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Old 02-28-2003, 04:01 AM
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Thanks for the comments

Margret,
Thanks for checking Netscape on the Mac, I will wait and see if you have the same problems with the background, thanks for checking this for me.

David,
Big screens are really hard to write a website for in a consistancy view point, thanks for pointing out the titles being small I will have to add a small bit to the css to sort this out. I think its the fact that the CSS script takes over the size of the text and is making the <h> header tags to small, I will check this out and hopefully get it working as it should.

Big Al,
I think it is ashame that the watermarks are needed, but once bitten by someone stealling your work it makes you more security minded. Hopefully in time this will not be nessesary.
I will change the text on the restoration examples so it sends you to the images, thanks for all the input.

Jeanie,
I'll check out all the gallery pages to check for consistancy for viewing a larger image, and try to implement a click here for the next image into it at the same time
I like the idea of the menu bar images staying 100% opacity when you view certain sections, Nice idea thanks.

Well I'm going to head back to the books for the CSS problems and implement all the other bits and pieces, thanks again folks

Clare
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Old 02-28-2003, 08:23 AM
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Hi Clare, I downloaded Netscape 6.1 (couldn't find 6.0) and tried your site and sadly, I had the same problems as Sanda.

I noticed that the RetouchPRO site has a few small problems in Netscape 6.1 too so I suspect that some of the problems are more Netscape's fault than your's.

I need to get busy on the site I'm working on this weekend and get it up and running too.

Take care, Margaret
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Old 02-28-2003, 09:16 AM
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Thanks Margret,
I will have to look into the Netscape thing to see if there is anything I can do to help with the site but I needed to fix a few things this morning, thanks for checking it out for me.

I have just uploaded the site again, there are a few changes that I have made. I made the text in the restoration and retouching examples link to the examples, Changed the linking header so it is 100% opacity when viewing resoration, commissions or the library. You can also now forward to the next picture without having to go back to the gallery. I have also added to the CSS script to hopefully make the text larger in the titles.

Thanks for all your help, What do you think know? Is it working better?

Thanks again

Clare
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Old 02-28-2003, 10:04 AM
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Hi Clare, I did some fooling with your code and got a better result (although not yet what you want)

In global.css, I changed the "table" to ".mytable" so that I could call it as a "class" in the table in index.html.

The result of doing this was that the background image only showed up once in NN6 - that's the good news. The bad news is that it didn't show up in quite the right place

I have to go out for a bit but I'll try again later.

I hope you understand that I'm not trying to find fault with your work - I've run into the same problems and working with your code is easier than writing my own.

Take care, Margaret
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Old 02-28-2003, 10:34 AM
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Margaret,

You are quite welcome to play with my code, hopefully between us we can come up with a solution .... two heads are better than one

Thanks

Clare

How did you edit it to make it show up once? what line of text did you add/remove/alter?
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Old 02-28-2003, 10:52 AM
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Hi Clare, congratulations on the new site. I really like the overall design. The consistant menu structure is a plus ( am working on that for my site). I echo most of the other comments. I don't have access to another browser right now so I can't comment on that. I need to get access to other browsers to test my work as well.

One thing I noticed is the access to pricing. Maybe you should consider a menu link to a pricing discussion page that covers all your pricing elements? It is hard to find the way it is now. I'm new at this so I may not be a good judge as to what a site should have. Right now some of my planned changes are evolving before I can impliment them.

Good work! You should be proud of your creation, your hard work shows.
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Old 02-28-2003, 11:05 AM
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Thanks Kevin,

I was meant to address the pricing today but clean forgot! So many other tweaks to implement.... Maybe I will produce a page that is hyperlinked to by other pages but is not in the menu. What do you think? that way it could be an overall price list that includes the restoration, commissions and the image library. I am still so unsure of how to place a price list in that makes it not to fightening for people (not that I even charge the earth, but its just a hang up with financal stuff!)

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Old 02-28-2003, 11:09 AM
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My experience is that Netscape and tables are a terrible mix. My site looks so ridiculous in Netscape 4 to 4.8 that I'm just ignoring it. Netscape 6 is better, but has some cosmetic problems with repeating background images (some don't show up - some do, but it doesn't hurt the usability of the site, just the cosmetics). Netscape 6.2 seems to fix the problems with the background images, but makes some of my text overlap and is unreadable - definitely hurts the usability. Netscape 7 is the only one that seems to render my site perfectly.

I guess what I'm saying is if you're using tables and background images, your site might never look right in Netscape. If you're able to figure it out, I'd LOVE to know how you did it. I've spent literally hours trying to get my site design to work in multiple browsers and my husband and brother (both techies) have finally convinced me to get the site out there for the 92% of people (according to stats that I've seen) who use Internet Explorer and work on fixing the problems in the other browsers later.

I took a look at your code to see how you've put things together and I'm impressed with the way you incorporated that full background graphic. I never would have thought to do something like that. But then, I don't think my site would work with that kind of setup anyway. Interesting to think about for the future though. I have so much to learn about CSS!!! (I just spent the past two days learning Flash so that I can make a photo fade from before to after. I still don't fully understand Flash, but I can at least do photo transformations. There is so much to learn. )

Good luck!! If you do find a fix for your site in Netscape, I'd really like to know. I wish I could offer some great advice, but I've about given up on my own site.

Jeanie
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Old 02-28-2003, 11:35 AM
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QUOTE]Originally posted by jeaniesa

I took a look at your code to see how you've put things together and I'm impressed with the way you incorporated that full background graphic. I never would have thought to do something like that.

Jeanie [/B][/QUOTE]

I had no idea what CSS was until the other day after screaming at my computer because nothing was making sense, my partner dragged me down to the local book shop and said 'buy which ever books help you!' So I bought three, and one was on CSS and DHTML. It was in a readable language that said do this do that and theres a whole bunch we haven't even covered.... but it gave the general idea and was enough to get me started.

The book was :

'DHTML and CSS for the world wide web' (Second edition)
Jason Cranford Teague
Peachpit Press (Visual quickstart guide)

I haven't read the second half of the book on DHTML yet, and have only scraped the surface of the other 2 books.

I have no idea about flash!, I look forward to your site.

I have to agree with your 'husband and brother (both techies)' that you can not please every browser at every screen resolution, you just have to create what you can and modify it later if you can. My main problems were with screen resolution, they are now with browsers, oh well you can't win them all If I find a way round the latest problems I will post them, thanks to everyone who is helping me overcome these problems, together I am sure we will suceed.

Clare

Jeanie,
Don't give up on your site, you have learnt so much and have so much to share .... Don't give up you will succeed .... Don't let the web get you down. If I can help in any way just shout
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Old 02-28-2003, 11:59 AM
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Jeanie, Don't give up on your site, you have learnt so much ...

Yeah, like I just "learned" that the pull-down menus I've implemented show up behind the Flash image I just spent days learning how to create! Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! (Anyone have any clues on that?? The pull-down menus are JavaScript.)

Thanks for the encouragement though. I won't really give up, I just feel like it sometimes!

Jeanie
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