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or is it just me...?

It starts off with a slight frown - you switch from FF to Opera to IE and back - there's a problem with the CSS - [frown]

Fiddle with the stylesheet, get rid of half the CSS - problem still there [twitch, frown, twitch]

Put the rules back in the CSS and try to work through it logically.

An hour later.

"Oh B****r it!" Your voice is now raised you decide to look for help.

You work your way through every CSS help site you've got bookmarked - but no solution fits exactly.

Go to Google - spend two hours Googling the problem. Your face is now two inches from your display screen and your lips are moving as you read. Have your hopes raised half a dozen times and then crushed unmercifully.

"You B*****d! You bloody B*****d!" Your relatives are now looking in on you occasionally with worried looks on their faces. Cups of Tea/Coffee are sitting cold on your desk.

Through complete luck you solve the problem momentarilly - too late you realise that you've already done Edit - Undo in your HTML editor and the solution has vanished.

Now every other word you mutter is an obscenity - sometimes every word is one.

Suddenly, it's there. It's working. " Ha!"

You check back and forwards in the browsers as you don't actually trust yourself by now to have found the solution.

Still works.

You stand up so quickly that your chair falls over.

"Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!"

You do a little Snoopy dance round your office and start taunting your PC - "I got you, you B*****d, I finally got you. That'll teach you to mess with ME!!!"

Emotionally drained you try to validate your page at the W3C- only to find it no longer validates....

My strategy is so simple an idiot could have devised it!

"Also, your CSS (no offence) makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a rusty spoon" - TPH

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Does this sound familiar

Must be just you. I'm sure it never happened to me.

I've never been knee-walking, commode-hugging drunk either—at least not that I can remember. Smile



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Does this sound familiar

Oh dear is this really what happens ? I recommend valium Smile

Never have any problems myself, none to get so worked up over :^o

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Does this sound familiar

I always start screaming at the top of my lungs "WHY NOT WORK?"

It's a term I picked up from Computer Engineering Class during our Robotics Section Laughing out loud That was the time we decided our robot was too slow, so we removed the treads and put on wheels. (since I was the programmer, and not the engineer of the project, I had no say it that). After it crashed and broke 2 out of 3 motors I picked up that phrase (along with a bunch of other ones too Laughing out loud)

When it comes to code, yeah. I'll sit there two inches from the screen lips moving as I read. Sweat pouring off my head because I've figured out the problem. Until recently though, I didn't care about Validation. Now I do, so I'll be back to rant some more Wink

I refuse to be like the faceless masses of sheep and have a signatu......awwwwwwwww CRAP!!

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