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little disfigurement

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by malice, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. malice

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    goddamned accidentally pushed a button

    anyway on the media section you will find two columns with lists with images and songs im putting up there
    notice how the second column is being disfigured cause my last two list items seem to be a little more to the left then the first two

    i dont know what the hell is causing it but it surely pisses me off
     
  3. NicolaJane

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    cant find the media section?
     
  4. Rockn

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    I also notice that the top frame is squashed and the buttons are only showing half way. Put some content on the page you are referring to so we can see what the problem is.
     
  5. malice

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    i updated the site was still some old crap

    what? top frame squashed

    maybe its your resolution or the fact that your browser window isnt completely expanded

    and its right there the media section just click media...

    i know it looks like crap on a mac

    and i havent checked it out on any other browser besides ie

    maybe its that?
     
  6. lora_3677

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    DUDE... the green is burning into my eyes.. i can't even see your links in the heading... you need to change the colors or something. i'm sure that is why nicola couldn't find it.. she probably can't SEE it...

    now as far as columns not lining up... i don't see what you are talking about.. it appear to be fine.. what i can see at least...
     
  7. Rockn

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    It is squashed and I am running at 1024x768, I am sure that is why folks running at 800x600 can't see it at all. Set the upper frame to about 25% or make your image smaller in the page that loads in the top frame.
     
  8. malice

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    i checked it at other ppls pc's seems to be working fine with them


    the top frame gets squashed yes when i resize the browser window vertically and when i resize horizontally it gets pushed away from the middle i need to find some script of some sort to deal with that problem

    as for the banner im gonna make an image map out of it so this is a temporary solution

    everything seems fine ?

    look closer... the media section is the second link btw then youll see a list with images to click on; the first two and the last two list items.. theyre not aligned the way it should or is it just my browser ****in things up??
    it has been known to act strangely
    and i like those colors :p
     
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    hey its fixed how did i do that?

    im losing it i think last

    btw i also discovered something else
    whenever i put this on my html page
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"> the styles i defined for my scrollbar wouldnt work only when i removed the doctype the correct colors would show up however removing the doctype also screws up my css such as alignment font-types and sizes

    strange...

    anyway last night i finally figured out how to circumvent that
    by solely using the div tag to define my styles

    just wanted to share in case someone else would face the same problem...
     
  10. lora_3677

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    re: you like those colors... it's fine to like the colors... but use them sparingly... seriously... if you really want repeat traffic to your sites you may want to tone it down a tad.
     
  11. Corrosive

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    Design wise, I don't think it's as bad as lora makes out. However, the shades of green on green is really hard to read, especially against the textured backgrounds.

    lora does have a point though. Always remember the KISS principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid.

    Also, get rid of the frame and put the navigation and the content on the same page. Frames are deprecicated in the latest HTML spec, and therefore future browsers can very simply refuse to display them. Hell, I can disable frames on my version of Opera, something I'm sure many people already do.

    Another tip. Download every browser you can to test your sites on. Test it at numerous colour depths and resolutions and even on Macs if possible (they do display colours differently). boo.com fell by the wayside because they simply didn't test the site properly. At launch, it didn't even work on Macs and even on the PC, it was too complex for the average user. Don't assume we have the setup you have.

    Just my two cents. Have fun.
     
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    ive fixed a few things

    and ive tested it on opera too so it should work fine now if you enable your frames the banner at the top shouldnt get squashed anymore when you resize it if anyone uses navigator feel free to mention if there are any aberrations

    the banner problem will be solved with an imagemap
     
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    As you say, IF you enable frames. I do (because many sites I like employ them) but a lot of folk probably won't to get rid of any annoyances.
     
  14. malice

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    you shouldve seen my first site it was all frames

    because thats the way my html teacher taught ive come already to the conclusion that many things that he taught us are now completely outdated so im trying to find my own way

    btw does anyone of you see any advantage in using for instance dreamweaver or would you recommend to simply stick with good old notepad ive used it once but i dont really see any benefit in it
    i even find it an annoying piece of software.
     
  15. Corrosive

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    Notepad is a very simple text-editor, designed to edit text (unsurprisingly), not to design web-pages.

    If you have a firm grounding of HTML, and have a few hundred bucks to spare, then by all means go out and get Dreamweaver or a similar app. The only real problem with these apps is that there is often a few little nuances in the code. Dreamweaver isn't too bad though, so that isn't too much of a problem.

    I still prefer to edit by hand, so I use HTML Pad. It's basically a text-editor but with extra features like syntax-highlighting and all the rest. These style of apps are often much, much cheaper than the WYSIWYG alternatives and don't have the dodgy code output (unless you don't code well! ;) )

    Notepad is good for beginners, but I can see you are getting a bit big for it, and starting to see it's limitations. Have a look at all the download sites, like www.download.com and see if there are some share/freeware apps that you may find handy. They'll probably have demos of DW and others, so you can see if it's worth it for yourself.

    You may also find these sites handy:
    www.w3schools.com
    www.webmonkey.com
     
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