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Thread: Problems with I.E Mac and PC

  1. #1
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    Aug 2004

    Problems with I.E Mac and PC

    I have developed this site wwww.ThetaChapter1910.com and in firefox, netscape, safari, and mozilla, the navigation is fine but on I.E its broken up so i was wondering if there is a fast solution to this problem. what im trying to achieve is a content area that scales to the size of the information displayed. in order to do this I inserted a table inside of the table that was already present on the site and in this table i was inserting information. i think i have tried just about everything with no solution for I.E, i think im overlooking something and figured a few extra eyes might help

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Alabama, United States
    All browsers handle tables differently than others. My suggestion is to convert the tabular layout into a styled division layout. This would be much more accessible and would be much more 'cross-browser'

    But, to answer your question, try removing the padding and margins from your TD's and TR's. You can do this inline with the elements ( style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;") or you can declare a rule in your style block at the top of your document:

    tr, td {
       padding: 0px;
       margin: 0px;
    Also, I noticed you have images that represent text; this is also inaccessible and requires much more bandwidth.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2004


    when you say styled division layout you mean css right? well now that you mention that my css coding leaves something to be desired, a long story, but thats neither here nor there, i tried the td and tr and it still would play right, i couldnt get it to join back together until i deleted the table i had inserted in my content area. is there another plan of action other than attempting to tackle css.

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    Aug 2004
    nobody uses framesets anymore do they that would be an option right?

  5. #5
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    Jan 2004
    Alabama, United States
    Hmm, not that I can see. But, then again, I don't work with tables unless I am displaying tabular data; as is the purpose of tables.

    CSS really isn't anything to tackle; it's child's play. Using CSS, your site's source will get smaller and the site itself will be more accessible. That and the fact that CSS can be used to overwrite any browser's defaults makes it a Web Developer's dream come true (the next dream would be a standards compliant Internet Explorer ). Check out the CSS tutorials link in my signature; you'll see just how easy it is.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Alabama, United States
    Originally posted by Blakice
    nobody uses framesets anymore do they that would be an option right?
    Yikes!! That's not a route I would take, as framesets are more inaccessible than tables.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2004
    i just started looking at the link before you responded, heres my first attempt at css www.blakicedesignstudio.com not a good one i tell you, so i decided to start all over starting with the source code, i picked up a few eric myer books, hopefully ill have something to show come sunday

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Alabama, United States
    Trust me, it'll be worth it. Also, don't forget to check out CSS Zen Garden. It's there for learning purposes, so they are not going to mind if you nose through the source.

    Good luck and happy coding.

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