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JWGlenn
11-25-2002, 06:08 PM
Are there any extra strings or behaviors I need to add to make my navigation appear in NN4+??

http://cwcafe.com/beta/index2.html

While I'm on the subject; how would I add a hover color for links using inline styles. I tried <a style="hover: #ffcc00">, but it didn't work.

Thanks in advance. :thumbsup:

brothercake
11-25-2002, 06:50 PM
To be honest, for something like that NS4 requires a completely different approach; CSS effects like that aren't well supported in nutscrape - you would probably need to use <layer> stuff to make it look and work the same as in other browsers. I (and others) can give you more info about that if you want to know - but first, I would humbly suggest you step back and consider - is it really worth it?

if so, let us know and details will be forthcoming

JWGlenn
11-25-2002, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by brothercake
I (and others) can give you more info about that if you want to know - but first, I would humbly suggest you step back and consider - is it really worth it?

if so, let us know and details will be forthcoming

Is it worth it to me personally? No. :) However, going into the Web Design business, I have to realize that there will be users who still use Netscape, and I would like the site to look the same on all browsers; or at least as close as possible.

If it was just my personal site, I wouldn't care, but this will be for my business... so it matters. :)

brothercake
11-25-2002, 09:51 PM
I hear what you're saying - but my experience is that most developers and managers feel the extra time-cost involved in coding for ns4 is not worth it. You might be surprised at how many large corporate sites no longer support netscape 4

I actually take an opposite view to yours - no longer code for netscape 4 on commercial projects, but still maintain support on my personal site, because it makes me feel good to do so.

But anyway - for learning ns4's layer setup, Dan Steinman is a good place to start - http://www.dansteinman.com/dynduo/en/mouseevents.html will give you the overview of layer scripting, while http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/htmlguid/index.html?content=tags12.htm#tags:LAYER gives more info on the layer tag itself

JWGlenn
11-25-2002, 11:12 PM
I shall check out those links. I do agree ... I was thinking of posting a message saying "best viewed..." etc. Seems like most NN4x users are at schools, etc.

brothercake
11-27-2002, 06:41 PM
I wouldn't even do that; To my mind "best viewed" messages are a waste of time - many users don't even know what a web browser is, much less have the luxury to choose which one to use.

I would say, just make sure that your page is viewable, navigable and coherent in ns4 (as it should be in all browsers, from Lynx up) and then don't worry about it - treat netscape 4 the same as you would netscape 3



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