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xtoturnwithinx (New Admin) 1/9/2011 9:54 PM EST : Navbar images...

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I can't believe I forgot how to do this, but can someone tell me how to replace text with images in the navbar and what image types are unusable? Thanks!

Ansu (New Admin) 1/9/2011 10:40 PM EST : RE: Navbar images...
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It depends on what part of the navbar you want to target.>

01.<div class="mTop">
02.    <table class="TabBar mTop mBottom">
03.        <tbody>
04.            <tr>
05.                <td class="Tab FirstTab">
06.                    <div class="SelectedTab">
07.                            <a class="topTabLink" href="Guild.aspx?GuildID=55555&amp;TabID=12345">Page 1</a>
08.                    </div>
09.                </td>
10.                <td class="Tab ">
11.                    <div class="UnSelectedTab">
12.                        <a class="topTabLink" href="Guild.aspx?GuildID=55555&amp;TabID=67890">Page 2</a><
13.                    </div>
14.                </td>
15.            </tr>
16.        </tbody>
17.    </table>

This is a standard navigation bar layout.  You could start by giving each button the same background using .Tab as your selector.   Or you could ignore the table cell classes, and modify the .SelectedTab and UnSelectedTab classes.   Or, if you're talking about actually replacing the text links (such as "Page 1") you could hide the text if the text were encapsulated in another object (like a span), however not having access to that, you'll have to make due with a little magic.

To hide a text string via css, use the following method:

01..SelectedTab, .UnSelectedTab {
02.    color: transparent;
03./* Transparency will make the text invisible, but IE simply renders it black. */
04.    font-size: 0px;
05./* To overcome this, we size the font to 0px making it take zero pixels */
06.    width: 50px;
07./* The width of your image */ 
08.    height: 20px;
09./* The height of your image */
10.    padding-top: 20px;
11./* The font anchors to the bottom-left corner, ergo pad the top for the image to show */
12.    padding-right: 50px;
13./* And pad right.  Note that background images will show in padding, but not margins. */
14.    background: url( center center no-repeat;  }

However, if you're looking to replace every button, each with its own pre-rendered appearance, you'll need to get a little crafty with CSS selectors.

1.a[href$="TabID=12345"] {
2.    background: url(foo); }

Here we've selected any <a> element with an href attribute ending with "TabID=12345".  That TabID refers to the page on your guildsite you want to link to, so just swap the numbers as needed.

As far as the image formats supported, stick with JPG, GIF, or PNG.   A complete list of supported formats and their browsers can be found here at

Hope that helps.

xtoturnwithinx (New Admin) 1/10/2011 2:19 AM EST : RE: Navbar images...

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The problem here is that I don't know how to do CSS. A year ago, I built a GP site and it was as simple as just setting the images through the page properties, but when GP was updated, it became more complex. Using code won't really help me, as anything past the actual graphic design is out of my league.

You can see the site here:

The navbar buttons are supposed to match the text on the header, but I can't get them to show up.

Sandy Lewis (Blue Collar) 1/10/2011 12:10 PM EST : RE: Navbar images...
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Sandy Lewis
Posts: 1153
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You can still do it in "Page Properties"  

Go to Control Panel > Pages & Content (Widgets)> Click on the page you want to change
hen over to the right click "Page Properties" look for "Custom Tab Images"  place your ULR;s there.
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Sandy Lewis (Blue Collar) 1/10/2011 12:14 PM EST : RE: Navbar images...
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Sandy Lewis
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Hmm--it looks like the site is not picking up your "Home tab" image.  I will have to make this a ticket for Aaron to look into.
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xtoturnwithinx (New Admin) 1/10/2011 12:28 PM EST : RE: Navbar images...

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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 1/17/2011 4:56 PM EST : RE: Navbar images...
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Aaron Lewis
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Doing it via page properties is still possible. From the control panel, open Pages & Content, then select a page. Click on Page Properties. There you can set (or select from guild storage) the images for default, selected and hover states. Make sure you have "Standard Tabs" selected in Style Tools > Navigation Style as well.
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