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Posted on 2013-02-06
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I continue to have problems with getting my sprite to display correctly.  The site I'm working on is:

http://pvcc.inthooz.me/

Here's my javascript

$('#navlist li a').click(function() {
    $('#navlist a').removeClass('selected');
    $(this).addClass('selected');
}); 

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My html:
 
  <div class="sprite">
					  <ul id="navlist">
							 <li id="home" ><a class="nav"  href="/" ${page == '/home/' ? 'class="active"' : ''}"></a></li>
							  <li  id="about" ><a class="nav" href="/about-us/" ${page == '/about-us/' ? 'class="active"' : ''}"></a></li>
							  <li  id="new"><a class="nav" href="/new/"></a></li>
							  <li  id="ministries"><a class="nav" href="/ministries/"></a></li>
							  <li  id="mission"><a class="nav" href="/missions/"></a></li>
							  <li  id="watch"><a class="nav" href="/watch-listen/"></a></li>
							  <li  id="members"><a class="nav" href="/members/"></a></li>
							  <li  id="contact"><a class="nav" href="/contact-us/"></a></li>
							   
					  </ul>
			    </div>

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My Css:
#navlist li, #navlist a{height:66px;display:inline-block;}
 
#home a:link { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png) no-repeat -16px 0; width: 78px; height: 66px; }
#home a:hover { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png) no-repeat -16px -66px; width: 78px; height: 66px; }
#home a:active { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png) no-repeat -16px -132px; width: 78px; height: 66px; }
#home a.selected { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png) no-repeat -16px -132px; width: 78px; height: 66px; }

#about a:link { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png) no-repeat -101px 0; width: 94px; height: 66px; }
#about a:hover { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png)  no-repeat -101px -66px; width: 94px; height: 66px; }
#about a:active { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png) no-repeat -101px -132px; width: 94px; height: 66px; }
#about a.selected { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png) no-repeat -101px -132px; width: 94px; height: 66px; }

#new a:link { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png) no-repeat -201px 0; width: 106px; height: 66px; }
#new a:hover { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png)  no-repeat -201px -66px; width: 106px; height: 66px; }
#new a:active { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png) no-repeat -201px -132px; width: 106px; height: 66px; }
#new a.selected { background: url(images/nav-sprite.png) no-repeat -201px -132px; width: 106px; height: 66px; }

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Thanks in advance.
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by:Steve Krile
ID: 38859854
What is the behavior you are trying to fix?
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by:LZ1
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The jquery you posted here is different from what you have on your page:

Page:
$('#navlist a').click(function() {
$('#navlist a').removeClass('selected');
$(this).addClass('selected');
}); 

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$('#navlist li a').click(function() {
    $('#navlist a').removeClass('selected');
    $(this).addClass('selected');
}); 

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Here:
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by:nickinthooz
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that's because I'm playing with it as we speak
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by:nickinthooz
ID: 38859942
I'm trying to keep the active tab until a different page is clicked.
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Expert Comment

by:Chris Stanyon
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The CSS that effects the 'selected' class is commented out, so it has no effect!
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LZ1 earned 2000 total points
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In order to do what your trying to do, your going to have to do one of 2 things:
1. Read the URL into the Javascript so you know what page your on
OR
2. Use server side scripting to determine the page your on

When a user clicks on the menu item, all your doing is adding and removing a class. That won't persist to the next page because the user hasn't clicked on the nav on that page yet.
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by:nickinthooz
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This is what I was looking for.
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