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Just spent an age redoing my site in html and css. It's located at

http://retro.thew00t.com

I've only tested in IE6 and FF0.8, and already there's a few bugs - the line at the top in IE doesn't join up, and the menu box is positioned a bit differently.

I'm well aware the background images tile and position differently, but I kinda like it that way.

Also, I'm trying to validate the index.html as valid XHTML, but it says it 'doesn't allow <body> here'. Huh?

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Looking at your source

meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"

You forgot a ", that could be your validation problem.

I believe it should read

meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset="windows-1252"

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Hi,

I checked your site with Mozilla 1.6. It looks okay except that the scrollbar of the main area is cropped by left boxes (as you can see on the attached scrrenshot)
I also checked the validation issue and found that it might be caused by the possibly wrong DTD-definiton: I saved your main page and changed your XHTML 1.0 Frameset definition to XHTML 1.0 Transitional... After that the validator accepted the <body> tag... But I'm not sure that it was the right solution tho, I never used XHTML for a page with <iframe>... :?

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Well true to the the sites title "Retro" this is a retro layout Iframes framesets tables, shame on you Wink I thought from the post you had designed a pure CSS site Smile .

Viewing in both FF and IE I had problems with the layout not collapsing well on resizing, the right hand column hides the iframe scrollbars in all but full screen 1024 had me confused as to how to access the content may well be a problem as the majority screen size is still 800 on IE6

You were posting a while back about fixed positions ,I think Stu was giving you some pointers did they not work out? this link may prove a usefull read
http://devnull.tagsoup.com/fixed

Is this really a frameset, I just ask as from what I can recall it doesn't look like one ( that said I've never coded framesets, don't like them-nor do search engines so I may be being ignorant!) wondered if that was what was throwing the validator?
If your after work then you will have to code to 90% of the population using IE you can't slag people of for using it in one paragraph then tout for web design work from people who will inevitably be using it in another.

Otherwise the look of the site is ok. I remember duke nukem when it came out worse still I remember the original platform version for pc great game!

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Sorry, you can ignore my previous post, I think I've been up way too long.

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Hehe, I guess slagging of IE wasn't the best thing to do.

I'm bumping this topic as I've rebuilt and reuploaded, I've compressed all the images, and at least it works in IE now.

The only problem I'm having is the iframe. With the bale, I could set the middle column as *, and it would fill up the space between the outer columns. Then all I had to do was set the iframe to 100% and it would resize automatically.

I tried setting the iframe div to auto and a left and right margin, but it didn't fill the space. Any ideas?

Also, I though using the frameset was right because it uses an iframe, but I know now, thanks mate, that I shold use transitional.

Have another look, see if you can help me fix it.

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bl**dy yes mate, it's valid xhtml. The meta tag didn't need that extra ", that was throwing up problems, and it didn't like the body tag because it shoudl have been transitional.

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fretro.thew00t.com

Still need help though.

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I'm old-school: IE 5 on a Mac in OS9. I see nothing but circles:
http://www.ericwagner.com/retro.jpg

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I didn't think anyone used IE5 anymore!

Anyways, you'll be happy to know I am rebuilding the site for IE5, I tested and the stuff was all over the place. I'm having problems getting the right column aligning top. Any ideas?

I'm floating column 1 left, column 2 left with a left margin equal to the width of the left column, and am floating column3 right with a width of 230. It doesn't float right at the top, it floats under the columns 1 and 2 and to the right.

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