Help with mouseover effects

I'm trying to do a mouseover effect over tables.. it works if you place your mouse over the 4 images on top(broken images) and then place your mouse over the content tables.. you'll see the mouse over effect... BUT if you first load the page up and go straight to the content table cells.. it doesn't have any mouse over effects.. only after when you place your mouse over the four broken images - only then the mouseover effect will work.. i'm asking if you could fix this code for me somehow to make it work.. ideally i'd like it to be cleaned if possible.. thanks!

Here's the code:


<html>
<head>

<style tyle="text/css">
body {margin:0; background-image:url("/img/background.jpg"); background-attachment:fixed; }
table {font-family: Verdana; font-size: 11px; color: #FFFFFF;}
.BodyBorder {border-left: 1px solid #DDDDDD; border-right: 1px solid #DDDDDD;}
.news
        {
            visibility: visible;
                  position: absolute;
        }
.xposure
        {
            visibility: hidden;
            position: absolute;
        }
.video
        {
            visibility: hidden;
            position: absolute;
        }
.spotlight
        {
            visibility: hidden;
            position: absolute;
        }
.button {cursor: hand;}
.HotSpot {padding: 7px;}
.HotSpotOver {padding:7px; background:#CCCCCC; color:#333333; border:1px solid #FFFFFF;}
.FollowUp {padding: 7px; color: #333333; border-bottom: 1px solid #999999}
.FollowUpOver {padding: 7px; background:#666666; color:#FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #FFFFFF;}
.More {padding-left: 7px;}
.MoreOver {padding-left: 7px; background: #FF8800;}
.Hand {cursor: hand;}
</style>

        <script type="text/javascript"><!--

        function showLayer(layerName)
        {
            if (document.getElementById) // Netscape 6 and IE 5+
            {
                var targetElement = document.getElementById(layerName);
                targetElement.style.visibility = 'visible';
            }
        }


        function hideLayer(layerName, layerName2, layerName3)
        {
            if (document.getElementById)
            {
                var targetElement = document.getElementById(layerName);
                var targetElement2 = document.getElementById(layerName2);
                var targetElement3 = document.getElementById(layerName3);
                targetElement.style.visibility = 'hidden';
                targetElement2.style.visibility = 'hidden';
                targetElement3.style.visibility = 'hidden';
            }
        }

        // -->
        </script>

</head>
<body>
<center>
<table width="334" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tr>
<td class="BodyBorder">

<table width="380" height="350" bgcolor="#333333" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tr>
<td width="380" height="350" align="center" valign="middle">
   <table width="380" height="350" bgcolor="#333333" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
   <tr>
   <td width="380" height="25">
<img class="button" src="/img/news_over.gif" onmouseover="showLayer('NewsLayer'); hideLayer('XposureLayer' , 'VideoLayer' , 'SpotlightLayer'); document.news.src='/img/news_over.gif'; document.xposure.src='/img/xposure.gif'; document.video.src='/img/video.gif'; document.spotlight.src='/img/spotlight.gif';" name="news"><img class="button" src="/img/xposure.gif" onmouseover="showLayer('XposureLayer'); hideLayer('NewsLayer' , 'VideoLayer' , 'SpotlightLayer'); document.xposure.src='/img/xposure_over.gif'; document.news.src='/img/news.gif'; document.video.src='/img/video.gif'; document.spotlight.src='/img/spotlight.gif';" name="xposure"><img class="button" src="/img/video.gif" onmouseover="showLayer('VideoLayer'); hideLayer('NewsLayer' , 'XposureLayer' , 'SpotlightLayer'); document.video.src='/img/video_over.gif'; document.news.src='/img/news.gif'; document.xposure.src='/img/xposure.gif'; document.spotlight.src='/img/spotlight.gif';" name="video"><img class="button" src="/img/spotlight.gif" onmouseover="showLayer('SpotlightLayer'); hideLayer('NewsLayer' , 'XposureLayer' , 'VideoLayer'); document.spotlight.src='/img/spotlight_over.gif'; document.news.src='/img/news.gif'; document.xposure.src='/img/xposure.gif'; document.video.src='/img/video.gif';" name="spotlight"><br>
   </td>
   </tr>
   <tr>
   <td width="380" height="5" bgcolor="#FF8800">
   </td>
   </tr>
   <tr>
   <td width="380" height="320" valign="top">
      <div id="NewsLayer" class="news">
      <table class="Hand" width="380" height="320" bgcolor="#555555" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
      <tr>
      <td width="190" valign="top">
         <table width="190" height="320" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
         <tr>
         <td width="190" height="160">
         <a href="/channels"><img src="/img/channels_hs.jpg" border="0"></a><br>
         </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <a href="/channels">
         <td class="HotSpot" width="190" height="160" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='HotSpotOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='HotSpot';">
         <u><b>Main Content</b></u><br>fluffy
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         </table>
      </td>
      <td width="190" bgcolor="#BBBBBB" valign="middle">
         <table width="190" height="320" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
         <tr>
         <a href="http://www.mysite.com/articles/article.php?articleID=18">
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <u><b>Content A</b></u><br>stuff, fluff
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <u><b>Content B</b></u><br>more fluff</td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
       <a href="/facts">
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <u><b>Content C</b></u><br>even more fluff
         </td>
       </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <td class="More" width="180" height="20" bgcolor="#333333" onMouseOver="this.className='MoreOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='More';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b>
         </td>
         </tr>
         </table>
      </td>
      </tr>
      </table>
      </div>

      <div id="XposureLayer" class="xposure">
      <table class="Hand" width="380" height="320" bgcolor="#555555" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
      <tr>
      <td width="190" valign="top">
         <table width="190" height="320" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
         <tr>
         <a href="http://www.mysite.com/articles/article.php?articleID=15">
         <td width="190" height="160">
         <img src="/img/yougotbeef_hs.jpg"><br>
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <a href="http://www.mysite.com/articles/article.php?articleID=15">
         <td class="HotSpot" width="190" height="160" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='HotSpotOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='HotSpot';">
         <b><u>Content A</u></b><br>Flufffffff
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         </table>
      </td>
      <td width="190" bgcolor="#BBBBBB" valign="middle">
         <table width="190" height="320" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
         <tr>
         <a href="http://www.mysite.com/articles/article.php?articleID=12">
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <b><u>Content B</u></b><br>Fluffster
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <b><u>Content C</u></b><br>Fluff
         </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <a href="http://www.mysite.com/articles/article.php?articleID=16">
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b><br>more content
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <td class="More" width="180" height="20" bgcolor="#333333" onMouseOver="this.className='MoreOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='More';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b>
         </td>
         </tr>
         </table>
      </td>
      </tr>
      </table>
      </div>

      <div id="VideoLayer" class="video">
      <table class="Hand" width="380" height="320" bgcolor="#555555" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
      <tr>
      <td width="190" valign="top">
         <table width="190" height="320" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
         <tr>
         <a href="/watch">
         <td width="190" height="160">
         <img src="/img/uvsa_hs.jpg"><br>
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <a href="/watch">
         <td class="HotSpot" width="190" height="160" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='HotSpotOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='HotSpot';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b><br>more content
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         </table>
      </td>
      <td width="190" bgcolor="#BBBBBB" valign="middle">
         <table width="190" height="320" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
         <tr>
         <a href="/watch">
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b><br>more content
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <a href="/watch">
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <b><u>content</u></b><br>More content
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <a href="/watch">
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b><br>More Content
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <a href="/watch">
         <td class="More" width="180" height="20" bgcolor="#333333" onMouseOver="this.className='MoreOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='More';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b>
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         </table>
      </td>
      </tr>
      </table>
      </div>

      <div id="SpotlightLayer" class="spotlight">
      <table class="Hand" width="380" height="320" bgcolor="#555555" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
      <tr>
      <td width="190" valign="top">
         <table width="190" height="320" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
         <tr>
         <td width="190" height="160">
         <img src="/img/petenguyen_hs.jpg"><br>
         </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <td class="HotSpot" width="190" height="160" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='HotSpotOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='HotSpot';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b><br>content
         </td>
         </tr>
         </table>
      </td>
      <td width="190" bgcolor="#BBBBBB" valign="middle">
         <table width="190" height="320" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
         <tr>
         <a href="http://www.mysite.com/articles/article.php?articleID=19">
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b><br>Content
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <a href="http://www.mysite.com/articles/article.php?articleID=11">
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b><br>Content
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <a href="http://www.mysite.com/articles/article.php?articleID=8">
         <td class="FollowUp" width="180" height="100" valign="middle" onMouseOver="this.className='FollowUpOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='FollowUp';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b><br>Content
         </td>
         </a>
         </tr>
         <tr>
         <td class="More" width="180" height="20" bgcolor="#333333" onMouseOver="this.className='MoreOver';"
 onMouseOut="this.className='More';">
         <b><u>Content</u></b
         </td>
         </tr>
         </table>
      </td>
      </tr>
      </table>
      </div>

   </td>
   </tr>
   </table>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>
andreni78Asked:
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devicConnect With a Mentor Commented:
hi andreni78,

simple answer is, add to body onlad:
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<body onload="showLayer('NewsLayer'); hideLayer('XposureLayer' , 'VideoLayer' , 'SpotlightLayer');">
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