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    I've got a fairly simple website created for my customer.
    See it here:
    http://davesdesigns.ca/dundasab

    It views okay on mobile devices because it is simple and fairly compact.
    But he wants the phone number (on the Home page, and on the Contact page)
    to be a 'hotlink dialer".

    So anyone viewing on their phone or tablet, can click the number and automatically place a call
    (in the same way you click an email link, and your mail program opens)

    Is this possible within NoF10...and how?

    I did find another site that explained some coding for this idea
    but it all looks like Martian language to me.
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1...n-mobile-phone

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    never mind! I fingered it out!


    select the image or item that you want to be a link.
    -you can also use the hotlink surround.

    choose Link.
    in the attributes box...select [none] as the link type.
    in the linking location box type "tel:+0000000000"

    The zeros representing the ten digit phone number* although you can probably put any type of phone number,
    since all it does it activate your phone, ready to dial, the number you have chosen.
    On my phone it doesn't actually dial the number....which is good, if you just wanted to add it to your contacts
    and call it later.

    I assume this will work for any version of NoF 10 and up.
    I can't comment on earlier versions.

    ...
    if you click the phone link while on a PC, you will get asked for an application to associate with the link.
    My PC immediately suggests Skype as a phone option...so it obviously recognizes the link as a phone number.

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    You can also use a Skype button: when the visitor to the web site clicks on it, Skype initiates a call to the number.
    It's as simple as that ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Since_v4 View Post
    You can also use a Skype button: when the visitor to the web site clicks on it, Skype initiates a call to the number.
    It's as simple as that ...

    Good point!
    Although my application is for mobile phone users (so Skype isn't really an option on a mobile phone! lol)

    But for PC users, this obviously makes sense.

    Keep in mind...to click a Skype call button and make the call,
    you need to already have the Skype software installed on your computer
    and it only works (easily) when calling a mobile number.
    For calls to a land line, there is a charge, so you would need a Skype pre-paid calling plan in place.

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    mods?!

    linhvnpt, binbin9x, tranvananhvp3 are obviously spammers.
    note the sigs.

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