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About cousineaug

  • Birthday 04/12/1953

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    Charlottetown PE
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    Web Design, accessibility, Gardening, Woodworking, and generally helping people

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  1. try this codehttp://www.google.ca/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=site%3Abesidethetrail.ca+tea searches google.ca for the site besidethetrail.ca and for the word tea.then all you need to do is direct the results to the desired framenow if you want the results to look like they came from your site you need to do a bit more work.Go to Google, get a google accountsearch google for "search my site" or "custome search engine" and find the tool to customize a search box on your own web page using the google search engineGood LuckGuy
  2. Another way to do it is to surround left and right inside another div each with the colour and set the outer div height to 100% with the colour. example below not tested cuz I'm running around today.<div style="height:100% background-color: #eeeeee;"><div class="leftside">content goes here</div></div><div style="height:100% background-color: #cccccc;"><div class="rightside">content goes here</div></div> this way whether left or right is longer the background colour goes tot he bottom of each column. There is something I recall about this solution that if the page is less than ONE SCREEN in height, you will get blank with colour at the bottom of the screen.Guy
  3. but in the meantime you can just nest 2 divs. here is the basic...supply your own images<div style="background: #aaccff url('blue_gradient_background.jpg') top left; width:500px; height:500px;"><div style="background: url('facebook_icon.jpg') top left repeat-x; width:500px; height:500px;"><p>text goes here</p></div></div> Guy
  4. Look very nice. I like the background and uncluttered look. This is a professional looking website which is the image you want to portray. I like the fact that all pages seem to validate ok. The only negative I can think of is the cont6act me page where the white boxes jump off the screen. Consider giving them a light grey background...or perhaps even a very very light orange to go with your theme.Guy
  5. the best way to learn is to do it yourself. look at the article on padding on this website. Then click the TRY IT YOURSELF button and see how things work. Then you apply to your image and to your <H>.come back if you get stuck but try it first.Guy
  6. if all you want to do is send somebody to your new page after 3 seconds, you can use a meta tag in the header. Here is a sample form one of my sites<META HTTP-EQUIV=Refresh CONTENT="3; URL=http://besidethetrail.ca/directions.html"> Apparently this is not the best solution because it BREAKS the back button. But in the case of a permanent redirect I find it is a quick fix that allows you to say "adjust your bookmarks, we have moved."Guy
  7. Looking good. Two suggestionsavoid using copyrighted images. The IIT Exam cartoon has a big "C" in the middle of it indicating the author wanted to protect his work. Your list of LABELS is quite long and it make sit hard to see what you write about the most. Can you sort them by most frequent rather than alphabetical? IF I am looking for a topic like FISHING, I can SEARCH FISH so alpha is not "necessary". Do you have the option of using a tag cloud like representation?Guy
  8. good JobStay away from tables. UNLESS you really have tabular data like a chart, spreadsheet etc.Guy :-)
  9. I also suppose it is the text you are trying to align bottom and not the TD<td> <div style=" position:relative; bottom:20px;" ><a href="xxxxxxxxxxxx">xxxxxxxxxxxx</a></div></td> </tr> Guy
  10. If you FLOAT an element, it will float where it can. If there is not enough space BESIDE, it will fall below.If you want the two DIVs to sit beside each other with a scrollbar when the browser is narrower then you need to put them inside a container that has the required width. Cut and paste the example below<head><style type="text/css" />div.left{float: left;background: #fed;width: 500px;height: 100px;}div.right{float: left;background: #edf;width: 400px;height: 100px;}div.outer{width:920px;}body{overflow:auto;}</style></head> <body><div class="left">Here is some left content . . .Here is some left content . . .Here is some left content . . .</div><div class="right">Here is some right content . . .Here is some right content . . .Here is some right content .</div><p style="clear:both;">this does nto work when the browser is narrow</p><div class="outer"><div class="left">Here is some left content . . .Here is some left content . . .Here is some left content . . . .</div><div class="right">Here is some right content . . .Here is some right content . . .Here is some right content . . .</div></div> </body> Guy
  11. The purpose of backlinks is to generate traffic. You want to list people on your site and in exchange getting the link back to generate traffic back to your site. If your client does not want to abide by the rules then why do you want to give up your PR without getting any traffic back?If you try to HIDE stuff from Google, Google will eventually figure it out and penalize you for it.If your backlink policy is getting in the way, then change the policy.Guy
  12. The link at host-ed seems to be dead. Of the two pictures I actually like the orange header better. I"d like to see it in HTML for a better "feel". The Blue template is softer on the eye but also has no ZING . . . sort of a tradeoff.Guy
  13. If you are looking for the equivalent of a tool tip, have you looked into the TITLE attribute? See discussion on this website.
  14. I see that WEB OF TRUST gives you a poor rating. I suggest you find out why and remedy the situation.The yellow and green with rounded corners is a nice effect. The contrast is reasonable though not ideal for colour blindness.I like the large graphics to denote the areas of your website. Personally I would prefer not to see the square around the image on mouse over. It is obvious enough it will be a link without the highlighting.What goes in the big green rectangle at the top? I thought I saw a flicker of an image which then disappears to a solid green colour.From a point of view of retaining your reader. I don't know why I would click on any of them. The words below do not tell me what to expect. What is a home tree and a grape? SHOP NOW does not add anything to to the description--use line two to tell me more.....maybe that can go in the unused top section.After clicking on a few links, I see you sell t-shirts and other paraphernalia with the theme associated with the picture - so tell me that on the home page. I don't see any reason or advantage for opening second level pages in a new window....they also seem to load quite slowly but I did not investigate why.Finally there is no ABOUT ME or CONTACT link anywhere. Before I make a purchase form someone I would like to know who they are.
  15. hmmm.there is only one paragraph, the background is blue and it floats correctly in the 5 browsers I tested.Can you be more specific on the problem: Operating System Browser Specific object that is not workingGuy
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