is it possible to give a cell inside of a table the ability to scroll?
i tried iFrames, but the scrollbar that comes along with iframes
takes up space and shifts my pixels out of alignment.
if i have way to add scrolling to a cell of a table... it would work better.
...maybe as two links, and when each is clicked, the cell scrolls like a page.
(two images of arrows maybe.... one up, one down...)
right now i am making my website. i made one large image
in adobe photoshop, so that my website is one central unit.
i split the large image into smaller images, so that i could make
an HTML table. each cell of the table is a "piece of the puzzle"
i made "one puzzle piece" (one cell of the table) an area for
"site updates". it is a fixed size, because it is a section of the large image.
i was hoping to be able to use iFrames in this cell of the table,
so that the "updates" page (the source for inside of the iFrames)
could have an extensive amount of text, but remain in the allotted size.
this would be possible with scroll bars, and iFrames would give these.
i gave the "updates" page a "fixed background" with CSS coding--
so that when you scroll, the background image does not repeat.
this way, on the main page, you can scroll the "updates" box up or down,
and the text will move, but the background image remains the same.
since the background image inside the iFrame does not move,
it makes the illusion that it is still "one" with the large image on the main page.
this is where iFrames fails. i would really like to keep the illusion that
all the cells are "one" with eachother. in the "updates" box, iFrames's scrollbar
take up a certain amount of pixels. This causes my background image
on the "updates" page to be pushed out of alignment with the large picture.
i was thinking maybe there was a way to scroll without a scrollbar.
ive seen different things like image links (two arrows that can be clicked
and scroll the page... this way it doesnt "take up space" and confuse
alignment, the images will "sit on top" of the background image, like the text.)
ive also seen things like... inside of a box, there will be "hot points"
at both the top and the bottom of the box. when the mouse is placed
at either point, it allows for the page to be scrolled in that direction.
im not sure that you all can understand what ive described,
even though i have typed a lot.. heh. well....
i appreciate any kind of reply.