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Hi guys...new to friendster and new to CSS!!! I was just wondering if there's anyway I can change a "name heading" in friendster? Example is I can change the heading "Location" to "Coordinates" or change the link "View Messages" to "Check my Messages" ...I know I can change it by clicking on the view source....but something wrong always pops up...and that dude Michael's page always shows up attached to my profile at the end.

Please help...I would really appreciate it!

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You can't actually affect

You can't actually affect the source code in this way with CSS, no.

You can replace elements with CSS, using attribute selectors, but it won't work in Internet Explorer.

Without seeing your page we can't advise, but for example, this is how I target specific elements on PHPBB forums:

a[href^="posting.php?mode=q"] img, a[href^="posting.php?mode=e"] img, a[href^="posting.php?mode=d"] img {display: none;}

a[href^="posting.php?mode=q"]:before {content: 'Quote';}
a[href^="posting.php?mode=e"]:before {content: 'Edit';}
a[href^="posting.php?mode=d"]:before {content: 'Delete';}

although I fear that may be a bit too in-depth for you?

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Hmmm...

Yeah, I think that's a little too in depth for me...that's for forums, right? Thanks for trying to help me though...I really appreciate it. Well, I downloaded a free trial version of Adobe's Dreamweaver...I hope this will help me figure everything out and eventually learn...Again I appreciate it!

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Dreamweaver? This can come

Dreamweaver? This can come to no good end...

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Any suggestions...?

Oh really? What do you guys prefer? What should I use then? Because I'm totally new to this whole thing. Trying to stay connected with my friends who's on the other side of the world. And I'm trying to create my own profile originality...that's all...to express myself...hehe.

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Dreamweaver is useful for

Dreamweaver is useful for it's organisation and code view, but the WYSIWYG editor is a bit pants.

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Hehe...yeah. It is well

Hehe...yeah. It is well organized. I think that's what I'm having trouble with right now....the wysiwyg. "Bit pants"? Does that mean "troublesome"? Sorry if I don't know what that phrase means. but, hope that I'll figure it out. Thanks!

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scratchmixer wrote:I think

scratchmixer wrote:
I think that's what I'm having trouble with right now....the wysiwyg. "Bit pants"?

But "wysiwyg" can never work on the web because there is no "what you get" part as a fixed thing. "What you get" is different in every browser and every computer and that is the way it always will be because that is the way the web was designed to be. Always and forever, you don't know what the user will see.

The web is not paper, and it never will be. So to believe that any given web page can ever look any one way is to believe in a falsehood. And to try to make it so is to chase a futility. This being so, the "wysiwyg" web creation program is based on a fundamental lie and can never succeed in doing what it claims, no matter how strongly it might claim it.

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