View Full Version : Drop Down Text Box??

08-08-2007, 04:52 PM
Is there an easy way to create a drop down text box?
Well I want more of a slide across one really.
I have a pic that I would like to describe and would like a text box to appear at the side of it when the pic is clicked. A little like the drop down menu works.
Many Thanks in advance.

08-09-2007, 10:05 PM
Ok, so I have found out you can do it by using hidden layers but when I use them, the image at the side of the one I'm using kind of moves down a little bit:( Also the layer tends to be visible when initially loading the page? Is this the easiest way to get this text box and if so, how do I rectify the problems?

08-10-2007, 01:36 PM
I guess you use the exact same approach as you would do for navigation dropdown menus, only here you just make one.

08-12-2007, 03:33 PM
Hi, thanks for your reply. I have tried doing this but then it highlights the text as though its a link:(

08-12-2007, 03:57 PM
highlighting you can take away with CSS. There's been a couple of question this week about how to style some links differently

08-13-2007, 09:36 AM
Hi, I don't suppose you could point me in the right direction of these threads or tell me how its done?
Many Thanks

08-13-2007, 10:02 AM

Here are a couple of link searches I just did for you:




I have tried doing this but then it highlights the text as though its a link
use border '0' in your CSS.

08-13-2007, 12:00 PM
For links it's text-decoration: none

08-13-2007, 02:45 PM
For links it's text-decoration: none

use border '0' in your CSS.

*DOh I know what I was thinking of, sorry to both!

08-19-2007, 06:18 PM
Thanks for your help:)
I have managed to create the little box using the pop up menu technique and it doesn't highlight now but the mouse pointer changes into a hand when you hover over it as though its a link but of course when you click on it, it goes nowhere because there is no link. Is there anyway to stop the curser changing into a hand as though its a link?

08-20-2007, 01:11 PM
Remove the link? I'm pretty sure you have an anchor tag in there. <A>. remove it and add the mouseover or whatever method you are using on the parent element instead.

08-20-2007, 01:22 PM
There is no anchor tag.
This is the code generated by pop up menu:
<img src="Images/NEIL-WAYNE.gif" name="image2" id="image2" onmouseover="MM_showMenu(window.mm_menu_0819193724_0,150,0,null ,'image2')" onmouseout="MM_startTimeout();" />

08-20-2007, 01:28 PM
MM_showMenu <-- this JS function changes the cursor. You'd have to look in the JS code, but I wouldn't mess with that.

08-20-2007, 01:56 PM
Yes, there is loads of code in that document but I have no clue when it comes to JS so I wouldn't know what to change anyway:( Looks like I'm stuck with it then. I am acually doing a course, could I fail due to this with is being a link, so to speak, that goes nowhere.:confused:

08-20-2007, 02:19 PM
If it's not an anchor tag, it's not a link. That's what you said previously, which led me to believe there was a link :)

The cursor changes so user know something happens when you mouseover it. In this case, the pop-up menu. I've seen horror courses for DW, and have no idea about the quality of your course or how you will be judged.

08-20-2007, 03:20 PM
Thanks for that. Its not actually a course on Dreamweaver, its a web design course that incorporates a lot of different ideas, e.g, flash, photoshop, frontpage. I have to design a professional looking website using any of these and chose to do it in dreamweaver. It actually just skirts over the basics of each one and isn't very in depth so I've actually learnt a lot of stuff online.:)