributes. If I click the “U”, nothing happens. If I click the “B” I get a bold underline.


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You’re right, I was just thinking about that with regard to my answer. FW 4 and Coda are getting more of a workout than FW 5 of late so I keep forgetting about the new features that are available. If my earlier response added to anyone’s confusion I apologize.

Todd

On Jul 8, 2008, at 7:44 AM, Ernie Simpson wrote:

I truly hate to be the one to bring this up, but we “old timers”

probably should consider sharpening our vocabulary with respect to

this topic and begin incorporating some of the FW5 changes into our

repertoires.

Lol - I hope that my suggestion didn’t come across as a rebuke! It
certainly wasn’t meant as such. I am truly impressed at how well
Freewayers have been turning once alien concepts into everyday
practice… I am really going to have to work harder to keep up with
the curve :slight_smile:

IOn Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 6:28 AM, Todd wrote:

… If my earlier response
added to anyone’s confusion I apologize.


Ernie Simpson – Freeway 5 Pro User – thebigerns.com


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I certainly didn’t take it that way at all. After I replied to Robert’s post (while wearing my FW 4 hat) it occurred to me that he was probably using FW 5 which is when I remembered that v5 handled the link thing a bit differently than v4 (slaps head) so my answer probably added to the confusion.

It’s all good.

Todd

On Jul 8, 2008, at 5:21 PM, Ernie Simpson wrote:

Lol - I hope that my suggestion didn’t come across as a rebuke! It

certainly wasn’t meant as such.

Have a look at the link settings in the page inspector. The little U buttons have three possible states: one forces the links to be underlined (button shows dark grey), one forces them not to be underlined (button shows light grey) and one leaves the decision to the browser (button shows white. It’s easy to miss the distinction between the light grey and the white button states. I think the Freeway developers should replace this with something clearer.

For the moment, the surest way to get things right is keep clicking on the U button in the Link panel next to “Normal” while looking at a link on the page. When you see that the link on the page has lost its underscore, you know that the button is in the right state! If you keep clicking on the U button and the link never looses its underscore, it means that it has an Underline text style applied to it. In this case, select the text, go to the text inspector and click the Underline button once. This may appear to do nothing, but when you go back to the page inspector and click on the U button you should now be able to get rid of the underscore. Once you get the first button in the right state, set the other three to the same.

On 8 Jul 2008, 12:57 pm, Robert Bovasso wrote:

Well, the thing that I originally thought was weird, was that the underline was in the html attribute (character inspector). I’ve basically turned it off elsewhere, but it won’t “unstick” in the html attributes. If I click the “U”, nothing happens. If I click the “B” I get a bold underline.


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Wow! How the @$%#^ did you figure that out! That worked.

I guess I should have been looking at the page as I made my adjustments, but the inspectors never seemed to change.

Thanks. I would have never found that on my own.


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