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  1. Thanks Reg,I'm download the IE6 VPC as we speak (yawn! - lol). I guess I could use my wife's laptop but that has it's drawbacks - hehe!I did vote btw.Thanks again.Mike
  2. Hi,I have a routine that detects the users' display in Internet Explorer, BUT I'm looking for how to do the same thing for Firefox.Can you point me in the right direction.ThanksMike
  3. Hi,I want to be able to run ie6 as well as ie7 to check my web pages' functioning as I've noticed that some things display differently on ie6 machines.I tried installing ie6 but it refused saying that "a later version was present".What can I do?ThanksMikeSorry posted twice by mistake - cant see how to delete - oops!
  4. Hi,I want to be able to run ie6 as well as ie7 to check my web pages' functioning as I've noticed that some things display differently on ie6 machines.I tried installing ie6 but it refused saying that "a later version was present".What can I do?ThanksMike
  5. Thanks,I really thought you had it there with the px instead of em thing; "surely that will control the height of the font" I thought.For some reason comis sans MS seems to add some of it's own padding around the font (at least that's how it seems to me). Also I've tried messing with margin and padding but they either introduce a new problem or exaggerate the existing one.I think I'll have to bite the bullet (haha BiteMe) and ditch the offending font.Mike
  6. Hahaha!Thanks BiteMeOk, you can see what a newbie I am; I had no idea what I was doing. I just liked the font.So,1. Any suggestions for a similar font, and2. Any ideas about my original questionThanksMike
  7. Hi,I'm finding that if the browser doesn't have the preferred font for my banner's title text then the background image's height tends to vary according to which font IS selected as an alternate.In this case I want it to use "comic sams MS" but if that's not available then "verdana" is next on the list and this, being shorter in height (presumably), leaves a gap between the bottom of the background image and the banner's border.My present method of making the background image fill the gap (top & bottom) between the text and the banner's borders is to use padding.THis is the CSS: #main-title {margin-left: 250px;margin-right: 250px;padding-left: 11px;padding-right: 10px;font-weight: 300;font-size: 4.0em;text-align: center;font-family: "comic sans MS", verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;background-image: url(Images/centre-image.jpg);border-left: 1px #b90970 solid;border-right: 1px #b90970 solid;padding-top: 10px;padding-bottom: 10px;} And this is a link:http://www.exhortations.co.uk/I could just drop the "comic sans MS" but I much prefer it so I dont want to.I could also convert the banner to an image but I dont think that would work with it's width re-sizing capabilities.Any ideas as to how I can get a fixed height on the background image so any text can go on top without mucking things up would be much appreciated.ThanksMike
  8. Thinking about it, I guess it's quite a good idea to have the greyed-out scroll-bar there even when there's nothing to scroll.Reason being, if you design (width-wise) for it being there, it wont mess things up if your viewers' browser happens to have the need to scroll down or not.I guess the corollary is now that I need to introduce a grey-out scroll-bar into FF and Opera renditions of my pages.Any ideas as how I can do that?ThanksMike
  9. Sorry, you're right. Here is some code:<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd"><html><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" ><title>Test</title></head><body><p>Test</p></body></html> And here is a link to it: http://www.exhortations.co.uk/test.phpI deliberately kept it simple and with no CSS to try and make sure it wasn't a problem in my coding.Mike
  10. Hi,I'm designing all my pages so they will fit in the browser window without any overflow - different style sheets for different resolutions etc.However, in IE, I still get a greyed-out scroll-bar (although not in FF & Opera).I want to be able to avoid this problem. I think I can do: "overflow: hidden" but wouldn't that lose any unfortunate overflow that slipped through the net.What I really want is a scroll bar that only appears if there's something to scroll.Any ideas?ThanksMikePS I'm talking about the entire browser window here btwPPS Guess it must be an IE thing as I see a lot of big company sites on the net have this problem too
  11. Thanks,But I think I put too much info around my real question which was:Should I be using "strict" or "transitional"; bearing in mind that I'm using a seperate stylesheet but with occasional "inline styling" for odd events?Mike
  12. Hi,I just realised that I'm probably using the wrong doctype in my web pages but after reading loads of stuff I'm still a little unclear how to proceed.I'm writing my files in HTML and sticking to this site's guidance. I use a style sheet in the main but occasionally use inline styling in an html tag where I want this to override the stylesheet in an isolated instance.My questions are:1. Should I be using the HTML strict or transitional DTD?2. I'm using xhtml1 strict (for some reason - lol) at the moment. It seems to work; what harm is it doing?ThanksMike
  13. Hi,I just tried up-loading a 48Mb file to my host to discover that I'd need to use an "ftp client".I notice that some are free and some cost (typically $40). I seem to be forking out $40 every other day since I started this web-site project for my wife and I'm just wondering:Is it ok to use a free one or should I buy one. What do you think?ThanksMike
  14. I think you've spotted it. There are 5 sessions pages and the only one that works has:<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> in it so I guess that's it. I'm so new to all this that I haven't really found out what that stuff means. I just noticed that most of the time - up til now anyway - the page would work whether it was there or not. Time to slow down and do some studying I guess.Mike
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