View Full Version : My website's links won't work on IMAC

sabrina m
09-25-2003, 02:14 AM
I have been told by two people now that the links on my sight won't work. For everyone else they are working fine. These two people both have IMAC's Version 10.2.3 operating systems that are fairly new with fast dial up modems. I have an IBM compatable and have no familiarity with MAC's.

I have a script for "firework sparks" I'm using on many of the pages that we have narrowed down to the possible problem... The reason I'm thinking they are the problem is that on a page without the sparks, most of the links work for these IMAC users. Here is my website: http://fabulousflappers.org. Here is a page without the "sparks" http://fabulousflappers.org/newsarticles.html

Is there some code I can add or alter on the sparks javascript to make this work for IMAC users without geting rid of the sparks? And is there some way to check how scripts act on MAC's????

This is really confusing to me, because the links (that are not working) are basic HTML links. Doesn't everything read those?

Thank you in advance for any help!

Sabrina M

09-25-2003, 02:26 AM
I am on a MAC. When looking at your page in Netscape 7, I get this error:

Error: event is not defined
Source File: http://www.fabulousflappers.org/flappers.html
Line: 26

There are no sparks at all, just a "majic wand?" that follows the cursor around.

When I tried this page: http://fabulousflappers.org in IE 5.1.7 on my MAC it immediately crashed the browser. I tried it 3 times and all 3 it immediately crashed the browser.



09-25-2003, 03:49 AM
Powerbook G3 MacOS 10.1 Internet Explorer 5.1


Invalid Procedure call or argument line 163.


Crashes the browser.

sabrina m
09-25-2003, 04:27 AM
Wow, this is really bad. What does this mean?

I didn't realize it was crashing MAC's.

I'm surprised you can see the wand in Netscape --- the script says it only shows up in I.E. My mom cannot see the wand in her Netscape on her IBM but it doesn't cause any problems with anything. The sparks are little mutl-colored hearts (about ten) that burst out from the mouse like a sudden firework display when you click anywhere on the page.

I really don't know much about javascript. Where/how do I start?

Thank you. Sorry about the crashing.

Sabrina M

09-25-2003, 05:35 AM
I would say there is something wrong with the splash page and yu have 2 different script that want to "attach" to the mouse that are conflicting. Too much isnot a good thing....


09-25-2003, 06:26 AM
I might ask what you are accomplishing with the "sparks". Apparently you need to ditch them, since they are only for show. Websites are really all about content, and you have that with good looking older gals. Problem solved.


sabrina m
09-25-2003, 07:13 AM
You guys are the best for taking the time to investigate this with me! And I will definately tell my mother what "Whammy" said about the good looking older gals! The sparks were to give it a "magical" feel --- they did that Fairy Godmother dance to Bippity-Boppity-Boo (from Cinderella) and it all seemed to play well, you know, the magic wand and the then sparks flying when you click with it... But that will be the end result if I can't get this working right, to ditch them.

I called an aquaintance I know out of desperation --- he was so cool to take a look and he noticed there was three body tags on some of the pages which just goes to show how you don't have to be a senior to have a senior moment! As soon as he said that I knew --- I remember when those javascripts said "add this to your body tags" and I added them to the BODY instead. I remember thinking that was odd, but... up late and not thinking it through. Blindly following in a misinterpreted way. So hopefully that has helped alleviate some of the problems, I've changed that already. I'm sure it has not alleviated all of them. I wonder why windows didn't have a problem with that???

I sure have a respect for MAC's --- you really have to do the code right for them.

Sabrina M