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I'm not having any luck nesting layers in Dreamweaver. I have drawn two separate layers, and unclicked the 'Prevent Overlaps' button, then tried to move one layer within the other - I get the barred circle symbol, and the moved layer snaps back the instant I unclick. Plus, the 'prevent overlaps' button re-checks itself. Is there a option or preference somewhere that I need to set that I haven't found? Thanks....

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    I'm not having any luck nesting layers in Dreamweaver. I have drawn two
    separate layers, and unclicked the 'Prevent Overlaps' button, then tried to
    move one layer within the other - I get the barred circle symbol, and the moved
    layer snaps back the instant I unclick. Plus, the 'prevent overlaps' button
    re-checks itself. Is there a option or preference somewhere that I need to set
    that I haven't found? Thanks.

    Sioneva88 Guest

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    Default Re: Nesting Layers

    Why not do it in code view?

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    How? I'm sorry, I'm pretty new to the layer concept, and I've tried everything I can think of.
    bhagen88 Guest

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    Insert a layer on the page -

    <div id="APDiv1"></div>

    Place the insertion point between the opening and closing tags, i.e.,

    <div id="APDiv1">|</div> ("|" represents the insertion point)

    Insert a new layer there.

    But - why are you doing this.

    Using layers is usually not a best practice, and if this is true (I'm sorry,
    I'm pretty new to the layer concept), it's often a recipe for disaster.
    Nesting them compounds the problems.

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    I'm working on putting in hidden drop down menus - the outer layer will be the
    background, a solid color block, the inner layer will be the text itself, which
    should expand into submenus.

    If there's a better way to do this other than using hidden layers...?

    Sioneva88 Guest

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    Definitely, there is a better way.

    Check the uberlink and MacFly tutorials at PVII -
    http://www.projectseven.com/

    and the Navbar tutorial/articles at Thierry's place
    http://tjkdesign.com/articles/dropdown/

    Or this one (more recent article):
    http://tjkdesign.com/articles/Pure_CSS_Dropdown_Menus.asp

    Or to get it done fast, go here -

    http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/navigation/auto_hide/index.htm


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    Thanks! Sometimes I feel like McFly. I'll check it out.

    Sioneva88 Guest

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    Good luck!

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