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  1. Ok thanks. Will give it a try. I just downloaded ubuntu 9.10 couple days ago so my brain is frying on trying to learn about that at the moment. I swear I saw scientist on the ubuntuforums.org forums, too!!!Anyway, thanks to you, again, synook, for getting me more involved in css. You used to have something in your signature about using tables vs. more css based layouts and I found that link to be very helpful in my development!!!
  2. Hmmm, that crawler/automation thingy sounds kinda good; any suggestions before I go wasting a bunch of time trying to download crawlers that don't work?
  3. Hmmm, I'm really hoping there is a faster way than opening each page and then saving. Is there some way to bulk save the entire site? I don't mind if it's big. It's so useful it's like a chest of treasure which pirates would kill for, and then bury deep in the sand on a lovely beach somewhere instead of spending it on stuff they like.
  4. Hi there,I'm wondering if there is a color mixer similar to the one used in the CSS section under color values which I can download and use offline. In particular, I am looking for something that shows a sample of what the color looks like, is able to mix, and shows the hex value. I've done a quick search on the net but so far I've only found stuff that I can get in fireworks anyway, which isn't a very specific way of mixing colors with hex values attached.Also, is there a way I can down load either whole sections of W3S or the entire site for use off line? For example if I want to refer to the CSS section or Javascript sections off line.Thanks.
  5. Hi,I really like the color mixer in the CSS section in the colorvalues section after clicking on "mix" on this page. Can someone point me in the right direction for downloading something like that, which can be used off line and clearly lists the blends so that it's easy to see what I'm looking at, as well as the hexvalue.Thanks
  6. haha good ole' faithful scientist. thanks for replying. Even though I only have minutes left I went ahead and decided to upload the code so that you can see what I'm talkin about. Once I get an #ID stuck into my head it's hard to let go...I'm sure there is an answer to this! the dweebsite in questionsBTW the topic in question is located at the bottom left of the rounded rectangle containing all the content on the home page.BTW.2: I've adopted the strict doctype (as suggested) so I hope that makes some difference but even still, if anyone looks at this in IE it's gonna be messed up...BTW.3: please note I only just put this together today so I've not yet had time to change the color scheme of the menu to look more *pallet/able: (/*spelling hack*/) to the website in general; (I copied the code from cssplay!) but if anyone wants to suggest hex codes I'm happy to give them a try. :)Anyway, the HTML looks like this; It's at the very bottom of the page...UPDATE: since loading the code onto the website it seems that the issue of non-working a's has affected all the lists on the page (the 5 buttons on the top as well as the buttons to the right, which all use <ul>).<div id="flycontainer"><div class="menu"><ul><li><a class="hide" href="../menu/index.html">W3Schools</a><!--[if lte IE 6]><a href="../menu/index.html">DEMOS<table><tr><td><![endif]--><ul><li><a href="../menu/zero_dollars.html" title="The zero dollar ads page">A great site with all kinds of tutorials and references. If you want to know something about computer languages and web design, you should definitely go here.</a></li></ul><!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]--></li><li><a class="hide" href="index.html">CSSplay</a><ul><li><a href="spies.html" title="a coded list of spies">A HUGE variety of css code; some very simple, some very practical; and some very amazing, but ALL very cool.</a></li></ul></li><li><a class="hide" href="../layouts/index.html">Perishible press</a><ul><li><a href="../layouts/bodyfix.html" title="Cross browser fixed layout">Heaps of practical info on all kinds of useful computer stuff. Cheers to Jeff Starr for all his hard work and great tutorials.</a></li></ul></li><li><a class="hide" href="../boxes/index.html">110mb.com</a><ul><li><a href="spies.html" title="a coded list of spies">Thanks to 110mb for the free hosting. Be sure to look at the forum as well. Thanks to the posters who contributed feedback on the development of this site.</a></li></ul></li><li><a class="hide" href="../mozilla/index.html">statcounter.com</a><ul><li><a href="../mozilla/dropdown.html" title="A drop down menu">A comprehensive website for gathering practical info about web traffic, and it's free (but please do be sure to give credit to the creators at some point, as well!</a></li></ul></li></ul></div></div> BTW.4 the statcounter isn't up yet but I'm working on it. (well it's a long story but it's up and it ain't up...)
  7. Hi again,I've pasted in a css flyout menu and then stacked an image over the top of it so that the image looks a bit like a border around the menu.I did this using z-index.The image is in a containing div and the menu elements are inside that div.The container for the content of the page has a z-index of -500. The menu container has a z-index of -20 and the sub container to set the image on the menu has no z-index. This set up shows the elements in the way I described above, with the menu stacked between the background of the main content div and the sub container with the image that I want placed over the menu.However, with this set up the a:hovers on the menu are not working. I think I remember something about images affecting a:hovers in this way and that there is a solution, but I can't recall where I saw that information now. Any clues? Here is the code for the relevant bits and pieces.I'm hoping thistle be enough information without people needing to actually see the images cause I'm in a rush and it's a hassle to upload it right now. Hopefully it's a common problem with a very common answer... #containerINDEX { position:relative; width:882px; height:1617px; margin-right:auto; margin-left:auto; background-image:url(plainINDEXj.jpg); background-repeat:no-repeat; border:1px solid transparent; z-index:-500; } .menu {font-family: arial, sans-serif; width:106px; height:150px; position:absolute; margin-left:40px;top:180px; font-size:11px;z-index:-20}.menu ul li a, .menu ul li a:visited {display:block; text-decoration:none; color:#000; width:114px; height:20px; padding-right:10px; text-align:right; border:1px solid black; background:#c9c9a7; line-height:19px; font-size:11px;}.menu ul {padding:0; margin:0;list-style-type: none; }.menu ul li {float:left; margin-right:1px; position:relative;}.menu ul li ul {display: none;}/* specific to non IE browsers */.menu ul li:hover a {color:red; background:#b3ab79;}.menu ul li:hover ul {display:block; position:absolute; top:0; left:105px; width:105px;}.menu ul li:hover ul li ul {display: none;}.menu ul li:hover ul li a {display:block; background:#b3ab79; color:#000; width:150px; height:110px; margin-top:10px; margin-left:10px;padding:10px;}.menu ul li:hover ul li a:hover {background:#dfc184; color:#000; height:110px;}#flycontainer { position:absolute; height:335px; width:420px; margin-top:70px; padding:0px; background-image:url(flyoutart1.png); background-repeat:no-repeat; }
  8. Hi scientist,Strict dtd? Are you flirting with me? Anyway, I'll have a look at what kind of difference it can make. I still don't know how the heck fire I'm supposed to check support syztems like mac firefox when I ain't got no mac. Even if I try different DOCTYPES how should I test them on browsers that I ain't got?Haha I remember back in like, what was it, 2004 that IE6 was being touted as the next great thong. I suppose hindsight really is better....but to answer your question, NO. I really don't know anyone who likes IE. In fact, I've heard it referred to as a sack of hammered buttholes before, which, despite it's extremely crude implication, I can't seem to deny. If you see Bill, please tell him I'm extremely disappointed and I ain't even a computer nerd. :)Thanks for your link to cssplay. I 've seen that reference before at perishablepress.com. Jeff star, really swell guy; I really like his site. But gosh, I'm such a dummy head I really find it hard to understand so much of this. I guess I'll just have to make time for it all. I'm supposed to be learning javascript, but recently I've found myself far more involved in css because I'm trying to get this website up for a friend. I'm doing this work for him for free because I'm still just learning and cause I kind of like people like him involved in voluteer stuff, even though I don't really understand it myself. anyway...I especially liked the lego house design. I seriously spent about 5 minutes just mousing on and off the design cause it looked so cool. Thanks for the link.oh wait...I'm updating this post as I read...I just found a page on the cssplay where I got the disign for my buttons. http://www.positioniseverything.net/articl...r_2_9_home.html. The site is entitled "cleva treva" so it makes it sound like this trevor person is the architect of this design but now I'm wondering. I dunno if there is supposed to be some official representation about this design, but I used it without posting any thanks, although I feel a bit guilty about that and I'm willing to post thanks to whomever credit is due. I've received permission from the website owner to post any links to web design which I think are necessary though I've only done that for w3schools so far, but maybe I should so something about these button designs since I like them so much; who do I give credit to? (btw, I'm looking at the "border art" section of cssplay for these refs).update: My viewing of a css bar chart regarding browser usage found here...css play browser usage response" GOD DAMMIT! IE again?"guess I'll go now.
  9. The site looks good. You sure do have a lot of information there for someone just playing around with a little pet project!!! I also like the face in the corner, but I think the title should be a bit more prominent, but that's really just a small thing.BTW, you should really think about losing the blinking text cause someone around here is likely to tell you that you are too 90's!!! I'm not saying anything, I'm just sayin...
  10. ugggg so would I need to make like, three separate style sheets; 1 for firefox, another for IE, and another for macs? That sounds hard.Ok ok ok, so the blinking text was a bad idea but then again so was IE6 and you don't see anyone making a big deal about that, do ya? I also changed the background and took off the sunset looking image from the corner, although the same basic color theme still applies. What do you think now, huh (pokes you all hard in the chest)?BTW, should I remove those green 1px border lines? I can't really discern if the page would look better without.That green box on the right uses a complex collection of divs to make it look like it's a picture frame type thing, and each top, right, bottom, and left 1px div has to be changed if I want to change the color of the whole rounded rectangle. It's a pain, but I really like the effect. Scientist, I didn't get the kular thing. There doesn't seem to be much explanation about what I'm supposed to do there and I'm a bit rushed for time right now. I'll trying have a look at it again tomorrow when I've got a bit more play time.
  11. Hi dd and scientist,Yeah I think I agree with you about the background so I'll probably end up changing that at some point today. I'm not sure if the jagginess you are talking about, re the graphics is because I saved them as PNG8 (in fireworks). At first I was trying to make the site compatible with explorer and I received some advice that PNG8 images are a good way to deal with that. I think that is at least part of the reason why it's a bit jaggy, cause when I view the image against a white background in fireworks a lot of that jagginess isn't there, though I still see some of it.I do have the anti-alias option selected as well. Uggggghhhh ok so I did some searching for anti aliasing but I've not yet found a tutorial that is helpful to me; just pages saying what the antialiasing options for fireworks are in general. I did go to those options and tried hard, crisp, sharp, which does not seem to produce any noticible difference between the three options. I didn't get enough sleep because of snoring roomates last night and an early morning today so I'm feeling bugged now; I only had an apple for breakfast, too...I'm not all that satisfied with the color scheme either, but I'm so horrible with colors. Perhaps I'll try a "less is more" theme or something, though then I start to feel like maybe it's too boring. Anyway, I guess we all struggle with our demons, eh?I'll probably just ignore the graphics issue for now and try to come back to it again some other time. There is still a lot of content I need to put onto the site that I need to concentrate on, too.I don't see what's so wrong with the 90's; like it's some kind of offense to do something that was common in the 90's. Anyway, I'll get rid of the blinking update sign, though, in my own defense, I did use it in what I felt like was a proper context (updates are important, you know!). It was kinda fun to play around with text decoration, though.Hmmm, I opened the site in firefox and I don't see the same problem in the screen shot you posted. What browser did you use?
  12. Hi,adopt-a-patient.110mb.comConstructive critique-isms please. I'm not too good at color coding so if there are any suggestions for making the color nicer let me know.Almost any other comments welcome, too. I'm still doing a fair bit of tweaking as well. I want to put a hit counter on there and then eventually use some PHP (or something like that) to put a clock on the site that always shows the current time in Kenya;probably something like adding 8 hours to whatever the time is at 110mb (assuming 110mb is in America). Is that possible?I've also got a lot of tweaking plans for the design and some javascript and more css stuff but for now I'd like to get some feedback on what's already there.Thanks.
  13. I'll see what I can do about figuring out the actual mechanism of switching back and forth, since that was obviously the context of what I was asking about but hey that stuff about traffic lights was brilliant. I was rofl'ing. Keep up the good work. :)Anyway, I do appreciate your attempts to explain some things to me so I'll make some time to study up on what you've written here.
  14. BTW, I forgot to mention... No, I didn't actually EXPECT anyone to write a script for me; that's why I sarcastically said "real quick". But if you are worried about credit, I don't really care about that kind of stuff. If you want you can write the script for me and I'll agree to put a big banner right smack in the middle of the sun which shines brightly in a fixed position in the middle of the screen declaring your contribution and a link to your homepage or whatever! Ha you can even include a little picture of tales if you want! :)Hmm, actually I doubt if I'd even care if someone used my idea and submitted some kind of fantastic space theme before I could finish mine; at least I'd be able to look at the code for how they did it and get some ideas about where I was going wrong!BTW, are you still bored?
  15. I ain't knowing what that is, but since you've mentioned it now I'll try looking for it on google. However, if you already know of a helpful link then posting it for me would be...helpful. I know a bit of javascript (thanks for being kind by using the word bit!!!) but I hope you won't mind if I probe you a bit more on this. You start by saying that you will give some suggestions in the context of knowing at least a bit of javascript, but then you finish by talking about creating a "star()" class which does not sound like javascript. Could you please clarify this for me?Also, I didn't understand the stuff about alternating, opacity, and looping(which does sounds like javascript). I don't mind studying up on this stuff for myself, but I really hate wasting my time wading through 16million hits on a google search. Perhaps you already know of some links specific to those options. BTW, your options sound quite interesting; thanks for offering them.
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