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If requiring help, please think first before posting, and follow these basic points:

1. Describe as clearly as possible the problem you are having.

Describe as accurately as possible the problem rather than the solution you require, allow us to establish the best course of action/remedy.

For example, what browser/s the problem is happening in, how it happens, how often, different resolutions, etc.

2. Please describe what elements the problem appears on.

It's no use saying "my page is broken, how do I fix it?". You need to be specific and point out the broken bits to us, so we don't waste time looking for the actual problem.

3. Provide sight of all the code you are using, pasted within [code] tags.

If you don't post code then we have no understanding of how your page is working, it is insufficient the majority of the time to just post the CSS as CSS requires the markup structure to make sense.

Do not post snippets of what you think is "relevant" code, unless you are suitably advanced in knowledge that you have safely ruled out the rest of the code as of pertinence to the problem at hand. Better to give us too much code than too little because then we just have to ask you to post the bits that you left out.

It is helpful where possible to provide your page live online so that we may see for ourselves the problem in action.

When posting code in your thread can you please ensure that it is set in the correct tags for display. This is for a two fold reason, first it helps anyone reading the code if it is formatted and highlighted for legibility and secondly certain html characters will be parsed so you cannot post naked html code. < will be rendered as though a web page so you need to escape these opening angle brackets using &lt;

Finally please check (Preview button) your post before submitting it to ensure all is as it should be.

It can become a chore for Mods to have to edit posts to correct these oversights Laughing out loud

Please follow these basic points as we do not then have to repeat pointless requests for these steps to be followed and you will receive faster and more accurate solutions to problems.

And lastly do ensure that your code is validated and has a complete standards switching DTD.

Thank you,


Before you make your first post it is vital that you READ THE POSTING GUIDELINES!
Please post ALL your code - both CSS & HTML - in [code] tags
Please validate and ensure you have included a full Doctype before posting.
Why validate? Read Me

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Hello Hugo, I hope you don't

Hello Hugo, I hope you don't mind me butting in.

It seems that some times when people post their code they post the raw PHP instead of parsing it and showing us the actual HTML.

When you ignore this sticky and are asked to show us your code please follow these steps:

  1. If you are not running a localhost capable of parsing your code upload your script to your web host
  2. Run your script with your browser
  3. View source
  4. Select All
  5. Copy
  6. Paste all of that between the [code] tags here at CSScreator.com (that's just the HTML part)
  7. Copy all of your CSS (whether it is single or multiple files)
  8. Paste all of that between the [code] tags here at CSScreator.com (that's the CSS part)

Then we can actually see what we need to see.