Frame Requirement in Synthasite.

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Why I can not use the HTML widget to create FRAME? Did I miss any plug in or software in my winxp pc?
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Emmy

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Hello,
Are you trying to create a border around something?
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No. I want to create two frame, one is for Navigation(Welcome|Events|etc) and one for Main (which will link to Welcome, Events, etc).
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so you want to have two navigation areas? You could do this by dropping a two column widget onto the page and placing links in both sides. Possibly I am not understanding what it is you want to do. Can you be more specific.
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I want to create a box (one column). In this box, I have Navigations bar (Top/Vertical). Below this Navigation bar, A small, one windows/frame to display the contents for each Navigation menu (Welcome and etc).
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If you want to have one box with either links or text below your main navigation you can drop in a text widget.
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Sorry Emmy but so far it does not help me at all. As I mention earlier, I want to create FRAMES with menus. Please forward to someone that know what is Frames is about. Thanks for trying to help.
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Hi Pro,

Maybe you're talking about drop down menus.

So if you "mouse-over" a menu item in the bar running across the page, a drop down box appears with sort of sub menu items for that item. When you move to the next menu item another drop down selection box appears?

Is that correct?
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Thank you Peter. You are very close to what I have in mind. Matter fact, I have those feature that you describe above on my task to do list. Nice to have that as well. Back to your respond, instead of showing sub menu items, I'd like it to show information in a frame below the menu item (all menus link to its source and bring it to the same frame). It's like a short introduction to pages/contents in my website for welcome, feature, event and etc.
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hello pro,

You are very patient with your follow up. Thank you. I think I'm nearly to the point of understanding :) but I would like to feel confident that we have the same thoughts.

Would you be able to give us an example of exactly what you want, maybe a web-page that you have in mind? The term "frames" has many interpretations when used in page design, I think this is the reason for our laboured response.

Keep going. nearly there :)
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Please see yahoo.com frontpage where they highlight the introduction of the web contents. See below.

Featured | Entertainment | Sports | Video
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Same Windows for the link

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Hello Pro,

Thanks for getting that to illustrate it certainly makes it clearer.

The facility is a horizontal navigation menu with four link tabs and a static panel. The open panel is really static and a dummy. The links are separate and have nothing to do with the view panel including the link on the view panel (well headline only) It's a good trick.

This wouldn't be too hard to redo. I'll work on a description today and hopefully get back to you tomorrow.
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Hi Pro,

You need to create a horizontal navigation bar.(presumably four tabs). Each of these named tabs are links to someother place There are two Synthasite websites that have menu generators:
forsite.synthasite.com
honeybearplayhomes.synthasite.com.
webmasteruniversity.co.cc may also have something on his site.

Each of these web authors are true Synthasite masters and excellent communicators.

The Box under the tab with the headlines, is really a bordered table. The example you showed me probably wasn't created with straight HTML but rather with CSS. Unfortunately Synthasite doesn't offer CSS accessibility for design. So the workaround will have to be in HTML. Once again the sites mentioned have instructions for creating this

Summary:

1. You will need to create a Horizontal nav bar with links on the labels.
2. A bordered table.
3. Then you need to meld the two together to give you a finished product.
4. Finally fill the contents of the bordered table with the info and possibly further links.

I haven't had great success with creating two navigation bars on the one page. I think Forsite or Honeybears would be the resource to check out to see if they have a solution on this aspect.

Good luck and hope this points you in the direction.
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Thank you very much Peter. I really appreciated your help. I'll give a try on this. It might take me a while since I'm soo new to this stuff. Sorry for the late respond. (..working on another task-on CMS platform)