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kcoulton30
04-19-2011, 02:54 PM
Hi there,

Please help!
I'm at the end of my tether with this one.

I am a beginner with Dreamweaver and maybe I'm running before I can walk, but I thought what I am trying to make would be fairly simple. Haha!
I want to make a basic gallery, ie. you click the arrows or the thumbnail buttons and the next image appears within the page but DOESN'T reload to a whole separate page.

I managed to do this using a frameset and thumbnails - the images loaded in the main frame fine - BUT there are 2 issues with this:

1. The link to the homepage I added in the corner loads WITHIN the frameset, and so the homepage is cut off and the thumbnails are still there. I want the link to take the user OUT of the frameset and straight to the homepage (a totally different format, with no frames used) I can't find a way to put this homepage link anywhere outside of the frameset.

2. I cant centre the frameset, or have much control over the layout like I do with tables.

Could this problem be solved using tables? Or any way to solve this simply?

Thanks.
PS. I don't have fireworks, and I don't want to use a downloadable gallery as I want control over how it works/looks, also I don't think it would solve issues 1 and 2 anyway.

d a v e
04-19-2011, 07:09 PM
you probably don't want to hear this but you need to drop the frames (how did you get the idea to use them anyway? :) ) then make your page as normal and implement something like http://www.huddletogether.com/projects/lightbox2/

DW has some simple templates with css and here's some reading to get you started
http://www.w3schools.com/
http://www.htmldog.com
http://www.opera.com/company/education/curriculum/

http://www.cssbasics.com
http://www.sitepoint.com/article/html-css-beginners-guide/
http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/design-and-code-your-first -website-in-easy-to-understand-steps/

and of course this forum is a mine of information with helpful people.

oh and don't use tables for layout either. if you can post a link to your site or even a screenshot then we can maybe give you some more focused advice/help.