[Pro] Navigation buttons moving?

I built a set of 13 navigation buttons that run vertically down the left side of my page. I built these on a master page. The button do have roll over effect. The roll over images and grouped and locked. The Group is also locked. There is 3px separating each button. Should work right? It looks wonderful and previews beautifully BUT when I preview in Safari or Firefox, when you click on a button the rest move down the page sometimes as much as 15-20 pixels. Some pages are worse than others. Any ideas what may case this?


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I want to ad more to this. I just looked again. It seems the pages that I don’t have any content on yet, don’t move. Yet, the pages that do have content, none of it infringes or touches any of the buttons so I don’t understand what would make them move. If it matters no content is on a layer. It’s all graphic or html text boxes.


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OK. so maybe I’ll figure this out before anyone has a chance to answer(-;

I’m noticing that the HTML text looks slightly different when previewed in the browser than when I create it. I also noticed if I go to a page that a button moves down on and delete the html box that is next to the buttons, they don’t move. So, I guess the question is, why does the text change slightly and how do I prevent this from happening?

Next post I’ll answer my own question…just kidding


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See I told you. I fixed it before anyone had a chance to answer. I’ll explain what I did to remedy the problem in case any other Newbie is have the same issue.

In layout all my pages had an HTML box or boxes some where on the page. For the most part I used Times, 14 to 16 pt font. In lay out it looked perfect but what I didn’t realize was that the text when viewed in the browser changed ever so slightly. When it did it would push the sides of the HTML box out. Maybe only a pixel or two but just enough to encroach on the NAv buttons and there pushing them out of the way.

The fix, for the most part I went back, highlighted the text and choose, small, medium or large depending on the effect I wanted. This alone corrected 90% of the problem. In addition I resized the HTML boxes to give a bit more room between them and the surrounding graphics and buttons.

My mistake was doing too much work in layout (as if I was in a desktop publishing app) and not enough time previewing.

Now onto my next issue rollovers that won’t roll over.


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Thumbs up Roger! lol


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Please remember Roger that issues like this are difficult to diagnose blind - a link is the best way to get help. We can then see the issue AND the underlying code.

Different Browsers/operating systems will render text at different sizes - also you will get more consistent results if you size your text in px.

You have also discovered that it is a good idea to build in a bit of ‘wriggle room’ to allow for this.

David


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Dave, you saying I should go back to a size, 14 for example as opposed to the small, medium, large, etc…?

I know I should have it posted but I’m not at that point yet. I just have no idea how to do that and yes people have explained but you might as well send me the instructions in greek. No matter how much some one says, “all you do is…” I don’t get it.


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you saying I should go back to a size

For more consistent results - yes.

Also you are not always going to get exactly the same behaviour locally as you will online.

I just have no idea how to do that

Well I suggest that you take some time and get over this hurdle because until you have done so all your efforts are wasted. No point in having a website if no-one can see it!

Do you know how to access your server space using an FTP app like CyberDuck (which is free)? If you can do that then you can set up FW to do it for you.

All hosting providers will provide you, on sign up, with FTP details to access your site - dont post the actual details here but the general info you have and we will help you do it.

D


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Dave, This isn’t all wasted. I have a web site now and this one WILL get published. It’s just a matter of time. The site I have now was set up about 13 years ago by me. Since then all I’ve had to do is make my changes and click “publish” the software goes to my site, swaps out the pages that have been changed and thats it.

Right now and the next few weeks are the busiest time of the year for my business. Point is, this would be the worst possible time to try to make major changes to my existing web site OR publish a new one. Around the end of September, things will slow down, new products will be ready and that is my target time to begin to get the new web site online.


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Understood - but there is nothing to stop you setting this up to upload into a sub folder on your server.

Real world testing will help iron out the creases and we will be able to provide informed help too.

D


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Dave, Ok, I will look into this. I will get the required info from my web host, Network Solution. Then, I need FTP software? (cyberduck). Then when I have that info and cyberduck, what’s next? Create a folder inside my current web site or what?


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You’ve got it. Use CyberDuck to make a folder called ‘test’ inside the
same folder that holds your current index.html (and other site files).
Then, in Freeway, you will set the Upload dialog to upload into that
test folder. Nothing else has to change, your original site will be
left entirely as it is, and when you want to see your site, all you
have to do is go to [your domain]/test

Walter

On Aug 30, 2011, at 11:00 PM, Roger Malinowski wrote:

Dave, Ok, I will look into this. I will get the required info from
my web host, Network Solution. Then, I need FTP software?
(cyberduck). Then when I have that info and cyberduck, what’s next?
Create a folder inside my current web site or what?


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Holy moly, I downloaded and installed CyberDuck… What the heck do I do with that. I’m presented with rows, something Amazon, Google I had no idea where to go with it.

I also, retrieved loads of info from my Web host (network Solutions) Where do I go with all this. Beginning with CyberDuck. Is there a manual for this?

I’m probably going to start another thread about this. This discussion doesn’t have much to do with the heading


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