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how do i change the color onmouseover & out of links

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How can i make it so when someone's mouse is over a link it would be one color and another when the mouse is not over?
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Question by:Acocite
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by:tpryor
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javascript.

for instance,

>>store an image of the color to turn to (when mouse over) in a image var, ex:

 <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">

  <!-- HIDE

var menu = new Image();

        menu.src = "../gifs/mainmenu.gif";

 //STOP HIDING-->

>>name your image tag, ex:

<IMG SRC="../gifs/mainmenu.gif" NAME="Mainmenu" WIDTH="295" HEIGHT="405" ALIGN="BOTTOM">

>> include this code in the anchor tag..

<A HREF="bikes.htm" onMouseOver="Mainmenu.src='../gifs/mainmen1.gif';return showStatus(' ')"
onMouseOut="Mainmenu.src='../gifs/mainmenu.gif'">
-- Place above code here --
</a>

That's it.

GL
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by:Acocite
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Yes, but how can i do it with text, instead of images? worth an extra 50 pts.
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by:treyjeff
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Like a link?  I have links on my page that change color when the mouse moves over them.  It might be able to be used with text, I'll try to test it.
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by:Acocite
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Yeah, like a link.
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by:treyjeff
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Reject the propsed answer and I'll answer with what I use on my homepage.
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by:Acocite
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first answer rejected
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by:Holger101497
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I can reliably tell you that it is NOT possible to change the color of "normal" text links without using DHTML / CSS. It can't be done in browsers other than Netscape 4 / IE 4 but the solutions are fairly different for the two and it's a real pain!
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by:treyjeff
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Here is how you do it:

<a href="destination.htm"><font face="Verdana" color="#000000" onmouseover="this.style.color = '#ffffff'" onmouseout="this.style.color = '#000000'">Destination Pages</font></a>

This will make a link called Destination Pages that will go to destination.htm  Link will be black and then white when the mouse moves over the link.  I use this on my page.
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by:Acocite
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I've tried using the text you gave me Treyjeff but it just doesn't work. Could their be some other tag somewhere in your document that i might need to make it work?
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by:treyjeff
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What browser are you using?
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by:Acocite
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How am i supposed to use "Dhtml/Css"?
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by:Acocite
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ie 4.0
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treyjeff earned 190 total points
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With what I gave you, you don't need DHTML or CSS.  I have uploaded a sample for you at http://www.huron.net/~jlewis/sample.htm
Check it out and it will work for you.
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by:Holger101497
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> With what I gave you, you don't need DHTML or CSS
Do you even know what these terms mean? CSS= Cascading STYLE sheets.

What would you call onmouseover="this.style.color = '#ffffff'" ?

btw. your uploaded example doesn't work in Netscape.
Kind of what I said: The solution is a pain, and different for the two browsers! I regret not having enough time right now to play around and find a way to make it work in both browsers...

Good luck anyway! :-)
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