Unable to Center Search Engine

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Bill Helbron, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. Bill Helbron

    Bill Helbron Guest

    On the first page of my website <http://www.geocities.com/jwhelbron >, I've been
    unable to center the search engine and the icon for the "Next" page. I've tried
    some variations, but still cannot center them. I've been told that I could have
    a HTML editor problem. Here is the code for the extreme bottom of the page:

    "<tr valign="top">
    <td colspan=33 height=18></td>
    <table>
    <td>
    <center>
    <FORM ACTION="http://search.freefind.com/find.html"
    METHOD="GET" target="FreeFind">
    <font size=1 face="arial,helvetica" >
    <A HREF="http://search.freefind.com/find.html?id=34068010">
    Search this site</a>
    powered by <A HREF="http://www.freefind.com">FreeFind</A><br>
    <INPUT TYPE="HIDDEN" NAME="id" VALUE="34068010">
    <INPUT TYPE="HIDDEN" NAME="pid" VALUE="r">
    <INPUT TYPE="HIDDEN" NAME="mode" VALUE="ALL">
    <INPUT type="HIDDEN" name="n" value="0">
    <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="query" SIZE="20">
    <INPUT TYPE="SUBMIT" VALUE=" Find! "><input type="SUBMIT"
    name="sitemap" value="Site Map">
    </center>
    </font></FORM></td></table>
    </tr>
    <tr valign="top">
    <td colspan=33 height=20></td>
    </tr>
    <tr valign="top">
    <td colspan=27 height=23></td>
    <td colspan=5 rowspan=1 width=93 align="center" valign="middle"><a
    href="http://www.geocities.com/jwhelbron/page_02.html"><img height=23 width=93
    src="http://www.geocities.com/clipart/pbi/buttons/Generic/next7.gif" border=0
    ></a></td>

    <td colspan=1 height=23></td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    </body>
    </html>

    I would appreciate some advice, please!

    Bill
    Bill Helbron, Aug 25, 2004
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  2. Bill Helbron

    Bill Helbron Guest

    Robert,

    Thanks for your reply! The Index.html page was created using Yahoo! PageBuilder
    and modified slightly by me, so I was really looking to make a few "cosmetic"
    mods. I will take a look at CSS, however.

    >a lot of spacer gifs

    I don't understand, unless you are referring to the waving flag and the E-mail
    gifs. Those were positioned using PageBuilder, and both are placed as I
    initially wanted.

    >>... any of the code in your post, we can see it fine.

    I can't imagine how, but we learn something every day!

    Bill

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 20:58:45 +0000, Robert Frost-Bridges
    <> wrote:

    >On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 19:37:33 +0000, Bill Helbron wrote:
    >
    >Bill,
    >
    >I would actually recommend a total rethink of the code. You seem to have
    >a lot of spacer gifs in there coupled with a lot of table code
    >which must be throwing the layout of the page all over the place.
    >
    >Look in to css http://www.allmyfaqs.com/faq.pl?CSS_FAQs for the layout,
    >you'll find it worthwhile and you'll have a lot less html to deal with. It
    >will make styling your site so much easier.
    >
    >Btw, providing a link to the page means you don't actually have to include
    >any of the code in your post, we can see it fine.
    Bill Helbron, Aug 25, 2004
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  3. On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 19:37:33 +0000, Bill Helbron wrote:

    Bill,

    I would actually recommend a total rethink of the code. You seem to have
    a lot of spacer gifs in there coupled with a lot of table code
    which must be throwing the layout of the page all over the place.

    Look in to css http://www.allmyfaqs.com/faq.pl?CSS_FAQs for the layout,
    you'll find it worthwhile and you'll have a lot less html to deal with. It
    will make styling your site so much easier.

    Btw, providing a link to the page means you don't actually have to include
    any of the code in your post, we can see it fine.


    --
    Robert
    http://brightonfixedodds.net
    Robert Frost-Bridges, Aug 25, 2004
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  4. Bill Helbron

    Martin Clark Guest

    Bill Helbron wrote...
    >
    >>>... any of the code in your post, we can see it fine.

    >I can't imagine how, but we learn something every day!


    Right click on your web page, and click on "View code".
    You will see immediately all the spacer gifs that Yahoo Page Builder has
    stuck there. There also seem to be lots of table cells with nothing in
    them. It is probably the way that the Yahoo program interprets what you
    are trying to do.

    It's not too difficult to learn some simple html and css then you can
    achieve exactly what you want with your layout.
    --
    Martin Clark
    Martin Clark, Aug 25, 2004
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  5. Bill Helbron

    Martin Clark Guest

    Martin Clark wrote...
    >Bill Helbron wrote...
    >>
    >>>>... any of the code in your post, we can see it fine.

    >>I can't imagine how, but we learn something every day!

    >
    >Right click on your web page, and click on "View code".


    Sorry, I meant "View source". In IE, anyway.
    "View page source" in Firefox.
    --
    Martin Clark
    Martin Clark, Aug 25, 2004
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  6. Bill Helbron

    Bill Helbron Guest

    Martin,

    Thanks for your reply!

    >It is probably the way that the Yahoo program interprets what you are trying to do.

    Wow, apparently so! I'll try to re-write that page as a "learning exercise" and
    see if I can improve on it.

    Bill

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 23:17:22 +0100, Martin Clark <> wrote:

    >Bill Helbron wrote...
    >>
    >>>>... any of the code in your post, we can see it fine.

    >>I can't imagine how, but we learn something every day!

    >
    >Right click on your web page, and click on "View code".
    >You will see immediately all the spacer gifs that Yahoo Page Builder has
    >stuck there. There also seem to be lots of table cells with nothing in
    >them. It is probably the way that the Yahoo program interprets what you
    >are trying to do.
    >
    >It's not too difficult to learn some simple html and css then you can
    >achieve exactly what you want with your layout.
    Bill Helbron, Aug 25, 2004
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