Am working on a site redesign for a group I help sometimes and am having an issue.
I have used just basic CSS in the past for basic stuff like body settings and font controls but am having an issue with this site for some reason even a friend of mine last night tried helping and this was driving us both crazy. Lucky for her it ate up her flight time so gave her something to do HA HA
But the site is below
No as you can see I have the LINKS all enlarged on purpose as was testing this.
The files are below so you understand the set up of this page in case it is required for the right coding
top.inc this includes everything from the top drop down menu upwards including the head details
bottom.inc this includes everything from the bottom drop down menu downwards
left-sidebar.inc is the left sidebar
right-sidebar.inc is for the right side bar
and the whole thing is tied together using what is currently being called untitled1.php but that will change names once I get this all working.
Basically what I need is for the entire page text and links to be font 14px EXCEPT for the right sidebar which I want to be 10px due to size constraints in the right sidebar.
At present it seems no matter what I try both the right sidebar and everything ABOVE the sidebar in the code seems tied together and my friend and I could not get this sorted.
So how can I set both font sizes and make sure it is limited to just those areas? I did have it working once but then they would have to set the font size alot trying to set it so I can specify the entire sidebar with one control rather then each paragraph and link if that makes sense???
Get a proper, standards
Get a proper, standards triggering document type declaration - the one you have now isn't. It causes browsers to run in "quirks" mode and basically throws the CSS standard out of the window.
Remove the comments and spaces from before the DTD - it throws IE into fits to have ANYTHING before the DTD.
Fix the 28 html errors - most likely source of your problem is there. I can't say for sure that this will fix the problem, but we ask for valid code in our posting guidelines and it's up to you to provide that if you want help. If you want browsers to follow standards you have to provide them code that follows those standards.
If, after validating the code, both html and CSS, under a proper standards triggering doctype, the problem still persists, then come on back and ask again.
bye we're not all HTML
bye we're not all HTML wizards and that was a rude comment to make and to force people to post a certain style is ridiculous since half the programs for web design have tons of garbage code in them anyways.
I'll go find a polite forum!
That was actually one of the
That was actually one of the nicest most helpful Ed posts I've seen in quite a while. He could have been (and usually is) much more blunt about the subject.
Validate. Doctype. Two things we require you have done before posting. Not our fault you refuse to read and follow the rules of the board. You're the rude one for not following two simple steps in ensuring we can help you FOR FREE.
Refunds are available at the door. See ya!
Nice Ed scares people away
Nice Ed scares people away faster than angry Ed, I think we've all learned a valuable lesson here, bring back angry Ed!
Vade wrote: ...bring back
...bring back angry Ed!
Who is this "angry" Ed you speak of? Certainly not me!
I absolutely love this
I absolutely love this thread!! Way to tell'em ED! hahahahaha
Well based on the fact that
Well based on the fact that "Ed" was wrong just proves the forums not worth staying in HA HA. Never changed a thing he stated and all I did was post to another group who had me edit one line of the CSS file and bingo.
He gave wrong info blaming it on everything else instead of being polite and actually answering my question and then was rude about how I should post.
My site code is actually quite clean compared to those using frontpage or dreamweaver whose code is a nightmare.
So needless to say I will not be back to a forum that posts rudely to a simple question.
Just how exactly was he rude,
Just how exactly was he rude, did he not include enough flower and puppy emoticons in his 100% accurate reply that may I add came a mere 90 minutes after you posted?
If you choose to follow inaccurate advice given to you by others and we all know it's simply because you wanted the "easy fix" rather than actually working on the underlying problems then off with you, but saying Ed is wrong when you clearly have no idea of what the problem was is just ridiculous.
And if you think your site is clean coded you've clearly a great deal to learn but seem unwilling to do so.
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Wow. That site's been around for a long time.
Table based layout and using
Table based layout and using center tags... ya, you're code is superb. Don't change a thing. You have a vast future ahead of you in the web development industry. Send that site to any major corporation and I'm sure you'll get hired instantly!
Yup. Now i'm just being rude. Feel free to continue crying about it. Ed gave you very valid and very useful advice. If you refuse to follow it and continue to have issues down the road when all the different browsers start rendering your site oddly, you'll have to fix it all sooner or later.
Come on. You can't complain
Come on. You can't complain about a web site made in 1970.
Deuce wrote: Table based
Table based layout and using center tags... ya, you're code is superb. Don't change a thing. You have a vast future ahead of you in the web development industry.
well, half vast anyways.
Ed Seedhouse wrote: ... well,
... well, half vast anyways.
Well played, sir. Very well played!