sliding div layer

Hi.
I have a div layer stacked on top of a table. It's hidden at first. When I click on a link, the div layer will basically slide up and stop in its position. And once click again, the div layer will slide back down.

The table has basically 4 columns and 5 rows. Every cells have an image. The div layer is supposed to be appeared(slide up) somewhere in the centre of the table, when a link is clicked.

Does anyone know how to do it?

Thanks in advance!

Bob
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YZlatCommented:
Add this script in the <head> section of your page

<script language="javascript">
var newTop = null
var currTop = null
var direction = null
function slide() {
      //make layer visible
      document.getElementById('layer1').style.visibility='visible';
      currTop = parseInt(document.getElementById('layer1').style.top)
      if (document.all) {
            newTop = document.body.scrollTop
      } else {
            newTop = window.pageYOffset
      }
      direction = (newTop > currTop) ? '+' : '-' ;
      slideNow()
}
function slideNow() {
      if (parseInt(document.getElementById('layer1').style.top) != newTop) {
            document.getElementById('layer1').style.top = eval ("parseInt(document.getElementById('layer1').style.top) " + direction + " 1")
            setTimeout("slideNow()", 30)
      }

}
</script>

Then in your central table cell add this code:

<a href="javascript:slide()">click here</a>

<div id='layer1' style='border:1px black solid; background-color:red; color:white; position:absolute; visibility:hidden; top:0; left:0; padding-left:10px; padding-right:100px;'>

</div>

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YZlatCommented:
try this

<html>
<head>
<script language="javascript">
var newTop = null
var currTop = null
var direction = null
function slide() {
      //make layer visible
      document.getElementById('layer1').style.visibility='visible';
      currTop = parseInt(document.getElementById('layer1').style.top)

      if (document.all) {
            newTop = document.body.scrollTop
      } else {
            newTop = window.pageYOffset
      }
      direction = (newTop > currTop) ? '+' : '-' ;
      
      slideNow()
}
function slideNow() {

      if (parseInt(document.getElementById('layer1').style.top) != newTop) {
            document.getElementById('layer1').style.top = eval ("parseInt(document.getElementById('layer1').style.top) " + direction + " 1")
            setTimeout("slideNow()", 30)
      }
      
}
</script>

</head>
<body>
<a href="javascript:slide()">click here</a>


<div id='layer1' style='border:1px black solid; background-color:red; color:white; position:absolute; top:280; left:450; padding-left:10px; padding-right:100px;'>
test
</div>

</body>
</html>
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unbeatabulCommented:
There are plenty of these scripts on http://www.dynamicdrive.com which are availanle for free. Check it out and you may come across the script you want...
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bobubiAuthor Commented:
Thanks  unbeatabul, the website is a good source of all effects!

YZlat, the layer moved smoothly up but it didn't allow to move the layer down. Can I also make the layer down. It means that clicking the same link, the layer will first go up, and upon second click on the same link, it will move down.
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bobubiAuthor Commented:
I have figured out how to move the layer down. Thanks all!
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