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    How do I create scrollbars in the cell of a table in Dreamweaver (HTML)?

    (If necessary, the more general question would be how do I create scrollbars?)

    Is there any way to change the look of scrollbars? So for example, if I design a site that's primarily red, can I change the look to match the red color scheme?

    Finally, if I want to make "custom" scrollbars like the ones on this site... (sorry, this was the only reference that I could think of for what I'm talking about)

    www.greenday.com

    ...would I have to use flash?

    Thanks for your help!!!

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    The easiest way to have standard windows scroll bars is to use either a iFrame, or a DIV with the overflow property set to 'scroll'.

    You can change the colour off the bars using CSS, but this only works in Internet Explorer, Firefox just ignores the CSS and displays in normal colours.

    You can also make scrolling DIVs using some clever JavaScript, though it's not easy. visit this site:

    http://www.dyn-web.com

    They offer a free script that may help. I've used it on a couple of sites (example: http://www.cotton-clouds.co.uk/cotto...s.php?p=c&c=co and www.lilly.rrss.co.uk ). It works well cross browser, but isn't the easiest script to get the hang of to start with.

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    What's an iFrame? Or a DIV?

    Also, how do you configure CSS? I'm a beginner, and I really don't know a lot of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreylu
    What's an iFrame? Or a DIV?

    Also, how do you configure CSS? I'm a beginner, and I really don't know a lot of things.
    IFrame: http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/a...tingframes.asp

    DIV:http://www.codedemons.net/index/tips...r-More-Control

    CSS:http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_intro.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard S
    The easiest way to have standard windows scroll bars is to use either a iFrame, or a DIV with the overflow property set to 'scroll'.
    No, no iframes! They really aren't necessary just for scrolling content.

    And can you not set the overflow CSS property to scroll on other elements as well (in this particular case, a td)?

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    I don't see what's so bad about iFrames. Would anyone care to point this out to me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevind_2007
    I don't see what's so bad about iFrames. Would anyone care to point this out to me?
    Crawling is one issue, the general evil people have with regular frames is another (the way the back button works can be inconsistent across browsers, and can also be confusing for users). iframes are also a pain when using Javascript, but that's an issue unto itself.

    At the most basic level here, though, it's just that they're not necessary.

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    But iframes are a hell of a lot easier to update...So what about the back button? Most webpages don't go that deep into detail anyways, so why cant they just navigate back to where they were in the first place? Even with dialup, this isnt that difficult...ppl are way too lazy nowadays.

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    Whether to create a usable website or not is an issue unto itself. If you know that everyone visiting your site will be able to make his or her way around without any trouble, you can ignore things like this. Otherwise, however, you have to consider the potential loss of audience due to people who are confused.

    People aren't lazy, they're impatient, and even more so on the Internet, which is much famed for how *fast* you can get access to information.

    EDIT: Oh, and as for being easier to update -- the difference is, I would argue, negligible. The only difference is that when you open a file, you either open what is embedded in the iframe (where you find yourself instantly), or you have to scroll to where you have the content (which, if you've written your code well, is a very quick process anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by badaboom
    But iframes are a hell of a lot easier to update...So what about the back button? Most webpages don't go that deep into detail anyways, so why cant they just navigate back to where they were in the first place? Even with dialup, this isnt that difficult...ppl are way too lazy nowadays.
    Hey, no cussing on this site!! Anyways, I don't get that CSS language...is iframes a type of language or something? I don't know...
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