Does this look ok?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Chuck, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck Guest

    http://www.geocities.com/my1964bug/

    I am trying to build a website for my mother-in-law.

    I downloaded "html-kit" and used it.

    I plan on cleaning up the appearance of the code, but was wondering if the
    tags and all looked ok?

    As of right now, none of the links work. All I have done so far is just the
    main page. Will work on it more in the morning.

    Right now it is on Geocities, but the finished product will not be!

    Anything that I should do different? Suggestions?

    Also, is there a way to check for browser cross-compatibility, other than
    just loading it in different browsers myself?

    Thanks a million...

    Chuck

    http://www.geocities.com/my1964bug/
    Chuck, Dec 4, 2003
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  2. Chuck

    rf Guest

    "Chuck" <> wrote in message
    news:2IAzb.3342$...
    > http://www.geocities.com/my1964bug/
    >
    > I am trying to build a website for my mother-in-law.


    Er, OK :)

    > I downloaded "html-kit" and used it.


    Hmmm.

    > I plan on cleaning up the appearance of the code, but was wondering if the
    > tags and all looked ok?


    Not good. You should really learn some CSS to aid with the positioning of
    things and get rid of all those <br /> elements and the &nbsp;s.

    Speaking of <br /> - that is XHTML, not HTML. You should also be using
    strict, not transitional.

    > As of right now, none of the links work. All I have done so far is just

    the
    > main page. Will work on it more in the morning.


    You're right. All of your image elements point to files on *your* D drive.
    They are not on my D drive so I see a mainly blank page.

    > Also, is there a way to check for browser cross-compatibility, other than
    > just loading it in different browsers myself?


    Nope. Load it into the six browsers you have chosen to download. Any other
    browsers will usually be picked up here.

    > Thanks a million..


    Thousands are enough :)

    Cheers
    Richard.
    rf, Dec 4, 2003
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  3. Chuck

    brucie Guest

    in post <news:2IAzb.3342$>
    Chuck said:

    > http://www.geocities.com/my1964bug/
    > I am trying to build a website for my mother-in-law.


    i thought it was traditional to hate your mother-in-law and wish her
    dead? are you some kind of sicko?

    > I plan on cleaning up the appearance of the code, but was wondering if the
    > tags and all looked ok?


    no one except you have a directory:

    d:/web/kidsrkids/balloon.gif

    so no one will see the images except for you.

    if the images are in the same directory as the html files then your src
    attribute of the <img> element should look like:

    <img src="home.png" ...>

    and not:

    <img src="D:/web/kidsrkids/home.png" ...>


    your doctype says you're using HTML but your elements are closed with />
    which says your authoring XHTML.

    .... and a lot of other things

    --
    brucie
    04/December/2003 04:44:50 pm kilo
    brucie, Dec 4, 2003
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  4. Chuck

    Chuck Guest

    "rf" <> wrote in message
    news:NQAzb.38813$...
    >
    >
    > Not good. You should really learn some CSS to aid with the positioning of
    > things and get rid of all those <br /> elements and the &nbsp;s.


    I have tried looking on the net for a page that explains the BASICS of CSS,
    but haven't found a good one yet. Any suggestions? This is something that I
    would like to learn.

    >
    > Speaking of <br /> - that is XHTML, not HTML. You should also be using
    > strict, not transitional.
    >


    Outl of the pages that I have written so far have, I have done them all in
    notepad. For some reason, I have decided to try an HTML editor. In the past,
    I have always used the <br> tag, but this editor used the </br> instead. I
    figured it knew what it was doing... Guess not.


    > > As of right now, none of the links work. All I have done so far is just

    > the
    > > main page. Will work on it more in the morning.

    >
    > You're right. All of your image elements point to files on *your* D drive.
    > They are not on my D drive so I see a mainly blank page.
    >



    Hopefully, I have corrected the image problem. Sorry... it was late!

    Thanks again...

    Chuck
    Chuck, Dec 4, 2003
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  5. Chuck

    jch Guest

    Chuck - the page looks pretty good. I wonder though if there's a way to
    tighten up the space between the menu items (Home, About Us, etc) and the
    subsequent picture and text. If you could pull that part up closer that
    would be good. Also, is there a way to put the menu items all on the same
    line? Having "E-mail" down by itself is wasting space.
    HTH.

    "Chuck" <> wrote in message
    news:E5Hzb.3493$...
    >
    > "rf" <> wrote in message
    > news:NQAzb.38813$...
    > >
    > >
    > > Not good. You should really learn some CSS to aid with the positioning

    of
    > > things and get rid of all those <br /> elements and the &nbsp;s.

    >
    > I have tried looking on the net for a page that explains the BASICS of

    CSS,
    > but haven't found a good one yet. Any suggestions? This is something that

    I
    > would like to learn.
    >
    > >
    > > Speaking of <br /> - that is XHTML, not HTML. You should also be using
    > > strict, not transitional.
    > >

    >
    > Outl of the pages that I have written so far have, I have done them all in
    > notepad. For some reason, I have decided to try an HTML editor. In the

    past,
    > I have always used the <br> tag, but this editor used the </br> instead. I
    > figured it knew what it was doing... Guess not.
    >
    >
    > > > As of right now, none of the links work. All I have done so far is

    just
    > > the
    > > > main page. Will work on it more in the morning.

    > >
    > > You're right. All of your image elements point to files on *your* D

    drive.
    > > They are not on my D drive so I see a mainly blank page.
    > >

    >
    >
    > Hopefully, I have corrected the image problem. Sorry... it was late!
    >
    > Thanks again...
    >
    > Chuck
    >
    >
    jch, Dec 4, 2003
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  6. Chuck

    Chuck Guest

    "jch" <> wrote in message
    news:eek:7Hzb.730$...
    > Chuck - the page looks pretty good. I wonder though if there's a way to
    > tighten up the space between the menu items (Home, About Us, etc) and the
    > subsequent picture and text. If you could pull that part up closer that
    > would be good. Also, is there a way to put the menu items all on the same
    > line? Having "E-mail" down by itself is wasting space.
    > HTH.
    >



    Thanks for the input.

    I will play with that some and see what it looks like.

    All of the buttons are in one line on my pc.

    What settings are you using? I'm running 1024x768
    Chuck, Dec 4, 2003
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  7. Chuck

    jch Guest

    "Chuck" <> wrote in message
    news:LqHzb.3710$...
    >
    > "jch" <> wrote in message
    > news:eek:7Hzb.730$...
    > > Chuck - the page looks pretty good. I wonder though if there's a way to
    > > tighten up the space between the menu items (Home, About Us, etc) and

    the
    > > subsequent picture and text. If you could pull that part up closer that
    > > would be good. Also, is there a way to put the menu items all on the

    same
    > > line? Having "E-mail" down by itself is wasting space.
    > > HTH.
    > >

    >
    >
    > Thanks for the input.
    >
    > I will play with that some and see what it looks like.
    >
    > All of the buttons are in one line on my pc.
    >
    > What settings are you using? I'm running 1024x768
    >


    800x600
    jch, Dec 4, 2003
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  8. "Chuck" <> writes:

    >>> http://www.geocities.com/my1964bug/


    >> Also, is there a way to put the menu items all on the same
    >> line? Having "E-mail" down by itself is wasting space.


    > All of the buttons are in one line on my pc.
    > What settings are you using? I'm running 1024x768


    With only one button wrapped, that sounds like 800x600.
    With 640x480 even more buttons could wrap.

    If you are concerned about appearance, change your resolution to different
    settings and see for yourself how it looks. You can put NOBR tags around the
    1st and 2nd half of the buttons if you want the wrap to split it evenly into
    two rows of button bars of similar appearance for people using less than
    1024x768 resolution.

    If the quick resolution change feature on your computer only goes down to
    800x600, try right-click desktop Properties, (or control panel Display) and see
    if that method of changing settings allows setting to 640x480 also.

    Rather than changing screen resolution, you can un-maximize your browser and
    resize to about a 640/1024 (5/8ths) proportion width, and then all you have to
    do is toggle between max and un-max to check out how changes appear.

    > Thanks a million...


    Yeah! Welcome a billion.



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