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Hi all, I am making a page on our website that will provide a list of courses we teach.  What I would like to do is, when the visitor clicks a course title, the description will be displayed in a section below the list without reloading a different page.   Is this possible without using frames?

I am a total noob when it comes to web programing, without Dreamweaver I wouldn't be able to create a simple page.  I am just looking for someone to point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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by:nriddock
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you could user layers, but that gets a bit messy when using more than a few layers....you could do inline anchors (not very sexy but it works)...and lastly you could implement a pop up window (once again not sexy, may be nulled by popup blocking software) Dreamweaver does all these things.

there may also be some javascript/dhtml solutions out there offering collapsable menu items.

hope this helps
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Esopo earned 125 total points
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Hey Cap,

An Iframe might be the best way to go, it's *like* a frame but not quite, it inserts a page in the middle of your page and can receive targeted links, try this out should be just what you are looking for:

**********************
<a href="second.htm" target="Info1">Show description for second </a><br>
<a href="third.htm" target="Info1">Show description for third</a>
<p>&nbsp; </p>
<iframe src="first.htm" name=Info1 width="400" height="250" frameborder="0">
</iframe>
**********************

This  requires you to have three pages in the same folder the main file is, in this case first.htm is the page that shows first (Something that says "select an option" or "here will be displayed the info" or whatever), when you click the links the box content will change to the pages second.htm or third.htm accordingly, so your product descriptions should be in those pages.

The idea is for you to have a page for each product and the links targeted to the Info1 frame. No scripting needed, very easy to use, minimal loading, works in IE, Opera, Mozilla (not sure about Netscape).

Hope this is helps,

Esopo.
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by:Capt_Outrageous
ID: 10688084
Thanks for your responses, I am going to use the Iframe, thx Espo.
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