Ok.Yes, I have made mistakes in my code that caused Prototype methods not
to work. Prototype methods do not work on unextended elements - if you lose
the reference to your element in a variable, for whatever reason-, if you
try to call element methods on non-elements, or you are calling an element
method with a typo in the argument, for instance. Have you checked all
these by placing break points in firebug at some critical points in your
code? Do you get any error messages in the console? Have you tried setting
some style properties on your element directly through the native style
declaration object? I would do this latter one first!
There are always people here to help beginners (in Prototype!) out if they
see an effort.