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    Suppose you have built your site, with 20, 30 or more pages. Then you find out that you must add another section, or eliminate one, or simply change one of the links in your menu buttons. Well, you have to edit all pages, and then republish them. Unless you only have one, single page with your menu in it.

    The same goes also for footers and headers. Changing them in a single page and have all your site automatically updated, would save you a lot of time and nerves.
    Let’s see how BV can do this with the help of i-frames. The small tutorial here is just some gathering together information posted long time ago by Pablo and Pilotchip.

    Let’s start by creating a page for our menubar. The same procedure goes also for navigation bars, Go menus, headers, footers, and anything else that has to appear in more than one pages.
    Create the menubar page. Create and place the menubar (or nav bar or footer or header) in the exact position where you want it to appear in the rest of your pages. Establish the links as you would have done normally, BUT SET THE "TARGET" TO "TOP".

    In my own pages, I have this menu and header page: http://www.navaldesign.info/Italiano/menu_ita.html

    Now, we will put our menu page OVER the other pages. But we first have to make the background transparent, so it won’t cover the page content. To do this, copy the following code:

    <style type="text/css">
    body {background-color: transparent}
    </style>

    Then go in Page html, click on “Between Head” tag, and paste the code in the window.
    Save your page with an obvious name like “menu”. Then go on and PUBLISH IT.

    IMPORTANT!! DON’T “ center in browser ” THE Menu Page

    Now let’s go to the next step. Put the menu in the other pages.

    Create your pages exactly as you want them to appear. Leave space for the menubar. If this helps you, temporarily copy- paste the menu in the page, so you have a reference on how your page will appear with the menu in place, then, before saving, delete the menu. In coping the menu in the page, don’t use the right click “paste”, nor the “Edit” >”Paste” command from the Toolbar. Use the Paste icon in the Toolbar. This will paste whatever you have copied in the same exact position where it was in the provenience page.

    My own index page is made this way. The index page is:

    http://www.navaldesign.info

    and the page without the menu and the header is

    http://www.navaldesign.info/Tips/homepage_ita.html

    Now let’s see how we put the menu in our page. Of course this will only happen when we preview or publish the page.

    In your page, create an I-frame. It has to be big enough to contain the whole menu. I usually make it the same size as my whole page, but you can make it the same size of your menu or header etc.
    Double click the frame, to edit it, and make it non scrollable, and with no border. Give it as default URl, the menu page URL, so when the page loads, it will automatically load the menubar in the i-frame. Put the frame INFRONT OF ALL THE OTHER PAGE CONTENT. If you have followed the procedure as described, the I-frame is already infront of all the other stuff.
    Please note that at this point the I-frame covers all or part of your page. Don’t worry, now we are going to make it transparent.
    To do this, you need to copy the following code:

    allowtransparency="true" background-color="transparent"

    Right click on the I-frame, chose Object HTML, click on “Inside Tag” and paste the above code in the window. At this point your i-frame has become transparent. Attention! Transparency is only visible in Preview or when published. In the original BV screen, it appears whte, SO IF YOU WANT TO EDIT THE PAGE, PUT THE FRAME IN THE BACK, EDIT, THEN BRING THE FRAME INFRONT AGAIN, AND SAVE THE PAGE. Publish it.

    As you can see, following the same steps for all your pages, and copying – pasting the I-frame in all your pages, you now have one single page with your menubar – or header or whatever else – and it appears in All your pages. Whenever in the future you want to update or change your menubar, you only have to edit the menu page and re-publish it. You're done!
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Question - if I figure out how to do this :) - the iframe is static, correct? So, if I put the footer in an iframe, all pages have to be the same length? I definitely see the advantage of the header and menubar, but I know that all my pages won't be the same length, so I probably should stick with the iframe only for header and navigation?

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    No, make your pages the lenght you want using three different i frames: one for header, one for footer, and one for navigation. This way you can put the footer frame as low as you want. Or you can have one for header and navigation, and one for footer.
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    I have to think seriously about these - as it appears se's still ignore content within iframes - and I was considering using all text links in navigation for the se's - if I decide to use the buttons, then it wouldn't matter - so much to think about!

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Wrong! here we deal with i frames: the final html code is as all the content is present at the page: and of course, the three pages, with the nav bar, the header and the footer, ARE EXISTING PAGES of yor site, so the content is there.
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Thank you for explaining that - I guess my project tomorrow is to figure out how to do this :)

    I am not bilingual - and this is all certainly a foreign language to me - but I will get it!

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    No worries, if you need help just post again, in the General Support area.
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Hi,

    if on page I put iframe IN FRONT as instructions apply (move to front command) in pre-view I se only the menu page. If I put it to BACK (move to back command) in pre-view I se page as it should be, menu page + page that I make. I have put this code allowtransparency="true" background-color="transparent" in iframe html.
    Help please. Idea is to good to be left out.

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    You only see the I frame cover the page in BV. In preview, as well as when published, you will see it ok. Have a look at the examples in the main post: the i frame covers ALL the page, but it has a transparent background, so you only see my header and the menu. I only have ONE menu and ONE header, combined in one single page, for ALL my pages (aprox 70). If you need further help plese do not post here, but in the General Support Forum
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Navaldesign - you have converted me! This is an excellent way to handle the menus on my ever growing site! Thank you so much!

    Don't know what we would do without you!

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    Yes, thank you.
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Excellent information. Truly educative. This is exactly what I was looking for.

    Thanks very much !!!

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    I'm confused a bit. Do you create the drop down menu from the Navigation Bar or do you get rid of it and create an I-Frame from the Menu Bar? How does the Navidation Bar and Menus Bar differ?

    Newbie here...so be easy on me!
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    In BlueVoda, by Nav Bar we intend the usual static (exept for the mouseover effect) navigation bar. By Menubar we intend the dynamic bar (when you mouse over one button, the submenu bar appears). the choice is yours. The Iframe will work with both.

    Menubar, or Nav Bar, whatever you choose, are placed in a page of their own (eventually, if you want, you can have also your header and / or footer in the same page). Then, in EACH of your pages, you must have an Iframe, transparent, as explained in the tutorial, linked to the page of the Menubar. The i frame is positioned ABOVE the rest of your page objects, so when you load the page, the menubar appears on top of the page content.

    Ofcourse, the Iframe content will only appear after you have published your pages.
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Now, can you have a transparent form for the menu bar to been seen through a background form that is a dark template that is copied as an image?

    thxs,

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    I'm not sure what you mean. If you mean that you want a background UNDER your menubar, simply place the background in the main page or in the same page of the menubar, UNDER the menubar itself.

    If you mean something else, please clarify.
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    this is the greatest idea since sliced bread - thank you for many hours of time saved - wish i'd have known about it from the begining
    thankx again ann

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Hi,

    I've run into a problem using this method for the iframe. It seems that when I put the go menu on the menu page and then put the iframe over it that when I preview the menu page it picks up the upper left corner of the index page. I published the menu page but can't find it.

    So far as I know I have followed all the instructions above correctly.

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Your menu bar must be positioned in the uper left corner of it's own page.
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    I must be a buffo, inasmuch I have followed the guidelines above exactly, and even with a variation when "selecting URL" and whenever I publish, it comes up "page not found" despite having published my 'iframemenu' page.

    I am simply wishing to finally take advantage of the I-Frame ability for my site: My Choice Mall .com as it has been a much belabored process to edit the ever-changing Menu selections in the "go menus" that comprise my system for "Browse By Category" and "QuickLink to Stores".

    Whatever could I be doing wrong?
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Vasili, can you provide me with the URL of the page with the Iframe, and the page with the menubar that should appear in the iframe ? I'll take a look for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by navaldesign
    Vasili, can you provide me with the URL of the page with the Iframe, and the page with the menubar that should appear in the iframe ? I'll take a look for you.
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    How stupid of me ! Sometimes reading too fast, paying no attention!. Thanks Amanda!

    Ok, Vasili, i can see your page with the content of the frame, but i have not found an i frame in your home page. Should i keep looking, or maybe you have not yet implemented or changed that ? Ad, second, i might have missread your post: are you saying that the "iframemenu" page will not appear in the frame ? If taht is so, the only possible, logical explanation is that there is something wrong with the link to the frame content page.

    Double click the frame, and make sure you give it initial link: http://www.mychoicemall.com/iframemenu.html

    If instead you meant something else please let me know.
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    I had to re-publish with my old default index until I get it figured out, General....

    Right. At first, I set up my 'iframemenu' page with the Menu in the exact position (X-Y axis) it should appear on my index page, but then found your instructions to place it "dead top-left" (so it could be first-found), which I then corrected and republished.

    I have made sure that the iFrame completely encompassed the Menu (with slight room left over), so I figured that was not my conflict....unless there is a margin within the iFrame I am not allowing for.

    My link setup is correct (so i have confirmed with your additional post above), so I cannot follow the logic as to where to look for a missing step.
    After posting this, I will publish my "working index" for you to see and (I am smiling now, don't you know?) make it easy for you to spot my obvious error. LOL

    I am already tardy in making "regular updates" to this site index, so a day or so more delay is not much of an issue now - getting this down to a routine is, for that I am a 'convert,' I have another batch of sites to re-do!
    (Typical, isn't it, that it's always the simplest of things. I can imagine my results with ad banner rotators in place of Flash elements! LOLOL)

    Thanks, generals, for your kind assistance!


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    I think I solved it myself: would not writing the iFrame link without the protocol have anything to do with it?
    ( http://www.mychoicemall.com/iframemenu.html )

    AGAIN, I assumed BV would automatically write the "http://" for me....

    Now I can go about tweaking the position (and fixing the background in the center text box) and re-doing the pages I have before adding the 27 more pages I have completed and are ready to publish!

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    General Naval!

    Apparently my 90% solution is still not good enough!

    Now that I have a functional iFrame and Menu *******tion properly set up, is there a reason my elements in the iFrame are "ghosting" borders and edges?
    By this I mean my "Go Menus" are seemingly duplicating edges of their boxes and appearing very sloppy. There are no copied elements either under the items or under the shape to make it seem duplicated over each other, and I can't move forward until this obvious flaw is corrected.

    Would you mind taking a peek to see if you can figure it out?
    My "iframemenu" page and a "test index page" were set up before I went ahead and re-did my entire site (which I had planned on finishing by Friday).

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Hi Vasili, i checked it and see no problem. The edges and borders are *****, clean, no "ghosting".
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    All happy with this I-framesolution, only one thing: the BV menubar (on the I-frame page) get's covered by a picture on one of the other pages. Moving front or back doesn't work. Can anyone help me? Check this link for the problem: http://www.bouwteam.werkenindebouw.c...eel_index.html

    Move your cursor to: 'Verdien ik wel genoeg' under the green men.

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    You seem to have sorted it now. It looked fine to me.

    Just a tip - your page is untitled, you should give it a name (like home page)

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    Yes, it looked fixed :( because I moved the picture to the I-frame. I only got into more trouble doing this, so I want to solve it anyway!

    Please look again:http://www.bouwteam.werkenindebouw.c...eel_index.html

    You'll see what I mean.

    You are absolutely right about the title, but this is just a test-site so a title will folow!

    thanx

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Looking at your page code, i see that your frame has z index = 1. This means that this is the second object in the page. All content of the main page has z indexes >1 so they will come above the frame. Please copy the frame, then delete it and paste it again using the paste icon, not the right click menu paste. test it.
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Yep, that's it! Only i've choosen for a different solution: I've changed the z-position of the i-frame in the page using the frame (to 100) so the frame will always be on top of the content of the page.

    Thanx for pointing me to the Z-position!


    Another question, you being the I-Frame-expert ;) Is it possible to put my meta-tags etc in the frame so each page using the frame will have those?

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Yes, it is. But, according to Bethers (who's opinion i mosttly respect) that would be bad. also, havibg the keywords in your main page, allows to customize them according to the page content.
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    This is FANTASTIC. And, by following your directions, to the letter, I have been able to get my navbar working great! Now, on to the menu bar.
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Now, I have a problem. I did the same thing for my menu bar (text on bottom) as I did for my nav bar (graphic/text on left). The nav bar works great but the menu bar does not. Any ideas as to my problem???
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    OOPS! I forgot to read the part about "no problems". I apologize - Moderator, you may delete this post. Sorry!!!

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    If you want the pages where the menubar is to center, is it possible? You said somewhere here that IMPORTANT!! DON’T “ center in browser ” THE Menu Page.. Why not?

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    Because what needs to be centered is the html box in your pages (which needs to be the same size as your menu). Once you have centered the html box, the menu doesn't need to be centered. If you center it and you don't set the menu page width to be the same as your menu, it will not even appear it it will only partially appear.
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    Well I have problems of my own. I haven't bought my domain or anything yet since I am still building my websites but I tried this with one of my sites by uploading it to *******s and it doesn't work... My site is www.*******s.com/actiontradeonline and I even added the http://www.*******s.com/actiontradeonline/main.html part to the index code for the I-frame so it would link to main.html which is the menu bar etc. Also, half my page gets cut off - not literally though. Actually moved down off screen with a big gap that... shouldn't be there. Everything else is intact though but it just doesn't seem to be functioning right. I'm a total noob at coding but I'm okay with basic html and BBcode. Bluevoda is not too hard for me to use but this has got me totally confused.

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    You are trying to load on *******s pieces of code that you copy / paste to create your pages.
    BV won't work like this, it uses many files that ere automatically uploaded etc.

    Get your account and publish there, and everything will go in place and work just fine.
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    Hey have a question I posted an Iframe on my page test2 at vortexairtools.com but it allways tells me that
    Not Found

    The requested URL /www.vortexairtools.com/menu_vortex.html was not found on this server.
    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.




    But when you go to the page www.vortexairtools.com/menu_vortex.html you will find it is posted.I am not surewhy this happens?
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    What's the URL of the test 2 page ?

    Make sute to put the http:// infront of www..... in the I frame URL
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    This sounds like what I am looking for (closest and easiest to implement anyway). Unfortunately, I have been trying to get it to work unsuccessfully for the last 24 hours.


    1. I have a main page which I've called "index2".
    2. I have also created a header page called "common-header" containing images, menu and contact details that will appear on all pages.
    3. I have also created a trailer page called "common-trailer" containing images and (word)menu details that appear on every page.

    Then

    1. I have added all the transparency html to the header and trailer pages
    2. I have overlaid index2 with common-header and common-trailer in the appropriate place.
    3. I have updated all the links to "_top".


    Lastly I have published (seperately) common-trailer and common-header, then saved and published index2 with both overlays on top.

    Everything behaves as described by yourself. I then go to look at result on-line and find ..... nothing but a "404 Not Found" message for each of the 3 pages:



    I would expect to find the header or trailer at least but they don't appear to be there.

    If I go back and use the preview button for index2 with the overlays in place, I see the contents of index2 but get "404" messages for the overlays. These messages also suggest I go to my existing on-line website (which will be replaced by this if I ever get it to work)

    i.e.
    Sorry, the specified document is not available at this location.
    Please try clicking:

    Can you spot anything obvious please?

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    Both of these files can be found(note the .html ending

    http://74.86.118.28/~ejyuhupg/common-trailer.html
    http://74.86.118.28/~ejyuhupg/common-header.html

    and I do believe that they should have been save as php files anyway....
    page properties
    extension = php

    The 3rd one will need to be looked at again.

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    This is really obvious but....how do you save a page as "php"? The only option I get is"*.bvp"

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    I mentioned it in my reply...........

    open page properties
    (right click on empty part of page)
    look for file extension
    change to php
    save
    publish

    hope that helps......................

    It might be easier for you if you add one thing at a time to your content page and then view the result......that way its not so confusing.

    Still 2 out of 3 was not bad.................lol

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    SURF's UP!!!!!!!!! Great info naval....I read this thread and tried it.....Impressive stuff....

    Thanks a bunch
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    Thanks David, Didn't spot your clue on how to create "php" until went back and had a 3rd look at what you'd written.

    Will try that now.

    Forgot about the ".html" Just checked and all 3 pages are there. Hopefully just the .php to sort out


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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Nope. Damn this frustrating.

    Question: While I'm in this testing phase do I have to set up my links pointing to my test pages:

    i.e.
    http://74.86.118.28/~ejyuhupg/page1.html http://74.86.118.28/~ejyuhupg/page2.html

    and then go through and change them all when I'm ready to publish

    or

    do I set them up as for real and VodaHost automatically looks at the test area only

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    because if you look at this link

    http://74.86.118.28/~ejyuhupg/index2.html

    you'll see that the "php" files are going to my existing website to get the info

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    Hmmm ....I left home for a while which gave me time to think about the problem and I appear to have gotten a result. Not 100% but I've got a whole lot closer. I'll stick with Blue Voda for a bit longer

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    Hi, you are posting in the wrong area of the forum & this will confuse any answers relating to setting up a site in php. This is for setting up a menu in an iframe.
    I did say in the last thread you had opened & offered to send some php pages so you could see how it works.

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Hi Chris,

    I was following up on your advice yesterday and ended up pursuing I-frames as a solution.

    My problems with I-Frames were slowly sorted through this forum then slowly moved into "php". As it was still a problem involving I-Frames I stayed here.

    Sorry if there was any confusion but I have finally solved it and my page is functional and I believe (with the aid of I-Frames) very easy to maintain.

    Touch wood. Thanks for your help Chris, couldn't have done it without you.

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    David,

    I like the idea of this iframe cuz I have to change every pages. Anyhoo, now here's where my trouble begins..I tried it but still not working.....So I made a header, a footer and navbar on its own.....it say to change the "target" to "top". I didn't find it on the properties so where is this suppose to be done?
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    LOL....oopsy now I remember.....Thanx David! :)
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    I tried this before and it worked. I tried to attach it to my index file or another page but now it is not working. First, I created a menu bar(navbar) for all the pages, saved it as menu, added the iframe step by step as usual.....now..rrrrrrrr...... :( LOL {jk} Anyhoo, it is now not working.....Naval?? help!

    here's the site www.cybercoinexchange.com
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    I simply want to know what I am missing. Thanks in advance :)
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    Hi Cyber,

    I'm not pretending to be an expert but I've had quite a few problems with I-Frames myself. Took awhile and a lot of help but I got there in the end.

    One reason that I found that things suddenly stopped working was when a change caused part of my i-frame to overlay (invisibly) another part of the same i-frame.

    I would suggest that you play around with moving parts of your page to the front or moving them to the back to see if that is your problem.

    Hope it helps. Good Luck

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    Cyber

    I see the Iframe on your home/index page......

    Have you created the menu page, saved it as menu, and published it....

    if so, you now need to double click on your Iframe
    and enter this url: http://www.cybercoinexchange.com/menu.html

    then save and publish your home/index page again

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    Thanks both....I will try that :)
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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    how can i bring i-frame in front or move it back?? I am using SharePoint Designer or Microsoft Front Page as my html editor...My drop down menu does not come out of the i-frame window...I want it to overlap..

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    I haven't registered for the domain. Still trying BV software. I tried I-frame and for sure I follow all the instruction step by step from Naval, but everytime I preview there is always message saying: "Navigation to the webpage was canceled".
    In Inline frame properti there is a message in the alternate text saying: "
    Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames". Is anyone can help me please.....

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    Hi, this is normal as the iframe is trying to call a page from the net & the pages is not their to be seen. As a test if you pop a url in like http://www.google.com into the iframes url field & preview it will work fine.
    Sometime awkward to test without the server facility & being live.

    Good luck.

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    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for your help. I tried to use http://www.google.com as a test and it work fine. Thanks a lot.

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    It worked. I'm so excited. I have been struggling with this for a while. Thank you.

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    Sorry I am new at this, my site is life, but takes ages to download. Burning question: What is a I-frame, and how do I make one?
    This is my site: www.holland-england-dogs.com.

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    Hi David,
    Thank you for your help!! it works now but it still isn't to fast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holland-England-Dogs View Post
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    Thank you for your help!! it works now but it still isn't to fast...
    Hi, your images are far to large in kb's & physically for web use. Have a check on the links in my signature for some ways to reduce them.

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    Hi Naval Design,

    Great work with the I-frames menus. I have a small problem with it however. The transparent window covers links and scrollbars on my pages, making them unclickable. Do you know a way around this?

    Appreciate it!

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    All your links woked fine for me.

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    I'm referring to the thumbnails that are under the transparent Iframe. I am going to make the menu font smaller so that it can fit in the margin, but if you know how to make things under the iframe clickable I would really appreciate it!

    Thanks

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    I see 4 thumbs of different design elements, I can click on each and everyone to pull up the larger image. Are you talking about your slide menus? They aren't working on that page. As far as the I-frame goes it is basically a place holder for content from another page (not a transperancy) all links will work in an i-frame as they would on a regular page. We even make menu bars that load in i-frames all the time.

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    Hi Ed,

    Thank you very much for your time. I am in the process of changing the iframe, so it is no longer covering the thumbnails. I am going to put it back so if you get a chance to look at it one last time you will see what i mean, when the transparent Iframe of the menu covers the thumbnails, they are not clickable.

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    Default Re: Menubar in I-frame

    It is working the same as it did before, I'm using IE, didn't check in other browsers which may have been what you were looking at. But in IE it was and is working fine.

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    Apologies, I didnt realize how different IE was from Firefox. Thanks.

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    hi mr. navaldesign

    im ernie gabo
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    i have followed your instruction and i've done it.
    now, my problem is that... in my main page there is data in the center.
    when u browse to the next page... the data in the center also appear in the next page. what should i do in order for it not to appear in the rest of the page.

    kindly check my work. http://www.ink-more.com/index.html

    pls click the inkjet category.

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    Help! :)

    I published my site using the menubar iframe method, but I'm afraid that the robots dont crawl the links. I used the sitemap tool and it didnt see any of the links in the iframes. Is there anything I can do?

    http://www.rougerivergroup.com/site3/index3.html

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    I'm using <iframe> to contain 12 links to other pages on my menu bar so I don't have to update all my pages when I add a new one. I created a new page with the links and added the iframe code to all my pages and set the links to target ="_top". I got it working fine except when I link to a page the links in that page aren't recognized when I hover over a link. I have to click somewhere on the new page before the cursor turns into a hand and the link changes color. HELP!! HELP!! I am teaching myself Dreamweaver and I am new at this. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks.....Roger Stiller

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    Will the Iframes work out on the webpage eventhough the site is not yet published? Any input will be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Hi George (Naval),

    I have finally finished reading this large post, entirely.

    Since I could not understand I-frames in the beginning I have been using your idea of using a menu bar and the html box with locate statment. They work fine for the most part except on pages where I have 2 different menu bars; here I have been having extreme problems (unresolved).

    What I want 2 know, what is the difference or benefit of using an I-frame vs. html box/locate statement.

    Also, I am a bit confused as this thread is about I-frame and in post #38 above u talked about placing or centering the html box.... ????

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    Not sure what you mean by "html box with locate statment". Maybe you meant "include" ?

    That is a FAR better method than this one. I don't see why you have issues, you can have as many menus as you like. The include method is better because the content is in the page itself, so it can be read by SEs, on the contrary of an iframe where the content is not readable.

    Sorry about post 38, This had something to do with the HTMl box of the other method, but since 2 posts by Sassa immediately before post #38 were deleted, it no longer made sense. He was asking how to center the menubar in the page, but he was refering to the Inclusion method.
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    Yes I meant "include". I'm sorry, this problem has gotten to confuse even me.
    If you could possible take a look...I am about to switch to using I-frames if I can not resolves this issue.

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