Tell-tale Blue Borders: Help!

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Joel Seligmann, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. Internet Explorer adds its own thin blue border around linked graphics. I
    have set the image borders to 0 (border-"0"), but the line persists. This
    seem to be an Explorer thing, as Netscape does not use this technique. Is
    there any way to get rid of these tell-tale borders? I am designing a black
    website and they are very annoying.

    Thanks for your help
     
    Joel Seligmann, Dec 28, 2003
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  2. Joel Seligmann wrote:
    > Internet Explorer adds its own thin blue border around linked graphics. I
    > have set the image borders to 0 (border-"0"), but the line persists. This
    > seem to be an Explorer thing, as Netscape does not use this technique. Is
    > there any way to get rid of these tell-tale borders? I am designing a black
    > website and they are very annoying.


    How are people supposed to know the image is a link? Be sure there's
    some indication. But using HTML (<img ... border="0"/>) or CSS (img {
    border : 0 none}) should work in IE.
     
    Leif K-Brooks, Dec 28, 2003
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  3. Joel Seligmann wrote:
    > ...
    > I have set the image borders to 0 (border-"0"), but the
    > line persists...


    CSS: {border:0;}

    please ensure you don't hide your links

    --
    William Tasso - http://WilliamTasso.com
     
    William Tasso, Dec 28, 2003
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  4. Joel Seligmann

    brucie Guest

    in post <news:1wrHb.213$>
    Leif K-Brooks said:

    > using HTML (<img ... border="0"/>)


    thats not html

    > or CSS (img {border : 0 none})


    none is redundant

    --
    brucie
    28/December/2003 06:41:30 pm kilo
     
    brucie, Dec 28, 2003
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  5. brucie wrote:
    > Leif K-Brooks said:


    >> using HTML (<img ... border="0"/>)


    > thats not html


    Yes it is! Its the same as <img ... border="0">&gt;

    >:)


    --
    David Dorward <http://dorward.me.uk/>
     
    David Dorward, Dec 28, 2003
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  6. Joel Seligmann

    Steve R. Guest

    Joel Seligmann wrote in message ...
    > I am designing a black website and they are very annoying.


    I agree with you, that black websites are very annonying.

    Did you ever read a black newspaper or magazine with white text?

    Extremely irritating.
     
    Steve R., Dec 28, 2003
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  7. Joel Seligmann

    Sid Ismail Guest

    On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 02:24:33 GMT, Joel Seligmann <>
    wrote:

    : Internet Explorer adds its own thin blue border around linked graphics. I
    : have set the image borders to 0 (border-"0"), but the line persists. This
    : seem to be an Explorer thing, as Netscape does not use this technique. Is
    : there any way to get rid of these tell-tale borders? I am designing a black
    : website and they are very annoying.


    Black is annoying.... he blue is 'cause it is a link.

    Sid
     
    Sid Ismail, Dec 28, 2003
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  8. Tell-tale Blue Borders Again

    Thanks everybody for the help. But maybe I didn't make myself clear enough.

    Internet Explorer seems to add its OWN thin blue border around linked
    graphics. I HAVE SET THE IMAGE BORDERS to 0 (border-"0"), but the line
    persists once the link is pressed. It disappears when the page is returned
    to (only to reappear once a link is clicked). This seems to be an Explorer
    thing (or maybe just a Mac/IE thing?), as Netscape does not use this
    "technique." Can I get rid of it?

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks again.
     
    Joel Seligmann, Dec 29, 2003
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  9. Re: Tell-tale Blue Borders Again

    Joel Seligmann wrote:

    > border-"0"


    I hope you really meant equals (=) and not minus (-).

    --
    Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
    Contact Me - http://www.goddamn.co.uk/tobyink/?page=132
     
    Toby A Inkster, Dec 29, 2003
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  10. Re: Tell-tale Blue Borders Again

    Joel Seligmann wrote:
    > Internet Explorer seems to add its OWN thin blue border around linked
    > graphics. I HAVE SET THE IMAGE BORDERS to 0 (border-"0"), but the line
    > persists once the link is pressed. It disappears when the page is returned
    > to (only to reappear once a link is clicked). This seems to be an Explorer
    > thing (or maybe just a Mac/IE thing?), as Netscape does not use this
    > "technique." Can I get rid of it?


    I suspect its the focus indicator, leave it alone. Its essential for
    navigating the site without a pointing device.

    --
    David Dorward <http://dorward.me.uk/>
     
    David Dorward, Dec 29, 2003
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  11. Joel Seligmann

    Steve R. Guest

    Re: Tell-tale Blue Borders Again

    Joel Seligmann wrote in message ...
    > I am designing a black website and they are very annoying.


    Yes, black websites are very annonying.

    Did you ever read a black newspaper or magazine with white text?

    Extremely irritating.

    If you didn't have a *black* website you wouldn't have the problem :~)
     
    Steve R., Dec 29, 2003
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  12. Joel Seligmann

    Jay Guest

    Re: Tell-tale Blue Borders Again

    "Joel Seligmann" <> wrote in message
    news:BC15D357.DFEC%...
    > Thanks everybody for the help. But maybe I didn't make myself clear

    enough.
    >
    > Internet Explorer seems to add its OWN thin blue border around linked
    > graphics. I HAVE SET THE IMAGE BORDERS to 0 (border-"0"), but the line
    > persists once the link is pressed. It disappears when the page is returned
    > to (only to reappear once a link is clicked). This seems to be an Explorer
    > thing (or maybe just a Mac/IE thing?), as Netscape does not use this
    > "technique." Can I get rid of it?
    >
    > Any other ideas?


    Yup. Use a validator (http://validator.w3.org).

    When you assign a value to an attribute you use the equal sign (border="0"),
    not a hyphen (border-"0").

    - J
     
    Jay, Dec 29, 2003
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  13. Tell-tale Blue Borders: Help Part 2

    Thanks everybody for the help. But maybe I didn't make myself clear enough.

    Internet Explorer seems to add its OWN thin blue border around linked
    graphics. I HAVE SET THE IMAGE BORDERS to 0 (border-"0"), but the line
    persists once the link is pressed. It disappears when the page is returned
    to (only to reappear once a link is clicked). This seems to be an Explorer
    thing (or maybe just a Mac/IE thing?), as Netscape does not use this
    "technique." Can I get rid of it?

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks again.
     
    Joel Seligmann, Jan 2, 2004
    #13
  14. Re: Tell-tale Blue Borders: Help Part 2

    In article <BC1B0982.E466%>,
    says...
    > Thanks everybody for the help. But maybe I didn't make myself clear enough.
    >
    > Internet Explorer seems to add its OWN thin blue border around linked
    > graphics. I HAVE SET THE IMAGE BORDERS to 0 (border-"0"), but the line
    > persists once the link is pressed. It disappears when the page is returned
    > to (only to reappear once a link is clicked). This seems to be an Explorer
    > thing (or maybe just a Mac/IE thing?), as Netscape does not use this
    > "technique." Can I get rid of it?
    >
    > Any other ideas?


    That's the focus indicator. You can stop it using JavaScript, but it's
    a useful feature for those of us that use the keyboard to navigate.

    --
    Hywel I do not eat quiche
    http://hyweljenkins.co.uk/
    http://hyweljenkins.co.uk/mfaq.php
     
    Hywel Jenkins, Jan 2, 2004
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  15. Re: Tell-tale Blue Borders: Help Part 2

    Quoth the raven named Joel Seligmann:

    > Thanks everybody for the help. But maybe I didn't make myself clear
    > enough.
    >
    > Internet Explorer seems to add its OWN thin blue border around
    > linked graphics. I HAVE SET THE IMAGE BORDERS to 0 (border-"0"),
    > but the line persists once the link is pressed. It disappears when
    > the page is returned to (only to reappear once a link is clicked).
    > This seems to be an Explorer thing (or maybe just a Mac/IE thing?),
    > as Netscape does not use this "technique." Can I get rid of it?


    Are you referencing the "visited" properties? If so, the purposed it
    to advise the visitor they have already been to that link, and is a
    worthwhile indicator.

    However, if you want to muck about and change it, use CSS.

    a:visited { ... }

    > Any other ideas?


    Nope.

    --
    -bts
    -This space intentionally left blank.
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Jan 2, 2004
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  16. Joel Seligmann

    Adrian Wood Guest

    Re: Tell-tale Blue Borders Again

    "Steve R." <stevie_ritchie(NOSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:nJ%Hb.1204$...
    > Joel Seligmann wrote in message ...
    > > I am designing a black website and they are very annoying.

    >
    > Yes, black websites are very annonying.


    I disagree.

    > Did you ever read a black newspaper or magazine with white text?


    That depends, did you ever read a newspaper or magazine in which the white
    paper shines like a low-level light-buld the whole time you look at it?

    Monitor != Paper.

    --
    Adrian
     
    Adrian Wood, Mar 5, 2004
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