Top script related questions of Dynamic Drive
1A) The reasons for two scripts suddenly not working when put on the same page can be many, including duplication in the two scripts' variable names, functions, or access to an event handler (ie: body onload=...). The most common conflict is the last of the three, which you should read the following tutorial online to see how to resolve. Having said that, scripts are like hairs, and are easily tangled. If, after pulling your own hair out, things still don't work, it's time to rid one of the other two patches!
2A) IE 5 and above support customization of the little icon you see beside your browser's favorites menu and location bar. Web site owners can alter this image to their liking, which in turn can be useful for branding or "coolness" purposes. Refer to this tutorial for step by step instructions on how to accomplish this feat for your own site..
to one of the following instead:
Use the first code to load the link inside another frame, where "myframe" is the name of the frame you're targeting. To load the link in a new window, use the second code instead.
text="I'm the king of the world!"
The above will disrupt your entire script, since it contains an apostrophe (I'm). Does that mean you're not allowed to include apostrophes, not to mention other JS keywords, in your text? Absolutely not! All you need to remember is that they need to be backslashed (\), which informs the browser not to give them V.I.P status:
text="I\'m the king of the world!"
Repeat this for all occurrences of the reserved character.
5A) Some scripts in our archive utilize the <LAYER> tag to render themselves in NS, which unfortunately, does not support direct centering (the tag, that is). A little trick you can use to middle alignthese scripts is to create a three columned table, and place the script inside the center column, effectively centering it in both NS and IE. Graphically, this is what we mean:
6A) Use any text editor to open/modify/save .js files. While the default Notepad of Windows will handle the job, we recommend something a little more versatile. Click here for a list of text editors on Download.com
7Q) HTML pages by default should contain a <HEAD> and <BODY> tag, which you can confirm by viewing source on most pages online. The former is located near the top of the page, while the later follows closely, encompassing the actual displayed contents (ie: text, images, tables etc). If your page doesn't have these two tags, please refer to a good HTML tutorial on how to add them in.
8A) In our opinion, the best way to insert external scripts (including those from our site) in Frontpage is to use the "Insert HTML" command. In Frontpage 2000, you can access this command from the top toolbar: Insert-> Advanced-> HTML. In Frontpage 98, the route is very similar, Insert-> HTML -> HTML Component. Content contained inside the resulting box will not be touched or altered by the editor in anyway, minimizing potential headache for you as a webmaster.
9Q) A better question to ask is, "Are browsers created equal for both Windows and Mac?" Unfortunately, the answer is no, in both IE and NS. To be more specific, the Mac versions of these browsers lack some of the DHTML functionality of their Windows counterparts. Most of our scripts were developed and tested in the Windows Platform (by far the most popular OS), so there is a chance that a minority of them will not function in Mac.
10Q) Since NS6 made its debut in Nov 2000, we've been slowly converting existing scripts to function in the browser. The process is an ongoing one, and may not eventually cover all past scripts. New scripts added since Nov 2000 all have been designed with NS6 in mind (either compatibility or degradability wise), though.