Re: [WSG] IE6 issue with a ul

2007-12-15 Thread Lyn Patterson
Thanks Georg for the excellent explanation.- I'll remember that if/when the same problem comes up again. Kind regards Lyn stacking bugs ? something for me to research. You'll find few references to that bug under that name. It's rather a description of how the bug works - individual

[WSG] IE6 issue with a ul

2007-12-14 Thread Lyn Patterson
. Can anyone tell me why this is so? Thanks Lyn Patterson Western Web Design Perth, WA *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help

Re: [WSG] IE6 issue with a ul

2007-12-14 Thread Lyn Patterson
IE6 has stacking bugs, which in your case results in a hidden ul. Adding... ul#img {position: relative;} ...will lift that container up in front - making it visible, without any negative effects across browser-land AFAICS. Thanks Georg - stacking bugs ? something for me to research.

[WSG] CMS and site design

2007-12-03 Thread Lyn Patterson
in design options? Lyn Patterson Western Web Design *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ***

[WSG] RE:CMS and site design

2007-12-03 Thread Lyn Patterson
Thanks Adam and John I think it will be just a matter of adding the odd photo and bit of text so will check out WordPress etc. It certainly won't be a full-blown management system that is required. Thanks for the input. Lyn Western Web Design

[WSG] RE: [WSG} CMS and Site Design

2007-12-03 Thread Lyn Patterson
Thanks Stephen and Rahul Yes, I always try to do all updating myself and this is the first client that really needs to do it as it will be a fairly frequent event. I had a talk to him and it will only be replacing one photo with another and changing a bit of text so nothing too onerous.

[WSG] Footer taking width from form

2007-08-03 Thread Lyn Patterson
Good morning http://www.colouru.com.au/contactus.html On this particular page in IE only, the #footer seems to be taking its width from the form. I have cleared everything I can think of but cannot find the problem. Thanks Lyn www.westernwebdesign.com.au

Re: [WSG] Footer taking width from form

2007-08-03 Thread Lyn Patterson
Scott Swabey wrote: Lyn Patterson wrote: http://www.colouru.com.au/contactus.html On this particular page in IE only, the #footer seems to be taking its width from the form. I have cleared everything I can think of but cannot find the problem. You have a typo in your clearfooter div

Re: [WSG] Footer taking width from form

2007-08-03 Thread Lyn Patterson
http://www.colouru.com.au/contactus.html On this particular page in IE only, the #footer seems to be taking its width from the form. I have cleared everything I can think of but cannot find the problem. Another thing I find odd is that you are using an empty tag for your form

[WSG] Background image in IE

2007-08-02 Thread Lyn Patterson
Good morning http://www.plecomadness.com/index.html Can someone tell me why my background image on #container in IE7/6 (large pic on right) is not positioned at the very edge of the screen as it is correctly in Fx, Opera and Safari? Thanks! Lyn

Re: [WSG] Background image in IE

2007-08-02 Thread Lyn Patterson
Stephen Rosman wrote: Maybe you could try: * Adding the background image to the body instead of the div? * Floating the div right? Thank you - I will try that In what way does it mess up Firefox? Causes horizontal scrolling Thanks

Re: [WSG] Background image in IE

2007-08-02 Thread Lyn Patterson
Steven Rosman wrote: In IE a block is, by default, only as wide as the content. If you add width: 100% to it it might help. I already tried that - it messes severely with Fx etc. When I used the IE AIS I noticed that the container didn't reach the edge of the screen which was when I tried

Re: [WSG] Background image in IE

2007-08-02 Thread Lyn Patterson
It's being affected by the float on #nav so you need to clear the content that comes after it correctly. I clear #nav but it hasn't made any difference, thanks. *** List Guidelines:

Re: [WSG] Background image in IE

2007-08-02 Thread Lyn Patterson
John Faulds wrote: It's being affected by the float on #nav so you need to clear the content that comes after it correctly. You are quite right - I didn't clear it properly - at least as far as IE is concerned - so I added a .clear after the #nav and this has fixed the positioning - now all

Re: [WSG] Background image in IE

2007-08-02 Thread Lyn Patterson
Stephen Rosman wrote: Maybe you could try: * Adding the background image to the body instead of the div? In Fx the image disappears completely. In IE the righthalf of the image is visible but the left half is hidden under #container which is still obviously stopping short of the right hand

[WSG] #container element in IE problem

2007-08-02 Thread Lyn Patterson
Good morning again www.plecomadness.com/index.html My question should really have been - why is the #container element in IE7/6 not reaching the full width of the screen? I have tried adding width:100% but all this does is makes horizontal scrolling necessary in ALL browsers. Should I

Re: [WSG] Background image in IE

2007-08-02 Thread Lyn Patterson
Stephen Rosman wrote: Maybe if the #container didn't have a background colour it wouldn't hide the background image on the body? Things only got worse LOL John Faulds was correct originally - I added a different clear method to #nav and now IE matches Fx etc - I just have to revise some

[WSG] Navigation link not working in some browsers

2007-06-28 Thread Lyn Patterson
www.colouru.com.au There is a very strange instance of a navigation link not working on one particular page - the products.html page link back to HOME. All other pages seem to be OK. It does work in IE and Opera but not in FX or Safari. Can anyone see why this should be so? Thanks. Lyn

Re: [WSG] Navigation link not working in some browsers

2007-06-28 Thread Lyn Patterson
Jermayn Parker wrote: I can seem to get backto the Home page no problems from the products In Firefox or Safari? *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe:

Re: [WSG] Navigation link not working in some browsers

2007-06-28 Thread Lyn Patterson
yeah just double checked and not working now I looked at the site via the inspector in firebug and i cannot actually select the HOME or the colour icon All fixed now - I moved #left down a bit so it was no longer obscuring that part of the #nav.

Re: [WSG] Navigation link not working in some browsers

2007-06-28 Thread Lyn Patterson
Your div id=nav is being overlaid by your div id=left. I just moved #left down a bit out of the way.. Thanks for reply Kepler. *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe:

Re: [WSG] layout/font site test - please

2007-06-02 Thread Lyn Patterson
Designer wrote: Sparked partly by the recent discussions on elasticity, I've been attempting to put together a 'template', based on em's and with a max-width. http://www.marscovista.fsnet.co.uk/newtemplate/template.html Hi Bob I think it looks good at 1024x768 and 800x600 but at 1280x1024

Re: [WSG] Screen resolution issue

2007-06-01 Thread Lyn Patterson
Unless this is an Intranet application, the screen resolution that your client uses is totally immaterial. Try telling my client that! I've tried! You don't mention whether or not it is single/multi column and how the navigation is sited. Maybe providing an URL will help?. In certain

Re: [WSG] Screen resolution issue

2007-06-01 Thread Lyn Patterson
I'm guessing you are using a liquid layout yeah?? Its not so much the width that worries me- its the height. The page currently stops halfway down. She apparently has no problems with my personal site at her resolution so perhaps I will switch her layout to the same as mine to see if

[WSG] Screen resolution issue

2007-06-01 Thread Lyn Patterson
and not sure how to resolve it. The client is not happy so I have to fix this quickly. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Lyn Lyn Patterson www.westernwebdesign.com.au *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] Screen resolution issue

2007-06-01 Thread Lyn Patterson
If it's a fluid design, surely height and width are inextricably linked. As the width narrows, the height increases. From your description, maybe your client seems to be lacking in web content, which cannot be cured by means of design alone. If they're obsessed with having so few words,

Re: [WSG] Screen resolution issue

2007-06-01 Thread Lyn Patterson
Having seen it, doesn't look too (hmm..) bad at 1280 x 1024 full screen. What else could expected with so little front page content Exactly! I would be tempted to maybe centre the content by menas of giving the whole lot 15% margin left and right, upping the size of the text, and adding

Re: [WSG] site check - almost ready for prime time

2007-03-20 Thread Lyn Patterson
During the planning for the site re-do we relied pretty heavily on a year's worth of visitor stats in making decisions. One of the things our stats showed us was the very low percentage of 800 x 600 and below visitors we had, plus people were complaining that the site was looking too small,

Re: [WSG] site check - almost ready for prime time

2007-03-19 Thread Lyn Patterson
Bob - I was wondering about the width of the #wrappers- 980px/960px which causes horizontal scrolling if viewed on a smaller screen resolution such as 800 x 600. I have always tried to avoid horizontal scolling sometimes with great difficulty - does it not matter so much now that many people

Re: [WSG] IE clearing when not needed

2005-01-18 Thread Lyn Patterson
Gunlaug Sørtun wrote: You can make it work - partially at least - by removing div class=intro from the unnatural flow in IE/win through style-changes. That is negative back-side margins on floats - for short... :) Thanks, Georg - before I received your reply I kept researching and found that

Re: [WSG] IE clearing when not needed

2005-01-18 Thread Lyn Patterson
Hi Georg Thank you so much for taking the time to explain everything. I have a much clearer idea now. Yes, that's another way to fix things in IE/win for that layout. IE/win does a much better job if we let it decide width-issues by itself... :) I decided the best way out was just to re-design

[WSG] IE clearing when not needed

2005-01-17 Thread Lyn Patterson
Hi all www.westernwebdesign.com.au/host.html Have a floated box that I want to sit inside and overhang another box. This works fine in FF and Opera but IE is clearing the normal box and putting it underneath the floated box. How do I make this work in IE? Thanks Lyn Patterson Western Web

[WSG] Non-validation and web standards

2004-12-27 Thread Lyn Patterson
Good morning I have the following hacks in a stylesheet which validates except for the hacks. /*hide from MacIE\*/ * html #content { height: 1%; }/*end hide*/ *html ul li {height: 1em;} *html#footer{/*for ie */ \height: 3.25em; /*for ie5*/ he\ight: 3.2em;/*for ie6*/ } *html #content

Re: [WSG] Changing Standard part2 !!!

2004-12-12 Thread Lyn Patterson
Bert Doorn wrote: If I want to see movies, I watch TV or hire a Video or DVD. If I want to hear music, I switch on the radio or listen to a CD (or tape, or old-fashioned record). I use the web to seek information and like many people I can only get dial-up (or a very expensive satellite

Re: [WSG] Site critique please

2004-11-23 Thread Lyn Patterson
Thanks, Steve I see what you mean (1280 x 1024) but don't know how to counteract this. I have the image set to repeat-y and the background colour set to white to blend in with the far right of the image. It looks like the image is repeating. Kind regards Lyn Steve Winter wrote: Lyn, It may

[WSG] Site critique please

2004-11-22 Thread Lyn Patterson
Hi everyone Would very much appreciate feedback as to any problems or mistakes. Thank you. www.mwg.green.net.au/testpages/mwgindex.html Lyn ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See

[WSG] Header cut short

2004-11-18 Thread Lyn Patterson
On my main page have just noticed that the header doesn't quite reach all the way across the screen and neither does the header bottom border. For some reason on my screen (800x600 res) there is the smallest bit of horizontal scrolling, though it should not be necessary and I don't know

Re: [WSG] Header cut short

2004-11-18 Thread Lyn Patterson
Thanks, Bert - footer fixed - will email off-list Bert Doorn wrote: G'day On my main page have just noticed that the header doesn't quite reach all the way across the screen and neither does the header bottom border. I get a small amount of horizontal scrolling at any resolution, even

Re: [WSG] image alignment?

2004-11-17 Thread Lyn Patterson
Hi Adam I am only a beginner myself, but I would float them, one left and one right. I am sure someone else will give you good advice . Lyn On 18/11/04 9:23:05 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello, This might be a familiar story to you - i'm after a simple image layout. I can code this

[WSG] Screen resolution problems with main page

2004-11-11 Thread Lyn Patterson
Hi everyone www.mwg.green.net.au/testpages/mwgindex.html Have just discovered that the main page does not look good at a resolution of 1024x768. I have been working in 800x600. One problem is the background image in the header stopping too short and being replaced by the background color (I

Re: [WSG] Screen resolution problems with main page

2004-11-11 Thread Lyn Patterson
Bernie - where do you suggest I put the padding? Thanks Lyn Bennie Shepherd wrote: A little padding might do the job.. On 11/11/2004 7:31:02 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi everyone www.mwg.green.net.au/testpages/mwgindex.html Have just discovered that the main page does not look good at a

[WSG] Float causing footer text to drop?

2004-10-31 Thread Lyn Patterson
Have added a floated box to main content area and this seems to have caused the footer text to drop out of the footer and sit beneath it. I can't see where to correct this. Have tried to clear it but obviously not putting it in the right place. Any advice would be appreciated.

[WSG] Styling individual links

2004-10-29 Thread Lyn Patterson
I have navigational links in the css with a:hover etc etc for those links that appear in the navigation lists. How do I style individual links amongst text such as pPlease visit oura href=events.html EVENTS/a page for details of .../p so that they match the colours I have used for the

Re: [WSG] Styling individual links

2004-10-29 Thread Lyn Patterson
a couple of links - these are what I want to style. Thanks Lyn Patrick Lauke wrote: From: Lyn Patterson I have navigational links in the css with a:hover etc etc for those links that appear in the navigation lists. How do I style individual links amongst text such as pPlease visit oura

Re: [WSG] Why is one page of several linked to the same stylesheet exhibiting different behaviour?

2004-10-24 Thread Lyn Patterson
Thanks, Ken - got it now ! Lyn Kenneth Feldman wrote: The link didn't work because of the line break near the end (see just above this paragraph). The link ends with doctype.asp, not /objects/. Regards, Kenneth Feldman ** The discussion list

Re: [WSG] Why is one page of several linked to the same stylesheet exhibiting different behaviour?

2004-10-23 Thread Lyn Patterson
Thanks, Susan , will correct the errors. Not sure why I am floating the img - it sort of evolved I think. Are you saying I don't need to as it is in a float already? Yes, I think padding is the problem with the overall issue. The previous correct version does have different padding, or

Re: [WSG] Why is one page of several linked to the same stylesheet exhibiting different behaviour?

2004-10-23 Thread Lyn Patterson
to the sidebar of www.mwg.green.net.au/testpagesSunday/contactus.html and this displays correctly. So my question still remains - why is one page displaying differently to the rest? Thanks Lyn Patterson wrote: An earlier version of these pages had I think the IE double-margin bug on the left sidebar. I

Re: [WSG] Why is one page of several linked to the same stylesheet exhibiting different behaviour?

2004-10-23 Thread Lyn Patterson
/reference/objects/ doctype.asp Cheers, Mike On Saturday, October 23, 2004, at 10:59 PM, Lyn Patterson wrote: I have uploaded a new set of pages www.mwg.green.net.au/testpagesSunday The problem still is that although all pages use the same stylesheet, the left hand sidebar in www.mwg.green.net.au

Re: [WSG] Why is one page of several linked to the same stylesheet exhibiting different behaviour?

2004-10-23 Thread Lyn Patterson
Hi Mike www.mwg.green.net.au/testpagesSaturday Have just re-loaded my preferred version with the wider background image on the left. The entire issue was caused by not having the full doctype on all but one of the pages. There is still a difference in the rendering between IE/Opera and

[WSG] Why is one page of several linked to the same stylesheet exhibiting different behaviour?

2004-10-22 Thread Lyn Patterson
of the other sidebars and they still remained OK. www.mwg.green.net.au/testpagesSaturday/meetings.html is the page with the problem. The links now work so if someone would see what the problem is I would be very grateful. Thanks Lyn Patterson

Re: [WSG] 256 colours or the whole enchilada?

2004-10-21 Thread Lyn Patterson
Thanks, Jeremy for the link to More Crayons. I have just changed every color on the site I am working on to More Crayons colors and the results are great - the new colors are indistinguishable from the originals but much more web safe. Lyn Patterson

[WSG] Combining in css

2004-10-21 Thread Lyn Patterson
to general background color. Is there a way to combine them - have I left out commas or something? Thanks Lyn Patterson ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints

Re: [WSG] Combining in css

2004-10-21 Thread Lyn Patterson
Patrick, Lachlan and Zulema Thanks for prompt replies - it works ! Lyn Patrick H. Lauke wrote: Lyn Patterson wrote: have I left out commas or something? Yes. #[name of page] #container, #[name of page] #floatimgleft {background-color: #dff;} Patrick H. Lauke

Re: [WSG] Combining in css

2004-10-21 Thread Lyn Patterson
Thanks, Nick and thanks for the links, Russ - have bookmarked them. Lyn Nick Gleitzman wrote: On 22 Oct 2004, at 9:59 AM, Lyn Patterson wrote: #[name of page] #container #floatimgleft {background-color: #dff;} but it didn't work. Only the last mentioned (#floatimgleft) worked and (#container

Re: [WSG] Adding full doctype to pages

2004-10-17 Thread Lyn Patterson
Thanks, Kay. I have just posted the pages asking for a browser check so will give that a day or two then I will add the full doctype to the relevant pages and post again. Kind regards Lyn Kay Smoljak wrote: Hi Lyn, On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 13:09:28 +0800, Lyn Patterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I

[WSG] Adding full doctype to pages

2004-10-16 Thread Lyn Patterson
took it off and things reverted to normal. Is it essential to use it or should I just keep it off the other pages on the site. Thanks Lyn Patterson ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

[WSG] Appreciate browser check, please

2004-10-16 Thread Lyn Patterson
Main page is www.mwg.green.net.au/testpages/mwgindex.html Other pages are www.mwg.green.net.au/testpages/meetings.html www.mwg.green.net.au/testpages/events.html Thank you. Lyn Patterson ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See

Re: [WSG] Short way to change background colors on CSS sheet?

2004-10-14 Thread Lyn Patterson
Russ Thank you very much - that makes it all very clear - have printed it out ! Lyn Lyn, Regarding id's and body elements... Here is a quick (and very rough) demo page showing how an id within the body element to affect various presentational aspects on three individual pages (click on the page

[WSG] Short way to change background colors on CSS sheet?

2004-10-13 Thread Lyn Patterson
Hi all Am now working on a template for all pages of my site other than the main page. I want to change the background color of the #container on various pages. So far, I have come up with #container { margin: 0; background-color: #e0; background-image: url(xxx.gif); background-repeat:

Re: [WSG] Short way to change background colors on CSS sheet?

2004-10-13 Thread Lyn Patterson
Russ Thanks - I see what you are getting at but not sure how to place the body id in the HTML. I removed the background color from the #container so it becomes generic and added #meetings#container {background-color: #ddd;} to the CSS . Then I added body id=meetings just under the body tag in

Re: [WSG] Short way to change background colors on CSS sheet?

2004-10-13 Thread Lyn Patterson
Further to my last to Paul - or should I just remove the background color from the DIV CLASS in the CSS and just add a background -color to the DIV CLASS for the image on each page? Lyn ** The discussion list for

Re: [WSG] Short way to change background colors on CSS sheet?

2004-10-13 Thread Lyn Patterson
Paul Thanks you - that is now working! Great ! I have another element - an image in a frame - that must have the same background color as the #container so I suppose I need to do the same thing for those. CSS .floatimgleft { float: left; text-align: center; width: 9em;

[WSG] Positioning (I think) problem with image

2004-10-12 Thread Lyn Patterson
. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Lyn Patterson

[WSG] RE: One remaining problem with header

2004-10-12 Thread Lyn Patterson
Thanks to Russ this is now fixed - a missing end tag - I should have validated before posting. Thanks Lyn ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting

Re:[WSG] CSS problem solving

2004-10-11 Thread Lyn Patterson
it is hard to know just where to start the search for what is wrong. Keep reading, I suppose and if that doesn't turn up an answer, then post here. Lyn Patterson