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    Toronto, On
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    Gaming, Tech, Gadgets..like any other geek only not geeky enough to be hardcore or cool. :-(<br /><br />I read a lot but since I don't have equipment (ATM I'm computerless: I do all my work on PortableApps) I haven't had a lot of practical experience. All theory no practice, but I'm looking to change that.

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  1. yeesh guys calm down a bit . I wasn't trying to be selfish. I was trying to be helpful. I know in some forums particularly help forums it can be annoying when questions get bumped long after their answered and just create noise. It's not like I NEED to lock my posts. It's just something I like to do if I have a simple question get a simple direct response and don't want to clutter up the forum with needless back and forth. that's all. If you say I can't lock it. I'm cool. I can accept that. That's why I had not originally responded to this. Quite frankly my question was answered and it was done. I find it slightly ironic that this is pretty much the sort of thing I was trying to avoid (3+ weeks later responses that aren't on topic and aren't particularly helpful) yes but threads don't just appear long winded (very long and filled with generally useless back-and-forth banter rather than useful information) again my experience isn't the entire internet but what I've seen in other forums is that sometimes a question has an answer.. particularly when it's for instance a link to a more appropriate thread. When i ask a question and someone links me to a better version of the question with 5 pages of answers yeah maybe I might consider locking my thread rather than starting side conversations in what is now a redundant thread. Again I was just trying to help out the forum by trying to make myself tidy and reduce my clutter. That's all. I'm not trying to "claim ownership of the question" or anything like that. That's why it wasn't a demand but merely an inquiry. Edit: We really going to attack my semantics now?
  2. fair enough FoxyMod. but I think there's a bit of a difference between leaving out a doctype and leaving out a div and not mentioning it. The doctype declaration could be rather confusing to read thru for beginners, I don't think the div would be so. Also in the course of the tutorials, the necessity for a DOCTYPE declaration is actually is mentionted not so with this example. But as I say.. if the omission was intentional (like the DOCTYPE omission) than I accept that and I'm done here. It was just an idea I had. Cheers.
  3. Original Subject: Forum Question: Is it possible to lock your posts? So this is my final new topic of the night and it's even more minor than the last. I'm just curious if I can lock my posts after my questions have been asked or should I just let it fall aside. some forums appreciate locking; some don't care; many don't have the option (from a non-admin view).
  4. I did notice that.. i think i put that in my post. My suggestion was just that the fact that this isnt in the tutorial might cause problems for other beginners. I was stuck on this for quite a while before I figured out the div wrap. I don't know if it's intentionally left out or not. it's just that nowhere on the forms page does it suggest that you need block level elements for properly formed (X)HTMLhttp://www.w3schools.com/html/html_forms.asp since it is the sample code for teaching I was just suggesting that maybe we put a div wrapper in there.
  5. just noticed that some code I was having trouble with ended up not validating. http://www.w3schools...put_type_hidden this is some sample code to showcase the hidden input types If you put in this code <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <form action="form_action.asp" method="get"> Email: <input type="text" name="email" /><br /> <input type="hidden" name="country" value="Norway" /> <input type="submit" value="Submit" /> </form> <p>Click on the submit button, and the input will be sent to a page on the server called "form_action.asp".</p> </body> </html> you end up with errors like this Line 6, Column 3: character data is not allowed here Email: <input type="text" name="email" /><br /> ? You have used character data somewhere it is not permitted to appear. Mistakes that can cause this error include: putting text directly in the body of the document without wrapping it in a container element (such as a <p>aragraph</p>), or forgetting to quote an attribute value (where characters such as "%" and "/" are common, but cannot appear without surrounding quotes), or using XHTML-style self-closing tags (such as <meta ... />) in HTML 4.01 or earlier. To fix, remove the extra slash ('/') character. For more information about the reasons for this, see Empty elements in SGML, HTML, XML, and XHTML. and a few of these Line 6, Column 43: document type does not allow element "input" here; missing one of "p", "h1", "h2", "h3", "h4", "h5", "h6", "div", "pre", "address", "fieldset", "ins", "del" start-tag Email: <input type="text" name="email" /><br /> ? The mentioned element is not allowed to appear in the context in which you've placed it; the other mentioned elements are the only ones that are both allowed there and can contain the element mentioned. This might mean that you need a containing element, or possibly that you've forgotten to close a previous element. One possible cause for this message is that you have attempted to put a block-level element (such as "<p>" or "<table>") inside an inline element (such as "<a>", "<span>", or "<font>"). a few more errors that might be due to the hasty page I created but things like the first bit really don't validate when you use them in a real context and teh second one. I've been able to get them to work if you wrap them in a span or div. Someone was telling me that input can't be a direct child element of form but has to have a block level element above it.
  6. thanks. i meant to edit in the validation error, but I got caught up fixing another page and then got called away. I did leave a live link though. Anyway thanks Foxy Mod that was my issue, validate like a charm.
  7. so you can see it live here - http://intentionally...m/wt/Page2.html but basically I'm curious as to why this page isn't validating. the fieldset tag is supposed to be used like this http://www.w3schools...dset.asp In the form I have here one of my elements is a dropdown menu. I'm not married to it but I like the box w/caption around the dropdown. As far as I can tell this is the only reason my page isn't validating. <td> <fieldset> <legend>My Student ID</legend> <select id="studentid"> <option value="nine">Nine</option> <option value="one">One</option> <option value="six">Six</option> <option value="two">Two</option> <option value="three">Three</option> <option value="six">Six</option> </select></td> </fieldset> <td>[/size][/font][/color]
  8. again thanks much Ingolme. Not even sure why i went for a span when I normally use divs but divs centered the pictures. as I wanted. oh and floating worked so that's cool.
  9. never tried divs but I did try text-align center.. didn't try inline-block though. thanks Ingolme I'll see what happens when i get home and I'll be back if i need more help.
  10. Resolved Two issues I'm having that I could use some help with http://31theseries.com/shriekfest/ I have two images and I'd like to center the two of them as a group. In this case they're the same size but I have other applications where they're going to be different sizes Also I'm a bit mixed up on how I can get my buttons in a horizontal row instead of a vertical one. I tried using display inline but when I do suddenly my width and height definitions mean nothing and the images get cut off.
  11. http://localhost/sites/em/books.php So what I was trying to do was use a definition list, and while I didn't get what I wanted I'm actually quite pleased with what I have so far. The issue at the moment is that the spacing between items is a little tight. Since there's no group list item tag how should I go about adding spacing between terms?
  12. What I know about javascipt you could fix on half a page. I'm still getting competent with CSS. Anyway I'm overhauling a site and looking at this code and other objects I've had to embed it seems to me that this is two ways of doing the same thing. Could I just leave off the javascript at the top and start with the object code and get the same results? or am I missing something/reading it wrong? <script language="javascript">AC_FL_RunContent = 0;</script><script src="AC_RunActiveContent.js" language="javascript"></script></head><body bgcolor="#0b0f11"><div align="center"><script language="javascript"> if (AC_FL_RunContent == 0) { alert("This page requires AC_RunActiveContent.js."); } else { AC_FL_RunContent( 'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0', 'width', '766', 'height', '600', 'src', 'main5_v8-good', 'quality', 'high', 'pluginspage', 'http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer', 'align', 'middle', 'play', 'true', 'loop', 'true', 'scale', 'showall', 'wmode', 'window', 'devicefont', 'false', 'id', 'main5_v8-good', 'bgcolor', '#0b0f11', 'name', 'main5_v8-good', 'menu', 'true', 'allowFullScreen', 'false', 'allowScriptAccess','sameDomain', 'movie', 'main5_v8-good', 'salign', '' ); //end AC code }</script><noscript> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com /pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="766" height="600" id="main5_v8-good" align="middle"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" /> <param name="movie" value="main5_v8-good.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /> <param name="bgcolor" value="#0b0f11" /> <embed src="main5_v8-good.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#0b0f11" width="766" height="600" name="main5_v8-good" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /> </object></noscript></div> if you're going to copy-paste note that a lot of it was one one line and it was breaking the codebox so I had to break some of it.
  13. if I'm reading this right sounds like it should all be very doable with CSSThe basic tutorial would explain most of thishttp://www.w3schools.com/Css/css_syntax.aspIf you go thru the first five pages you'll get the rough idea of how it works.a) Yes you only create one CSS document. Every page can just link to the same CSS document that way you don't have to have one CSS for your home page, one for your contact page, one for your details page. With CSS you make one .css page and everything points to it http://www.w3schools.com/Css/css_syntax.aspcheck out "The class Selector"
  14. 1. You might want to check that PDF it was cut off from what I can tell I'm not sure if that was intentional. Because of that and because I'm pretty new to this myself I can't answer all of it.. but I have a few ideas. if it's a nav section why not give it a class name like "menu" or "nav" how odd I just went thru my entire history for today (I've been scouring tutorials allday) and I can't find one that explained exactly how to using CSS create a header, footer and three colums.Basically creating the header and footer as simple enough. To achieve the effect of the columns you use float. You float the left colum (width 160). Float the right column (width 160). then for the middle you just create a margin of 200 on both sides so it' doesn't expand into the left and right below the text.. huh.. that tutorial was probably on a floating page. Yep. Here it is sounds like a footer well that part is easy You just follow the external style sheet instructions You don't need to do that. You can do it with codeboxes so if you put it like just click on the left where it says "Insert: CODEBOX" The top of the page IS NOT <header>. that is something else entirely. That part won't show up in your page. <h1> is just used to make text larger. You can use it for your header but you don't have to use it ONLY for the header.
  15. Alright so I'm trying to decipher an "Accordion Content script". Basically it's a list of offices and when you click an office it expands to give a short paragraph detailing the responsabilities =====- President- Vice-President- Secretary==========- President+ Vice PresidentThe Vice-President is tasked with taking over the role of President should the President become unable to perform his duties- Secretary===== My current goal is to add an image of the person for each office. Right now I'm using a 100x100 placeholder image and with some floating help, I've been able to get the pictures to show up on the left. The paragraph wraps nicely to the right. The problem is that the 'paragraphs' are very short. The next title is often showing up to the right of the image. It looks some thing like this: =====- Presidentxxxxxxx The role of the President is to guide us xxxxxxx and make sure we do nothing wrongxxxxxxx xxxxxxx - Vice President- Secretary===== Here's the CSS for the image .headshot { /* head shots of office holder */float: left;width: 100px;margin: 0 10px 10px 0;background-color: #d4d2d2;padding: 5px;clear:both} Here's a sample from the html <div class="technology">Hospitality/newcomers:</div><div class="thelanguage"><div class="headshot"><img src="images/luigi_avatar.gif" alt="Picture" width="100" height="100"><br>John Doe</div>We put much emphasis on the comfort and warmth that members and visitors feel when coming into the House. Their mandate is to welcome you, serve you and forward any of your questions or concerns.</div><div class="technology">Ushers board</div><div class="thelanguage"><div class="headshot"><img src="images/luigi_avatar.gif" alt="Picture" width="100" height="100"><br>John Doe</div>This ministry is imperative to order. Their goal is to keep order within the sanctuary.</div> I was hoping the clear would push the next office title below it but all that does is prevent the images from doing a little step like shift to the right. How can I stop the wrapping and push the next title/header below my images?In addition to that I'm having problem changing the class name. 'technology' and 'thelanguage' don't really explain anything and get lose in the sea of CSS selectors.
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