View Full Version : Couple Newbie Questions

05-07-2009, 11:07 PM
I'm trying to get my website together and built with dreamweaver but it seems like the smallest things are getting in my way.


1. How do I add small vertical line bars in the footnote of my page to basically divide the links,ie, Home Page Privacy Policy Contact Us, etc.

2. How do I add a thin solid line black border around main text areas in my page?

3. How do extend the width of my main contact body?

4. On my main menu navigation bar, I want to add very simple, light grey, dashed horizontal dividing bars to divide up the links. How do I do this?

05-08-2009, 12:30 AM
1 | like that? its on your keyboard a standard character
2 put text in a div and style the div with border: solid 1px #000;
3 width: whateverpx:
4 add image or <hr> adds a horizontal line , i havent tried it but this can be styled so im guessing it could be styled dashed

the answer to all these really is style sheets, have a check on it

05-08-2009, 04:55 AM
Okay thanks..

but with the items in my simple navigation menu bar, how do I get spacing between each of the items less than a full spacing??

05-08-2009, 05:00 AM
<br> shift-enter

05-08-2009, 05:02 AM
that is break (new line)
&nbsp: shift-alt-space , non breaking space

05-08-2009, 05:25 AM

It's already typed out...is there a way to input something into the code section to make these spaces less??

Thanks for all the help I'm kinda newbie to a computer.


05-08-2009, 05:33 AM
if your code has <p>&nbsp:</p>, replace with <br>

05-08-2009, 06:06 AM
if your code has <p>&nbsp:</p>, replace with <br>

You could also put your links in an unordered list, set the gap between the items with some padding and use a right border instead of | for the divider. That's how I'd do it anyway.

05-08-2009, 03:14 PM
if your code has <p>&nbsp:</p>, replace with <br>
Even better, use CSS margins