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  1. There are several different ways in which this can be handled. You're doing something by hand that would ideally be handled by a scripting language. I'd say you should look into something called PHP, a sever-side scripting language that allows you to do things behind the scenes when, for example, a user clicks on a link and is taken to another page. For this, you would basically be using PHP to access a database on your website, usually MySQL to get a list of all the files available for the user to look at. You would then have to program the script to sort based on what the user wants, in this
  2. As far as I know, CSS should work just fine. All you're going to need to do is change the color CSS property. Something simple like this works for me. option.red {color: #FF0000;}... later in the actual HTML ...<select><option class="red" value="whatever">Some Red Option Text</option></select> The only gotcha that you might encounter is that in FF, the actual select element itself won't change its color depending on the color of whatever option element is chosen. For IE and Opera (haven't got Safari or Chrome on my machine right now, can't test them), the text of the
  3. The only current W3C standards compliant way is to utilize CSS3, using the @font-face. It basically lets the browser download the font from a url and use it for the web page being displayed. Of course, you will need a browser that supports CSS3. As far as I can tell, the latest versions of FF, Opera, Chrome and Safari should all support this, IE is a no go though. 4/5 for the major browsers isn't too bad though. Check out the link for the W3C document and example code.W3C CSS3 @font-face
  4. Specifically, you want to be looking at the text-decoration property of the anchor elements. /* In the CSS */.link_class {text-decoration: none;}/* In the HTML */<a class="link_class" href="google.com">Click To Go To Google</a> Note that you wouldn't in this case have to set up a specific CSS definition for .link_class:hover, because the .link_class here already covers it. If you want underlines only when a mouse hovers over it, then you would need something like this in the CSS .link_class:hover {text-decoration: underline;} Check out the text-decoration CSS property here.W3Sc
  5. Additionally, a very good place to start is to make sure your page can be validated by the W3C web standards.(X)HTML ValidationCSS ValidationYou'd be surprised how much of a difference correct coding makes in leading to cross-browser compatibility. Also, I hope one of those "other browsers" includes a version of Opera. It's Error Console is more robust in some ways than Firefox's as it cites specific lines numbers usually along with a snippet of the offending code. Plus it allows you to divide the errors into categories, e.g HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, etc.
  6. The CSS just needs some adjustments. .loginboxdiv { /*for the white background image box*/ margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; /* You can combine margin-left and -right to be just "margin: auto;" if you want to, it works out to be the same thing. */ height: 21px; width: 146px; background: url(Buttons/login_bg.gif) no-repeat bottom; text-align: center; }.loginbox { /*the actual text box*/ /*You had an extra "background:none;" right here */ border: none; /*Get rid of this line "position: absolute;" that's conflicting with what you want to achieve */ background: none; width: 134px; height: 15px
  7. I don't believe there is a limit to how many you can put on one element per se, but realistically, you're only ever going to use a certain amount. I can't imagine that you'd be using 20+ classes on a single element. Anyways, IE6 supports this, but I don't think anything less than that will support it. The main thing you want to worry about is inheritance and making sure you've got everything correctly deriving what's what.
  8. I had a similar project like this that I did for myself a while ago. It had 550+ items in it, but loading all of these would have been a major pain in JavaScript. I didn't want to dabble with AJAX (because it was unnecessary for the case) so I stuck with JavaScript + DHTML. The trick was getting the data to the JavaScript. My solution was to load the data up as XML and parse it into arrays. This worked splendidly well. XML data, at best, shouldn't be measured in anything more than kilobytes, so downloading the file was fairly quick and didn't zap any of the browser's resources. Instead of havi
  9. Shonumi

    Need Help

    Sure there are. All you have to do is search "Free Web Hosting" in Google.For just simple HTML & CSS, http://www.110mb.com/ is good enough to start.
  10. Although what thescientist said should get you all the way through, you can also open the HTML file in IE, right click anywhere on the page and it'll open the source in Notepad and you can edit it, save it and reload IE to see how it's working out.
  11. There's technically a difference between looking good i.e. clean, organized, and well structured, versus actually performing worse, acting less efficient or adhering to bad practices. I would suggest that of course your code is going to visually look different from the examples you looked at. Those are full fledged projects or products of some sort, I wouldn't doubt that at least some of the code was written by someone who has a professional background or has at least paid for a class or two. Your code probably just has a different style to it, everyone's does. I could "View Page Source" on t
  12. My advice to you is to first of all code to the appropiate web standards. Always check that your web pages validate. Validation is, in most cases, 9/10 of the job done right, the rest is nuance between browsers, which will be easier to track down with valid code. I develop my pages initially in Opera because I find this has several advantages. Opera's a standards-tight ride, so if I mess it up there, I'm bound to do it everywhere, and if it get it right, chances are I've done so for the rest of the browsers. Technically, you'd probably be best off with a build of WebKit that'll get 100 on an A
  13. Shonumi

    Font Help

    I remember seeing something about this situation when Safari released with support for the working draft of HTML 5 and CSS3. The browser let's CSS handle loading fonts on the fly. To my knowledge Safari and Opera both support @font-face, not sure of Firefox, and most certainly not IE. You might wanna take a look at it over here.http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-webfonts/#font-descriptions
  14. If you're completely new to programming in any sense, it really shouldn't matter between JavaScript or PHP if you're interested in just learning something to make your website more dynamic; the level required to learn the basics of both are relatively the same, mostly due to their similar syntax. The main difference is whether you're after a more client-side orientated operation for web pages, where the browser itself is doing most of the work, as opposed to a server-side orientated operation where the server handles how things work. I prefer to think of JavaScript as "light work" and PHP more
  15. You could save all the topics of your interest as strict HTML files, any browser should be able to do that from File->Save As. But that's going to be long and tedious if you want a good majority of W3Schools tutorials. If you're still going to be working offline anyway, you can view everything you need now, and your browser's cache would store them for later retrieval, assuming it doesn't clear out the cache when you close the browser.
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