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    Getting Text to change colour on mouseover (in an email)

    Hello Everyone.

    I am new to all this, and I have a major problem with some code I am using / writing in Dreamweaver Cs6

    I am trying to make an email signature that allows the text links to change colour on a mouse over.

    I want the text below to change from black to a red colour.
    Just the text itself, with no borders round no colour highlight behind it no underline nothing else at all.

    I would like -


    To change to the red colour #a70801 on each line. So if you point at BLOG for example in changes from black to red only.

    I have done all the links, I have gone into the tab in dreamweaver that lets you change colours etc and put in the right code for the colour I want, but it wont do it. Nothing I do makes any difference at all. The only thing that works is if I set it to make the text bolder it does that when you mouse over. I want it to change colour only and it still wont do it.

    I am now lost and at my wits end and need to get this done by the end of the week. I have taken out the url links as its not allowed

    Any ideas and help would be fantastic!

    Here is the code I have so far -

    <style type="text/css">
    a:link {
    	color: #a70801;
    a:visited {
    	color: #a70801;
    	text-transform: none;
    a:hover {
    	color: #FFFFFF;
    	background-color: #;
    	font-weight: bold;
    color: #a70801
    	text-transform: none;
    	-webkit-transition: color;
    	-moz-transition: color;
    	-ms-transition: color;
    	-o-transition: color;
    	transition: color;
    	font-variant: normal;
    	text-transform: none;
    	font-style: normal;
    	line-height: normal;
    a:active {
    	color: #a70801;
    <body link="#808080" alink="#808080">
    <p align="left">
    <img border="0" src="Tim%20Cole%20Sign%20Small%202.jpg" width="155" height="25"><p align="left">
    <span style="text-transform: capitalize">
    <font size="2" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">WEBSITE</font></a><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"><b><br>
    <a style="text-decoration: none" 
    <font color="#000000">BLOG</font></a><br>
    <font color="#000000">TWITTER</font></a><br>
    <a style="text-decoration: none" href="(NONE)">
    <font face="Times New Roman" size="2" color="#000000">LINKED IN</font></a><br>
    <font size="2" face="Times New Roman"><br>
    </font></span><font face="Times New Roman" size="2">
    <span style="text-transform: capitalize">+44 (0)7446 
    </font><p align="left">
    Last edited by Kravvitz; March 20th, 2013 at 10:52 PM. Reason: fixed the code tags
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    Still no reply yet?

    Can anyone help? Please??? PLEASE???

    I am almost at the point where I am ready to pay someone to do it for me.

    I had no idea something this simple would be this much of a pain to do.

    All I want is the text in the links to change from black to grey or red on mouse over. I wonder why its so hard to do in Dreamweaver?
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    Welcome to DevShed Forums, davros01.

    Which email clients and webmail services are you trying to support? Many don't allow what you're trying to do. I recommend you take a look at this: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/css/

    Also setting styles for the links won't work if you're using <font> elements (which are obsolete) inside them to also set the same styles.
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    Its ok.

    I have got it working now thanks. I ended up writing it from scratch again and it works on everything.

    hanks anyway.

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