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Hi guys,

Im reasonably new to using CSS properly... I'm blown away with what I can achieve with it... but I've run in to a problem. Whilst I could solve this easily by changing my CSS - I like the effect Im trying to achieve - and I don't give up easily - especially when it's IE causing the problem!

http://www.mintylamb.co.uk

All works well - until you hover over a link and the page suddenly cuts in half. Works fine in FF - but not IE.

(any comments on the site design would be excellent - critique away)

(there's also a problem with the menu buttons - padding works fine in FF - but IE ignores the vertical padding)

James

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The Guilloutine-Bug?

Hi JamesC,

looks like you ran into Explorer's "Guillotine-Bug".
Check this site for an explanation and a workaround

http//www.positioniseverything.net/explorer/guillotine.html

The site is also helpful for dealing with a lot of other Bugs
in IE and other browsers.

For the padding problem you might find a solution here
http//css.maxdesign.com.au/

(although maybe you won't - I didn't take the time to read your
entire css ... at any rate it's a good resource for css-developers.)

I like the look of your site. Maybe you should consider
putting the navigation further up in the layout so on the "inner"
pages with lots of content you don't have to scroll down to navigate.

Hope this helped a bit. Regards, dapreeze

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IE a:hover problem

dapreze,

Thanks for the tip - all fixed now Smile

Couldn't find anything about the padding - will have to investigate further.

Regarding the navigation - at the moment its just a set of pages with links on each one. I need to integrate my other pages to make them match in style. At the moment it just provides a detailed explanation of each link. I plan to have some sort of side menu also.

Thanks again,

James

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IE a:hover problem

dapreeze,

Are you on a Mac by any chance? I just tried Browsercam - and it shows my navigation to be at the bottom of the page with Safari...

It should be at the top... like it is on every other browser...

James

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safari

Hi JamesC,

I am indeed on a Mac/Safari. Browsercam sounds interesting.
Would you mind posting a link to it? Thanx.

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browsercam

Hi JamesC,

never mind, just used Google to find browsercam.
Thanks anyway for mentioning it -)

dapreeze

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Re: safari

dapreeze wrote:
…I am indeed on a Mac/Safari. Browsercam sounds interesting.…
Safari shows every sign that it will be an excellent browser. At this time, it seems to have some buggy behaviors and some gaps in implementation. Unlike IE/Mac, the khtml rendering engine and the Safari code are improving all the time—but it's not there yet. Firefox or Camino for osX will provide state of the art rendering that will have a high correlation to Firefox/PC.

cheers,

gary

If your web page is as clever as you can make it, it's probably too clever for you to debug or maintain.

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safari/firefox

@ kk5st Until now I've hardly ever run into differences between Firefox/Camino and Safari when testing my own pages.

The only thing that bugs me about Firefox 1 is that I haven't found the way to turn off mouse-gestures. Since I have "uControl" installed to emulate a scrollwheel, Firefox sometimes jumps back and forth in "history" when all I want is to scroll down.

dprz

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IE a:hover problem

Check out Scott Sauyet's Footer Demo in Safari, IE/Mac, and Firefox/Camino. For whatever reason, Safari, Opera and IE/Mac fail (as reported to me) while the Moz/Gecko browsers and IE/Win render as expected. I have no clue why.

In Firefox, go to tools⇒extensions. The Mouse Gesture extension may have options to set (I'm not using it, so *shrug*), or you can uninstall.

cheers,

gary

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mouse gesture extension

Hi Gary,
I'm not "using" the extension either -). It's not even installed. It just "happens" when I use "uControl" (a third party MacOsX extension), so I guess the problem is between that and Firefox.

I thought maybe it was something built into Firefox like with Opera. Guess I'll have to put up with it then, which won't be too hard because I only use Firefox for testing. Safari might have problems rendering some pages but overall I like it. Maybe when there's a "Safari-style" theme for Firefox I might "switch" -) but until then I simply preferr the MacOS X look and feel of Safari.

Salut, dapreeze