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  1. Hi. I received an email today from site point extolling virtues of multibackgounds so I thought I'd give it a try. I copied the code and using localhost I could only view one image. (used IE9), so I then tried, firefox, google chrome, opera, and safari, again only one image, yet the site points example functioned. So, I copied their code, changed images to mine (yes the url was correct), still nothing, so.... I posted my page online and viewed it that way and yep, it worked. My question is, what am I missing, why can I view multiple image backgtounds if browsing online but cant if using localh
  2. Reply: it is something to do with where you store your image?I recreated your page and css and added a folder image - into that I placed an image and renamed it to yours. The image viewed through ie, so in theory your page works on the condition that ie can find your image. Check your paths etc?best I can do
  3. Hi. Suprised by what you say as the express group of MS programs are so designed for 'designers' to use foc (in the hope that they will move onto expressions or to the visual studio suite of programs); that said there are hundreds of free ide's out there - I have a dozen loaded onto my system which I flit between but prefer to use my visual studio which is dammed expensive so leave that idea alone. Why do they insist on note pad - not the best editor around; sounds like to me that they dont value the web design process; maybe its time to move on. Try Aurora Web Editor (it is from an Australia
  4. Hi. http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE will allow you to install ie 4, 5,6 on your pc alnog with your existing ie7. I use it for testing. Easy to install - and read their forum - there are a couple of quirks but only if you intend to do serious browsing using ie6 (to do with png's) but if like me you are using it for testing purposes then it is fine. If you are making ongoing amendments and viweing it in ie6 then just be aware that IE6 and 5 etc will require that you delete history - including 'local' - each time you view else it does not always show the updated version instead shows the cached
  5. hi. Saw you posted in Oct. but just looked now. Liked your home page. THe about page is pkay to (break the text a bit wouldn't hurt) BUT problems with other pages. Stats; I'm using ie7 and the actual stats overlay the navigation - the dstats need moving to the right about a cm.try creating a div here (you dont need to float like i've suggested - you could set a left margin of say 200px)<div style="float:right; margin-right:1%;"> <h1 style='font-size:1.5em;margin:10px 10px 10px 0;display:inline;'>Top Goalscorers</h1><table style='width:600px;margin-left:20px;'><tr sty
  6. Hi. Just toured your site. The issues you talked about look visually as if they have been resolved. I'm looking at your site and thinking there is a lot of text and the other observation is that you lose the navigation idea when you hit the blog part - there the viewer is trapped and the way out is not obvious. I hit the back button which I never like the idea of (dont ask me why but a lot of people feel like that - for some reason it is an annoying thing to have to do). Another observation, and please do't be offended - after all it is only my opinion and who am I - You have a lot to say and
  7. Hi, notice you posted this in Nov. so don't know if your project is still alive? The layout is kinda ok BUT - looking at it as a viewer, not a high flying designer, where are the flowers; I like flowers; this is about a festival - where are the flowers? I dont know if this would break your design idea or not but I would consider placing a really good fading flower graphic in the blank area too the left of your page. Like the post above; you draw to the header then stay there - you want the viewer to go to your text. On a positive note I really like your navigation tool bar - javascript? Abstra
  8. hi. Just had a quick browse - I mean quick - at your site. The pay pal issue - it looks to me as if the image has been 'over stretched'. You need to souce another image or group of images which were larger than your originals - incidently this effect can happen to an image which has also been 'reduced too much. I have this problem with images all the time. Navigate to the pay pal site and see what you can grab.Over all the site looks okay but I am never keen on dark backgrounds which do not offer a good contrasting font colour; makes it hard to read and conversely; dark background with a small
  9. Hi. I'm looking at this not as a Wow I'm a cool dude with CSS and HTML etc, but as 'visiter'. I like the horse but the back ground does not suit. You have used an indian red typr color for your headline font and the image is grey tone - I would use a very light gray tone as the background and highlight parts of your text in the same read tone. I've glanced at the the other posts and there seems a lot about the links.youv'e used: <div class="menleft"><p><a href="bio.php">About Anne</a></p><p><a href="gallery.php">Gallery 1</a></p><p>&
  10. Hi. I liked your clean and 'simple' (calm on top but paddling like mad below water) design. Personally I do not like sites which have too much going on or the colours do not balance. That said, I do think it needs a visual lift to make you want to read it. (it is only a personal view and is not meant to sound critical) The Prospectus section should grab the viewer immediately particually as this is the first part of the page which the viewer see's. Why should they read this??. My approach would be similar to yours but I would have added an interesting headline between 'prospectrus' and the sta
  11. 7/2/2007 I've just read your last message and I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner - I've been out of circulation. I desperately want to try this lot out and browsing through it looks to be a great help. Thanks a lot and thanks for taking the time. This amatuer appreciates the clearness and the time taken. Thanks All I haver to do now is get Visual Web Developer to work propertly and then I'm there.Good luck Snows forecast but who cares
  12. RayHowell

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    for infor:Jan 16th 2007. Just read your message - there are work arounds means installing a couple of Dll's into your system32 folder; copid off win 200 pro - once done - I really cant remember there names sorry if I do I'll come back and let you know - I then used the Windows 2000 prof disc and the xp home installation disc. The files you need are mainly on the XP home disc, to unlock then you need to change the 2 dlls not very well noted above. I had to change the extensions to about 100 files so it was a fiddle but I copied then into a folder and having had to reintall ISS recently I just
  13. Thank you; Yes the memo field will have a unique ID and the code is the direction(s) I'm after. I have set up simple guest book pages so some of what your showing makes sense but I have a small nag about how to control where within the page the response/text will be written but that said, I can track the text.split, new String, new Number through the help channels and try to work from there. Thanks again. The Sun is only moments away.
  14. Thanks You must be one of those gifted people I've heard about - us poor mortals have to struggle and rent (or should that be rant) A hint at a 'method' say using ASP would really help. To be honest I kinda do know what I want to acheive but do not have the experience to know if the way I'm approaching the idea is right or wrong. On this instance I really cant be wrong as it is for an important local gov. project and I need to be using the right approach. If anyone can say point me to a meaningful example it would help, bearing in mind I'm self educated and the teacher was not that brillian
  15. Hi, Thanks for your direction. I wondered about ASP and will look at it again. Memo fields in Access only hold the text data and any LINE RETURN charactors applied to the text. It is the potential size of the data within the memo field - a memo field can be - I believe - all most any size - which has me a bit bothered as this will need to be placed meaningfully on the page. Thanks again. The sun didn't shine today but its out there somewhere.
  16. I'm fairly new to web design. Used CSS, liked it but site died in IE7 and cant see why - that moaned - I've been asked to design a site where the client wants to populate some of the text through the user selecting an option. The text will be held in memo fields within an ACCESS database. For example selecting a job - maybe through a hyper link on the page, then the job spec is to be displayed 'seamlessly'/ dynamically on the page. The clients wants the returned text to be formatted the same as the static text etc. I feel / think it can be done but am very unsure as to which approach to take
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