Re: html/css question

Subject: Re: html/css question
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 09:40:09 -0700

Kevin,

How is this supposed to make the links stand out? Onclick only acts
when the link is clicked. Jan is right also that onclick is an
attribute where you set the value with ="functionName()" and not
:=functionName() -- the := syntax is in VB/VBA

My instinct tells me to set a CSS block that codes all links of a
"specialClass" to look different.

<style type="text/css">
a.specialClass { border: 1px blue solid; padding: 2px; }
</style>
Then add the class attribute to your links like this:

<a class="specialClass"
href="./001-011136-003_myproduct_5-2_webhelp_rev-a/startpage.htm"
target="_blank">My Product 5.2.x Help </a>

It might also help to set a colour change when the mouse hovers. Add
this to the style block after the first declaration:

a.specialClass:hover { background-color: blue; }

(Note, because the border and padding are already set in the overall
link, border and padding will be applied here as well.)

You can also add a special handler for when the link is clicked:

a.specialClass:active { border: 1px red solid; background-color: red; }

Hope this helps.

-Tony



On 2012-09-03, at 7:50 AM, "McLauchlan, Kevin"
<Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> Wiser, and more HTML/CSS-proficient brains than mine are asked:
>
> Can you tell me please why this specific code works in some browsers
> and not in others? And what, if anything, to do about it?
>
> The task:
> An intro page contained links to several things, including the main
> product documentation, the release notes, some white papers, etc.
> It was pointed out that all the links were similar-looking, and the
> most important one - the main docs - should stand out.
>
> The approach:
> So, in the <head> of my START_HERE.html page, I added this:
>
> <script>
> function displayResult()
> {
> document.getElementById("p1").style.textDecoration="underline overline";
> }
> </script>
>
>
> Then, down where the link text is, I surrounded the href like this:
>
>
> <button type="button" onclick=:displayResult()><a href="./001-011136-003_myproduct_5-2_webhelp_rev-a/startpage.htm" target="_blank">My Product 5.2.x Help </a></button><br>
>
> Now, the appearance of the link is a nice, big, hard-to-miss button, in all browsers.
> Unfortunately, it is a working link only in Chrome or Iron or Safari browsers right now.
> It fails in IE9, Firefox, and Opera browsers... Click-click... nothing.
> Well, not totally nothing - it briefly inverts when clicked, but it doesn't function as a link
>
> Did I steal some deprecated code? Or...
>
> Thanks,
>
> -kevin
>
> PS: It doesn't need to be a button. Anything non-garish, to make the link text stand out a bit, would be fine.
>
>
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