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Anonymous
September 6, 2005 1:25:55 PM

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Hopefully that got your attention - I'm a creative writer not a Geek.

I've been busy trying to redesigning my clubs website, using
Dreamweaver MX. The design work was carried out on my notebook using
Dreamweaver MX and I am now testing and checking on my desktop.

Dreamweaver design mode shows everything working ok; when I upload and
check it on my notebook it looks great, when I check it on my desktop
some of the pages are all over the place. I've checked a number of
pages in my local library and they look ok there (some don't but I know
there is a fault there).

The content looks great on the notebook but ugly on the desktop, e.g.
on my notebook my first paragraph which is 16 words long displays on
two lines, while on the desktop it takes six lines, with an average of
three words to a line.

On the notebook I'm getting an average of nine words per line, on the
desktop three/four.

On my desktop IE drops the content away down to the bottom of the page,
omy laptop the info looks perfect!!

What is going on.

A final thought. The origional site was designed on the desktop, while
mark2 has been designed and uploaded from the notebook. Is it possible
that the remains of the site on the desktop are having the above
effects. The site is based on the Skidoo three colum layout. I've
checked the text size on both computers and they are set to medium.

Ahhhhhhh I'm going Mad - Please Help

Kevin.

More about : crazy mad insane

September 6, 2005 7:08:24 PM

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In news:1126023955.853356.313860@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com,
The Author <hartk10@yahoo.co.uk> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Hopefully that got your attention - I'm a creative writer not a Geek.
>
> I've been busy trying to redesigning my clubs website, using
> Dreamweaver MX. The design work was carried out on my notebook using
> Dreamweaver MX and I am now testing and checking on my desktop.
>
> Dreamweaver design mode shows everything working ok; when I upload and
> check it on my notebook it looks great, when I check it on my desktop
> some of the pages are all over the place. I've checked a number of
> pages in my local library and they look ok there (some don't but I
> know there is a fault there).
>
> The content looks great on the notebook but ugly on the desktop, e.g.
> on my notebook my first paragraph which is 16 words long displays on
> two lines, while on the desktop it takes six lines, with an average of
> three words to a line.
>
> On the notebook I'm getting an average of nine words per line, on the
> desktop three/four.
>
> On my desktop IE drops the content away down to the bottom of the
> page, omy laptop the info looks perfect!!
>
> What is going on.
>
> A final thought. The origional site was designed on the desktop, while
> mark2 has been designed and uploaded from the notebook. Is it possible
> that the remains of the site on the desktop are having the above
> effects. The site is based on the Skidoo three colum layout. I've
> checked the text size on both computers and they are set to medium.
>
> Ahhhhhhh I'm going Mad - Please Help
>
> Kevin.

Most WYSIWYG HTML editing software gives bloated code and includes things
like <br> where there's no need to as the person reading it will likely have
different screen resolutions than you have. As much a pain as this is I'd
say edit it with a handy dandy text editor and learn your HTML from the
ground up. If you absolutely insist on using an editor there's something
called 1stPage that does a great job:

http://www.evrsoft.com/1stpage2.shtml

Galen
--

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trick; and if I show you too much of my method of working, you will
come to the conclusion that I am a very ordinary individual after all."

Sherlock Holmes
September 6, 2005 9:44:39 PM

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On 6 Sep 2005 09:25:55 -0700, "The Author" <hartk10@yahoo.co.uk>
wrote:

>Hopefully that got your attention - I'm a creative writer not a Geek.
>
>I've been busy trying to redesigning my clubs website, using
>Dreamweaver MX. The design work was carried out on my notebook using
>Dreamweaver MX and I am now testing and checking on my desktop.
>
>Dreamweaver design mode shows everything working ok; when I upload and
>check it on my notebook it looks great, when I check it on my desktop
>some of the pages are all over the place. I've checked a number of
>pages in my local library and they look ok there (some don't but I know
>there is a fault there).
>
>The content looks great on the notebook but ugly on the desktop, e.g.
>on my notebook my first paragraph which is 16 words long displays on
>two lines, while on the desktop it takes six lines, with an average of
>three words to a line.
>
>On the notebook I'm getting an average of nine words per line, on the
>desktop three/four.
>
>On my desktop IE drops the content away down to the bottom of the page,
>omy laptop the info looks perfect!!
>
>What is going on.
>
>A final thought. The origional site was designed on the desktop, while
>mark2 has been designed and uploaded from the notebook. Is it possible
>that the remains of the site on the desktop are having the above
>effects. The site is based on the Skidoo three colum layout. I've
>checked the text size on both computers and they are set to medium.
>
>Ahhhhhhh I'm going Mad - Please Help
>
>Kevin.

You may want to post this on a html or web forum. Just a suggestion.
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Anonymous
September 6, 2005 11:05:52 PM

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In article <1126023955.853356.313860@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
hartk10@yahoo.co.uk says...
> Hopefully that got your attention - I'm a creative writer not a Geek.
>
> I've been busy trying to redesigning my clubs website, using
> Dreamweaver MX. The design work was carried out on my notebook using
> Dreamweaver MX and I am now testing and checking on my desktop.
>
> Dreamweaver design mode shows everything working ok; when I upload and
> check it on my notebook it looks great, when I check it on my desktop
> some of the pages are all over the place. I've checked a number of
> pages in my local library and they look ok there (some don't but I know
> there is a fault there).
>
> The content looks great on the notebook but ugly on the desktop, e.g.
> on my notebook my first paragraph which is 16 words long displays on
> two lines, while on the desktop it takes six lines, with an average of
> three words to a line.
[snip]

There are many reasons that things change, to many to go into here.

I use DreamWeaverMX and find that if you design with the idea that all
of your pages may be viewed at any size on the users screen you'll have
a lot easier time designing pages. As an example, if you design at
1024x768 and the any user runs at 800x600, the entire website will have
a different amount of space to work in and will look much different -
unless you design with that idea in mind up front.

In most cases, you want to design a site with 800x600 as the standard
size, or one that fully scales without breaking. Remember, test in IE
and FireFox as more than 30% for people are using FireFox now.


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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 2:29:43 AM

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> Most WYSIWYG HTML editing software gives bloated code and
> includes things like <br> where there's no need to as the
> person reading it will likely have different screen
> resolutions than you have. As much a pain as this is I'd
> say edit it with a handy dandy text editor and learn your
> HTML from the ground up.

If you need a non-WYSIWYG HTML editor I suggest taking a
look at the Zeus programmer's editor:

http://www.zeusedit.com/features.html

Zeus has many language neutral programming features like
integrated version control, project/workspace management,
ftp/ftps editing etc, but it also comes with syntax
highlighting for HTML and can even check you HTML using
the Tidy HTML utility:

http://www.zeusedit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=194

Note: Zeus is shareware (45 day trial).

Jussi Jumppanen
Author: Zeus for Windows
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