How do I fix this?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Prof. Marvel, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Prof. Marvel

    Prof. Marvel Guest

    I'm doing this site for friends. They're telling me the main box is centered
    on one of their computers,. but not the other. I know the site has a bunch
    of validation errors and I plan to fix each, but I'd just like to know if
    anyone can spot why the site is displaying two different ways on IE and
    what's the quick fix.

    thanks

    Paul

    www.nmrfh.com
     
    Prof. Marvel, Nov 5, 2003
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  2. Prof. Marvel

    J Briggs Guest

    On Wed, 5 Nov 2003 13:46:24 -0500, "Prof. Marvel"
    <reporter@(removethis)fuse.net> wrote:

    >I'm doing this site for friends. They're telling me the main box is centered
    >on one of their computers,. but not the other. I know the site has a bunch
    >of validation errors and I plan to fix each, but I'd just like to know if
    >anyone can spot why the site is displaying two different ways on IE and
    >what's the quick fix.
    >
    >thanks
    >
    >Paul
    >
    >www.nmrfh.com
    >
    >


    Which image is it exactly? I notice that some of your images are
    centered using style-sheets. It would probably be better to use HTML
    center tags instead as these will be more widely supported by
    browsers.

    eg
    <center><img src="......"></center>

    Jonathan
     
    J Briggs, Nov 5, 2003
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  3. Prof. Marvel

    PeterMcC Guest

    J Briggs wrote:
    > On Wed, 5 Nov 2003 13:46:24 -0500, "Prof. Marvel"
    > <reporter@(removethis)fuse.net> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm doing this site for friends. They're telling me the main box is
    >> centered on one of their computers,. but not the other. I know the
    >> site has a bunch of validation errors and I plan to fix each, but
    >> I'd just like to know if anyone can spot why the site is displaying
    >> two different ways on IE and what's the quick fix.
    >>
    >> thanks
    >>
    >> Paul
    >>
    >> www.nmrfh.com
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Which image is it exactly? I notice that some of your images are
    > centered using style-sheets. It would probably be better to use HTML
    > center tags instead as these will be more widely supported by
    > browsers.
    >
    > eg
    > <center><img src="......"></center>


    That may not be terribly sound advice.

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    PeterMcC
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    please ignore it and accept my apologies.
     
    PeterMcC, Nov 5, 2003
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  4. Quoth the raven named Prof. Marvel:

    > I'm doing this site for friends. They're telling me the main box is centered
    > on one of their computers,. but not the other. I know the site has a bunch
    > of validation errors and I plan to fix each, but I'd just like to know if
    > anyone can spot why the site is displaying two different ways on IE and
    > what's the quick fix.
    >
    > www.nmrfh.com


    Besides the centering, you need to compress your images. The picture
    of the funeral home (center-3b.jpg) is a 54KB download. Simply by
    resaving it using PSP, I reduced it to 15KB.

    You could also turn your <pre> into a list using <ul><li> and the text
    would not overshoot the content area. And, supply its own bullets.

    --
    -bts
    -This space intentionally left blank.
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Nov 5, 2003
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  5. Prof. Marvel

    Prof. Marvel Guest

    This is interesting. My people are telling me the white box is not centered
    properly and none of you guys have seen that. All the other stuff I know
    about, but the white page is not centered correctly on the gray background,
    is what they're saying. Moreover, a quick check in Netscape 7.1 shows this
    to be the case. Meanwhile, IE shows it centered correctly in my computer at
    al resolutions.

    What's going on with their IE view?

    M.
    "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <> wrote in message
    news:NUbqb.54519$...
    > Quoth the raven named Prof. Marvel:
    >
    > > I'm doing this site for friends. They're telling me the main box is

    centered
    > > on one of their computers,. but not the other. I know the site has a

    bunch
    > > of validation errors and I plan to fix each, but I'd just like to know

    if
    > > anyone can spot why the site is displaying two different ways on IE and
    > > what's the quick fix.
    > >
    > > www.nmrfh.com

    >
    > Besides the centering, you need to compress your images. The picture
    > of the funeral home (center-3b.jpg) is a 54KB download. Simply by
    > resaving it using PSP, I reduced it to 15KB.
    >
    > You could also turn your <pre> into a list using <ul><li> and the text
    > would not overshoot the content area. And, supply its own bullets.
    >
    > --
    > -bts
    > -This space intentionally left blank.
    >
     
    Prof. Marvel, Nov 5, 2003
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  6. Quoth the raven named Prof. Marvel:
    > This is interesting. My people are telling me the white box is not centered
    > properly and none of you guys have seen that. All the other stuff I know
    > about, but the white page is not centered correctly on the gray background,
    > is what they're saying. Moreover, a quick check in Netscape 7.1 shows this
    > to be the case. Meanwhile, IE shows it centered correctly in my computer at
    > al resolutions.


    Try adding to .mainbox style
    margin-left: auto;
    margin-right: auto;


    > What's going on with their IE view?


    IE is wrong, interpreting your width: 80% as being centered. <g> Why
    do you want to waste 20% of the visitor's canvas?

    On the history page, the photos of the three dudes looked squished.
    Are you misinterpreting the height and width of the actual images?

    Look at the merchandise page with Netscape or Mozilla with an 800x600
    browser window.

    I don't see your state or province listed anywhere. Where are you?

    Please don't top-post. Thanks.

    --
    -bts
    -This space intentionally left blank.
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Nov 5, 2003
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    Richard Guest

    Prof. Marvel wrote:

    > I'm doing this site for friends. They're telling me the main box is
    > centered
    > on one of their computers,. but not the other. I know the site has a
    > bunch
    > of validation errors and I plan to fix each, but I'd just like to know
    > if
    > anyone can spot why the site is displaying two different ways on IE
    > and
    > what's the quick fix.


    > thanks


    > Paul


    > www.nmrfh.com


    http://www.1-large-world.com/images/funeral.jpg

    That's what I see using IE 6.

    The different views might be the way the settings are in each.
     
    Richard, Nov 5, 2003
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  8. Prof. Marvel

    David Graham Guest

    "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <> wrote in message
    news:5Scqb.54529$...
    > Quoth the raven named Prof. Marvel:
    > > This is interesting. My people are telling me the white box is not

    centered
    > > properly and none of you guys have seen that. All the other stuff I know
    > > about, but the white page is not centered correctly on the gray

    background,
    > > is what they're saying. Moreover, a quick check in Netscape 7.1 shows

    this
    > > to be the case. Meanwhile, IE shows it centered correctly in my computer

    at
    > > al resolutions.

    >
    > Try adding to .mainbox style
    > margin-left: auto;
    > margin-right: auto;
    >
    >

    As IE5 and IE5.5 don't understand the above, you will have to wrap the
    ..mainbox div like this

    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <div class="mainbox">
    <div class="title"><IMG SRC="images/11111.gif" BORDER="0" WIDTH="626"
    HEIGHT="95" ALIGN="bottom" ALT=""></div>
    </div> <!-- close the wrapper div -->

    These older browsers treat block level elements as inline elements, hence
    text-align will have an effect on a div.
    HTH
    David
     
    David Graham, Nov 6, 2003
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  9. Prof. Marvel

    David Graham Guest


    > As IE5 and IE5.5 don't understand the above, you will have to wrap the
    > .mainbox div like this
    >
    > <div style="text-align: center;">
    > <div class="mainbox">
    > <div class="title"><IMG SRC="images/11111.gif" BORDER="0" WIDTH="626"
    > HEIGHT="95" ALIGN="bottom" ALT=""></div>
    > </div> <!-- close the mainbox div -->

    </div> <!-- close the wrapper div -->
    >
     
    David Graham, Nov 6, 2003
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  10. Prof. Marvel

    informant Guest

    "Richard" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Prof. Marvel wrote:
    >
    > > I'm doing this site for friends. They're telling me the main box is
    > > centered
    > > on one of their computers,. but not the other. I know the site has a
    > > bunch
    > > of validation errors and I plan to fix each, but I'd just like to know
    > > if
    > > anyone can spot why the site is displaying two different ways on IE
    > > and
    > > what's the quick fix.

    >
    > > thanks

    >
    > > Paul

    >
    > > www.nmrfh.com

    >
    > http://www.1-large-world.com/images/funeral.jpg
    >
    > That's what I see using IE 6.
    >
    > The different views might be the way the settings are in each.


    Nobody cares what you see, Mr. Bullis. When *will* you get that through your
    K00K skull?


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