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hello all

i am having a problem with positioning elements on a page

i have created a simple/sample page at www.geocities.com/multiplexer02 just to show you the problem that i am encountering

more specific the problem is when you minimize the browser window

do it and you'll see the down right image of the page to change position

this would happen with any elements that i would put on the page

is it normal? should i use tables instead ? if yes can you tell me if i should use style sheets for the positioning ? is there any solution ? please let me know

thank you all

i should say that i am new on creating pages

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Re: positioning problems - check the page

multiplexer02 wrote:

more specific the problem is when you minimize the browser window

First of all when you minimise a window you won't see anything Tongue

multiplexer02 wrote:

do it and you'll see the down right image of the page to change position

this would happen with any elements that i would put on the page

You don't specify which browser you have checked your page with. I have verified it with IE 6, Opera 7.11, Netscape 6 and I don't see any problem with it.

multiplexer02 wrote:

is it normal? should i use tables instead ? if yes can you tell me if i should use style sheets for the positioning ?

Perhaps you should let us know what you are trying to achieve and we will understand what the problem is. I beleive you want to keep the right-bottom image at the same position when it is re-sized/maximised but it is not remaining at that position ? please clarify with details.

Jeffery

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positioning matters

ok ok

i admit i said something wrong over there :roll:

the major problem is that when you resize the browser window, elements on the page change places, something that i don't want to happen

i am using IE 6 on 17'' monitor (i don't know if the monitors resolution has to do with it but i mention just to let you know)

i am trying to do a web page but when i started with it and i had this problem things got more complicated than i thought

i am a new to web creation, i am using html 4.01 as reference and i am trying to set up elements using css

do u think tables is a good idea on a page ? it gets more flexible?

my page is on a very low level format right know but i am trying to solve the problem of positiong in order to continue with the rest of the layout

thanks for your reply packetrouter

i hope you have something in mind

c u soon

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Re: positioning matters

multiplexer02 wrote:
the major problem is that when you resize the browser window, elements on the page change places, something that i don't want to happen

Again as before I checked with all the browsers I have and I can't find any fault in that page. The right-bottom image moves accordingly when resized... and looking at the code, I beleive that was meant to be that way. I even measured it up with a caliper and its pixel perfect 20/50 off the bottom-right corner.

multiplexer02 wrote:

i am using IE 6 on 17'' monitor (i don't know if the monitors resolution has to do with it but i mention just to let you know)

You never know if that is the problem unless you view your page from an other Computer monitor. Maybe someone else can give feedback from here.

multiplexer02 wrote:

i am trying to do a web page but when i started with it and i had this problem things got more complicated than i thought

As always when you start up everything is very complicated. I didn't know much of CSS up until a month ago.... just knew how to basically change colours and fonts, etc. ...didn't even know what a box model was. The best thing is to Read Read Read. Reading helps you a lot and teaches you many things which others can't teach you. It gives you time to think of the things you come across and also experiment with it and thats when you learn stuff. So its not all that complicated as you think it is.

multiplexer02 wrote:

i am a new to web creation, i am using html 4.01 as reference and i am trying to set up elements using css

do u think tables is a good idea on a page ? it gets more flexible?

my page is on a very low level format right know but i am trying to solve the problem of positiong in order to continue with the rest of the layout

CSS is definately more flexible than Tables. The future is CSS ! Its just we need the knowledge on how to implement them. Thats all I can say now.... I need to run now ...catchya

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positioning problems - check the page

I'd suggest, multiplexer02, that you take a screencap of the problem as you see it in your browser, then we can pass judgement, since no-one seems able to replicate it.

You know you're a geek when you try to shoo a fly away from the monitor with your cursor.

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positioning problems again

hello again

i think that was the best idea

here is the image that i get and i take it as a problem

no scrollbars, and everything positioned strangely

don't you think it is a problem ? is it normal ?

i don't know, because as i have mentioned i am new around creating web
pages. i have searched a lot about it but i didn't find any way out

i want to change this bad impression that i see and i think of the page

is there any way ?

thanks for your time

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Re: positioning problems again

multiplexer02 wrote:

no scrollbars, and everything positioned strangely

don't you think it is a problem ? is it normal ?

i don't know, because as i have mentioned i am new around creating web
pages. i have searched a lot about it but i didn't find any way out

i want to change this bad impression that i see and i think of the page

is there any way ?

thanks for your time

You have told the browser to position the images at that position ie 20px from the right and 50px from the bottom. This is absolute positioning. So no matter what size your window is, it will position the images to the specified absolute position. This is NORMAL behaviour as you have requested it to be that way and it will be that way.

You are right, you don't see scroll bars. But I don't know if you can achive that once the two DIV's cross each other. Maybe someone else can give you some hints. Cheers

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positioning problems - check the page

I'm trying to understand why you're testing the site out that small in the first place... No offense necessary, of course. Do you expect many visitors to view the site in a window that small? If so, why use images at all- text only or very small graphics would be your best bet.

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Have to agree here. That is perfectly normal behaviour in the situation I'm afraid... but as KnightWolf touched on, not many people are going to have your window that small and be trying to read it...

You know you're a geek when you try to shoo a fly away from the monitor with your cursor.