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I have a problem with my left menus.
I have 2 menus, a main menu on the top of the website and a menu on my left. I have 5 buttons/links on my main menu and for each section of the website I have a menu in the left frame. My HTML code for this menu is exactly the same for each section but the links doesn't do the same thing. Also I have problems getting the page from my left menu into the middle frame of my website.

Its hard for me to explain what the problem is because my english is not that good but hopefully someone can understand what I mean and wants to help me.


Can you post some code so we can take a look?


The HTML code of my main menu:

<body bgcolor="#C0C0C0" style="font-family:verdana;color:red">
<table align="center" border="0" style="font-family: verdana; color: #ff0000">
<td><a href="http://itravel.50webs.com/index.html" target="_parent"><img height="50" src="http://itravel.50webs.com/menuknop_home.jpg" style="width: 140px; height: 50px" width="140" /></a></td>
<td><a href="http://itravelreviews.50webs.com/index.html" target="_parent"><img height="50" src="http://itravel.50webs.com/menuknop_reviews.jpg" style="width: 140px; height: 50px" width="140" /></a></td>
<td><a href="http://itraveltravelstories.50webs.com/index.html" target="_parent"><img height="50" src="http://itravel.50webs.com/menuknop_travelstories.jpg" style="width: 140px; height: 50px" width="140" /></a></td>
<td><a href="http://itraveltraveltips.50webs.com/index.html" target="_parent"><img height="50" src="http://itravel.50webs.com/menuknop_traveltips.jpg" style="width: 140px; height: 50px" width="140" /></a></td>
<td><a href="http://itravelinteractive.50webs.com/index.html" target="_parent"><img height="50" src="http://itravel.50webs.com/menuknop_interactive.jpg" style="width: 140px; height: 50px" width="140" /></a></td>

The HTML code of my side menu on the left of the website:

<body bgcolor="#C0C0C0" style="font-family:verdana;color:#FF0000">

<a href='http://itravel.50webs.com/work abroad.html' target="main" >Work Abroad</a>
<br><a href='http://itravel.50webs.com/study abroad.html' target="main" >Study Abroad</a>
<br><a href='http://itravel.50webs.com/budget travel.html' target=main" >Budget Travel</a>
<br><a href='http://itravel.50webs.com/sightseeing tours.html' target="main" >Sightseeing Tours</a>
<br><a href='http://itravel.50webs.com/travel glossary.html' target="main" >Travel Glossary</a>


The buttons on my main menu on the top of the website are: main, reviews, travel stories, travel tips and interactive. For each section I made a map in my hosting account. The buttons on my side menu on the left of the website are: work abroad, study abroad, budget travel, sightseeing tours and travel glossary. The domain name of my website is www.itravel.co.nr

As you can see, there is no content yet and the layout is not looking well yet.

Some other questions:

1) Can I get the website offline until it is ready to get published so that people can't visit my website before it is ready to get published? I want to get the website online when it is ready.
2) Are there any online web development courses? I still have to learn a lot and I really want to learn.
3) Do you advice any program I can use to build the structure/layout of my website?
4) I would like to get a search filter on the website so that my visitors can make search selections. Do you have any idea how I can do that linked to my database?

I hope you can help me.

Thank you very much for your attention.

Philippe Roefs


spaces in file names
http servers do not like spaces %20 html encoding should replace spaces,
framesets are out of date,

  • not indexed well by search engines

server includes in shtml
or php includes
or asp includes
are the current best practice for creating menu systems

to get the site offline
rename the current index.html file to 'somethingelse.html'
create a new index.html file with just a ,page under development. message
when you want to look type in the full url to somethingelse.html

when its up n running, delete index.html rename somethingelse.html index.html

Edited by almostbob: n/a


Thank you for the information.
But euh what do you mean with "framesets are out of date"?



framesets are old, out of date,
difficult for search engines to index because they always have the same url regardless of content
are oversized as each frame is a complete html file, with all the extra http involved in the transfer

I gave a list of possible topics you may wish to google to get up to date

server includes in shtml
or php includes
or asp includes

probably a good idea to mention thats what they were :P

Edited by almostbob: n/a

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