Interactive buttons - 2 questions


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Guest

1. Do Interactive buttons require the use of FrontPage Server extensions? I
am trying to build a site without using them (no shared borders, FP themes,
etc.).

2. I am using the "tab" style buttons as a navigation bar (menu), which
shows up on all the pages in the site. Is there any way to make a button
show up as a different color when the user is on the page to which it refers?
 
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Thomas A. Rowe

Basic Shared Borders, FP Include Pages, Themes, Interactive Buttons do not require the FP run-time
extensions, only design-time.

I can't help you with your second question, as I only know how to do what you ask, via ASP.

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Thomas A. Rowe
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage

http://www.Ecom-Data.com
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G

Guest

I'm glad to know that - I didn't realize that all those things were not
run-time.
As to the second part, I figure I will just change the properties of the
specific button on each page - that won't be very hard to do.

Thank you.
 
A

Andrew Murray

Interactive Buttons use javascript - not the server extensions They are
simply "image swap" buttons.

The issue with "design time" server ext - example - when you insert an
include page - when you insert it, you see it in your pages immediately -
this is the 'design time' server ext at work.

Although these do work without the server ext on a web server, it means you
have to republish the included page, plus all pages using that included page
so that the change is seen on all pages.

With the server ext, you would only need to republish the page being
included in other pages for the changes to be seen on all those pages.

Same issue with shared borders.
 
T

Thomas A. Rowe

As to the second part, I figure I will just change the properties of the
specific button on each page - that won't be very hard to do.

Ok, but then you will have to manually manage navigation on each page.

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Thomas A. Rowe
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage

http://www.Ecom-Data.com
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G

Guest

Sorry for the dumb questions - I'm tyring to figure out what will and what
won't work together, as I'm going to be using some non-FP stuff on my sites,
and I've never done that before, so I'm flying blind here.

What about the FP Guestbook, Feedback form, and Site Map? Do they use the
FPSE?

I'm going to be using a PHP script to register and manage users for a
protected folder, and also some things like a PHP forum, as well as a MySQL
database to hold information about users, that I want other users to be able
to search. I've never done any of those things before, and I can't figure
out what will work if I'm also using the FPSE and what will not. I would
prefer to use FP themes, shared borders, link bars, sitemap, and the basic
forms mentioned above, if possible. The Guestbook, Feedback form, and
SiteMap will be in the unprotected (root) folder of the site.

Thanks for any and all help and advice.
 
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Stefan B Rusynko

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281532

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SBR @ ENJOY (-: [ Microsoft MVP - FrontPage ]
"Warning - Using the F1 Key will not break anything!" (-;
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| Sorry for the dumb questions - I'm tyring to figure out what will and what
| won't work together, as I'm going to be using some non-FP stuff on my sites,
| and I've never done that before, so I'm flying blind here.
|
| What about the FP Guestbook, Feedback form, and Site Map? Do they use the
| FPSE?
|
| I'm going to be using a PHP script to register and manage users for a
| protected folder, and also some things like a PHP forum, as well as a MySQL
| database to hold information about users, that I want other users to be able
| to search. I've never done any of those things before, and I can't figure
| out what will work if I'm also using the FPSE and what will not. I would
| prefer to use FP themes, shared borders, link bars, sitemap, and the basic
| forms mentioned above, if possible. The Guestbook, Feedback form, and
| SiteMap will be in the unprotected (root) folder of the site.
|
| Thanks for any and all help and advice.
|
| "Andrew Murray" wrote:
|
| > Interactive Buttons use javascript - not the server extensions They are
| > simply "image swap" buttons.
| >
| > The issue with "design time" server ext - example - when you insert an
| > include page - when you insert it, you see it in your pages immediately -
| > this is the 'design time' server ext at work.
| >
| > Although these do work without the server ext on a web server, it means you
| > have to republish the included page, plus all pages using that included page
| > so that the change is seen on all pages.
| >
| > With the server ext, you would only need to republish the page being
| > included in other pages for the changes to be seen on all those pages.
| >
| > Same issue with shared borders.
| >
| >
| >
| >
| > | > > 1. Do Interactive buttons require the use of FrontPage Server extensions?
| > > I
| > > am trying to build a site without using them (no shared borders, FP
| > > themes,
| > > etc.).
| > >
| > > 2. I am using the "tab" style buttons as a navigation bar (menu), which
| > > shows up on all the pages in the site. Is there any way to make a button
| > > show up as a different color when the user is on the page to which it
| > > refers?
| >
| >
| >
 
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G

Guest

Thank you for providing that link - that is just what I wanted to know!

Sometimes it's hard to search the Knowledge Base when you don't really know
what it is you're looking for. I appreciate people like you who can point me
in the right direction.

Stefan B Rusynko said:
See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281532

--

_____________________________________________
SBR @ ENJOY (-: [ Microsoft MVP - FrontPage ]
"Warning - Using the F1 Key will not break anything!" (-;
_____________________________________________


| Sorry for the dumb questions - I'm tyring to figure out what will and what
| won't work together, as I'm going to be using some non-FP stuff on my sites,
| and I've never done that before, so I'm flying blind here.
|
| What about the FP Guestbook, Feedback form, and Site Map? Do they use the
| FPSE?
|
| I'm going to be using a PHP script to register and manage users for a
| protected folder, and also some things like a PHP forum, as well as a MySQL
| database to hold information about users, that I want other users to be able
| to search. I've never done any of those things before, and I can't figure
| out what will work if I'm also using the FPSE and what will not. I would
| prefer to use FP themes, shared borders, link bars, sitemap, and the basic
| forms mentioned above, if possible. The Guestbook, Feedback form, and
| SiteMap will be in the unprotected (root) folder of the site.
|
| Thanks for any and all help and advice.
|
| "Andrew Murray" wrote:
|
| > Interactive Buttons use javascript - not the server extensions They are
| > simply "image swap" buttons.
| >
| > The issue with "design time" server ext - example - when you insert an
| > include page - when you insert it, you see it in your pages immediately -
| > this is the 'design time' server ext at work.
| >
| > Although these do work without the server ext on a web server, it means you
| > have to republish the included page, plus all pages using that included page
| > so that the change is seen on all pages.
| >
| > With the server ext, you would only need to republish the page being
| > included in other pages for the changes to be seen on all those pages.
| >
| > Same issue with shared borders.
| >
| >
| >
| >
| > | > > 1. Do Interactive buttons require the use of FrontPage Server extensions?
| > > I
| > > am trying to build a site without using them (no shared borders, FP
| > > themes,
| > > etc.).
| > >
| > > 2. I am using the "tab" style buttons as a navigation bar (menu), which
| > > shows up on all the pages in the site. Is there any way to make a button
| > > show up as a different color when the user is on the page to which it
| > > refers?
| >
| >
| >
 

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