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    colored scrollbars

    I use IE6 with my XP pc. I can view sites with the colored scrollbars on IE6 but I cannot get my new design to implement it. I can place the correct code but it will not show up on my browser.

    What am I doing wrong?

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    Any chance you could let us see the code that you are using?
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    http://jansown.com/ works fine on my browser. Dark purple scrolls with an orangish arrow. This page lets you put in the colors and you can copy and paste the style sheet...
    http://www.siteexperts.com/ie5/tips/ts04/page1.asp

    Maybe it might help.

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    What about inserting a # -character before the hexadecimal color value ? Have you tried that ?
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    I think five40 is on to something. It did not show up for me, and the # symbol might do the trick.
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    Guess I'll try the add the #.

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    No Go!

    Can someone look at the script and see if I've done something wrong?

    http://jansown.com/Tester.html

    Nothing is linked within so no need to explore other pages.

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    jan,

    The only thing I see wrong is 2 missing hyphens:

    scrollbar-3d-light-color: #43b2bd; scrollbar-dark-shadow-color: #18425a;

    Can't tell if thats the problem - don't have a IE 5.5 or 6, so I can't test it.

    HTH

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    Have you tried to add it in an external style sheet?
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    I added the hyphens and that didn't do it.

    I know it can be done because I can view sites with the colored scrollbar on my pc.

    I've not tried it in an external style sheet cause I'm not sure how to do something like that.

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    OK, so I can see the colored scrollbars on both examples when using IE 5.5 (Win). I viewed jansown.com with IE 6 (Win) and it didn't show colored scrollbars at all.

    Now, this might be completely nonsense but the first thought that came to my mind (before I suggested adding the #-sign) was that is there possibility that this has something to do with IE6's different rendering modes (which are chosen by using
    DTD's)? As far as I know IE 5.x don't care which DTD you use, maybe this is why I can see those pages correctly.
    Last edited by five40; Dec 25, 2001 at 17:50.
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    Do I need to dump the DOC?

    I've always used an editor. This is my 1st attempt of putting everything in Notepad.

    There is no telling what the scrollbars look like since I can't view them. I just recently bought a new system which came with IE6. I wish I had IE5.5 back.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Originally posted by jansopshier
    I've not tried it in an external style sheet cause I'm not sure how to do something like that.
    Dead simple:
    1. Save the stylesheet as stylesheet.css

    2. Put this between your <head> tags:

    Code:
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="/stylesheet.css" type="text/css">
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    Ok, I put the scrollbar code I've been using into notepad and saved it as a text document.

    Then I copied/pasted the document into the "my website" folder.

    I added the <link rel="stylesheet" href="/stylesheet.css" type="text/css"> between the HEAD tags.

    Nothing happened.

    I'm an old woman on the verge of senility who is basically a coder beginner.

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    Could you please post the page where you are trying it, and I'll see what is wrong?
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    considering that the scrollabr features are not W3C standards, is it possible that IE6 doesn't implement them anymore?

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    Originally posted by Sketch
    considering that the scrollabr features are not W3C standards, is it possible that IE6 doesn't implement them anymore?

    Sketch
    Nay, it works. On mine at least. The version that comes with XP.
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    The problem lies completely in the doctype that you're using. Use this one below, and you should be OK.
    Code:
    <!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

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    ok .. I got it to work by taking out this line of code:

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">

    Then I changed css to this:

    <STYLE>
    <!--
    body{
    scrollbar-3dlight-color:aqua;
    scrollbar-arrow-color:fuchsia;
    scrollbar-base-color:magenta;
    scrollbar-darkshadow-color:teal;
    scrollbar-face-color:darksalmon;
    scrollbar-highlight-color:lightsalmon;
    scrollbar-shadow-color:orange
    }
    -->
    </STYLE>



    I don't know if that needed to be done, but it worked for me.


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    The only thing that needs changing is the doctype, like I said in my previous post.

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    Pretty Print

    You might as well make the code look pretty while you're at it...
    Code:
    <style type="text/css">
    <!--
    a {
      text-decoration: none
    }
    
    a:hover {
      color: #b56c67
      background-color: transparent;
    }
    
    body {
      scrollbar-arrow-color: #f96015;
      scrollbar-base-color: #520852;
      scrollbar-darkshadow-color: #520852;
      scrollbar-track-color: #520852
    }
    -->
    </style>

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    WOW!! I got up this morning and have all these replies. Can't try them now cause I'm off to work.

    Thanks everyone. I won't be able to test any of these until tomorrow evening. Have plans tonight so I won't be able to get online. I will post back on whether they work or not.

    Thanks again,
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    It's working!!!!!!! Thanks to everyone who took time out to help me. I really appreciate it.

    http://jansown.com/Tester.html

    Thanks,
    jan

    PS. Any hints on the title heading would be great. I'm terrible with graphics.
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    If you need some suggestions on your logo... head accross to the site elements review forum...

    You'll have to review 3 others first, but after that yoo will get heaps of reviews/suggestions for your heading...

    (you can't post your whole site though... just the heading)


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    I have reviewed the required number of sites in the past, I just never put my up for review.

    Is there anywhere else I can post just about the graphic header in the forum? I don't want a site review until I'm completely finished.

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