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    Dreamweaver Jump menus

    (Edited by Leif to make link live - see the quick guide)

    I have created a site: http://www.resinfo-tech.co.uk . The frameset consists of three frames. Header, mainFrame and Gutter. On the index page there are two jump menus. Although the links to other sites work correctly, the selected link does not remain within the main frame set. The site is accessed and takes the users right out of the site. The only way to return to the site is to hit the 'back' option on the tool bar.
    Please could someone advise me how to target the jump menus to remain with the same frame set section?
    Hope I have made some sense. Accessing the site listed above with the jump menus with explain exactly what I mean.

    Many thanks in advance
    Ray

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    Re: Dreamweaver Jump menus

    I would highly recommend just opening a new window for the linked pages. Most users find it very irritating to have the new page replace the original page. You can force the link to open in a new window with the JavaScript window.open() call giving it the URL and other fields as you want like window size, etc.

    You'd do this in a few ways; a) create a JavaScript call which takes the URL and opens this new window, or [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] add the Window.open() right to your Select/Option code. To force a new window, use "" (empty space with double quotes) or specify target=_blank right in the < a > reference. Do load this page in your 'mainframe frame use target = _parent (if the links are indeed in that frame). But now you have this other page stuck inside of your own page. Yik! Not a good thing to do. <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15>

    BTW. The use of frames is often frowned upon by many developers. My employer doesn't even allow any web pages that use frames for many reasons (hard to bookmark, other pages get 'stuck' in a frame, etc.).

    Deb

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    Re: Dreamweaver Jump menus

    Deb, Thank you very much. I suspected as much. Just recently I purchased "dynamic submission 7.0" which has a site optimiser within it. It tells me that most search engines do not like frames either. This is a major issue when trying to get web rankings. I will now convert to a single HTML page and try your commands to open another page.

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