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Okay all you .html coders and tech gurus, I have a question:

How do you set up your pages so that the scroll bars are a different color than grey?  Like on this page, where the scroll bars are a very nice shade of red.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Ande



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I'm not sure offhand (probably Nick knows), but I warn of one thing. If it is intended as an integral style, it does not show up consisently in all browsers. Especially on Macs, I have different looking scroll bars in pretty much each browser (Explorer, Mozilla, Safari), and on OS 9, I don't see anything. So it's pick-and-choose, but definitely oriented to PC users (which I assume you are included in).

Just my thoughts.
9/29/2003 11:56:00 PM
name not provided
Louis, Thanks for the heads-up. You are correct, I am working in a PC world, but do always try and check out my designs on a MAC to see how they work. I am thinking that this is done either with CSS (cascading style sheets) or with java, but I was curious to hear how the pros do it. It is something I wanted to know just for reference, as I am sure sooner or later someone will want me to work it in to a design, although it is really just appearances more than anything (although anyone who knows me would tell you that I am all about appearances anyway!)9/30/2003 11:33:17 PM
Ande
Absolutely, use CSS. There is a major push to move alot of design that direction, and for once, I think I agree with it, as it separates the content from the design.

I'm not sure where you are located, but if you're interested, IO have a pretty recent book you can have. I bought it under the impression it could teach me something, but it was only the last couple of paragraphs that were interesting, and the rest I've already figured out or found other sources for.

Oh geez, that reminds me. Look at this site: http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/. It's a super-useful site I use all the time. But, also let me know if you'd like that book. I can ship it to you if you'd like. (I'm preparing to move in a year and looking for any excuse to get rid of 'stuff').
10/2/2003 1:19:27 AM
name not provided
ande, nick can tell you how to do it specifically (because he did it here). i can give you his email address if you want. or you can wait, i'm sure he'll repond to your query.10/2/2003 5:43:02 AM
ben
ande... sorry for the long wait.10/7/2003 1:06:38 PM
nick
Ande, you can view the whacky css for the website. http://spaces.outsidecircle.com/instances/outsidecircle/ie.css10/8/2003 10:45:07 PM
nick
thanks guys. these are great links to awesome resources!10/11/2003 12:47:23 AM
Ande
Ande, (STYLE TYPE="text/css") BODY { scrollbar-base-color: (pick a color); scrollbar-arrow-color: (pick a color); scrollbar-DarkShadow-Color: (pick a color); } (/STYLE) will do it, replace instances of (pick a color) with a color, either a name (red, blue, green) or the hexidevimal representation of a 3x2 byte color code (#0000FF=blue, #00FF00=green, #FF0000=red). Also replace the "(" and ")" around STYLE TYPE="text/css" and /STYLE with "<" and ">", I had to take them out of this post tokeep the web page from tring to interpret them. Diamond Dave10/12/2003 3:05:35 PM
nick
Diamond Dave, Nice to hear from you, glad you have joined the collective. You should come to town and visit sometime! How are classes? I miss you, call me sometime at 517.487.8931!10/12/2003 11:18:29 PM
Ande
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